The Thing (1982)

 
The John Carpenter Collection DVD/ Collector's Edition DVD
Re-Mastered Collector's Edition DVD
John Carpenter Master of Fear-
4 Film Collection DVD
Standard Bluray
Collector's Edition Bluray
 
The Thing Collector's Edition DVD
The Thing Re-Mastered Collector's Edition DVD
John Carpenter Master of Fear Collection DVD
The Thing Bluray
The Thing Collector's Edition Bluray
Theatrical Version
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Broadcast TV Version
(94 mins)
No
No
No
No
Exclusive
Director of Photography
Audio Commentary
(109 mins)
No
No
No
No
Exclusive
Producer Audio Commentary
(109 mins)
No
No
No
No
Exclusive
Director and Actor Audio Commentary
(109 mins)
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
John Carpenter's The Thing:
Terror Takes Shape
(84 mins)
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Requiem For A Shape Shifter
(29 mins)
No
No
No
No
Exclusive
The Men of Outpost 31
(51 mins)
No
No
No
No
Exclusive
Assembling and Assimilation
(11 mins)
No
No
No
No
Exclusive
Behind The Chameleon
(25 mins)
No
No
No
No
Exclusive
Sounds From The Cold
(15 mins)
No
No
No
No
Exclusive
Between The Lines
(16 mins)
No
No
No
No
Exclusive
The Making of a Chilling Tale
(5 mins)
No
No
No
No
Exclusive
The Making of The Thing
(9 mins)
No
No
No
No
Exclusive
The Art of Mike Ploog
(12 mins)
No
No
No
No
Exclusive
Back Into The Cold
(11 mins)
No
No
No
No
Exclusive
Vintage Featurettes
(13 mins)
No
No
No
No
Exclusive
Vintage Product Reel
(20 mins)
No
No
No
No
Exclusive
Vintage Behind-The-Scenes Footage
(2 mins)
No
No
No
No
Exclusive
Annotated Production Archive
(54 mins)
No
No
No
No
Yes5
The Saucer
(6 mins)
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes4
The Blairmonster
(9 mins)
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes4
Outtakes aka Deleted Scenes
(5 mins)
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes3
Trailers
(7 mins)
Yes2
Yes2
No
No
Exclusive
TV Spots
(2 mins)
No
No
No
No
Exclusive
Radio Spots
(2 mins)
No
No
No
No
Exclusive
Still Galleries
No
No
No
No
Exclusive
Location Design Slideshow
(9 mins)
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes4
Production Archives Slideshow
(10 mins)
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes4
Post Production Slideshow
(5 mins)
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes4
Production Background Archive Slideshow
(5 mins)
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes4
Cast Production Photographs
Slideshow
(3 mins)
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes4
Production Art and Storyboards Slideshow
(9 mins)
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes4
Picture-in-Picture Track1
(109 mins)
No
No
No
Exclusive1
No
Production Notes
Exclusive
No
No
No
No
Director and Star Bios
Yes
No
No
No
No
Isolated Score Audio Track Easter Egg
Exclusive
No
No
No
No
NO SPECIAL FEATURES
No
No
Yes
No
No
 
The John Carpenter Collection DVD/ Collector's Edition DVD
Re-Mastered Collector's Edition DVD
John Carpenter Master of Fear-
4 Film Collection DVD
Standard Bluray
Collector's Edition Bluray
 
The Thing Collector's Edition DVD
The Thing Re-Mastered Collector's Edition DVD
John Carpenter Master of Fear Collection DVD
The Thing Bluray
The Thing Collector's Edition Bluray

1- Some (if not all) of this content can be found in the various other features in the "John Carpenter's The Thing: Terror Takes Shape" feature.
2- Only one trailer on this release while others have multiple trailers.
3- This release does not have the "Frame by Frame" slideshow portion of this feature.
4- This feature is found in the "Annotated Production Archive" on this release. It appears as if some of this content has been shuffled around as compared to how it appeared on other releases but all content does seem to be present.
5- This feature collects the slideshows and a few other features found on DVD releases.

 
Collector's Edition Bluray
The Thing Collector's Edition Bluray
NOTES:
A near complete set of features as well as numerous excellent exclusives.
 
 
 
Collector's Edition Bluray
Collector's Edition DVD
 
The Thing Collector's Edition Bluray
The Thing Collector's Edition DVD
NOTES:
The Collector's Edition DVD provides Production Notes and an Isolated Score Audio Track Easter Egg. The only feature you are missing is the Picture-in-Picture track from the Standard Bluray. The content of that track seems to be made up entirely from the "Terror Takes Shape' feature so you are not missing actual content but if you prefer to view that content during the watching of the actual movie, you will need to get the Standard Bluray as well.

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LAST UPDATED 09/22/2016