The thing

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Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008].
Blu-ray edition.
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. 
Island Free - Main Floor Adult Media Room
DVD THI (horror)
1 available
Johnston (Marian J. Mohr) - Video
Blu-Ray Horror Thing
1 available
North Providence - DVD & Blu-Ray
1 available


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Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008].
Blu-ray edition.


General Note
Based on the story "Who goes there? by John W. Campbell."
General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1982.
General Note
Special features: Feature commentary with star Kurt Russell and director John Carpenter; U-Control; Picture-in-Picture: access interactive cast and crew interviews and behind-the-scenes footage using the feature.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Dean Cundey ; music, Ennio Morricone ; special visual effects, Albert Whitlock.
Kurt Russell, A. Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart.
In the midst of a snowfield in Antarctica, the scientists and workers of a small American research base are shocked when a helicopter begins to circle their camp, chasing and shooting at a dog. The helicopter is destroyed and the passenger's aboard are killed. The dog is let into the base. The helicopter is Norweign made and probably linked with the base that is close by. J.R. MacReady travels to the Norweigan base and finds the place destroyed. He discovers a mangled body that looks as though it was once that of a person. He brings it back to the American base to study. The clues begin to add up. The dog morphs horribly into a strange creature that attacks the researchers. They manage to fight it off, but the base doctor concludes that an alien with the power to transform and take the appearance of anybody else is amongst them.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R.
System Details
Blu-ray disc, widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby DTS-HD 5.1 Master surround, Dolby DTS 5.1 surround, BD-25, 1080p High Definition.
System Details
This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.
System Details
Picture-in-Picture/BonusView available on enabled players only. Player must be profile 1.1 or greater.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
This disc is copy protected.
English (DTS-HD 5.1, Dolby 2.0) or dubbed French (DTS 5.1) dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


LocationCall NumberStatus
Island Free - Main Floor Adult Media RoomDVD THI (horror)On Shelf
Johnston (Marian J. Mohr) - VideoBlu-Ray Horror ThingOn Shelf
North Providence - DVD & Blu-RayBLURAY ThingOn Shelf

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Foster, D., Turman, L., Lancaster, B., Carpenter, J., Russell, K., Brimley, W., Carter, T. K., Clennon, D., David, K., Dysart, R., Cundey, D., Morricone, E., & Campbell, J. W. (2008). The thing (Blu-ray edition.). Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

David Foster et al.. 2008. The Thing. Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

David Foster et al.. The Thing Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2008.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Foster, David, et al. The Thing Blu-ray edition., Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2008.

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