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The Fog (Special Edition) (1980)

Jamie Lee Curtis , Adrienne Barbeau , John Carpenter  |  R |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (453 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jamie Lee Curtis, Adrienne Barbeau
  • Directors: John Carpenter
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Surround), French (Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Dubbed: English, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Fox Searchlight
  • DVD Release Date: October 4, 2005
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (453 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AM6OQ2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,058 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Fog (Special Edition)" on IMDb

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The FOG brings with it the souls of the dammed. Fog is nothing new to the quaint seaside village of Antonio Bay. But on the night of its 100th anniversary, a fogbank rolls in unlike any other. Eerie lights, dark figures, and the masts of an ancient schooner appear in the swirling mists, and soon the specters of long-murdered sailors descend upon the town. Using knife, hook and sword, they exact revenge for sins committed by the town's founding fathers, leaving horrified survivors struggling to solve a hundred-year crime. And they must solve it - or die. Starring Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Houseman, Janet Leigh and Hal Holbrook. John Carpenter's THE FOG is classic horror at its terrifying best.

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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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85 of 96 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 Good!
It was good! different from the latest version. But just as good!
Published 9 hours ago by melody A. Laforce
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay...
It's okay...
Published 3 days ago by Bradley
4.0 out of 5 stars Undemanding, old fun.
I love these old John Carpenter movies. Sure it's old, sure the special effects aren't what we expect from modern films, sure the plot is predictable - but I just have to admit to... Read more
Published 3 days ago by The no-nonsense reviewer
4.0 out of 5 stars this is a good one for the scary movie collection
I think this little gem of a movie has been overlooked and under appreciated, Rather than being overly gorey , this movie is actually
scary in the old fashon way of the older... Read more
Published 3 days ago by bill walker
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Classic horror!
Published 10 days ago by G-man
4.0 out of 5 stars Joh Carpenter's films are usually good, but this one is great
Joh Carpenter's films are usually good, but this one is great. The atmosphere is terrific and it features, the mother and daughter duo of Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Published 11 days ago by Anthony J. Dennis
4.0 out of 5 stars Must own for horror fans.
This Blu-ray features excellent, true to intention, video quality. Great audio, and a nice special features package. A must own for fans of the film, as well as horror enthusiasts.
Published 11 days ago by Joshua Arpin
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It!
An all time classic among horror fans! One of John Carpenter's best!
Published 14 days ago by Brian A McCright
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
I've watched this on Netflix it was messed up!
Published 17 days ago by Jenneka
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
the original is always the best. i'm so glad i was able to find it on amazon.
Published 17 days ago by sharon knight
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