Scream Factory has added more to the already explosive version of John Carpenter’s THE THING!

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Scream Factory has announced that they are doing a Collector’s Edition of the classic horror film, John Carpenter’s THE THING. This has been released on Blu-ray before, but it has never had an edition like this. It hits retailers on September 20th, 2016 and the artwork with included slipcover looks excellent.

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Check out the extras and specs that they are including:

DISC ONE:
-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 (U.S. And German)

-TV Spots

-Radio Spots

-Still Gallery (Behind-The-Scenes Photos, Posters And Lobby Cards)

DISC TWO:
-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 Outpost31.com

-NEW The Art Of Mike Ploog Gallery

-John Carpenter’s The Thing: Terror Takes Shape – A Documentary On The Making Of THE THING Featuring Interviews With John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Special Effects Make-up Designer Rob Bottin, Legendary Matte Artist Albert Whitlock Plus Members Of The Cast And Crew (80 minutes – SD)

-Network TV Broadcast Version Of THE THING (92 minutes – SD)

-Outtakes (5 minutes – SD)

-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 (19 minutes SD)

-Vintage Behind-The-Scenes Footage (2 minutes – SD)

-Annotated Production Archive – Production Art And Storyboards, Location Scouting, Special Make-up Effects, Post Production (54 minutes – SD)

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