The Fog 4K restoration Blu Ray

When the trickling fog creeps ever so slowly into the coastal town of Antonio Bay, the residents are not afraid. This is what living next to the sea can bring. The town is celebrating its settling and  founding,  100 years prior. The media and celebrations are in full swing. However when people are murdered by unseen assailants, Nick Castle ( Tom Atkins ), Stevie Wayne (Adrienne Barbeau ) and Elizabeth Solley ( Jamie Lee Curtis ) have to survive. If only to save the town from a murderous rampage.

Mark Cousins put it best. This is not Carpenters best film. Not by a country mile. It lacks the grace of previous films like HALLOWEEN, it lacks the skill in pared down direction in such films as ASSAULT ON PRESCIENT 13 and it plays to close to convention. However it has been given a full upscale from Studio Canal. This deserves big news and maybe even an element of praise. The 4K doesn’t over cook the image. The cloud feels thicker, the light textures feel richer. Gone are the lines from the DVD copy. Also gone is that fuzz from the first third and the opening beach fire scene handles the dual focus wonderfully. Now over the 4 discs, you get the film, the extras, the full laden soundtrack (seen in record form opposite and just as creaky but with less fizzing from the record.)

To the extras over flow on disc two. However as with everything, some are better than others. Of note are The Shape of The Thing to Come: John Carpenter Un-filmed. Detailing projects unmade which will please Carpenter fans galore. Horror’s Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark is both funny and informs you that a small town in California is not actually either. Retribution: Uncovering John Carpenter’s THE FOG a look back which is fair handed and honest…well a little

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQf0Y05arLA

Product Description

4 discs
(1 UHD, 1 Blu-ray feature, 1 Blu-ray extras, 1 CD Soundtrack)
1 poster
5 artcards
48 page book

Collector’s Edition Blu Ray Extras:

Retribution: Uncovering John Carpenter’s THE FOG: A brand retrospective documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures and featuring interviews with cinematographer Dean Cundey, production designer/editor Tommy Lee Wallace, photographer Kim Gottleib-Walker, make-up effects artist Steve Johnson, Carpenter biographer John Muir, music historian Daniel Schweiger, visual effects historian Justin Humphreys and assistant Larry Franco
The Shape of The Thing to Come: John Carpenter Un-filmed: A brand new featurette looking at the John Carpenter films that never were
Easter Egg – surprise!
Intro by John Carpenter – an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003
Scene Analysis by John Carpenter – Director John Carpenter analyses key scenes from The Fog, in an interview from 2003
Fear on Film: Inside the Fog (1980) – A vintage featurette which includes an interview with John Carpenter
The Fog: Storyboard to Film – original storyboards
Outtakes
TV Spots
Theatrical Trailers
Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes
Audio Commentary with writer/director John Carpenter and writer/director Debra Hill
Horror’s Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark
 – a fun tour of the film’s locations hosted by Sean Clark
Audio commentary with actors Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins and production designer Tommy Lee Wallace

 

 

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