Thing: The Musical aka Escape from the Shining Alien Thing from Beyond the Stars, The

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1982
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119
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Brief Synopsis:
This fanedit is my love letter to John Carpenter's classic horror film "The Thing" but also to that beautiful decade that was the 80s. There are many, many movie and pop culture references throughout; there's a new soundtrack, alternate dialog, new visual effects (some so subtle only the most hardcore The Thing fans will notice) and more Easter eggs than Palmer's got dutchies. Basically, I threw everything but the kitchen sink at this Thing.
Intention:
Like many of my mashups, this came from a single idea. It occurred to me that Norris' chest opening up kind of looked like the Sarlac pit in Return of the Jedi and when I added that iconic Jedi music to that defibrillator scene it was wildly inappropriate and I loved it and then it gave me another idea. What if the spaceship from the beginning of the movie crashed because there was a xenomorph on board? Then another; what if The Thing was a sequel to all of the actors' previous movies? Like what if MacReady was the used car salesman from "Used Cars"? And did you know that MacReady's boss in that movie is called "Fuchs"?

And that's how you end up spending a year on a remix project. I absolutely loved working on this. It was a blast.
Other Sources:
There are way too many sources in this to list all here and besides, it would spoil the experience. But to give you an idea of the vibe of this remix, there's footage, references or homages to The Thing from Another World (1951), Alien (1979), Predator (1987), Wargames (1983), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Airwolf (1984), Transformers (1985) and many others.

The new soundtrack includes music by David Bowie, Duran Duran, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Blondie, Queen, John Williams, James Horner, Alan Silvestri and more.
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Special Thanks:
Special thanks to Dwight Fry for previewing this and for the feedback and support.
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
Deleted scenes and alternate takes (19 minutes)
Trailers
English subtitles.
Editing Details:
I use the "remix" button on Sony Vegas. It's easy!
Poster by blueyoda


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The Thing Super Special Edition Trailer

Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1982
Original Running Time:
109
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
119
Time Added:
10
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
This fanedit is my love letter to John Carpenter's classic horror film "The Thing" but also to that beautiful decade that was the 80s. There are many, many movie and pop culture references throughout; there's a new soundtrack, alternate dialog, new visual effects (some so subtle only the most hardcore The Thing fans will notice) and more Easter eggs than Palmer's got dutchies. Basically, I threw everything but the kitchen sink at this Thing.
Intention:
Like many of my mashups, this came from a single idea. It occurred to me that Norris' chest opening up kind of looked like the Sarlac pit in Return of the Jedi and when I added that iconic Jedi music to that defibrillator scene it was wildly inappropriate and I loved it and then it gave me another idea. What if the spaceship from the beginning of the movie crashed because there was a xenomorph on board? Then another; what if The Thing was a sequel to all of the actors' previous movies? Like what if MacReady was the used car salesman from "Used Cars"? And did you know that MacReady's boss in that movie is called "Fuchs"?

And that's how you end up spending a year on a remix project. I absolutely loved working on this. It was a blast.
Other Sources:
There are way too many sources in this to list all here and besides, it would spoil the experience. But to give you an idea of the vibe of this remix, there's footage, references or homages to The Thing from Another World (1951), Alien (1979), Predator (1987), Wargames (1983), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Airwolf (1984), Transformers (1985) and many others.

The new soundtrack includes music by David Bowie, Duran Duran, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Blondie, Queen, John Williams, James Horner, Alan Silvestri and more.
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image
Special Thanks:
Special thanks to Dwight Fry for previewing this and for the feedback and support.
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
Deleted scenes and alternate takes (19 minutes)
Trailers
English subtitles.
Editing Details:
I use the "remix" button on Sony Vegas. It's easy!
Poster by blueyoda


image

The Thing Super Special Edition Trailer

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What can be said about this monumentally amazing mash-up of The Thing et al that has not already been said before. Well I could say that it cures warts, but that would be a lie, so I won't.

If you are looking for the ultimate party movie for horror fans look no further, unless you like looking further for no reason after you have been advised not to look any further.

I'm an old curmudgeonly bastard who rarely laughs at anything, and I was laughing my ass off a number of times during The Thing: The Musical aka Escape from the Shining Alien Thing from Beyond the Stars. To be clear my ass did not actually fall off, but I did laugh.

Fun. Fun. Fun.

Highly recommended for any horror fan with a pulse.

PS. The helicopter really does say Norge or something on the side.

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An easy, fun watch! hahah :)

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Based on the trailer, i wasn't sure quite what to expect, so let me make it more clear to those who are curious (without spoiling anything). While there are elements & clips & audio from many other sources, they are primarily just small bits added to the main story which is the original The Thing. Also, while the main progression & core story stays true, it adds SO many comic elements as to definitely recategorize this film as a "comedy horror". And my god, the humor got me so good. As a huge fan of the original movie, the humor never belittles that creator's work, but simply adds farce & inside jokes & unexpected quirks all throughout. This movie was the most fun I've had in a while. It was so fun, that the whole time I was getting ready for work the next morning, i frequently chuckled & laughed out loud as random crazy parts kept running through my head. That rarely happens for me.
As far as audio & video quality, I watched on my desktop computer in 1080p, but i didn't notice any problems in that limited context. Editing quality was top notch, breaking up the monotony with more flavor & flare in it's different styles of tangents.
I'm so happy I gave this one a chance. Btw, there are 2 feature variations. I watched & prefer "the Tranzor Variation". *IMPORTANT NOTE: don't pass up on the separate mp4 file of "deleted scenes & alternate takes." there is a ton of great stuff in there, including at least 2 sequences I wholeheartedly wish were left in the main movie. so good.

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A master class in editing with countless pop culture references and easter eggs. But don't let the trailer fool you into expecting campy humor à la Sugar, Abrahams and Sugar every few seconds. It's more of an homage to the original film with comedy elements. I love the 80's, I love my Facehuggers, but as I said - I would have liked (maybe it's my ADHS) a faster pace. Howevery that's just my taste and doesn't take anything away from this super creative movie.


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WOW! I agree with everything darth-awesome said below. I had an absolute blast with this edit! This is one of the most creative and inventive edits I have ever seen. Blueyoda demonstrates some truly brilliant editing skills, with some masterful rescoring, dubbing and cutting; often to hilarious effect!

The amount of easter eggs, references and joke cameos edited in makes this feel like John Carpenter's The Thing done in the style of The Naked Gun and Airplane! Pure, campy entertainment! WATCH THROUGH THE CREDITS! Great for viewing with a group of friends while drinking or enjoying other mind altering substances... speaking of which, the old school commercial breaks had me in stiches!

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