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News / 11 August 2021

John Carpenter’s THE THING Headed To 4K UHD!

Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have revealed they will be releasing John Carpenter’s THE THING to 4K Ultra HD in Australia on October 27.

Arriving in a 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray combo pack, fans of this undisputed classic will be pleased to hear that it’ll feature both HDR presentation of the film accompanied by an all-new DTS-X audio track.

In addition to this the release will port over the Universal Pictures legacy features from prior Blu-ray releases. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect…

DISC 1 – 4K ULTRA HD

  • 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE
  • HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
  • DTS:X AUDIO TRACK
  • Audio Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Kurt Russell
  • John Carpenter’s The Thing: Terror Takes Shape
  • Outtakes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Optional English SDH, Spanish, and French subtitles for the main feature

DISC 2 – BLU-RAY

  • Main feature
  • Audio Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Kurt Russell
  • U-Control: Picture in Picture
  • Optional English SDH, Spanish, and French subtitles for the main feature

No artwork to reveal at this time but we imagine it won’t deviate too far from the US release being published by Universal Pictures a month prior in September.

THE THING on 4K UHD/Blu-ray from October 27.