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The Mist The Mist

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Directed by: Frank Darabont
Based on the novella by Stephen King
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Blu-ray

Directed by: Frank Darabont
Based on the novella by Stephen King
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£7.99

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After a number of people in a small town in Maine are killed by supernatural creatures lurking in a thick fog, a small group of survivors led by artist David Drayton (Thomas Jane) take shelter in a local supermarket and attempt to discover the origins of the deadly mist.

Writer-director Frank Darabont, who showcased the softer side of Stephen King in his film adaptations of The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, turns to darker material for The Mist, his latest King adaptation about a group of ordinary townspeople trapped in a supermarket by a mysterious fogbank. Thomas Jane is top-billed as a Maine illustrator who attempts to calm the frightened shoppers, but his job is cut out for him from the get-go, first by the discovery of malevolent creatures lurking in the mist, and then by the mad mutterings of Mrs. Carmody (Marcia Gay Harden), a local eccentric who calls for Old Testament-style sacrifices to appease the supernatural forces. Darabont delivers monster movie thrills and understated social commentary with equal skill, and he's well supported by his cast (which includes Andre Braugher, Toby Jones, William Sadler and Jeffrey DeMunn) and the vivid special effects by KNB EFX, which effectively mix CGI with models and stop-motion animation (the terrific monsters were designed by legendary comic book artist Bernie Wrightson). And for those curious about how the novella's downbeat ending has translated to film, suffice it to say that Darabont's conclusion is at once different and more unsettling than King's. --Paul Gaita --This text refers to an alternate Blu-ray edition.

Special Features:
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Access
  • Bonus Footage
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Behind The Scenes
  • Documentaries:
    • 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
    • Drew Struzan: An Appreciation of an Artist
  • Interviews: Stephen King (Author)
  • Commentary: Frank Darabont (Writer/Director)

After a number of people in a small town in Maine are killed by supernatural creatures lurking in a thick fog, a small group of survivors led by artist David Drayton (Thomas Jane) take shelter in a local supermarket and attempt to discover the origins of the deadly mist.

Writer-director Frank Darabont, who showcased the softer side of Stephen King in his film adaptations of The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, turns to darker material for The Mist, his latest King adaptation about a group of ordinary townspeople trapped in a supermarket by a mysterious fogbank. Thomas Jane is top-billed as a Maine illustrator who attempts to calm the frightened shoppers, but his job is cut out for him from the get-go, first by the discovery of malevolent creatures lurking in the mist, and then by the mad mutterings of Mrs. Carmody (Marcia Gay Harden), a local eccentric who calls for Old Testament-style sacrifices to appease the supernatural forces. Darabont delivers monster movie thrills and understated social commentary with equal skill, and he's well supported by his cast (which includes Andre Braugher, Toby Jones, William Sadler and Jeffrey DeMunn) and the vivid special effects by KNB EFX, which effectively mix CGI with models and stop-motion animation (the terrific monsters were designed by legendary comic book artist Bernie Wrightson). And for those curious about how the novella's downbeat ending has translated to film, suffice it to say that Darabont's conclusion is at once different and more unsettling than King's. --Paul Gaita --This text refers to an alternate Blu-ray edition.

Special Features:
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Access
  • Bonus Footage
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Behind The Scenes
  • Documentaries:
    • 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
    • Drew Struzan: An Appreciation of an Artist
  • Interviews: Stephen King (Author)
  • Commentary: Frank Darabont (Writer/Director)

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SKU 5060116723748
Format Blu-Ray

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