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The Thing From Another World! DVD
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The Thing From Another World! DVD

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Arctic researchers discover a huge, frozen spaceling inside a crash-landed UFO, then fight for their lives after the murderous being (a pre-Gunsmoke James Arness) emerges from icy captivity. Will other creatures soon follow? The famed final words of this film are both warning and answer: "Keep watching the skies!"

A snappy ensemble. An eerie theremin-infused Dimitri Tiomkin score. Rising suspense. Crisp Christian Nyby direction. All merge in an edgy classic produced by Howard Hawks (Bringing Up Baby, Rio Brave) and filled with Hawksian trademarks of rapid-fire dialogue and of people united by do-or-die stress. Keep watching the skies and the screen. Don't miss a moment of "one of the best sci-fi thrillers of the '50's" (John Stanley, Creature Features).
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Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 87 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Turner Home Ent
  • DVD Release Date: August 5, 2003
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Closed Captioning: Yes
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Interactive Menus

    Theatrical Trailer

    Scene Access

Reviews
21 Reviews
4.9

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NoneThe Thing From Another World! DVD
 
4.9

(based on 21 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (19)
  • Engaging characters (16)
  • Original (13)
  • Great cinematography (7)
  • High production value (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (18)
  • Adult viewers (5)
  • Younger viewers (5)
  • Travel (4)
  • Perfect gift (3)
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5.0

Great Product

By Bill

from Martin, SC

About Me Movie Buff

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Entertaining

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • At Home

Comments about this product:

I am a great fan of classic movies and this move fits all my expectations.

 
5.0

The Best

By bobbyhobbit

from LA, from Burbank, CA

About Me Movie Buff

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • A Great Original
  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Original

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about this product:

    It represents a first in the malevolent alien type of movies, which also includes a subplot of the negative effects of science going astray, and military involvement in the threat of "communism" in it time.

     
    5.0

    I love this classic movie

    By Speedy

    from Sacramento, CA

    About Me Movie Buff

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    Pros

    • Entertaining

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At Home

      Comments about this product:

      This movie as classic

       
      5.0

      Awesome!

      By Renee

      from Smyrna, GA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • At Home

          Comments about this product:

          Impressed with the quality of the film.

           
          5.0

          Bought me back to my teenage years!!

          By nanny44

          from new york city ny

          About Me Movie Buff

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Love Old "horrorscifi"
          • Love Old Sci Fi "horror
          • Original

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about this product:

              love old movies .......thanks for having them available.

               
              4.0

              A 1951 Sci-fi classic

              By Arid-zona Bennett

              from Scottsdale, AZ

              About Me Casual Viewer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home
                • Younger Viewers

                Comments about this product:

                For a 1950s Sci-fi, this is very well done. Character development is better than most Sci-fis.

                It is hard to say if the idea is original or not. As far as I know, it was original in movies, but may well have been behind the sci-fi literature.

                Special effects were minimal, and in keeping with the low budgets that 1950s sci-fi movies had to deal with. However, there were sufficient effects to tell the movie's engaging story.

                One of the best of the 1950s sci-fi breed. Sure scared me when I was a kid in the 1950s.

                 
                5.0

                Top rated B movie; it is a classic.

                By Justine

                from Albuqueruqe, NM

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Original
                • Top Rated B Movie It Is

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home
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                  • Travel

                  Comments about this product:

                  Top rated B movie; it is a classic in its own right and is a much more accomplished piece of work for my money. . The characters in this 50's film are all likable, including the wonderful Dr. Carrington. All the characters are capable, and in many cases, quite resourceful and ingenious. Each, always maintains a humorous, dry wit angle of attack on the situation.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Very fine, classic film

                  By SkyChazz

                  from Washington, DC

                  About Me Movie Buff

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                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • Excellent Restoration
                  • No Gore For Its Own Sake
                  • No Superfluous Blasts
                  • Original
                  • Truly Suspenseful

                  Cons

                  • Budget Was Limited
                  • Much Overlapping Dialogue

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Viewers
                  • At Home
                  • Counter Modern Blastfests
                  • In The Car
                  • Travel
                  • Younger Viewers

                  Comments about this product:

                  This is an outstanding restoration of a fine old film. (The scenes that are patched from secondary footage in the usual TCM presentation are fully repaired here. What a pleasant surprise!) The suspense is "old school" but effective. Character interaction is more realistic than many films of the era (or even today), but the overlapping dialogue can be a bit heavy making it difficult for the viewer to catch everything. However, that "problem" just prompts repeated viewing and this movie can stand up to it. I am still a little disappointed in the somewhat maniacal characterization of the lead scientist; however, the circumstances are understandable and not all of the team agree with his outlook. Thought-provoking thriller...

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  One of the greatest bad movies ever!

                  By HRH Jack

                  from Vermont

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                  Pros

                  • Entertaining

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home

                    Comments about this product:

                    This is a classic 1950's scifi movie. By today's standards it has terrible special effects, acting, dialog, etc., but that's what makes it so great.

                     
                    5.0

                    Never Grows Old in My World ..

                    By poeronld

                    from Neligh,NE

                    About Me Movie Buff

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                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining
                    • Great Cinematography
                    • High Production Value
                    • Original

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • At Home
                      • Younger Viewers

                      Comments about this product:

                      I saw this film as kids growing up and always like it and still do to this day.

                       
                      4.0

                      Great in 1950 and 2013.

                      By Don

                      from Corinth,MS

                      About Me Casual Viewer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Entertaining
                      • Original

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • At Home

                        Comments about this product:

                        Watch it to bring back old times.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Just love it!

                        By Classicswoman

                        from Baltimore, MD

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                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Great Cinematography
                        • High Production Value
                        • Informative
                        • Original

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Adult Viewers
                          • At Home

                          Comments about this product:

                          I have loved "The Thing" for a long time. Lost my original copy so had to get another one. It is great to see James Arness aka Matt Dillon in such a role. Also he made another great scifi movie, THEM!

                           
                          5.0

                          scary without all the gore

                          By michael james bond

                          from portland oregon

                          About Me Movie Buff

                          Pros

                          • 50's Movie At Its Best
                          • Classic
                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining
                          • High Production Value
                          • Original

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Adult Viewers
                            • At Home
                            • Perfect Gift
                            • Travel
                            • Younger Viewers

                            Comments about this product:

                            This is a wonderful Science fiction movie, and a all time classic. Watching this movie, you feel as if you could have been friends with anyone of these characters in this film, great comic relief at times. These actors and actresses, work so well together, you can tell there was great chemistry between them all.
                            A great film, to watch with family and with children today, expose to so much explicit violence and gore, this will be a refreshing change and even though film in black and white, it is still able to be scary and entertaining for all who watch it.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Fantastic '50's movie-great story!

                            By Old but Good Viewer

                            from Florida

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                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining
                            • Great Cinematography
                            • High Production Value
                            • Informative
                            • Original

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Adult Viewers
                              • At Home
                              • Perfect Gift
                              • Travel
                              • Younger Viewers

                              Comments about this product:

                              In the 50's this was considered a top Horror film and it still is. It is a great family movie because it is scary and suspenseful without being gory. The actor's are very believable.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great movie and service

                              By larry the movie freak

                              from Wake Forest, N.C.

                              About Me Movie Buff

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Engaging Characters
                              • Entertaining
                              • Informative

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • At Home

                                Comments about this product:

                                Best sci-fi movie of the 50s

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                See this one!

                                By lixamps

                                from Vista, Ca

                                About Me Movie Buff

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Engaging Characters
                                • Entertaining
                                • High Production Value
                                • Informative
                                • Original

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • At Home

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  This is in my opinion one of the best sci-fi flicks from the 50's. Why? Because the screenplay (dialog) is so real in the sense that the acting is seamless. It is as if you got 20 actors together and gave them a great script and told them to use that script as a guide and let them ad lib and become "friends" in the process transforming those actors into the actual people involved in this if it were actually something to have occurred. I think they purposely left the "Thing" to be somewhat obscure as they don't do any close ups and there are not a lot of make-up/close ups of the alien. Many modern films have used this movie as a reference to later films and it all becomes relevant once you watch it. It still stands the test of time.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Best Sci Fi Classic

                                  By BogieBacall

                                  from Round Lake Beach, Il

                                  About Me Movie Buff

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                                  Pros

                                  • Engaging Characters
                                  • Entertaining
                                  • Great Cinematography
                                  • Great Imagination
                                  • Original

                                  Cons

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                                      Comments about this product:

                                      Great adventure with outer space creature!

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Really scarry.

                                      By The Superintendent

                                      from Broklyn, New York

                                      About Me Movie Buff

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Engaging Characters
                                      • Entertaining
                                      • Great Cinematography

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • At Home

                                        Comments about this product:

                                        Love this thing.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Good transfer to DVD

                                        By kazoo23

                                        from Indianapolis, IN

                                        About Me Movie Buff

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Engaging Characters
                                        • Entertaining
                                        • Great Cinematography
                                        • High Production Value
                                        • Original

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • At Home

                                          Comments about this product:

                                          The great thing is that the DVD is better than the print I've seen on TCM. It's great.

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          One of the best SF of the 1950s

                                          By Stoney

                                          from Minnesota

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                                                Under appreciated by younger, color film, computer generated effects captives. Eerie musical score, black and white filming, fine acting, claustrophobic settings all contribute to the suspense of this alien encounter. Humorous interaction as well as the overlapping dialogue adds to the realistic tone of the characters. The intrusive, malevolent alien can be seen as a subtle metaphor for the cold war tensions of the period. Ned Scott's closing warning "Watch the Skies" seals the threat. Great film. Certainly one of my favorites. As indicated, beware of the 81 minute unrestored versions.

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