- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 31, 2012
- Originally Released: 2011
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Deleted/extended scenes
- The Thing evolves
- Fire & ice
- Feature commentary with director Matthijs van Heijningen and producer Eric Newman
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Los Angeles Times - 10/14/2011
"[T]his one's just an entertaining, well-acted oozefest."
Total Film - 01/01/2012
3 stars out of 5 -- "The build-up is cogent and measured....This is a rollicking Friday-night monster movie."
John Carpenter's THE THING gets prequelized with this Universal Pictures film starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead as an American graduate student who heads to the Antarctic to join a Norwegian team of scientists who discover an alien ship buried in the ice. Joel Edgerton co-stars as a chopper pilot who helps Winstead, with newcomer Matthijs Van Heijningen Jr. making his directorial debut from a script by BATTLESTAR GALACTICA's Ronald D. Moore and Eric Heisserer.
Alien Invasions |
Sci-Fi / Horror / Fantasy |