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‘The Thing’ on Blu-ray to include UltraViolet copy

Universal’s 2011 remake of the 1982 cult classic The Thing has been announced for release on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on January 31, 2012. The disc editions will contain deleted and extended scenes, featurettes “The Thing Evolves” and “Fire & Ice,” and commentaries from the producer and director. The Blu-ray Disc edition will contain extras such as the UltraViolet digital copy, BD-Live, and pocket BLU app. High definition video resolution is presented in 1080p at 2.40:1 widescreen aspect ratio. Audio is formatted in English Dolby Digital 5.1 on the Blu-ray, and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on the DVD.

The Thing stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World) as paleontologist Kate Lloyd who, along with the crew’s pilot Carter (Joel Edgerton, Warrior), discovers a mysterious organism buried in the ice.

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  • THE THING EVOLVES: Profiling key behind-the-scenes stories of the film from inception to completion, including pieces entitled “The Legacy,” “The Inspiration” and “The Evolution.”
  • FIRE & ICE: In a frigid environment and against a relentless foe, there’s only one hope: Fire.  Join the cast as they train with flame-throwers, battle wild fires on-set and get schooled in the importance of understanding fire’s unpredictable personality.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY: With Director Matthijs van Heijningen and Producer Eric Newman.

BLU-RAY Exclusive BONUS FEATURES: Unleash the power of your HDTV with perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound.

  • UltraViolet ™: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, put them in the cloud and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smart phones, currently available in the United States only.
  • BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more!
  • pocket BLU™ app: The groundbreaking pocket BLU™ app uses iPad®, iPhone®, iPod®  touch,  Android™, PC and Mac®  to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player.  Plus iPad® and Android™ tablet  owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU™ made especially to take advantage of the tablets’ larger screen and high resolution display.  Consumers will be able to browse through a library of Blu-ray™ content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that’s bigger and better than ever before.  pocket BLU™ offers advanced features such as:
    • ADVANCED REMOTE CONTROL: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
    • VIDEO TIMELINE: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
    • MOBILE-TO-GO: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
    • BROWSE TITLES: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™ Hi-Def.  They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
    • KEYBOARD: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
  • uHEAR™:  Never miss another line of dialogue with this innovative feature that instantly skips back a few seconds on your
    Blu-ray™ disc and turns on the subtitles to highlight what you missed.

Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Paul Braunstein, Kim Bubbs
Directed By: Matthijs van Heijningen
Written By:  Eric Heisserer
Based on the Story “Who Goes There?” By: John W. Campbell Jr.
Producers: Marc Abraham, Eric Newman
Executive Producers:  J. Miles Dale, David Foster, Lawrence Turman, Gabrielle Neiman
Production Designer: Sean Haworth
Director of Photography: Michel Abramowicz
Costume Design: Luis Sequeira
Edited By: Peter Boyle, Julian Clarke
Original Music By: Marco Beltrami

Street Date: January 31, 2012
Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61119544 (U.S.); 61121264 (Canada)
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: R for strong creature violence and gore, disturbing images and language (U.S.); 18A for brutal violence, gory scenes and coarse language (Canada); 13+ for Violence/Horreur (Quebec)
Languages:/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French (Canadian) Dolby Digital  5.1
Run Time: 1 Hour, 43 Minutes

Street Date: January 31, 2012
Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61115236 (U.S.); 61121265 (Canada)
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: R for strong creature violence and gore, disturbing images and language (U.S.); 18A for brutal violence, gory scenes and coarse language (Canada); 13+ for Violence/Horreur (Quebec)
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH/Spanish Subtitles/French Subtitles
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1, French (Canadian) DTS Surround 5.1
Run Time: 1 Hour, 43 Minutes

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