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Thing

Thing

Directed by John Carpenter, Starring John Carpenter, Keith David, Richard Dysart, T.K. Carter, Joel Polis, David Clennon, Donald Moffat, Richard Masur, Kurt Russell, Charles Hallahan, Wilford Brimley, Peter Maloney
Written by John Carpenter, Keith David, Richard Dysart, T.K. Carter, Joel Polis, David Clennon, Donald Moffat, Richard Masur, Kurt Russell, Charles Hallahan, Wilford Brimley, Peter Maloney
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HPB Staff

The Thing

by John Carpenter
It truly is the ultimate in alien terror

If I was an imitation, a perfect imitation, how would you know if it was really me? a researcher asks. The rest of his team has no answer except uneasy silence. Paranoia, horrifying transformations, and cramped corridors illuminated with off-putting lighting rule the day in John Carpenter's sci-fi/horror creature flick. An Antarctic research team discovers a crashed spacecraft, a deserted Norwegian compound, and a frozen, inhuman body. It doesn't take long for the team to realize they've discovered something horrible as an intruder slips into their midst - one which can impeccably imitate any life form it encounters. Soon the team has lost any means of contacting the outside world and is forced to discern which of them are still human. While filled with some rather gooey practical effects (which, for the most part, hold up well), paranoia and uncertainty are the main attractions. If you're in need of blood, gore, alien monstrosities, or just some terrific atmosphere and suspense, The Thing will be happy to supply you with them.

 
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A twelve man research team in the Antarctic accidentally revives an alien being that can change form to perfectly imitate its potential victims.

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  • Format: DVD
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  • Publisher: Universal Studios Home Video
  • UPC: 025192543722
  • Region: Region 1
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
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