The Mist Blu-ray announced for Sept 16

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  1. Jim_K

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  2. Jari K

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    Great news! This must mean, that the "Weinstein" is "back"?
     
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    Nice! I really hope the black and white version is included here
     
  4. Joseph J.D

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    Excellent......I've been wanting to watch this one. Maybe now that Weinstein is (supposedly) on the same page as the rest of the studios, perhaps "Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair' is a possibility.
     
  5. Paul Arnette

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    I caved because the Two-Disc Collector's Edition contained the black-and-white version of the movie. Until I see that the forthcoming Blu-ray Disc includes both versions, I won't regret that choice. That said, I certainly hope it does, and I'll be buying this release regardless, as that is how much I enjoyed this film.
     
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    Sold! I waited on this one too!
     
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    Looks like you don't have to worry! [​IMG]
     
  9. Paul Arnette

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    Yes, that is indeed excellent news! Murphy's Law dictates that the black-and-white version wouldn't have been included if I hadn't bought the Collector's Edition SD DVD though. [​IMG] Oh, well, this film was that good, IMHO.
     
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    What movies did Weinstein release on HD DVD? I know they put out Clerks II but what else did they release?
     
  11. Walter Kittel

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    Weinstein HD-DVD releases:

    Black Christmas (2006)
    Harsh Times
    Feast
    Lucky Number Slevin
    Pulse
    The Matador
    Scary Movie 4
    Wolf Creek

    Genius released

    School for Scoundrels
    Derailed

    - Walter.
     
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    Thanks, Walter!
     
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    Good to see Weinstein finally getting back into the HD game... I just hope they release their Dragon Dynasty stuff this time around.
     
  14. Jeff McMillan

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    Glad I held out. As a horror fan that is pretty jaded by most newer horror films, this one really stood out to me.
     
  15. Dave Mack

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    Sorry to vent, guys...
    I don't mind dark endings or films but this was needless and pointless. I get that Darabont was going for the cynical "Night Of the Living Dead" ending, but that's not the way the original was. A cheap, manipulative way to wring emotion out of the audience that is neither telegraphed nor earned. A cop-out. Imagine if at the end of "The Shawshank Redemption" Morgan Freeman's character "Red" had been killed right before he meets up again with Tim Robbins's character? Would absolutely suck and pretty much negate the preceding 2 hours of movie, yes? Sure, it would have been HEAVY and SAD and TRAGIC but simply wrong for the film and story it was in. Well, as someone who has been a fan of the novella "The Mist" for years, I'm amazed that King let this kinda major story change fly. Maybe that van clipping him by the side of the road really did send him into the dark. A shame. Up until the ending I was absolutely loving it. I had heard that the ending was different but never imagined it would happen the way it did. As a recent new father, it pissed me off even more. Lazy, manipulative film-making 101. A cheap, tasteless ending for a good film and for a novella that deserved much better.

    Thanks, Frank. From now on, I'll just re-read the story and not rewatch the film again. I'm GLAD the movie tanked at the box office. It deserved to IMHO...


    On the plus side, the B+W version looked excellent.

    [​IMG]


    (Sorry, one of my all time fave stories by King ruined IMHO and me being a new father really being bothered by the ending....)
     
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    Psst...Dave...it made $53 million worldwide on an $18 million budget. Even if advertising was 1/2 of the budget (making the total cost $27 million), the movie still made money. [​IMG]

    Source: Box Office Mojo
     
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    Come on Dave, tell us how you really feel.

    Having just watched this movie again last weekend, my opinion is the opposite of Dave's. I had no problem with it at all (granted, I'm not a father yet). I never read the novella either, but I believe that King went on record to say that he thinks Darabont's ending was, in his opinion, much better than his own. I just went on Wikipedia to check what the ending of the Novella was and I just don't think that would have worked for me in this film. Not only was the ending in the film appropiately brutal, but it gave a nice twist ending as well. like you're now "allowed" to do that.) I feel sometimes sentiments like that are the reason that Hollywood does not like to take risks and present daring story choices. You're obviously perfectly free to express your opinion, of course, but I must say, you're above comment seems a bit unwarranted to me.

    I think "The Mist" was the best horror film to come out of Hollywood since 2004's "Dawn of the Dead"
     
  18. MattFini

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    REALLY well said, Will, and I agree with you in all regards.

    The Mist is my favorite horror movie in a very long time and having watched the Blu-Ray this past weekend, I was quite pleaed with the a/v quality.

    I think it's a msterpiece through and through. LOVED the ending, it's appropriate for the movie--at least for my money. Very painful and bothersome.

    I love that a horror film was able to provoke that rection in me again ... it's been far too long.
     
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    Funny about King's comment about Darabont's ending being better than his own. I'm a huge King fan and find little to complain about, but one of my dear friends from college used to say "Man, King can create a 98% compelling narrative but he needs to learn how to end his stories better." [​IMG] She'd be smiling now, I'm sure.

    I haven't watched the film yet, and to be honest I don't remember the book all that well either, so I'm looking forward to screening this on Friday on BD and the re-reading the book (I have it somewhere) and posting my thoughts.
     
  20. Dave Mack

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    Gotcha Will,

    and last nite I was pretty peeved. (also have been working 60-70 hour weeks for the last 6 weeks and am beat and was REALLY looking forward to finally watching this as because of our baby, we haven't been to the movies in forever)
    It's also a story that I loved and reread many times over the years. I understand having a bit of a different ending but a completely opposite one?
    Also when a fave story or book of yours is radically changed it can be very irritating, (hence the unusal venom from me late last nite)
    For example, I saw Kubrick's The Shining when I was 12 having never read the book and loved it. I had a few friends (older) and relatives who had read the book first and HATED the film, I mean HATED it because of the change regarding Dick Hallorhan's fate. Later after reading the book, I saw their point even if I didn't have the same pissed reaction. With "The Mist", I did in regards to the fate of the people in the car.

    Well, just IMHO, King made the wrong choice and should've kept the original ending or not one that was just so "Oooh, how IRONIC!"
    Smacks of cheap manipulation and laziness IMHO.


    JUST in my little opinion...

    [​IMG].
     

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