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. 8 - Feb 2, 1982 re-shoots)
Release Date: Friday, June 25, 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 8, 1998
Universal Blu-ray: September 30, 2008
Universal 16X9 DVD: October 26, 2004
Scream-Factory Blu-ray: October 11, 2016
Arrow Video Blu-ray: October 23, 2017
Turbine Media 4K Blu-ray: March 2019
IMDb: 8.1/10 Top 250 #160 (circa: July 2021)
8.2/10 Top 250 #158 (circa: July 2022)
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 Outpost31.com 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.