EFC II #112 – The Thing (1982)

EFC II #112 – The Thing (1982)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#112 – The Thing (1982)
Dir. John Carpenter
Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilfred Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard A. Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis, Thomas G. Waites, Norbert Weisser, Larry J. Franco, Nate Irwin

The one hundred and twelfth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, John Carpenter’s incredibly atmospheric film, set in the Antarctic featuring some of the most amazing practical special effects of all time, The Thing.

October 2016

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Silvarsofa says:

I can indeed play Region A. I treated myself to a player earlier this year, as I was getting fed up with mainly Criterion Blu Rays I couldn't play…. …just in time for Criterion to launch their UK tranche. Doh! ? I shall purchase in that case. Been impressed with Scream Factory releases, just picked up a copy of Nightbreed, and it's excellent!

Silvarsofa says:

Great review, entertaining as usual. Did I mention that I love this film, it is amazing and as you rightly pointed out holds up so well, with its amazing practical effects. I need to see this again. I have the same steelbook edition as you. But you think it's worth getting the Scream Factory version as well?

zaftra says:

Got a 4k UHD tv this year, if you think it looks good in 1080p……..

First film I watched on the 4k.

ch ultraz says:

Great review, great film! Will be meeting John Carpenter this Sunday at a german horror film convention and will let him sign my new The Thing Scream Factory BD! Good Times! 🙂

Matthew who? says:

Love this movie! Not much of a Halloween themed movie but I watched American Beauty for the fifth time last night. One of my favourites; hope it ends up in EFC 2 eventually.

WolfGratz says:

It's certainly got better effects than James Arness impersonating a giant carrot in the original. Much as I love Howard Hawks as a director this one has it over the 50s version by a mile cos it also has a better cast, better script and improved concept. One of Carpenter's best and that's saying a whole bunch.

Sass Nick says:

Great film! Been about 2-3 years since I saw it! Need to rewatch it. Watched the Fog last weekend. AMAZING special effects. Probably my favourite after Halloween(haven't seen any of his action films tho)

canvoodoo says:

Love this film

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