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Universal Studios Home Entertainment is dropping their 2011 The Thing prequel on January 31, 2012. Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Ulrich Thomsen (Season of the Witch), Eric Christian Olsen (NCIS: Los Angeles) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost), the movie is a direct prequel to the classic 1982 John Carpenter movie of the same title.
In addition to the movie both the DVD and Blu-ray will carry the following bonus features:
- Deleted/extended scenes.
- Audio commentary track with director Matthijs van Heijningen and producer Eric Newman.
- Two featurettes examining the making of the movie: "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; "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."
The Blu-ray will also carry an UltraViolet digital copy of the movie.
The Thing DVD will carry a suggested retail price of $29.98 while the Blu-ray/DVD combo will list for $34.98.