The Thing from Another World (aka "The Thing") (Full Screen)

Closed Capationed Starring: Kenneth Tobey Director: Christian Nyby
Rating 4.6
322 ratings
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DVD Features:

  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Subtitles in English, French and Spanish
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1951
  • Label: Turner Home Ent
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 02/28/1992
"...[A] sci-fi classic..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/01/2003
"...THE THING is a rare cautionary Cold War tale that's also plain fun..."
Total Film - 05/01/2007
5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a Cold War masterpiece, paranoid tension building slowly as a team of egghead scientists and square-jawed air force officers discover a deep-frozen UFO."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/2007
"Dimitri Tiomkin's rousing score cranks up the tension while Russell Harlan's atmospheric cinematography helps convince us that we really are in some icy wilderness."

Description by OLDIES.com:

Arctic researchers discover a huge, frozen spaceling inside a crash-landed UFO, then fight for their lives after the murderous being ( a pre-Gunsmoke James Arness) emerges from icy captivity. Will other creatures soon follow? The famed final words of this film are both warning and answer: "Keep watching the skies!"

A snappy ensemble. An eerie theremin-infused Dimitri Tiomkin score. Rising suspense, Crisp Christian Nyby direction. All merge in an edgy classic produced by Howard Hawks (Bringing Up Baby, Rio Brave) and filled with Hawksian trademarks of rapid-fire dialogue and of people united by do-or-die stress. Keep watching the skies and the screen. Don't miss a moment of "one of the best sci-fi thrillers of the '50s" (John Stanley, Creature Features).

Product Description:

A wonderfully crisp script and quick-paced direction distinguishes this film about an alien creature discovered near an Arctic outpost. Members of a scientific research team cart the frozen pilot back to camp where it thaws out--much to their regret.

Plot Synopsis:

One of the great science fiction classics made in the 50s -- the period when the genre thrived.
A group of US scientists and servicemen, stationed on the North Pole, encounter an odd magnetic phenomenon that confuses all of their instruments. When the crew goes out to investigate, they find a block of ice containing an odd life form. But this is no archeological discovery -- because when the block melts, an invincible, grotesque creature, smarter and more powerful than humans, rises and goes on a rampage, almost destroying the polar station. Now the occupants of the station have to stop The Thing before it kills them... and embarks on its plan to destroy the planet.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Aliens | Classic | Essential Cinema | Recommended | Science-Fiction | Theatrical Release | Thriller | Vintage

Production Notes:

  • The Turner videocassette is part of the "RKO Collection."

Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 4.6
Based on 322 ratings.
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Rating 3.0 Scifi Horror Classic Movie Lover: from Media, PA US -- July, 14, 2006

This is a decent movie. While the dialogue and characters are passably done, the scientist is rather foolish to the point of unbelievable, and the actual appearances could use some work. I'd like to see just a touch more alien quality, and maybe some follow-up on the sangrivorous sprouts.

That said, the best part about this movie is the Creature Concept. A regeneration, blood-drinking beclawed seed-filled strossus.


Rating 5.0 the thing from another world Movie Lover: from freeport, NY US -- March, 21, 2006

one of my favoret horror movies or all with james arness AKA matt dillon to have this on dvd and great quality if you grew up in the early 50s you have to get this dvd
MIKE


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  • UPC: 053939668629
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