John Carpenter's The Thing just celebrated its 35th birthday on June 25, and we did some celebrating with our tribute videos and anniversary retrospective on the chilling sci-fi horror classic. Now it looks like Arrow Video will be keeping the party going, as they're putting the polish on a remastered 4K Ultra-HD home video release that will bring the terrors of Outpost 31 into crystal clarity.
This new complete restoration is sweet music to my ears as a rabid fan of The Thing, the best and most provocatively petrifying of all Carpenter's films.
Offered in either deluxe Steelbook or special Limited Edition packaging, they're each limited to 4,000 units and showcase the freshly restored 4K transfer (from the original film negative), supervised by John Carpenter and director of photography Dean Cundey.
Right now this is an exclusive U.K. release dropping on October 23, but an American version should be announced soon.
Check out the bonus content and extras packed inside this scary cinematic snowball:
• Audio commentary by John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell
• Who Goes There? In Search of The Thing – an all-new feature length documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures exploring the history of The Thing, from the original novella to John Carpenter’s terrifying science fiction classic. Featuring new interviews with the cast and crew, as well as authors, historians, and critics
• 1982: One Amazing Summer – an all-new retrospective documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures about the unforgettable films released in the summer of 1982
• John Carpenter’s The Thing: Terror Takes Shape – archive documentary on the background and production of the film
• Vintage Featurettes
• Trailers, Teasers, TV and Radio Spots
• Still Galleries
(via Bloody Disgusting)