Shout! Factory have done another terrific job here on John Carpenters classic 1979 horror The Fog. Dean Cundey has supervised a brand new 1080P transfer. For the films budget & the era it looks about as good as it could there is some print damage in the way of speckles, hairs & other minor artifacts but overall its a pretty solid release & it goes without saying this looks the best it ever has on a home video format. Time to bin the previously awful sub-standard Blurays + HD-DVD. There is a LOT of grain on this release though & I mean a LOT mainly in the darker scenes. If they used any DNR here its minimal to non existant as that would have removed it all. Pretty much every night time scene has bucket loads of grain in the shadows.
Sound is remastered into DTS 5.1 sounds pretty decent with some deep bass for the era but the sound is pretty much all dialog based anyway for most of the movie although Carpenters music still sounds terrific & very atmospheric.
This has the usual Shout! Factory double sided poster (flip is the original home video image of JLC behind the door with the fog outside). Plenty of extras as well. The movie takes up 26GB the other 16GB is extras so not bad for a low budget but classic movie.
Well done to everyone @ Shout! Factory who made this happen I look forward to Prince Of Darkness receiving similar treatment in 2 months time shame about the Region A lock though (easily defeated with a PC BD Drive & or multiregion player though!).
Hope you enjoy some of the screenshots below taken directly from the BD compressed to JPEG format but still close to the onscreen image (I watched this on my 60" LG Plasma it looked pretty good overall).