John Carpenter: Chill out with Limited Edition ‘The Thing’ Blu-ray this October


John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ is a true classic. Now, you can pre-order the best release the movie’s ever seen from Arrow Video. Ready to see who’s human?

John Carpenter’s The Thing deserves the best. And now, it’s getting it.

According to DVD Active, your Blu-ray collection is about to get colder. Now available for pre-order, Arrow Video is bringing fans a definitive version of The Thing in a beautiful 4K transfer supervised by Carpenter and legendary DP Dean Cundey. Coming Oct. 23, the set contains new features, lobby cards and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin. Horror Heads, this one is worthy of double dipping.

Check out the artwork and special features below, courtesy of artist Gary Pullin, Arrow Video, and Universal Pictures:

Limited Edition Contents:

Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative, supervised and approved by director John Carpenter and director of photography Dean Cundey

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation

Original Mono and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Audio commentary by John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell

  • Who Goes There? In Search of The Thing – an all-new feature length documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures exploring the history of The Thing, from the original novella to John Carpenter’s terrifying science fiction classic. Featuring new interviews with the cast and crew, as well as authors, historians, and critics
  • 1982: One Amazing Summer – an all-new retrospective documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures about the unforgettable films released in the summer of 1982
  • John Carpenter’s The Thing: Terror Takes Shape – archive documentary on the background and production of the film
  • Vintage Featurettes

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    Trailers, Teasers, TV and Radio Spots

    Still Galleries


    Lobby Cards

    Book containing new writing on the film

    Newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin

    This set is worth ending the world over.

    Arrow, one of the best horror home video labels around, is out doing themselves here. While the recent Scream Factory release is great, this version is king. Currently, rumor is the set is limited to 4K units, so act fast. Folks in the US should note the set is region free (update: set is confirmed to be Region 2 locked), so everyone around the world can enjoy this. Guys, it’s time to go alien.

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    So, are you picking up this version of the 1982 John Carpenter classic? Pre-order yours from Amazon today.

    Love John Carpenter? ‘The Thing’ one of your favorite films? Let the other Carpenters know what you think of Arrow’s release in the comment section below.