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Scream Factory’s The Thing Hits a Bump, is Delayed

Posted on: August 19th, 2016

The Thing Blu SFWe have been excitedly covering Scream Factory’s upcoming collector’s edition Blu-ray of John Carpenter’s classic The Thing which was originally set to be released next month. However, due to a manufacturing error, the release has been pushed back until 11th October. Boo!

If this is the first you’re hearing of the edition, then here are the amazing set of special features the 2-disc collection will be packed with:

Disc 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
* 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

It’s an impressive set of extras that are certainly going to be worth the wait. Be sure to grab this awesome collector’s edition of The Thing when it is released on 11th October.

Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)

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