35mm up on the big screen at our very first THING-FEST screening!



Film Negative & Print Format: 35 mm / 70 mm (blow-up)

Cinematographic Process: Panavision (anamorphic)

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Runtime: 109 minutes (1 hour, 49 minutes) 

Print Details: 35mm, 6 reels, scope presentation, Technicolor, Dolby Stereo, Eastman 5384, 9766 feet

MPAA Rating: R (Restricted) 

Budget: $15 million plus ads and prints

Filming Dates: June 1981 - December 1981 (Jan. 8th - Feb 2, 1982 re-shoots) 

Release Date: Friday, June 25th, 1982

Opening Weekend US Screens: 840

Opening Weekend US Gross: $3.1m
Domestic Gross: $13.782m
North American Gross: $19.6m

Filming Locations: Stewart, British Columbia, CANADA
                                 Tongass National Forest, Juneau, Alaska, USA 
                                 Universal Studios, Universal City, California, USA

Taglines: Man is the Warmest Place to Hide. 
                 The Ultimate in Alien Terror.  
                 Look closely at your neighbor. Trust no one...they might be the Thing. (UK)

Universal Collector's Edition DVD: September 8th, 1998

Universal Blu-ray: September 30th, 2008

Universal 16X9 DVD: October 26th, 2004

Scream-Factory Blu-ray: October 11th, 2016
Arrow Video Blu-ray: October 23rd, 2017

Turbine Media 4K Blu-ray: March 2019 

IMDb: 8.1/10  Top 250 #165  (circa: October 2020)

Trailers: Theatrical Trailer  110 secs. 
               Teaser Trailer  97 secs. 
               Teaser Trailer (Ice block) 60 secs.







Turbine Media - 2019

Includes a new feature length commentary by founder Todd Cameron. 

BACK INTO THE COLD is a bonus feature on the 2016 Blu-ray; an 11min narrated slideshow from the 2003 trip to the Stewart, BC filming location.