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Title: The Thing: Collector's Edition
Released: 11th October 2016
Further Details:
Scream Factory has announced the full specs on their Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of John Carpenter's

The Thing

and it looks like it will be worth the upgrade.

Extras/specs will include the following:
  • NEW 2K scan of the Inter-positive supervised and approved by director of photography Dean Cundey
  • NEW 4.1 created from the original 70MM Six Track Dolby Stereo soundtrack (there will also be a DTS-HD MA 5.1 track)
  • NEW Audio Commentary with director of photography Dean Cundey
  • NEW The Men of Outpost 31 – Interviews with Keith David, Thomas Waites, Peter Maloney and more…
  • NEW Assembling and Assimilation – An interview with editor Todd Ramsay
  • NEW Behind the Chameleon – Interviews with visual effects artists Peter Kuran and Susan Turner, special make-up effects artist Rob Burman and Brian Wade and more….
  • NEW Sounds from the Cold – Interviews with supervising sound editor David Lewis Yewdall and special sound effects designer Alan Howarth
  • NEW Between the Lines – An interview with novelization author Alan Dean Foster
  • Audio Commentary by director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell
  • John Carpenter’s The Thing: Terror Takes Shape – A documentary on the making of The Thing featuring interviews with John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, special effects make-up designer Rob Bottin, legendary matte artist Albert Whitlock plus members of the cast and crew (80 minutes – SD)
  • Outtakes (5 minutes - SD)
  • Vintage featurettes from the electronic press kit featuring interviews with John Carpenter, Kurt Russell and Rob Bottin (12 minutes - SD)
  • Vintage featurettes – The Making of a Chilling Tale and The Making of The Thing (1982 – 14 minutes - SD)
  • Vintage Product Reel – contains a promotional condensed version of the film with additional footage not in the film (19 minutes - SD)
  • Vintage Behind-the-Scenes footage (2 minutes - SD)
  • Annotated Production Archive – Production Art and Storyboards, Location Scouting, Special Make-up Effects, Post Production (48 minutes - SD)
  • Network TV Broadcast version of THE THING (92 minutes - SD)
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailers (U.S. and German Trailer)
  • TV spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery (behind-the-scenes photos, posters and lobby cards)


The Thing: Collector's Edition
In addition, Scream Factory will be offering two exclusive offers from their website:
Standard Offer:
  • Receive the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray with slipcover
  • Receive a limited-edition 18” x 24” poster of the newly-designed art from artist Paul Shipper
  • Product will be shipped two weeks earlier than National Street date of September 20th  
  • Pre-order @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/the-thing-collector-s-edition

Deluxe Offer (Limited to 1,500 orders only – pictured below)
  • Receive the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray with slipcover
  • Receive a limited-edition 18” x 24” poster of the newly-designed art from Paul Shipper
  • Product will be shipped three weeks earlier than National Street date of September 20
  • Receive a second slipcover—made exclusively for this promotion and newly-designed from artist Nat Marsh
  • Receive a second 18” x 24” poster of the newly designed art from Nat Marsh  
  • Pre-order @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/the-thing-deluxe-limited-edition


The Thing: Collector's Edition

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