Exclusive The Thing deleted scene and featurette: watch now

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 .

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.