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Scream Factory Announces Special Features for The Thing

Posted on: July 21st, 2016

Scream Factory announced last month that it would be releasing a brand new Blu-ray collector’s edition of John Carpenter’s masterpiece The Thing and that it will feature new artwork, extras and more. The edition is set to be released this September and now the special features have been announced. Prepare yourself, because they are as follows:

The Thing Blu SFDisc 1:
* NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive Supervised And Approved By Director Of Photography Dean Cundey
* NEW 4.1 Audio Mix Created From The Original 70MM Six Track Dolby Stereo Soundtrack (5.1 Audio Mix Also Included)
* NEW Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey
* NEW Audio Commentary With Co-producer Stuart Cohen
* Audio Commentary By Director John Carpenter And Actor Kurt Russell
* Teaser Trailer
* Theatrical Trailers
* TV Spots
* Radio Spots
* Still Gallery (Behind-The-Scenes Photos, Posters And Lobby Cards)

Disc 2:
* NEW Requiem For A Shape Shifter – An Interview With Director John Carpenter In Conversation With Filmmaker Mick Garris
* NEW The Men Of Outpost 31 – Interviews With Keith David, Wilford Brimley, David Clennon, Thomas Waites, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur And Joel Polis
* NEW Assembling And Assimilation – An Interview With Editor Todd Ramsay
* NEW Behind The Chameleon: The Visual Effects Of THE THING – Interviews With Visual Effects Artists Peter Kuran And Susan Turner, Special Make-up Effects Artist Rob Burman, Brian Wade And Stop Motion Animators Randall William Cook And Jim Aupperle
* NEW Sounds From The Cold – Interviews With Supervising Sound Editor David Lewis Yewdall And Special Sound Effects Designer Alan Howarth
* NEW Between The Lines – An Interview With Novelization Author Alan Dean Foster
* NEW Back Into The Cold: A Return To The Shooting Locations Of THE THING – An Animated Photo Gallery Narrated By Todd Cameron Of
* NEW The Art Of Mike Ploog Gallery
* John Carpenter’s The Thing: Terror Takes Shape – A Documentary On The Making Of THE THING– Network TV Broadcast Version Of THE THING
* Outtakes
* Vintage Featurettes From The Electronic Press Kit Featuring Interviews With John Carpenter, Kurt Russell And Rob Bottin.
* Vintage Featurettes – The Making Of A Chilling Tale And The Making Of THE THING
Vintage Product Reel – Contains A Condensed Version Of The Film With Additional Footage Not In The Film
* Vintage Behind-The-Scenes Footage
* Annotated Production Archive – Production Art And Storyboards, Location Scouting, Special Make-up Effects, Post Production

In short, that’s one hell of an impressive set of extras. There’s hours of entertainment there, so you’re going to get your money’s worth. With all the new extras, there’s plenty even for the most committed fans who believe they’ve seen it all. How exciting!

Be sure to grab this awesome collector’s edition of The Thing from Scream Factory when it is released on 30th September.

Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)

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