THE THING

BBFC reference: 
AFF281896
Registration number: 
CFJ24175
Parent release: 
AZF281896
Certification: 
Classification date: 
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Main language: 
Approved footage: 
9234+0
Distributers: 
Universal Pictures Int (UK)
Release date: 
Friday, 2 December 2011
Approved running time: 
102m 36s
Type: 
Directors: 
Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
Cast: 
Mary Elizabeth Winstead,Joel Egerton,Eric Chistian Olsen,Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje,Ulrich Thomsen,Kim Bubbs
Consumer advice: 
Contains strong gore, violence, horror and language
BBFC insight: 

<p>THE THING, a prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 film, is a horror drama in which group of scientists in the Antarctic are terrorised by an alien that can replicate the appearance of the people it kills.</p><dl><dt>Injury detail</dt><dd><p>When humans are 'absorbed' by the alien, there is some sight of gore as their bodies are taken over and 'transformed' by the alien. This includes sight of a man's face splitting open and tentacles erupting from his body.</p></dd><dt>Violence</dt><dd><p>The majority of the violence and gore occurs when the alien creature is attacking humans or 'absorbing' their bodies. The creature attacks its victims with spikes, claws and tentacles and these are seen to enter and exit people with some bloody detail.</p></dd><dt>Language</dt><dd><p>There is use of strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms such as 'bitch' and 'shit'.</p></dd></dl>

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This release was cut: 
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Season number: 
0
Episode number: 
0
BBFC insight date: 
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
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MyMovies film id: 
5973