The Thing
  • Directors(s)

    John Carpenter

  • Production Year

    1982

  • Release date

    11/09/2009

  • Genre(s)

    Science Fiction, Horror, Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    109m

  • Cast

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

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Film

The Thing

Contains strong violence and gory horror
  • Directors(s)

    John Carpenter

  • Production Year

    1982

  • Release date

    11/09/2009

  • Genre(s)

    Science Fiction, Horror, Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    109m

  • Cast

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

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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').

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The ThingCinema108m 35sUniversal Pictures Int (UK)26/05/2009
The ThingCinema108m 31sU.I.P. (UK)28/06/1982
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The ThingPhysical media + VOD/Streaming108m 42sUniversal Pictures (UK) Ltd06/08/2008
The ThingPhysical media + VOD/Streaming104m 4sUniversal Pictures (UK) Ltd14/03/2007
The ThingPhysical media + VOD/Streaming104m 2sColumbia/Tri-Star Home Video05/04/2000
The ThingPhysical media + VOD/Streaming103m 19sCIC Video19/03/1987
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The ThingPhysical media + VOD/Streaming1m 49sColumbia/Tri-Star Home Video30/09/1999
The ThingPhysical media + VOD/Streaming1m 34sCIC Video13/08/1987
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The Thing - Bonus: Picture In Picture (Advice Viewing)Physical media + VOD/Streaming108m 24sUniversal Pictures (UK) Ltd23/07/2008
  • Classified date

    26/05/2009

  • BBFC reference

    BFF031288

  • Language

    English