Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Fog (1980)

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 30, 2013
Price: DVD $19.93, Blu-ray $29.93
Studio: Shout! Factory


The Fog movie sceneJohn Carpenter’s (The Thing) well-remembered 1980 horror film The Fog features the formidable, genre-friendly cast of film includes Adrienne Barbeau (Creepshow), Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies), Janet Leigh (Psycho), John Houseman (Rollerball), and Hal Holbrook (Lincoln).

The movie kicks off with a weather-beaten old fisherman (Houseman) telling a tale of betrayal and death to fascinated children as they huddle together by their campfire. As a piece of driftwood in a child’s hands glows with a spectral light, an eerie fog envelops the bay and from it’s midst emerge dripping demonic victims of a century old shipwreck seeking revenge–which they find in the form of wreaking havoc on a small Northern California coastal town.

Shout! Factory’s release represents the atmospheric ghost story’s Blu-ray debut. A previous DVD edition was issued by MGM back in 2002.

The Blu-ray and DVD of The Fog contain the following new features:

– New HD transfer of the film supervised by Director of Photography Dean Cundey
– Exclusive interview with Actress Jamie Lee Curtis discussing The Fog and covering her legendary early 80s “Scream Queen” career.
– Audio commentary featuring Actress Adrienne Barbeau, Actor Tom Atkins and Production Designer Tommy Lee Wallace
– Retrospective interview with Director of Photography Dean Cundey about his many legendary collaborations with John Carpenter
– Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – A Look At The Film’s Locations with host Sean Clark

The discs also contain the following extras taken from MGM’s prior DVD release include:
– Tales From The Mist: Inside The Fog Featurette
– Fear On Film: Inside The Fog Featurette
– The Fog: Storyboard To Film Featurette
– Outtakes
– Theatrical Trailers & TV Spots
– Photo Gallery and Storyboards
– Audio Commentary With Writer/Director John Carpenter And Writer/Producer Debra Hill

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.