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THE THING (1982)

THE THING <span>(1982)</span> artwork

THE THING (1982)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 106

Release dates 11/09/2009

BBFCInsight Contains strong violence and gory horror

Genre(s) Science Fiction, Horror

Director(s) John Carpenter

Cast includes Kurt Russell, A. Wilford Brimley, T. K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis, Thomas Waites, Norbert Weisser, Larry Franco, Nate Irwin, William Zeman, John Carpenter

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 01/09/2009

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE THING is a 1982 science fiction horror film in which an alien force that threatens a group scientists.

Violence

There are scenes featuring deformed and mutating dogs and human characters.

The shape-shifting nature of the alien in the film is depicted through shots of bleeding heads, an alien head exploding out of a stomach, a head turning into a spider and similar horror images.

The film also contains infrequent strong language ('f**k').

Details

Title
THE THING
Also known as
THE THING - BONUS - PICTURE IN PICTURE
Year
1982
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd,U.I.P. (UK),Universal Pictures Int (UK),Columbia/Tri-Star Home Video,CIC Video
Classified date(s)
26/05/2009
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF031288

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