THE FILM

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

TECH SPECS

 

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

Cinematographic Process: Panavision (anamorphic)

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

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 2nd, 1982 re-shoots) 

Release Date: Friday, June 25th, 1982

Opening Weekend US Screens: 840

Opening Weekend US Gross: $3 107 897 million 
Domestic Gross: $13.782m

Awards: Nominated for Razzie Award - Worst Musical Score (Ennio Morricone) 

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 4K Blu-ray: October 23rd, 2017
 

IMDb: 8.2/10  Top 250 #163  (circa: November 2017)

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

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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.

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