Number 1 thing about The Thing - the aspect ratio is marked on the packaging and the disk as 1.85:1. This was a serious worry to me. Happily the film is in the correct AR - CinemaScope (2.35:1) - don't let the labeling on the disk fool you. It has not been cropped. Nice detail and colors, not muted or soft, not over-processed. Very little noise in the image. Soundtrack is very good. I have watched the Collectors Edition many times, and the HD-DVD version is well worth the cost. Looks like it might have the same commentary track with Russell and Carpenter, and the same Making of - nothing new there are far as I can tell, but I have not watched the extras yet.
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10/25/06 at 6:25pm