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The Resource The thing, a Universal picture. ; a Turman-Foster Company production ; producerd by David Foster, Lawrence Turman ; screenplay by Bill Lancaster ; directed by John Carpenter

The thing, a Universal picture. ; a Turman-Foster Company production ; producerd by David Foster, Lawrence Turman ; screenplay by Bill Lancaster ; directed by John Carpenter

Label
The thing
Title
The thing
Statement of responsibility
a Universal picture. ; a Turman-Foster Company production ; producerd by David Foster, Lawrence Turman ; screenplay by Bill Lancaster ; directed by John Carpenter
Title variation
John Carpenter's The thing
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Set in the winter of 1982 at a research station in Antarctica, a twelve man research team finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has remained buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Unfrozen and unleashed, the THING creates havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them
Cataloging source
JFN
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Special visual effects, Albert Whitlock ; special effects, Roy Arbogast ; music, Ennio Morricone ; photography, Dean Cundey ; special make-up effects, Rob Bottin ; executive producer, Wilbur Stark ; editor, Todd Ramsey ; production design, John L. Lloyd
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
English and French language; subtitles in English and Spanish
PerformerNote
Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis, Thomas Waites
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1934-
  • 1956-
  • 1930-2018
  • 1948-
  • 1947-1997
  • 1910-1971
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Russell, Kurt
  • Brimley, Wilford
  • Carter, T. K.
  • Clennon, David
  • David, Keith
  • Dysart, Richard
  • Hallahan, Charles
  • Maloney, Peter
  • Masur, Richard
  • Moffat, Donald
  • Polis, Joel
  • Waites, Thomas
  • Carpenter, John
  • Lancaster, Bill
  • Campbell, John W.
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Turman-Foster Company
Runtime
109
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life on other planets
  • Life on other planets
  • Spanish language materials
  • French language materials
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctica
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The thing, a Universal picture. ; a Turman-Foster Company production ; producerd by David Foster, Lawrence Turman ; screenplay by Bill Lancaster ; directed by John Carpenter
Link
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084787/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Digitally recorded ; stereo surround ; THX digitally mastered
  • Based on the story, Who goes there?, by John W. Campbell
  • Special features: optional commentary by John Carpenter and Kurt Russell; John Carpenter's The thing: terror takes shape (84 min.); production background archive; trailer (2 min.); interactive Web site
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Collector's edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Isbn
9781417010905
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192543722
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
20329
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47005157
  • (OCoLC)ocm47005157
  • 490332
  • 491162
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The thing, a Universal picture. ; a Turman-Foster Company production ; producerd by David Foster, Lawrence Turman ; screenplay by Bill Lancaster ; directed by John Carpenter
Link
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084787/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Digitally recorded ; stereo surround ; THX digitally mastered
  • Based on the story, Who goes there?, by John W. Campbell
  • Special features: optional commentary by John Carpenter and Kurt Russell; John Carpenter's The thing: terror takes shape (84 min.); production background archive; trailer (2 min.); interactive Web site
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Collector's edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Isbn
9781417010905
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192543722
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
20329
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47005157
  • (OCoLC)ocm47005157
  • 490332
  • 491162
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD

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