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The Thing 2011 – Work Print Petition

by on Aug.21, 2015, under Other Musings

Am i the only person that enjoyed this film? Mathijs van Heijningen Jr’s prequel to Carpenter’s classic Snowy Alien film. Well, maybe things are gonna change a little. Horror fan, Aidan Cosky, has launched a petition asking CEO of Universal, Ron Meyer, to release a work print which includes all original SFX created by Amalgamated Dynamics. (The company behind the awesome Harbinger Down)  The story goes that the work print was hated by the films producers upon early viewings and the majority of the FX were replaced with CGI. (These were quite sympathetic in my opinion, but i’m always in favour of seeing some real creativity in the form of FX)

But you will need to wait a while as, if this petition is a success, the proposal is for a 10th Anniversary release which, if my math is correct, leaves us waiting until 2021. Yikes… can i really wait that long? Why not release it prior? Either way, check out the blurb here, and take a look at the clip showing some stunning FX work by Amalgamated Dynamics. Maybe you should also give the current version another look too…

 

 

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