The Thing [Blu-ray]
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not even close. Shout’s transfer was good for its time, but now you can see the color grading was too cold and “blue-ish”, and there’s also some filter at work that doesn’t do justice to the movie’s look and details. High Dynamic Range is provided via HDR10 and the BT.2020 spec that allows up to 10-bits of color depth. As far as color, The Thing has a less saturated palette than other HDR films but there is evidence of deeper color in the shadow and bright areas that were not possible in 8-bit color on Blu-rays.
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Still, this is the best that The Thing has ever looked on home video and Scream should be commended for their efforts, even if the picture isn't the most representative of what the film is supposed to look like. They have gotten closer than any other company, so they deserve a lot of praise for that.The Thing' is easily one of my favorite horror movies of the recent past. It's an all-around good time that, despite being new, has the feel and tone of the horror movies of old. You don't need to know John Carpenter's 'The Thing', but the more familiar you are with it, the more fun this one will be.
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Technically, 'The Thing' is a prequel, but the movie itself plays out like a remake, following the exact same formula as the original. Handy flamethrowers are stashed all over the station. Nobody knows who they can or can't trust. There's even a test that they administer to one another to see if they're human or not – but don't worry, it's not the blood test again, but something fresh, new, and fun. 'The Thing' is a prequel that plays out like an homage-filled remake, but with a fresh and fun story. It's a remake for audiences who don't know the '82 version, and a prequel for those who do know the story and want more.After two men in a Norwegian helicopter flew into their camp trying to kill a single dog, the crew of a U.S. Antarctic research station encounters something from beyond the stars. An alien creature capable of infecting and perfectly imitating any living breathing organism. With any number of their team infected by the creature, helicopter pilot MacReady (Kurt Russell) and the survivors of the station must find a way of identifying and killing each imitation before it’s too late. them. The nondescript sets, with little recourse for the comfort of the terrified prisoners-of-fear,
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Couldn't agree more. Just looking at any of those comparison shots and it's so, so, so clear that one of those better brings "The Thing" to life than the other.HD Report is a trusted online news publication with experts in entertainment technology, physical & online media, video gaming, and consumer products.