THE NEXT BIG THING

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Progression of image restoration on a scene from ‘Roman Holiday’

Best Buy offered an exclusive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack of Universal Pictures’ 1982 horror movie The Thing from director John Carpenter for $25.99. Based on the 1938 John W. Campbell Jr. novella Who Goes There?, the science fiction horror film follows a group of American researchers in Antarctica who encounter a parasitic extraterrestrial life-form that assimilates, then imitates other organisms.

Also available were 4K combo pack Steelbooks of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window and Vertigo, also $25.99 apiece. The murder mystery Rear Window (1954) stars James Stewart as a voyeuristic neighbor with Grace Kelly as his girlfriend, and the film noir psychological thriller Vertigo (1958) also stars Stewart, this time as a retired police detective with vertigo investigating a mysterious woman.