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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.....
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm a big John Carpenter fan but I'm never heard of this movie and I was surprised it was spooky in the old traditional way and not full of blood and guts.Published 10 hours ago by Brian Cooper
Let me make it clear that I have always liked The Fog. It's not a great film by any means, but I like it enough to own a copy. Read morePublished 8 days ago by TC
Very good copy, I loved this the first time I saw it, it's the best version.Published 10 days ago by robert brownell
Very fine product except the scene with the Weatherman's murder has vertical lines which I don't understand as was restored... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Roger M
I own other John Carpenter classics on blu-ray (Halloween III, Escape from New York, The Thing), but this title was definitely a step down in picture quality and not noticeably... Read morePublished 15 days ago by LJ
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