The Thing From Another World

Audio problem: While at the saucer crash site, some of the characters approach the air foil of the saucer. Dr. Carrington asks Vorhees if he can tell what metal it is. After Barnes is asked to bring some tools, watch Dr. Carrington's lips. He's obviously talking to Captain Hendry, but there is no audio.

Tony DiClemente

Audio problem: After arriving at the saucer crash site, a few members of the expedition approach the air foil of the saucer. Dr. Carrington asks Vorhees if he can tell what metal it is made of. After Barnes is asked to bring some tools in order to take some metal filings of the air foil, Dr. Carrington is obviously talking to Captain Hendry, but there is no audio. Mistake observed in video format.

Audio problem: After the captain checks the x-ray room for the Thing, he turns off the light. However, we hear the click after the light starts to turn off.

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Revealing mistake: The Thing takes a swing at the captain after the captain opens the door. As the Thing swings his arm, he takes out a chunk of wood out of the door. If you step through the frames on the DVD, you can see the wood leaving the door a full second after the Thing has hit it. A small explosive charge that was not in sync with the actor. You can also see the outline of where the wood comes off before he swings his arm. And one more thing, his arm does not touch the door or even comes close to where the wood comes off - a safety precaution I presume. (00:57:33)

Larry Koehn
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Suggested correction: It is not a full second delay. It is four frames which translates to 1/6 of a second. Everything described in this entry is only visible if you step through frame by frame which invalidates the mistake.

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Hendry: Not a sign. We poked into every snowbank within miles.
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Cpl. Barnes: Sure did.
Dr. Chapman: Scare you?
Cpl. Barnes: Not after I saw it was only a bear.

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