The Thing From Another World

The Thing From Another World

DVD - 2003 | 50th anniversary ed.
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A team of scientists, investigating a magnetic disturbance near the North Pole, discovers a disc-shaped object and some sort of man-like creature frozen beneath the ice.

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While Area 51 isn't explicitly mentioned in the film, it gets at the gist behind all the myths. I mean, it's entirely possible that there could be a military base full of alien technology, right?

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Aug 02, 2018

GOOD 1951 b/w piece of VERY early sci-fi. Yes, it's a bit simple/silly, but worth watching as a historical bit of cinema from back in the day.
Apparently it WAS James Arness (later in Gunsmoke and other well known tv westerns) who appeared as The Thing creature in those rather short cuts.

Sep 28, 2015

Agree with Bazooka_Joe...except its not my favourite because the third ones stick to how the actual book explains "The Thing" but I assume that is more to do with our visual capabilities.
Either way, definately a must watch for those who love either of the newer ones. To think this nearly never got made...

Apr 10, 2013

Robert Cornthwaite as Dr. Carrington!

Mar 11, 2013

I have now seen all 3 versions of "The Thing", and, by far, this solid, 1951, original version is the absolute best of the lot. There's no question about it.

Yes. "The Thing" may not have had a big budget, or any wild, over-the-top visual effects, but it certainly made up for any lack of these elements by its excellent production values, its well-scripted storyline, and its superb performances by a first-rate cast.

I would easily rate this film as one of the truly great Sci-Fi classics of all-time. More than 60 years later it still remains a masterpiece of 1950s film-making. This is the sort of horror story that relies on the unseen rather than the seen for its power, and, as such, it is almost nerve-racking in its sustained suspense.

"The Thing's" story concerns a group of Arctic researchers at a remote army radar station who discover a huge, frozen spaceman inside a crash-landed UFO. When this "visitor" finally emerges from its icy captivity the group of humans find that they must now fight for their very lives.

Feb 18, 2013

Creepy and very suspenseful, this a genuine classic! Unlike John Carpenter's remake, it focuses more on the psychological perspective of the situation... and good thing too, since the monster itself isn't all that frightening once you see it. But even so, this is a great science fiction movie that delivers the chills.

aaa5756 Sep 24, 2012

Very well done old school sci-fi movie. I would recommend this movie for all to see.

Mocha6ft3 Apr 04, 2012

Most of the old films in my collection are science fiction and horror. And one of the things they all have in common is a good story and cast that brings the movie to life, without the special visual effects. Just good old story telling. This movie is a very good example of this. Watching this movie on my HOMETHEATER, which makes a more theater like atmosphere, had my complete attention. I like the story and the characters. And i couldn't wait for the "THING" to appear. One of my favorite old school movies!!! I'm giving this movie 5 stars!!! For a good scary story, good cast, and an ok looking monster, even though you can tell it's a man in a scary outfit. Hagen Daze Vanilla swiss almond icecream,coke, and the lights down low.

Mocha6ft3 Apr 04, 2012

One of the many reasons why i like old science fiction movies is because they depend on a good cast that brings the story to life. This film is a good example of good story telling without much speacial effects to rely on. I would still recommend that you watch this on your HOMETHEATER. Even though there's not much for sound freaks, it's still sounds so much better on your system. I enjoyed this movie and it has been a part of my collection for a long time. It's one of my favorites!!! I give this movie 4 and a half stars. A very good story and good cast. Plus, i like the monster. Grilled cheese and ham, potato chips, and gingerale soda.

mikeyppl Mar 09, 2012

This is my favorite sci-fi film of all time. Did you know three different actors played the part of The Thing in this film. In addition to James Arness the other two were needed in the scene when he starts to melt down. Also, George Federman, Groucho Marx's announcer from You Bet Your Life was in this movie.

Oct 17, 2011

solid old school sci-fi


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Mar 11, 2013

"So few people can boast that they've lost a flying saucer and a man from Mars - All in the same day! - Wonder what they'd have done to Columbus if he'd discovered America, and then mislaid it."

Mar 11, 2013

"No pleasure, No pain, No emotion, No heart - Our superior in every way."


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