The Thing Movie Review 1982

Information and Film Reviews for The Thing the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 2 reviews

A team of scientists at a remote Antarctic outpost discover a buried spaceship with an unwelcome alien survivor still alive. Bombastic special effects overwhelm the suspense and the solid cast. Less a remake of the 1951 science fiction classic than a more faithful version of John Campbell's short story "Who Goes There?," since the seeds/spores take on human shapes.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 109 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Sci Fi, Cold Spots, Adapted from a Story, Alien Beings--Vicious, Science & Scientists, Special FX Extravaganzas, Special FX Extravaganzas: Make-Up, Special FX Wizards: Rob Bottin, Aliens Are People, Too, Director/Star Teams: Carpenter & Russell
Screenplay
Bill Lancaster
Cast
Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, Richard Masur, Keith David, Richard Dysart, David Clennon, Donald Moffat, Thomas G. Waites, Charles Hallahan
Cinematography
Dean Cundey
Director
John Carpenter
Music
Ennio Morricone
Producer
Mark Huffam

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