|aThe thing|h[videorecording] /|cUniversal Studios ; produced by David Foster & Lawrence Turman ; directed by John Carpenter ; screenplay by Bill Lancaster.
|aUniversal City, Calif. :|bUniversal Home Video ;|aTaipei :|bYing Jei,|c2004.
|a1 videodisc (100 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aRemake of the 1951 film of the same name.
|aOriginally released as a motion picture in 1982.
|aFeatures: commentary with Kurt Russell and director John Carpenter, "John Carpenter's the thing: terror takes shape," an 80-minute original documentary featuring interviews with John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, special effects make-up designer Rob Bottin, legendary matte artist Albert Whitlock, plus other members of the cast, crew and special effects team, stop motion animation cut from the film, exclusive work-in-progress visual effects footage, behind-the-scenes location footage, original theatrical trailer, outtakes from the film, behind-the-scenes photographs, storyboards and conceptual art, annotated production archived.
|aDirector of photography, Dean Cundey ; production design, John L. Lloyd ; editor, Todd Ramsay ; music, Ennio Morricone.
|aKurt Russell, A. Wilford Brimley, Richard Masur.
|aA twelve man research team in the Antarctic accidentally revives an alien being that can change form to perfectly imitate its potential victims.
|aMPAA rating: R.
|aDVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
|aFor private home use only.
|aIn English or French with optional English or French subtitles.