Exclusive The Thing deleted scene and featurette: watch now

A behind-the-scenes look at The Thing remake/prequel

The Thing (2011) is out on DVD and Blu-ray next week, and to give you a taster of what to expect, we’ve got two exclusive videos for you.

First up is a deleted scene, ‘Start the helicopter’. While it doesn’t have Arnie barking ‘Get to the chopper!’, it does show just how closely the setting of John Carpenter’s The Thing has been evoked.

The clip isn’t for the faint-hearted, as the unsuspecting chopper pilot chances upon some charred, barely human remains at the Antarctica research site.

Watch the deleted scene now:


And for those of you interested in the technical wizardry underneath the alien grue, we’ve also got a Making Of featurette that’s part of the DVD extras.

Even though the curtain’s pulled back, there’s still some imagery in here that’s likely to challenge the contents of your stomach.

The team give an insight into how they homaged Carpenter’s movie with a practical puppetry effects, while still using CGI to blend some of the seams.

Check it out:



The Thing is out on DVD and Blu-ray on 26 March 2012. Read our The Thing review.


Are you a sucker for practical effects? Your opinions please!


    • cwhitewlf

      Mar 22nd 2012, 13:33

      im sorry did i miss something but didnt this movie come out on dvd/and blu ray like several months ago, i mean come on, get up to date guys sheesh, at least have info on new movies and make the movies something worth checking out!!!!!

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    • cwhitewlf

      Mar 22nd 2012, 13:36

      ps u dont even have the release date at the bottom of the article right!!!!

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    • trist808

      Mar 22nd 2012, 14:05

      The Thing was released Dec 2nd 2011 and films have to have a 16 week theatrical window before being unleashed upon home entertainment, so the timing is spot on. @cwhitewlf, are you based in the States by any chance? Total Film is a UK publication and release dates on films both at the cinema and on Blu-ray/DVD sometimes differ.

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    • Heisenberg

      Mar 22nd 2012, 17:12

      That deleted clip isn't even an exclusive, i remember seeing that at the end of the movie.

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    • Trickycustomer

      Mar 22nd 2012, 17:18

      Your quite right Heisenberg, it was at the end of the movie. Come on total film! must of walked out when the credits started rolling.lol

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    • ChrisWootton

      Mar 22nd 2012, 17:25

      On the cinema version you don't see Lars getting the explosives.. its slightly longer but nothing major. I quite liked the film.. bit over the top in places and a slight missed opportunity but good fun.

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    • Trickycustomer

      Mar 22nd 2012, 18:03

      Heisenberg is right it was at the end of the film, Deleted scene???? Ha

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    • Ali1748

      Mar 22nd 2012, 19:32

      Despite basically just being a remake I enjoyed it.

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