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The Fog
The Fog
Actors: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman, Tom Atkins
Director: John Carpenter
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
R     2002     1hr 29min

Horror master John Carpenter offers up a triple treat with The Fog: Jamie Lee Curtis, Adrienne Barbeau, and Janet Leigh all in the same movie. As if that weren't enough, both John Houseman and Hal Holbrook make appearan...  more »

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Actors: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman, Tom Atkins
Director: John Carpenter
Creators: John Carpenter, Barry Bernardi, Charles B. Bloch, Debra Hill, Pegi Brotman, Edgar Allan Poe
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/27/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1979
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1979
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 7
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
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Member Movie Reviews

Keith A. (Keefer522)
Reviewed on 10/14/2013...
On the eve of its 100th anniversary celebration, a sleepy California coastal town is invaded by the vengeful spirits of a crew killed in a shipwreck years before. I hadn't seen John Carpenter's creepy classic since I was a pup and was pleased to see that it still holds up very well to this day.

Even sweeter, the cast list is a virtual who's who of '70s/'80s B-cinema, including Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins, and Janet Leigh!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Margaret S. (morgan2010) from GLENVIEW, IL
Reviewed on 10/22/2010...
The original fog is scary. The music is a take off of the halloween movie one note, and it adds to the scariness. Before computer generated giant effects, I really liked the movie.
3 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jo Anne H. from ZELIENOPLE, PA
Reviewed on 9/29/2009...
Love, love LOVE this movie. Creepy and a touch campy and perfect, in my opinion. Even the remake is pretty cool. Watch 'em back to back.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Kelli H. (charmedstores) from BANGOR, PA
Reviewed on 5/11/2009...
Love this movie
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Easter Egg Alert!
Daniel V. Reilly | Upstate New York, United States | 09/09/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"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....."
The Fog at last!
Brett D. Cullum | Houston, TX United States | 06/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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!"
Blue vs. Green: Answers revealed
B. MCINTIRE | Los Angeles, CA United States | 09/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"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."