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The Thing question

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Ewan, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. Ewan

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    Hi!
    Has anyone seen the movie "The Thing?" Is the movie any good? I was thinking about getting the The Thing: Collector's Edition (region 1) on dvd.

    Cheers
     
  2. Senninha

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    I reckon many will have seen this, but my tuppenceworth is go for it!

    You can happily watch the film as a monster or horror type movie, but it's so much more than that. The way the atmosphere of distrust and suspicion is created is excellent (and let's face it, I reckon in the same position I'd be pretty suspicious of everyone!).

    One of those films I'm happy to watch again and again.
     
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    one of the best and certainley carpenters best i thought halloween was over rated schlock
     
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    I'd agree with jelly....Carpenter's best,and a real classic,well worth the price.
     
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    I noticed the high street shops are selling a new version of The Thing - it has different cover art and is distributed by Universal (it was previously distributed by Columbia home video). The extras look the same, anyone know if there's anything different about it?
     
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    All versions of John Carpenter's The Thing are the same (Non anamorphic). The R2 should be really cheap by now.
     
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    Check out the comentary with Carpenter and Kurt Russell, one of the best IMO, just two blokes having a laugh :smashin:
     
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    Don't even hesitate to buy it. Still one of the best horror movies ever made.
     
  9. Dave H

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    Top film stills scares me today.
     
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    Anyone who hasent seen the original film - 'The Thing From Another World', would do well to check that out as well. What it lacks over the remake in special effects, it more than makes up for in sheer atmosphere. (i actually like both films)

    Dean
     
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    The new repackaged R2 DVD has (as stated above) new cover art. This is the same cover art used on the PC game!

    That just says it all doesn't it.
     
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    Just to echo what Deansimm said, don't overlook the original - a true classic. Carpenter's version is a very worthy remake.
     
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    Hi!
    Thanks for the replies;) What's the best region to get 1 or 2:confused:
     
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    An other ditto. And what a cracking final speach from the SPOILER
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    :smashin:
     
  15. Dean

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    The Thing is probably one of the best Sci-fi horrors made, bar Alien of course. I don't think there are difference between R1 & R2, just go for the cheapest (probably R2).
     
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    Both regions are non-anamorphic transfers and will therefore have to be zoomed, so R2 should look marginally better due to the greater number of lines.
     
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    I have to say I saw it for the first time last year and I had trouble watching it all. I'm an 80's child so naturally I almost laughed when "the thing" reared its unbelievably plastic/latex "head" and it ruined the film for me to an extent. Although the premise I appriciate and the story is reasonable.

    Sorry :(
     
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    I love the film - I can't even explain why, but I just find it really watchable...

    As others have said you should be able to get the region two version cheap now - try the HMV or Virgin sales...

    Also CD-Wow have the original black and white version for £10.99
     
  19. Dean

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    The Thing CE is available at play for £8.99 btw :smashin:
     
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    Its well overdue a new anamorphic re-release and The Thing never ever rears its head, listen to the commentary and ur find out it takes the form of whatever host body it enters or becomes a mixture of them.

    This and Poltergeist are on my wish list for new anamorphic enhanced super editions for 2004.
     

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