I forgot to save my free Redbox rentals from T-Mobile yesterday. Oh well, next time.:confused: They give them out about twice a month. “The Thing”. One of my two favorite practical effects movies of all time. “An American Werewolf in London” being the other. Still have both on HD DVD. Need to dust them off.\n\nI believe the HD DVD of The Thing shares the same master Universal used on its first Blu-ray launch of the title; from what I've read, Scream Factory's Collector's Edition Blu-ray -- which is the one I picked up -- betters that transfer in many areas. Anyway, can't complain; the film looks sharper than I've ever seen it before, and I've been suffering with the non-anamorphic Universal DVD for years.\n\nI agree about the practical effects of the film (Rob Bottin will always be remembered for his expert puppetry work on this title), as well as those of American Werewolf; another one in this category is Cronenberg's The Fly (which I simply can't sit through; that film literally gets under my skin like no other film does).