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The Resource The thing, Universal City Studios, Inc. ; a Turman-Foster Company production ; producers, David Foster, Lawrence Turman ; director, John Carpenter

The thing, Universal City Studios, Inc. ; a Turman-Foster Company production ; producers, David Foster, Lawrence Turman ; director, John Carpenter

Label
The thing
Title
The thing
Statement of responsibility
Universal City Studios, Inc. ; a Turman-Foster Company production ; producers, David Foster, Lawrence Turman ; director, John Carpenter
Title variation
John Carpenter's The thing
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
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
Screenplay, Bill Lancaster ; 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
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
English and French language; subtitles in English and Spanish
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.T485 1982
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-
  • 1955-
  • 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 G.
  • Carpenter, John
  • Lancaster, Bill
  • Campbell, John W.
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
Runtime
109
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life on other planets
  • PLP
  • Antarctica
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The thing, Universal City Studios, Inc. ; a Turman-Foster Company production ; producers, David Foster, Lawrence Turman ; director, John Carpenter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Digitally recorded ; stereo surround ; THX digitally mastered
  • Based on the story, Who goes there?, by John W. Campbell
  • For specific features see interactive menu
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Collector's ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Isbn
9780783227504
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192543722
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
20329
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm47005157
  • (OCoLC)47005157
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The thing, Universal City Studios, Inc. ; a Turman-Foster Company production ; producers, David Foster, Lawrence Turman ; director, John Carpenter
Publication
Note
  • Digitally recorded ; stereo surround ; THX digitally mastered
  • Based on the story, Who goes there?, by John W. Campbell
  • For specific features see interactive menu
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Collector's ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Isbn
9780783227504
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192543722
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
20329
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm47005157
  • (OCoLC)47005157
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD

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