The Thing [DVD] [2011]

  • SKU: 4601965
  • Release Date: 01/31/2012
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (26 out of 27)

Special Features


  • Deleted/extended scenes
  • The Thing evolves
  • Fire & ice
  • Feature commentary with director Matthijs van Heijningen and producer Eric Newman

Synopsis


The Thing
An American paleontologist and a team of Norwegian scientists fight for their lives against a shape-shifting extraterrestrial that can perfectly mimic any living creature in this prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 horror classic. Upon receiving word that the Antarctic research team has unearthed an alien craft, paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) joins the group to explore what secrets the ship might hold. Though by Kate's estimation the creature inside the spaceship has been dead for centuries, it has actually just been lying dormant in the ice. Perfectly preserved, it has awaited the day when it would finally be freed from its frigid prison; now, after eons of lying in wait, that day has finally come. Suddenly revived during a crucial experiment, the malevolent alien begins methodically mimicking each member of the crew undetected. By the time Kate realizes the frightening implications of the creature's unique ability, it may already be too late. As paranoia among the crew begins to intensify, it's up to Kate and the crew's helicopter pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to make sure the extraterrestrial menace is exterminated before it has the opportunity to escape -- for, should it manage to make its way to a heavily populated area, humanity's days may be numbered. Matthijs Van Heijningen Jr. makes his feature directorial debut from a script by Eric Heisserer and Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D. Moore. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead
    Mary Elizabeth Winstead - Kate Lloyd
  • Joel Edgerton
    Joel Edgerton - Braxton Carter
  • Ulrich Thomsen
    Ulrich Thomsen - Dr. Sander Halvorson
  • Eric Christian Olsen
    Eric Christian Olsen - Adam Goldman
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
    Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje - Jameson



Customer rating

4.1
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good adaption, fair movie

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    ThatsAllFolks
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    This review is by someone who is not overly enthralled by the original. Though I do enjoy it and it is well above average, I am not a huge horror fan. Its not bad as sequel go, but is not as good as the original. It lacks the suspense that is part of the original and though the special effects are much better, it is a little slow (at least to me). I say if you like the original A LOT, then get this. If you are a casual fan, then buy this on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't have the heart.

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    Fifthof55
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    This movie lacks the practical effects that the original remake had. That being said, it does a very good job of explaining parts from the first movies exploration of the other base. Obviously they couldn't copy some of the more logical decisions made in the first, but tried very hard to honor it. Unfortunately the version we see fails when it could have been so good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    THAT'S NOT A DOG !!!

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    unclevil
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    WATCHED THE THING ON BLURAY FOR THE 3RD TIME NOW. THIS MOVIE IS WONDERFUL. THE SCENIC SHOTS OUTSIDE ARE INCREDIBLE. THIS MOVIE PULLS TOGETHER J.C'S AND THIS TOGETHER. KEEP AN EYE ON THE DOG THROUGH OUT THE MOVIE. MARY PLAYS A GREAT PART IN THIS MOVIE,WATCH THE EXPRESSIONS ON HER FACE,VERY BELIEVABLE. GREAT MOVIE, WATCH AND ENJOY !!!! STAY HEAVY.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Science Fiction Movie

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    kato565
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    Lately, it seems like everyone wants to re-make a movie or make a prequel to an existing movie. This is "by far" the best prequel movie I have ever seen. They did an excellent job at having a good plot, great action and setting it up to directly lead in to the previous film. Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the original....

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    Frankey
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    Ok, not the original.... and this could work better if it was a prequel to the original befor the original existed, but it is not, and it will always be compared to the original. Video and Audio are superb. Great transfer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Thing-a-thon

    Posted
    FlagshipKayak

    Watch the original made in 1951 called the "The Thing from another world" then watch the new one and finish up with the Kurt Russell version of the original made in the 80's.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    not worth it

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    harry261
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    I purchased this movie thinking it was the Kurt Russell version. My mistake. It could not compare. The only good thing about it was the occasional use of the famous music! I only liked the very end!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So well done, it surprised me.

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    Larry
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    I usually don't like prequels, but this one was so well thought out and done that it makes you want to plug in John Carpenter's The Thing to continue the story.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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