The Thing

The Thing

DVD - 1998
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Set in the winter of 1982 at a research station in Antarctica, a twelve man research team finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has remained buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Unfrozen and unleashed, the THING creates havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, c1998, 1982.
Edition: Collector's ed.
ISBN: 9780783227504
0783227507
9781417010905
1417010908
Branch Call Number: DVD HORROR Thin
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: John Carpenter's The thing

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section31
Sep 12, 2018

Normally I find that remakes are terrible but I think this film is excellent. It has a well done plot and the acting is good. This is not really a remake but a reimagining of the original movie. The book that it is based on is also worth reading.

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BOOBOO6669
Sep 04, 2018

please get more copies

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MontMoroc
Aug 01, 2018

John Carpenter's sci-fi horror classic- worth watching.

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Soyghurt
Jul 26, 2018

One of the best alien films ever made- not in profoundly deep thoughtful sense [like CONTACT (1997, Carl Sagan", or "The Arrival" (1996) or "Arrival" (2016)], but rather, for the very realistic way characters react to their situation. They quickly grasp their situation, unlike most characters in alien encounter flicks.

Some people call this horror, but it's just as accurate to call it science fiction. And it's pretty good science fiction at that. There are no big plot holes or physics failures here.

In every what I can think of, this film holds up decades later. Even the special FX hold up. It's fun, and is one of the few films you can watch over the years and still enjoy every time.

Similarly to The Shining, this film gets under your skin early on and not once does the tension let up. Essential for any fan of horror or science fiction movies.

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PHAERTE1
Apr 04, 2018

By far the best horror movie ever made. It sets the standard for the genre. People will be watching this a thousand years from now, because it is a cult classic.

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patch666
Nov 16, 2017

Classic !!!!!!! 420

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VonHafenstaaad
Aug 30, 2017

The Thing is a smart horror flick. R.J MacReady (Kurt Russell) is one of twelve men stationed at a scientific outpost in Antarctica. When they encounter something that threatens their lives, they need more than ever to stick together. But paranoia builds, they begin to mistrust each other, and slowly their solidarity begins to disintegrate.
Strong performances here. The characters are believable and act in ways that are reasonable, given their circumstances (which is not always true of these kinds of films). The setting in Antarctica (actually filmed in Alaska) adds both an austere beauty as well as a sense of isolation.

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Calvacade
Jul 10, 2017

With a thick, thick air of intense paranoia and jaw-dropping monster effects work, The Thing stands as one of the greatest films of both the horror and science fiction genres.

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strider643
Jun 01, 2017

This is a classic in its genre, sci-fi horror. The special effects hold up really well and are still terrifying. Music is excellent, pacing great, actors strong, direction solid. Highly recommended. Carpenter's best film by far.

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JihadiConservative
Sep 02, 2016

Violence: One of the most graphic, gory, gross, squelchy vomit worthy movies ever made. Even in 2016. Not for the squeamish. Even non sensitive people will skip eating for a few days!

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Bang_On
May 15, 2014

Violence: The alien-thing in its transformations gets pretty violent.

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Bang_On
May 15, 2014

Coarse Language: This film's dialogue is spiced with plenty of profanity.

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Bang_On
May 15, 2014

"You gotta be fukking kidding!"

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