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Mist, The

Two-Disc Special Edition
Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 131 (May 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher, Toby Jones, William Sadler, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frances Sternhagen, Alexa Davalos & Nathan Gamble

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features on Disc One of this two-disc set include a feature commentary track by Writer/Director Frank Darabont, eight deleted scenes available with an optional commentary track, a seven-minute featurette Drew Struzan: An Appreciation Of An Artist, three behind-the-scenes Webisodes (ten minutes), and trailers. On Disc Two special features consist of a full-length black-and-white version of the film with or without an introduction by Darabont and the following featurettes: When Darkness Came: The Making Of The Mist (37 minutes), Taming The Beast: Shooting Scene 35 (12 minutes), Monsters Among Us: A Look At The Creature FX (13 minutes), and The Horror Of It All: The Visual FX Of The Mist (16 minutes).

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Genius Products
(Catalog Number): 81057
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Violence, terror, gore and language
(Retail Price): $32.95
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 126
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/25/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Frank Darabont
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When a malevolent fog engulfs a small town, killing anyone unfortunate enough to be caught outside, a group of townspeople are trapped in the local grocery store. David Drayton (Jane) and his young son are among the small group of terrified citizens in the store who have banded together in a fight for survival. However as The Mist spreads across the town, David is left to question which is more frightening: the monsters lurking in the fog or his fellow townsfolk. Based upon the novella by Stephen King. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.83:1 DVD exhibits a somewhat pleasing image, with a solid sense of dimensionality and resolution is fairly impressive, although there are times when the image can look somewhat soft. Fleshtones generally have an overly pinkish hue. Black levels are somewhat elevated and the heavy noise is most unsettling in the darkest scenes, to a point that it becomes a distraction. Shadow delineation is maintained to a point, although details in the near-black areas can look crushed. The image often looks harsh and digitized. (Danny Richelieu)

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