Antarctic research team discovers frozen alien spacecraft in this slime-spattered, graphically violent sci-fi thriller. Despite it's intriguing story, this non-stop gore fest is most appealing to die-hard, strong-stomached horror fans. Direction: John Carpenter Actors: David Clennon, Keith David, Kurt Russell, Richard A. Dysart, T.K. Carter, Special Features: John Carpenter's the Thing - Terror Takes Shape; Feature Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Kurt Russell; Production Background Archives; Cast Production Photographs; Production Art and Storyboards; Location Design; Production Archives; the Saucer; the Blairmonster; Outtakes; Post Production; Theatrical Trailer. 2.35:1, Anamorphic 16x9, Widescreen format. Language: English / Add. French / Sub. English, French, Spanish Year: 1982 Runtime: 109 minutes.