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

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Old Oct 22, 2005, 06:23 PM   #1
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The monster in this film still gives me the occasional nightmare. Damn you John Carpenter! LOL

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Old Dec 1, 2005, 06:19 PM   #2
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Shame about the frankly naff poster, though.

Although, on the other hand, it's pretty creepy ... and I'm not sure what else they could have done. spoiling it and showing a glimpse of The Thing would have been crap.
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Old Dec 6, 2005, 12:38 PM   #3
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Shame about the frankly naff poster, though.

Although, on the other hand, it's pretty creepy ... and I'm not sure what else they could have done. spoiling it and showing a glimpse of The Thing would have been crap.

Unfortunately, that's what they did in my VHS cover, which had an even lamer poster. In fact, I don't think it's even a proper poster, just a really bad, lazy front cover. It was a screenshot of the Spider-Head Thing with the title above it. Incredibly lame and cheap-looking.

This poster is much better, but still very poor. Don't like those weird-looking, giant ice cubes much.
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Old Dec 14, 2005, 04:08 PM   #4
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Re: Original Movie Poster 1982

I don't think it's naff, it's a very comic book pose, but it's an 80s film, a Carpenter 80s film, you know...the King of Cheese? Even as a horror it still had a hefty dose (Russel just can't help it, he doesn't know how to act any other way - which is why he's entertaining).
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Old Apr 14, 2006, 10:47 PM   #5
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I think that this poster is much better than the newer DVD cover, which I think that most Carpenter fans were not to happy about the change
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Old Apr 15, 2006, 04:31 AM   #6
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Is the new cover the one that pretty much matches the cover of the video game? Because that one's alright. Not much better than alright.

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Old Apr 15, 2006, 06:33 AM   #7
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No, I actually forgot about that cover, that was only used for the european release, I was talking about the US release which has this cover

http://www.aow13.com/pics02/new_thing_se_l.jpg
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 10:56 AM   #8
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I'm glad I live in Europe That's possibly the worst one yet.
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 03:01 PM   #9
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I think this might be my favourite Carpenter movie. It sued to eb Escape Frpm New York, but now I'm not so sure. Then again, my favourite changed to Precinct 13 every now and then.

Those three films are easily Carpenter's best. I've seen most of his filmography now, and I think that this may have also been his last great one (not seen Christine yet though). I always preffered early, dark Carpenter than later, cheesy Carpenter.
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Christine's nowhere near as good as The Thing or Escape from New York. It's ok, better than In the Mouth of Madness but not much better than 'ok'.

I think I'm the only person who thinks Halloween is an incredibly overrated film of his
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 06:18 PM   #11
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It's overrated, but not incredibly. The steadicam work and the soundtrack are superb.
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Old Jun 27, 2006, 07:09 AM   #12
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great poster, themed very much on those B-rated 50s pulp SF movies.

Definitely one of Carpy's better movies and I don't think he's done anything better since then imho
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Still the king of Scifi and horror remakes.
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 11:25 PM   #14
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I really must play catch up on JC's output of late, may have missed one or two gems worth watching
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What about Big Trouble in Little China?
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