Excerpt: Over the years, I have found myself returning to the films of John Carpenter more and more frequently. He’s one of those rare directors whose movies only seem to improve with the passage of time. More than once, I’ve reconsidered my opinion of movies that I initially wasn’t fond of, such as Prince Of Darkness . And movies that I enjoyed just fine the first time around seem even better on repeat viewings.
Summary: John Carpenter relays an anecdote about what sparked his idea for The Fog in the commentary ported over from the previous DVD release included on this new Blu-ray release. Carpenter and producer Debra Hill recount having visited Stonehenge on a blustery day filled with the famous English mists, at which point Carpenter turned toward Hill and asked, "What if there were something in that fog?
Conclusion: John Carpenter's 'The Fog' may not be as regarded as the horror-action director's other works, but it remains an entertainingly effective, even if a bit quaint, feature with an excellent creepy atmosphere. Fondly remembered and still thoroughly enjoyed, the movie stars several great actors providing a wealth of amusing performances. The Blu-ray arrives with a fantastic picture quality, but a slightly less than satisfying audio presentation.
Conclusion: . Shout! Factory continues to release amazing Blu-rays for classic horror films under its Scream Factory imprint. The Fog may not have the reputation of John Carpenter's seminal Halloween but it's a damn fine film and an especially accomplished ghost story. This new Blu-ray features a wonderful transfer and soundtrack for the film, as well as a host of revealing extras that film geeks will eat up. The Fog earns my highest recommendation! What Do You Think?
Conclusion: The Fog is yet another labor of love from Scream Factory. They have given this film the best possible release it’s likely ever to have. The film looks and sounds fantastic. The extras give you everything you’ve ever wanted. The interviews with Jamie Lee Curtis and Dean Cundey alone are reason enough to buy this disc. Oh, and the film is a superb horror classic as well.
Excerpt: John Carpenter began his directorial career with an uninterrupted explosion of creativity, turning out one uniquely memorable film after another while jumping across a variety of genres. For some reason, Hollywood has recently felt more inclined to remake those movies than to get behind new Carpenter projects.
Excerpt: "The Fog" är en dum film. Den är såpass jävla dum att jag inte behagar skriva så mycket mer än det här... Men kort och gott, "The Fog" är en nyinspelning av en 25 år gammal film av självaste John Carpenter, och nej, jag har inte sett originalet. För hundra år sedan förliste ett skepp under jämrans skumma omständigheter, och på årsdagen (jo, gamla spöken sitter tydligen ute till havs och klockar tiden) kommer en mystisk dimma in över land.
Excerpt: Nästa gamla skräckfilm att få sin remake-behandling är John Carpenters puttriga spökhistoria Dimman från 1980. Det lilla kustsamhället Antonio Bay ska fira sitt hundraårsjubileum, men mörka makter vill hämnas den gamla oförrätt som ligger bakom stadens grundande. En tjock, nästan levande, dimma rullar in från havet och sprider skräck. Originalfilmen blev aldrig särskilt skrämmande, men lyckades åtminstone skapa lite atmosfär. The fog försöker inte ens.