The Thing 1982

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The Thing ★★½ 1982 (R)

A team of scientists at a remote Antarctic outpost discover a buried spaceship with an unwelcome alien survivor still alive. Bombastic special effects overwhelm the suspense and the solid cast. Less a remake of the 1951 science fiction classic than a more faithful version of John Campbell's short story “Who Goes There?,” since the seeds/spores take on human shapes. 109m/C VHS, DVD, HD DVD . Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, Richard Masur, Keith David, Richard Dysart, David Clennon, Donald Moffat, Thomas G. Waites, Charles Hallahan; D: John Carpenter; W: Bill Lancaster; C: Dean Cundey; M: Ennio Morricone.

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