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The Thing

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by RossG, Jan 3, 2003.

  1. RossG

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    I've had the Thing on DVD for about 6 months and I haven't watched it yet, partly for this reason. I loved it when I was younger. The combination of good special effects horror, suspense and a warped 'who dunnit' like plot always appealed. I saw the faculty on TV recently and they did a great pastiche of the blood test scene.
     
  2. James45

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    the thing is still a great, great film. loved the faculty as well... it felt like an extended episode of Buffy.
     
  3. Setenza

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    The extras on the disc are very good. But above all the film succeeds due to the excellent script. Taut, clever, and no superfluous love interest.
     
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    The practical effects still look great today.
    Who needs cgi when you can do something as extreme as Rob Bottin did with latex and KY Jelly? (sounds like a night in at Xusia's pad;) )
     
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    Yes, excellent film and extras (one of the best commentaries I've heard). Shame there's so much edge enhancement on the non-anamorphic picture, though.

    Cheers,
    Liam
     
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    Lots of love interest at my pad (what bothers me is how Rambo John j knows so much :D ).

    The 80's use of physical FX's instead of CGI, is a triumph of creativity and quality.
     
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    The Thing was the first DVD I ever bought all those years ago...... I have fond memories of receiving a R1 DVD in the post for the very first time and putting it in my player! It's easily in my top 3 films of all time and seeing it on DVD with that superb documentary and old school trailer is a great memory.......

    Brilliant film
     
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    I'm holding out for an anamorphic release.
     
  9. James45

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    could be a long wait, as the current edition is fairly comprehensive apart from the lack of anamorphic transfer, well worth getting for the film and excellent extras. must be fairly cheap now as well.
     
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    Yea - The Thing is easily in me top 5 fav films.

    :D :D
     
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    Yeah, I caved on The Abyss as well and for a non-anamorphic transfer, it's bloody great.

    But all the reviews I've read of The Thing say it has a crap PAL transfer and I really can't be doing with non-anamorphic NTSC :(
     
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    I’m holding on for the anamorphic versions too, along with Capricorn One, I also passed on The Final Countdown even though it was going for £3.99.
     
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    The Thing From Another World. ( Original )

    ...an intellectual carrot ?

    Keep watching the skies !
     

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