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Thing (from Another World), The (1951, 1982) [original and remake]

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Old Mar 13, 2002, 05:05 PM   #1
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I loved this film. I saw it when I was 4. I love it! It is a must watch and/or a must have for that sci-fi fan who has a sci-fi movie collection like I do. So what do you think of The Thing?
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Old Mar 13, 2002, 05:11 PM   #2
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Re: Classic!

I haven't seen this one. I take it it's a good film then I'll catch it on video if I ever see it floating around. Kurt Russel, right?
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Old Mar 13, 2002, 08:21 PM   #3
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Don't miss it, it's one of the 3 best movies on this site! It has a ton of tension and it comes off as a much more real situation than most sci-fi movies. The original is good too, but it seems odd because in the remake everyone is so tense throughout it and in the original the characters don't really seem scared, they are cracking jokes as if they are in a Bruce Willis movie.
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Old Mar 16, 2002, 03:53 PM   #4
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Yeah your right, the remake in my mind is better though. Because it was so tense and if "the thing" could be anything, anyone at anytime anywhere. Which really added to the suspense and tension of the movie.
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Old Mar 16, 2002, 04:48 PM   #5
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Actially, it's on the SciFi Channel (UK) this Friday, so I'll make sure I watch it, if it's this highly recommended
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Old Mar 16, 2002, 08:29 PM   #6
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Re: Classic!

It is trully a masterwork, and it stayed true to the spirit of Campbell's story to boot! That Unregistered fellow from the SST forum should use this as an object lesson when he finds himself unable to tell art from crap.
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Old Mar 24, 2002, 12:01 AM   #7
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I think this is one of the best Sci-Fi/Horror movies ever made. John Carpenter has to be one of my favorite directors. I remember watching this movie for the first time in 6th grade and that part where the dog's face splits open scared the living he** out of me. The whole movie everyone was so uptight about everything. The DVD is great for its special features of the trailer and making of the Thing. There has been a comic book series about it from DarkHorse comics and they're great. The comics start off where the movie ended with MacCready(I don't remember how to spell it) and Chiles sitting out in the cold waiting for the other to make his move. There is also going to be a video game that takes up after the movie left off on the X-Box, kind of like Resident Evil.
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Old Mar 24, 2002, 01:46 AM   #8
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There is also going to be a video game that takes up after the movie left off on the X-Box, kind of like Resident Evil.
And do not forget the original short story that it was based on: Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell.
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Old Mar 25, 2002, 04:37 PM   #9
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Re: Classic!

Friday comes and goes, and did I catch the Thing on the Scifi Channel? Of course not, there's always something going wrong

I walked into a second-hand video shop and what did I find? John Carpenter's The Thing : for 2.00 . I bought it. I watched it. I have two words to describe it:

****ing. Brilliant.

And guess what movie's being repeated on the Scifi channel tonight???
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Old Apr 6, 2002, 02:24 PM   #10
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What's everyone's favourite scene in this movie? I love the part when the Thing grows the spider legs to escape.
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Old Apr 7, 2002, 03:46 PM   #11
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Don't miss it, it's one of the 3 best movies on this site!

Just wondering but...what are the other 2?
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Old Jul 26, 2002, 01:35 AM   #12
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It was on really late once but i was so tired i didn't think much of it(i know, im a sad person) The only part i saw was the start when it was in the shape of a wolf i think?
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Old Jul 10, 2003, 02:26 PM   #13
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Sounds like a good idea for another thread if someone hasnt set one allready,

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What's everyone's favourite scene in this movie? I love the part when the Thing grows the spider legs to escape.
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Old Jul 23, 2006, 04:27 AM   #14
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the sfx in this film are still awesome even to this day. Ron Bottin/Stan Winston are the undisputed kings of the old school sfx. CGI has its place if done right but I don't think The Thing would have been as half as scary had they used cgi
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