I have the first DVD release and I understand it has come out in a collectors edition after. This is in the top 5 ever great Science Fiction movies. The original "The Thing" has always been great but this remake by John Carpenter was not only his best but equals Alien in that 5 year time span. To this day The Thing and Alien(original) deserve top Five even today of The greatest Five ever. The Thing has this great collection of actors including Kurt Russell. The actors in this movie are legends in Hollywood . They have been in a hundred movies. I believe a Sci Fi movie should be judged for it's innovation with special effects , mesmerizing you , scarying you, But also GREAT acting and delivery- This has it all. It will go down as one of the greats. Why they never did a Part 2 is a mystery because Kurt Russell and the Black guy(I forget his name, but he deserved an Oscar) survive.