Blu-ray Disc Highlight: THE FOG - Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory)
"11:55, almost midnight. Enough time for one more story. One more story before 12:00, just to keep us warm. In five minutes, it will be the 21st of April. One hundred years ago on the 21st of April, out in the waters around Spivey Point, a small clipper ship drew toward land. Suddenly, out of the night, the fog rolled in. For a moment, they could see nothing, not a foot in front of them. Then, they saw a light. By God, it was a fire burning on the shore, strong enough to penetrate the swirling mist. They steered a course toward the light. But it was a campfire, like this one. The ship crashed against the rocks, the hull sheared in two, mars snapped like a twig. The wreckage sank, with all the men aboard. At the bottom of the sea, lay the Elizabeth Dane, with her crew, their lungs filled with salt water, their eyes open, staring to the darkness. And above, as suddenly as it come, the fog lifted, receded back across the ocean and never came again. But it is told by the fishermen, and their fathers and grandfathers, that when the fog returns to Antonio Bay, the men at the bottom of the sea, out in the water by Spivey Point will rise up and search for the campfire that led them to their dark, icy death."
Anyone who regularly reads my post knows that I’m a big fan of the Shout! Factory horror label, Scream Factory and it is releases like this that reaffirm why.
John Carpenter’s 1980 film THE FOG gets the Scream treatment in a deluxe collector’s edition. As usual you can choose between the newly designed cover art or go retro with the original version. Packed with extras, the Scream Factory team goes out of their way to make these releases worthy of a spot on anyone’s Blu-ray shelf.
I also happen to know that THE FOG is a personal favorite of the manager of the label, so you can bet that this one got some extra TLC.