The 1982 cult classic presented in best video and audio quality + six hours of bonus material, including new extras, archive finds and familiar features + four audio commentaries and a TV version. New: Carpenter interview “Fear on Film” (1982), storyboard/screen comparison, Trailers From Hell and an audio commentary by Todd Cameron (founder of the fan site outpost31.com) (all bonus materials and audio commentaries feature optional German subtitles) + the Prequel from 2011.
Blu-ray Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s THE THING
Video: 2,35:1 (1080p/24)
HD master of the 4k transfer in perfect quality (“Arrow master”) – approved by director John Carpenter and DOP Dean Cundey.
Restored German DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track: two missing dubbed bits were reconstructed. 2.0 sound for the first time on Blu-ray!
Reconstructed German DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track: newly “built” from original elements
English DTS-HD Master Audio sound in 5.1, 2.0 & 4.1 (original mix).
Bonus: Five theatrical trailers, TV & radio spots, Four audio commentaries: John Carpenter & Kurt Russell, Dean Cundey (DOP), Stuart Cohen (Producer) and Todd Cameron (Outpost31.com)
Blu-ray Disc 2 – bonus material (NOT ALL EXTRAS ARE ENGLISH FRIENDLY
-“Terror takes shape” (approx. 86 min.)
-“The Men of Outpost 31” (HD, approx. 51 min.)
-“Behind The Chameleon” (HD, approx. 25. Min.)
-“Requiem For A Shape Shifter” with John Carpenter (HD, approx. 29 min.)
-“Assembling And Assimilation” with Cutter Todd Ramsay (HD, approx. 11 min.)
-“Between The Lines” with novelist Alan Dean Foster (HD, approx. 16 min.)
-“Sounds From The Cold” with sound designer David Lewis Yewdall & Alan Howarth (HD, approx. 15 min.)
From the archives
-“Fear on Film” (1982) – A conversation with John Carpenter, John Landis & David Cronenberg (approx. 26 min.)
-Storyboard/screen comparison (HD, approx. 8 min.)
-Outtakes (approx. 6 min.)
-Trailers from Hell (2x approx. 3 min.)
-Vintage EPK (approx. 13 min.)
-US TV version (approx. 94 min., 4:3)
-The Making of The Thing (approx. 9 min.)
-The Making of a Chilling Tale (approx. 5 min.)
-Behind the scenes (approx. 2 min.)
-The saucer (approx. 2 min.)
-Vintage Product Reel (approx. 20 min.)
-Extensive text and image archive
Blu-ray Disc 3 THE THING – The Prequel from 2011
Video: 2,35:1 (1080p/24)
Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, DTS 5.1 in German, French, Portuguese and Spanish
Subtitles: German, Chinese (traditional), Danish, English for the hearing impaired, Finnish, French, Chinese (simplified), Dutch, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
Bonus material: Deleted and extended scenes (HD, approx. 9 min.), THE THING evolves (Making of, HD, approx. 14 min.), Fire & Ice (HD, approx. 5 min.), Audio Commentary by Director Matthijs van Heijningen and Producer Eric Newman
The rare collectible: The score by Ennio Morricone and John Carpenter
Inside THE THING book (in German)
The complete production history of the underrated masterpiece and its consequences – 136 pages packed with information and some rare pictures.
Book with the original story (in German)
John W. Campbell’s 1938 original story on 76 pages.
Film posters, artcard set and a high-quality embroidered “Outpost 31” patch.