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The Thing 1982

From Amazon: Howard Hawks's original 1951 production of The Thing from Another World can be glimpsed playing on a TV that fateful October evening in John Carpenter's blockbuster hit, Halloween (1978). A few years later, Carpenter reteamed with his Escape from New York star Kurt Russell to do a remake. But while the first movie version of The Thing was in atmospheric black and white, Carpenter's 1982 version is in widescreen, full color, and features some of the most revoltingly explicit, surreally imaginative special effects (courtesy of FX-meister Rob Bottin) that have ever been seen on the screen. Researchers in the remote...

Release Date:June 25th, 1982
Running Time:109 minutes
Box Office Gross: $13,782,838 (US)
$0 (World)
Directed By:
John CarpenterJohn Carpenter
Written By:
No image existsBill Lancaster
Kurt RussellKurt Russell
No image existsWilford Brimley
No image existsT.K. Carter
No image existsRichard Masur
No image existsKeith David
No image existsRichard Dysart
No image existsDavid Clennon
No image existsDonald Moffat
No image existsThomas G. Waites
No image existsCharles Hallahan
No image existsNorbert Weisser
No image existsLarry J. Franco
No image existsNate Irwin

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The Thing Movie Review by Ben (3/8/2009)

Many of you probably know the story behind "John Carpenter's The Thing;" It came out in the summer of 1982, two weeks after Steven Spielberg's "E.T," and while the alien from that movie was warm and cuddly, the one in Carpenter's movie was cold, ugly, and utterly vicious. As a result, the movie was unceremoniously smashed...

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The Thing Movie Review by Filmkiller (10/20/2007)

John Carpenter has been around for a long time and, while many have been entertaining, few of his films are considered high quality; none has ever illustrated the same level of skill and precision as The Thing, a remake of Howard Hawks' The Thing From Another World (1951).

Carpenter's Thing features a group of research...

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The Thing Movie Review by Jarrod (9/23/2007)

John Carpenter's 'The Thing' is a remake of an old 1951 sci-fi movie, and is so much better one may be inclined to think he is watching something entirely different. This is Carpenter's best film outside of Halloween, and it is a greater accomplishment in terms of technical achievement, with awesomely gruesome and...

(complete The Thing review by Jarrod)

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