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The Fog (Collector's Edition) (1980)

Adrienne Barbeau , Jamie Lee Curtis , John Carpenter  |  R |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (438 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman, Tom Atkins
  • Directors: John Carpenter
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Collector's Edition, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Shout! Factory
  • DVD Release Date: July 30, 2013
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (438 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00C7E3ELE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #158,911 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

• New 1080p High-Definition Transfer Supervised By Cinematographer Dean Cundey

• Audio Commentary With Writer/Director John Carpenter And Writer/Producer Debra Hill

• New Audio Commentary With Actors Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins And Production Designer Tommy Lee Wallace

• New Interview With Jamie Lee Curtis

• Tales From The Mist: Inside The Fog Featurette

• Fear On Film: Inside The Fog Featurette

• The Fog: Storyboard To Film Featurette

• Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – A New Look At The Film’s Locations

• Outtakes

• Theatrical Trailers

• TV Spots

• Photo Gallery


Editorial Reviews

When the fog rolls in... the terror begins! This moody horror classic from master of terror John Carpenter (The Thing) and producer Debra Hill (Escape from New York) stars Adrienne Barbeau (Swamp Thing), Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Tom Atkins (Halloween III: Season of the Witch), Hal Holbrook (Creepshow) and Janet Leigh (Psycho). Don’t get lost in the fog...


The sleepy seaside village of Antonio Bay is about to learn the true meaning of the word vengeance. For this seemingly perfect town masks a guilty secret... a past steeped in greed and murder. Exactly 100 years ago, a ship was horribly wrecked under mysterious circumstances in a thick, eerie fog. Now, shrouded in darkness, the long dead mariners have returned from their water grave to exact a bloody revenge.

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109 of 114 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easter Egg Alert! September 9, 2002
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Finally! The Fog comes to DVD! The Fog is one of my favorite horror films, and it's great to see it get the full DVD treatment!
The plot is simple: On her 100th anniversary, the small hamlet of Antonio Bay is beseiged by a strange fog, cloaking the vengeful ghosts of a murdered leper colony, whose deaths provided the wealth necessary to start the town. Writer/Director John Carpenter gets right to the point, and there isn't a wasted frame of film in this tightly paced chiller. The scene where the men on the fishing boat see the ghost-ship is one of the classic movie creep-outs, and the ending is great. This film really harks back to the old ghost story films of the 40's.
The DVD is full-frame on one side, and the widescreen side of the disc has all of the extras, including commentary by Carpenter and co-writer/producer Debra Hill, an old documentary and a made-for-the-DVD documentary, trailers and commercials, posters and print ads, and lots more. (I would have liked to have seen more about the makeup effects for Blake and his crew, but that's just me...) The film transfer is GREAT- The Fog has never looked better, and the colors are lovely and vibrant. I even managed to find an easter egg! On the "Special features" screen, tab up until a pair of glowing eyes appear in the fog- press enter and you'll see a brief (a little under three minutes) music video of behind-the-scenes-footage from the making of the film.
Overall, The Fog is a must-have for fans of Ghost stories or John Carpenter. Now lets see Escape From New York and Prince of Darkness get the deluxe treatment.....
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71 of 78 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Fog at last! June 26, 2000
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
I am so glad this got a re-release on video! I have been searching for this movie for years. Okay, so this one is not the classic that Halloween was but look at the cast... Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Adrianne Barbeau, Hal Holbrook, and Nancy Loomis. It's a mood piece (not too much happens quickly)...pure and simply put it's just a creepy movie. But the scenes with Adrianne Barbeau as a deejay pleading for anybody who can hear her to help her son "get out of the fog" are worth the price of the video alone. It's a wonderfully fun film that any John Carpenter fan will enjoy! The signature music is there, and the cinematography is great too! It's not your typical "slasher" movie. THE FOG aspires to be something more...or maybe something less depending on how you see it. It opens with a man telling a ghost story around a campfire about a ship of un-dead lepers exacting their revenge on the inhabitants of a small coastal town. Well, that's what this is! It's a ghost story that you might hear around a campfire. Primal and scary, and not really all that gory or violent. It's a wise purchase for any horror fans out there!
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84 of 95 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blue vs. Green: Answers revealed September 8, 2006
Format:DVD
Here is the lowdown on the re-release of this Special Edition. The original S.E (Green cover art) was put out by MGM in late 2002 with the Hi-Def transfer, 5.1 audio, featurettes - all the bells and whistles. When Sony acquired MGM in 2005, they discontinued this version. Taking the existing DLT, they slapped on a trailer for their new re-make (as well as the prerequisite umpteen cross-promotional trailers) and altered the cover art (Blue!) for no other reason than to drive ticket sales for what turned out to be one of the worst horror re-makes of this truly ugly cycle American cinema seems to be going through now. So unless you're hungry for advertising, go with whichever one you can find for the least amount of money - it's all the same thing.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Finally Gets A Class-Act Treatment! September 11, 2002
Format:DVD
Let's just cut to the chase right now and say THIS is THE version of The Fog to own. If you're a fan of the movie, or of John Carpenter (before he turned into a pod person and became incapable of releasing anything but dreck), buy this disc now! The transfer is beautiful: the contrast is high, the detail incredible, the colour rich, and the sound well-balanced. In fact, the overall image quality is better than that of the laserdisc version, with almost no noticeable flecks or scratches, and is almost entirely free of compression artifacting (the only spot I noticed it was after the attack on The Seagrass, when the fog completely covers the screen, and even then I really had to look to notice it). Even the menu screens get the professional touch, with artfully composed looping clips from the movie as well as art and sounds created specifically for the DVD.
As far as sound, I'm no expert, but this disc really seemed to clean up all the problems found on previous versions. The levels seem balanced: no playing remote jockey to lower or raise the volume. And MGM even fixed faulty dialogue cues (for example, on the laserdisc version, during the attack on the church, when Father Malone makes his way out of the study to take the gold cross to Blake, and Andy warns him not to, the line "Don't go out there" plays, and then about five seconds later you see Andy's lips move. On the DVD, the cue and action are perfectly synched).
The extras are decent, but nothing to write home about.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Original is the Best
Love the original. It's a John Carpenter film. Did not like the re-make, just did not have the same eerie theme.
Love the actors and the music. A must see film
Published 3 days ago by Mary Amara
3.0 out of 5 stars DVD is better
Well... i don't understand the blu-ray here. It looks grainy. The sound might be fabulous in a bazillion-dollar theater, but in my family room... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Doc Bunny
4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT disc for an overlooked film.
The Fog may not be John Carpenter's strongest film, but it certainly is one of his most atmospheric. Read more
Published 9 days ago by jellydonut25
3.0 out of 5 stars Guilty pleasure
Probably not a surprise this never won an Oscar, but there's just something about it. Maybe it's the location shots of Point Reyes. Or Hal Holbrook's over-acting. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Tin Pigeon
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrifying and Amazing!
The Fog is one of my favorite horror films ever! It is terrifying and creepy throughout and the fact it has no blood is just amazing. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Jason Acosta
5.0 out of 5 stars Blu is better
I remember being disappointed it was not as good as holloween but now on blu I give it 5 stars, great transfer and up there with they live .
Published 21 days ago by Mitchell J. Mehdy
5.0 out of 5 stars Killer Pirates in the Mist!
Released after "Halloween," fans were eager for Carpenter's follow-up and he did not disappoint. Read more
Published 1 month ago by MarvinScheinmanEsq
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic scary, 80's Style
Love it! Watch it several times a year. Remake not near as good. A top 10 horror movie in my opinion.
Published 1 month ago by L. Denktas
5.0 out of 5 stars Blu-ray is superb for this film!
As with most John Carpenter films on of his filming styles are darker and low lighting angles to add to the effect of the film. I own both the regular DVD and now the Blu-ray. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Hunyadi
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the SCARIEST movies...EVER!
The Fog takes place in a small coastal town.

The Fog brings with it some scary characters. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bookreader79424
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