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A wonderfully crisp script and quick-paced direction distinguishes this film about an alien creature discovered near an Arctic outpost. Members of a scientific research team cart the frozen pilot back to camp where it thaws out--much to their regret.
|Actors||Dewey Martin, Douglas Spencer, Eduard Franz, James Arness, James Young, John Dierkes, Margaret Sheridan, Robert Cornthwaite, Robert Nichols, William Self|
|Available Formats||DVD, VHS|
|UPC||053939206937, 053939605532, 053939668629, 086112052632|
|Subgenre||Vintage • Recommended • Aliens • Essential Cinema • Classic • Science-Fiction • Thriller|
|MPAA Rating||Not Rated|
|Running Time||1hr 20min|
|Professional Reviews||(02/28/1992, p.3D, Mike Clark): "...[A] sci-fi classic...", (04/01/2007, p.87, Geoffrey Macnab): "Dimitri Tiomkin's rousing score cranks up the tension while Russell Harlan's atmospheric cinematography helps convince us that we really are in some icy wilderness.", (05/01/2007, p.121, Jamie Russell): 5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a Cold War masterpiece, paranoid tension building slowly as a team of egghead scientists and square-jawed air force officers discover a deep-frozen UFO.", (08/01/2003, p.66, Joshua Rich): "...THE THING is a rare cautionary Cold War tale that's also plain fun..."|
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