Release Date Announced for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Box Set of ‘The Fog’
John Carpenter, master of cult classic fan favourite movies, announced the UHD 4K Blu-ray edition of his 1980 supernatural film The Fog through Twitter. The music-focused startup is collaborating with the film’s original distributor, Shout! Factory, to give ghostly moviegoers a new experience. Music lovers, you are going to adore what comes next.
To commemorate the occasion, Sacred Bones will be included a blue and white with black splatter 7″ featuring the film’s main theme as well as a previously unreleased version of “Walk to the Lighthouse” by Cody Carpenter, Daniel Davies, and Carpenter. Chris Bilheimer, whose work you may recognise from several projects with Carpenter as well as bands like Green Day, Weezer, and Neutral Milk Hotel, designed the limited-edition slipcover packaging for The Fog. Preorder the NECA collector’s item now if you have been waiting forty years to complete your collection with a Stevie Wayne action figure. An exceptional attention to detail makes this 8” piece one-of-a-kind, complete with accessories and a window box.
There is a lot going on in The Fog, and it is all quite mysterious, especially once some horrific things start happening in the California beach town of Antonio Bay. Antonio Bay residents killed the crew of a ship full of lepers who were trying to establish a colony near the town a century ago, and now those souls are seeking vengeance. In the heart of it all is DJ Stevie Wayne (Adrienne Barbeau) who seeks to alert the town to the dangers and keep everyone safe – especially her kid. This picture also included Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Nancy Loomis, Charles Cyphers, and Tom Atkins, all of whom have worked with John Carpenter before. Hal Holbrook and John Houseman also made appearances. Curtis and her mother, fellow scream queen Leigh, appeared in two horror films: The Fog and Steve Miner’s Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.
Carpenter’s 40th anniversary re-release of his cult classic The Thing in 2012 was a huge financial success, and the announcement of The Fog’s remake comes only weeks following. The science fiction horror picture was a smashing success in theatres across the United States, rising to the number nine spot at the box office alongside other high earners like Lightyear and Jurassic World: Dominion. With the success of John Carpenter’s remake of The Thing, it is only natural to wonder if any of his other classics will get the same treatment for their milestone anniversaries.
Crank up your radios, don’t answer strange knocks, and get ready to bring home The Fog box set on UHD 4K Blu-ray when it comes in on September 13. Check out the box set below: