The Thing from Another World, one of John Carpenter's favorite films and the film that he remade into his 1982 classic The Thing, is coming to Blu-ray this November from Warner Archive.
The release will feature a new 1080p HD master and is expected to arrive on November 20th, according to Amazon.
Arctic researchers discover a huge, frozen spaceling inside a crash-landed UFO, then fight for their lives after the murderous being (a pre-Gunsmoke James Arness) emerges from icy captivity. Will other creatures soon follow? The famed final words of this film are both warning and answer: “Keep watching the skies!”
A snappy ensemble. An eerie theremin-infused Dimitri Tiomkin score. Rising suspense. Crisp Christian Nyby direction. All merge in an edgy classic produced by Howard Hawks (Bringing Up Baby, Rio Bravo) and filled with Hawksian trademarks of rapid-fire dialogue and of people united by do-or-die stress. Keep watching the skies and the screen. Don’t miss a moment of “one of the best sci-fi thrillers of the ‘50s” (John Stanley, Creature Features).
Special Features via Blu-ray.com:
Original Theatrical Trailer (SD)
Theatrical Re-Release Trailer (HD)
Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature