John Carpenter's The Thing in anamorphic widescreen!

Universal Studios Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of John Carpenter's The Thing for 26th October 2004 with a retail price of $19.98. Arriving as part of the promotional push Universal are giving several horror titles alongside the debut of Dawn of the Dead (2004), the big news here is that rather than a simple re-release, fans will at long last get John Carpenter's classic in anamorphic widescreen!

Features on this new set look largely the same as the current special edition, bar that new anamorphic widescreen transfer...

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • French Dolby Surround
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • John Carpenter's The Thing: Terror Takes Shape
  • Feature Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Kurt Russell
  • Production Background Archives
  • Cast Production Photographs
  • Production Art and Storyboards
  • Location Design
  • Production Archives
  • The Saucer
  • The Blairmonster
  • Outtakes
  • Post Production
  • Theatrical Trailer
Below we have a look at shots from the menu system followed by the pack artwork...

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