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TV version of THE THING (Released)

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Apparently the infamous alternate TV version of THE THING (1982) is playing on AMC on the 11th April. Anyone keen on capturing and preserving this bizarre anomally? I know I’d love to see it!

<span class=“Italics”>CBS edited 12 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere.

The American syndicated televison version features:
A voiceover for title card reading “Antarctica, 1982”.
A voiceover added and film re-cut introducing each character and providing their back stories.

The version broadcast on television in the eighties ended with a few shots of a dog running, stopping to look around and heading off into the distance, leading the spectator to believe the Thing had survived. Also, the scene where a man’s head tears itself apart from his body, grows legs and eyes and runs off, was cut.

The television broadcast version of The Thing sometimes has an unknown person narrate the beginning of the film. He introduces all of the characters as they appear and gives a brief blurb about their goals/reasons for being there. At the end of the film, the narrator returns once more to deliver a haunting speech, and then a shot of the Huskie running away from the burning base is shown. This version often appears on TNT or TBS. This version also has so much of the gore edited out that originally deleted scenes are used as time fillers to extend existing scenes.

The American syndicated television version has a slightly extended version of the scene where outside in the tractor Macready and Fuchs secretly discuss Blair’s sanity. In the extended version Fuchs remarks that while Blair may be losing his mind he is still a brilliant scientist and his rantings should not be totally dismissed.</span>

P.S. Tried doing a search for “the thing” to see if there were any pre-existing topics but got far too many results and couldn’t find an ‘advanced search’ option. Feel free to merge this with any pre-existing topics, moderator(s).

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Hm, 10:30 pm... I'll see what I can do

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Capturing it would be great!

I remembering seeing Prince of Darkness on TNT with some extra scenes too.
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Got my DVR set. Be warned, the best I can do is DVR to a set-top DVD recorder, and AMC is an analog channel for me.

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AMC's analog here too.

It's for the better - all our digital channels are pixel city.

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Been waiting ages to see this! Will gladly send a disc for this (plus a few extra for the thanks)

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HMMM!!!! 10:30 to 12:45 - Big slot for an 82 min cut film - I don't think it's the Tv version - I hope so though!

I have it myself but I would love a clean copy!!! ;-)

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Frick, I lost the last couple minutes because I thought it ended at :35, it ended at :45 and my disc ran out at :41

Anyone else catch it, was it *the* edit?

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I have my DVR set just in case but need to know if it was indeed the version wanted.
I will have to dump it to DVD recorder though as I sold my iMac :(
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Well, there was the "Antarctica, 1982" title card, but no narration over it. And there wasn't any narration over the scene where we first see the cast. So I'm gonna go ahead and say that it wasn't the infamous TV version.

Mitch, you have a copy of that? Care to share it with the rest of us?

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YOu want me to send it your way Rev and you can make a disc or something w/ a menu. The one I have is just movie - Im me w/ address and I'll make that happen -

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Sent! Thanks a bunch. I'll be happy to send it to other interested peoples.

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can i sign up for a copy please?

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This may or may not help, but most of the extended TV scenes are on the special edition DVD. I'm pretty sure the cheesy narrations aren't on it, though.

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I never got a copy from Mitch, but I did finally get a copy from another trader today. I was thinking of ripping an XviD and putting it up on a bay somewhere. Anyone interested in that?

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by getting the tv version ?

sure !

but in divx

no...... : )

 

sorry for my english...

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Yep, I'm interested in an online version. I prefer DVD, but if that's too much, then Divx will do :)

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Yep, I'm interested in an online version. I prefer DVD, but if that's too much, then Divx will do :)

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Sorry for the triple posts, computer error on my side. :-(

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I just hate torrenting DVDs because I'm kinda lazy. I suppose I could do it, though.  

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or upload them at rapidshare.com?

If a DVD is a problem, then do the divx version. Don't get yourself into much trouble if you don't want to do a DVD version.

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hey wait !

i want a dvd version !

c'mon maurice2029,divx sucks....

(specially if watched on 42" screen :)

please,please,please  ReverendBeastly  

sorry for my english...

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I prefer DVD, but it's not up to me. It's not my call.

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I, too, would love to see this posted as a DVD, either through a torrent, or preferably Rapidshare. Divx files look terrible on my TV. Would sure love to see this on my tv for nostalgia's sake, after all these years. I remember seeing this version on TV long ago.