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    Scream Factory / Arrow Releasing Carpenter's The Thing

    From their FB page:

    **NEW TITLE ANNOUNCE to Celebrate Our 4-Year Anniversary!**
    We couldn't let this special day go by without some exciting news that we hope will rock you to the core: John Carpenter's classic THE THING will be getting a 2-disc Blu-ray Collector's Edition treatment this Fall!
    We are truly honored to have the chance to pay the ultimate respect for this popular and iconic film. Release date is planned for September. Stay tuned to this page within the next week for all the details including new artwork extras and more.
    Lastly, we want to take this time on our anniversary to once again thank you guys for so much support over the last four rewarding years. It's been an amazing ride and we look forward to more of the "rollercoaster" for more years to come.
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    I've been holding out buying the old blu, since I was sure this would happen sooner or later. Buying day one. This is a film I watch at least once a year, and I only have an old non-anamorphic piece of shit DVD.
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    Fangoria confirms that this will have a new 2K transfer

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    I'm always afraid to see these big makeup effects extravaganzas on HD because the makeup seems to suffer more often than not. I don't know if it's just HD or faulty transfers (ala Arrow) but the makeup in these movies always looks worse in HD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex K. View Post
    I'm always afraid to see these big makeup effects extravaganzas on HD because the makeup seems to suffer more often than not. I don't know if it's just HD or faulty transfers (ala Arrow) but the makeup in these movies always looks worse in HD.
    It's a by-product of doing a hi-res scan, and also using early-generation elements (e.g., the original camera negative, an interpositive, an internegative, etc.). When these films were shot, it was known that the theatrical prints would be a few generations down and not look particularly sharp, which did a lot to cover things up.

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    Which films have you guys watched on bd that you thought the special effects were ruined? That's something I hadn't really thought about but can easily imagine if the end product is too clean, bright, etc.

    I'll pick up The Thing depending on reviews. I have the current bd that I bought last Xmas for about $4.00 new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keeth View Post
    Which films have you guys seen on bd that you thought the special effects were ruined? That's something I hadn't really thought about but can easily imagine if the end product is too clean, bright, etc.

    I'll pick up The Thing depending on reviews. I have the current bd that I bought last Xmas for about $4.00 new.
    I noticed it in the Blu for Day of the Dead and Fulci's Zombie always looks a little off in HD for some reason.
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    This just popped into my inbox.


    THE THING


    Two-Disc Blu-ray Collector’s Edition of John Carpenter’s Chilling Masterpiece!


    Includes hours of extras and an all-new 2K film transfer supervised by Director of Photography Dean Cundey.


    EXCLUSIVE WEBSITE-ONLY DELUXE OFFER! (Limited to 1,500 orders only)


    Receive the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray with slipcover.
    Receive a limited-edition 18” x 24” poster of the newly designed art from Paul Shipper.
    Receive a second slipcover -- made exclusively for this promotion and newly designed from artist Nat Marsh.
    Receive a second 18” x 24” poster of the newly designed art from Nat Marsh.
    Product will be shipped three weeks earlier than the national street date of September 20th.

    ACT FAST AND PRE-ORDER NOW!

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    Also, this!

    Official street date for the 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is 9/20/16
    List of extras and specs at this time are as follows:
    • NEW 2K scan of the Inter-positive supervised and approved by director of photography Dean Cundey
    • NEW 4.1 created from the original 70MM Six Track Dolby Stereo soundtrack
    • NEW Audio Commentary with director of photography Dean Cundey
    • NEW The Men of Outpost 31 - interviews with Keith David, Thomas Waites, Peter Maloney and more…
    • NEW Assembling and Assimilation – an interview with editor Todd Ramsay
    • NEW Behind the Chameleon – interviews with visual effects artists Peter Kuran and Susan Turner, special make-up effects artist Rob Burman and Brian Wade and more….
    • NEW Sounds from the Cold – interviews with supervising sound editor David Lewis Yewdall and special sound effects designer Alan Howarth
    • NEW Between the Lines – an interview with novelization author Alan Dean Foster
    • Audio Commentary by director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell
    • John Carpenter’s The Thing: Terror Takes Shape – a documentary on the making of THE THING featuring interviews with John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, special effects make-up designer Rob Bottin, legendary matte artist Albert Whitlock plus members of the cast and crew (80 minutes – SD)
    • Outtakes (5 minutes - SD)
    • Vintage featurettes from the electronic press kit featuring interviews with John Carpenter, Kurt Russell and Rob Bottin (12 minutes - SD)
    • Vintage featurettes – The Making of a Chilling Tale and The Making of THE THING (1982 – 14 minutes - SD)
    • Vintage Product Reel – contains a promotional condensed version of the film with additional footage not in the film (19 minutes - SD)
    • Vintage Behind-the-Scenes footage (2 minutes - SD)
    • Annotated Production Archive – Production Art and Storyboards, Location Scouting, Special Make-up Effects, Post Production (48 minutes - SD)
    • Network TV Broadcast version of THE THING (92 minutes - SD)
    • Teaser Trailer & Theatrical Trailers (U.S. and German Trailer)
    • TV spots & Radio Spots
    • Still Gallery (behind-the-scenes photos, posters and lobby cards)

    1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/1982/Approximate Feature Running Time: +/- 109 minutes/English Subtitles/Special Features Are Not Rated. Region A (U.S. and Canada)
    We still have a few more extras in the pipeline and will report them in the future when they have been confirmed.
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    Surprised they're not doing the TV version in HD.

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