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The Mist (Blu-ray)

Released on 10 November 2008

Featuring: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden & Laurie Holden

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

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Three-time Oscar®-nominee Frank Darabont (The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption) reunites with horror-master Stephen King to write and direct this chilling adaptation of the author's original short story, The Mist.

Following a violent thunderstorm, artist David Drayton and a small town community come under vicious attack from creatures prowling in a thick and unnatural mist. Local rumors point to an experiment called the 'The Arrowhead Project' conducted at a nearby top-secret military base, but questions as to the origins of the deadly vapor are secondary to the group's overall chances for survival.

  • Feature Commentary by Writer/ Director Frank Darabont
  • A conversation with Stephen King
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
  • Drew Struzan: An Appreciation of an Artist
  • Behind - the -scenes Webisodes
  • Trailer Gallery
  • B&W Feature
  • Director Introduction
  • When Darkness Came - Making of the Mist
  • Taming the Beast: The Making of scene 35
  • Monsters Among Us: The creature FX of The Mist
  • The Horror of It All: The Visual FX of The Mist

customer Reviews

 Average rating (33 reviews)

 A truly original story...King and Darabont score again

| | See all Bigal1870's reviews (36)

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I have read most of Stephen Kings novels over the years and you have to wonder how he keeps on churning out original ideas. Don't get me wrong, some of his novels do get a little too cerebral on occasions and not all of them have done so well on the screen. However The Mist scores as both a great thriller and a movie that will stay with you afterwards.

Basically this is a story about a group of people stranded in a supermarket after a mist descends on a small town. However this being a King story this mist contains all sorts of nasty creatures, some of which are truly horrific. Beasts, creepy crawlies and nasties in between stalk the streets; where are they from ? Well we do get an a suggestion midway through the film, but best to suspend disbelief and go with the flow.

Basically this film works best on the suggestion of what we don't see. Some of the beasts we just get a glimpse of, others are full frontal. We get to deal with the fears of the characters and their transformation from ordinary townsfolk to, in some cases, heroes and in others victims and villains.

The main character played by Thomas Jane is a believeable anti hero. An ordinary man who really doesn't want to be a leader in a crisis, but ends up facing and carrying out his (and anyone elses) worst nightmare. The ending, whilst over all too quickly, is truly disturbing.

Visually this movie is a treat in hi def. Whilst we don't get much in the way of deep blacks, there is plenty of dodgy CGI action and some of the flying creatures stand out very nicely in hi def. Again, a bit like The Shawshank Redemption, this is a film that doesn't really lend itself to glittering visuals or audio, it is a film that is worth buying for the story alone rather than just to watch and listen to. Did I really say that...but I guess you catch my drift.

There is plenty to test your hi def TV and 5.1 set up, and I would heartily recommend this movie. It's worth the cash for the ending alone.

 Excellent!

| | See all MrMovie's reviews (38)

The best way to watch this is not knowing anything about it, and you will be hooked, don't read the cover or watch the trailers, just put the disc in and press play.
One of the best movies I've seen in ages.

 A film that hits the spot most of the time

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I really enjoyed this film, but there are times where it feels more like a TV movie especailly some of the lesser FX, however there are other times where I really was on the edge of my seat. I really liked the story conclusion too not the usual run of the mill ending, although I did managed to second guess what might happen. This is a film worth watching, but I think this is more of a rental title rather than a purchase.

 A dark side

| | See all SouthStreetPlayer's reviews (2)

If you are expecting a monser movie, you will be disappointed with this. Yes there are monsters, and quite a bit of blood and gore, however it is not these things that make this movie chilling.
Its true, the movie doesnt provide many (or to some people, any) scares, but the people who blew this off miss the point which this movie portrays. For those who wish to see a differnent side of horror and with an open mind, I would highly recommend this.
The true horror in this film lies within. A great movie from start and especially to finish.

 Loved it, totally engrossing

| | See all godvalen's reviews (88)

Great atmosphere created as expected. I was totally enthralled from start to finish and after finised watching it I wanted to watch it again. So it must be great.

ActorsThomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher, Toby Jones, William Sadler, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frances Sternhagen, Nathan Gamble, Alexa Davalos, Chris Owen, Sam Witwer, Robert C. Treveiler & David Jensen
DirectorFrank Darabont
Certificate15 years and over
Year2007
ScreenWidescreen 1.85:1
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby True HD
SubtitlesEnglish ; English for the hearing impaired ; Spanish