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The Thing
Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton




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An American paleontologist and a team of Norwegian scientists fight for their lives against a shape-shifting extraterrestrial that can perfectly mimic any living creature in this prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 horror classic. Upon receiving word that the Antarctic research team has unearthed an alien craft, paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) joins the group to explore what secrets the ship might hold. Though by Kate's estimation the creature inside the spaceship has been dead for centuries, it has actually just been lying dormant in the ice. Perfectly preserved, it has awaited the day when it would finally be freed from its frigid prison; now, after eons of lying in wait, that day has finally come. Suddenly revived during a crucial experiment, the malevolent alien begins methodically mimicking each member of the crew undetected. By the time Kate realizes the frightening implications of the creature's unique ability, it may already be too late. As paranoia among the crew begins to intensify, it's up to Kate and the crew's helicopter pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to make sure the extraterrestrial menace is exterminated before it has the opportunity to escape -- for, should it manage to make its way to a heavily populated area, humanity's days may be numbered. Matthijs Van Heijningen Jr. makes his feature directorial debut from a script by Eric Heisserer and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA's Ronald D. Moore.

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Overview

An American paleontologist and a team of Norwegian scientists fight for their lives against a shape-shifting extraterrestrial that can perfectly mimic any living creature in this prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 horror classic. Upon receiving word that the Antarctic research team has unearthed an alien craft, paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) joins the group to explore what secrets the ship might hold. Though by Kate's estimation the creature inside the spaceship has been dead for centuries, it has actually just been lying dormant in the ice. Perfectly preserved, it has awaited the day when it would finally be freed from its frigid prison; now, after eons of lying in wait, that day has finally come. Suddenly revived during a crucial experiment, the malevolent alien begins methodically mimicking each member of the crew undetected. By the time Kate realizes the frightening implications of the creature's unique ability, it may already be too late. As paranoia among the crew begins to intensify, it's up to Kate and the crew's helicopter pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to make sure the extraterrestrial menace is exterminated before it has the opportunity to escape -- for, should it manage to make its way to a heavily populated area, humanity's days may be numbered. Matthijs Van Heijningen Jr. makes his feature directorial debut from a script by Eric Heisserer and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA's Ronald D. Moore.

Main Cast & Crew

Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. - Director
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Joel Edgerton
Eric Christian Olsen
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Ulrich Thomsen
Kim Bubbs
Stig Henrik Hoff
Trond Espen Seim
Paul Braunstein
Jorgen Gunnar Roise

 

Details

Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-ray (New Box Art)
  • Run Time: 103
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 191329090589
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Rating: R (MPAA) (strong creature violence and gore, disturbing images, and language)
  • Release Date: January 2012

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Movies > Horror/Suspense

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Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy
Spaceships
Alien Invasions

 

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"[T]his one's just an entertaining, well-acted oozefest." - 10/14/2011 Los Angeles Times


3 stars out of 5 -- "The build-up is cogent and measured....This is a rollicking Friday-night monster movie." - 01/01/2012 Total Film

 

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