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2.0 out of 5 stars Joe-shmo Blu-Ray review, not movie, 29 Oct. 2009
This review is from: Fog [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
We all know how good The Fog is, so skipping over the movie, let's get down to the quality of the Blu ray disc:

First off, the picture isn't a vast improvement over the DVD but it has its moments. The coastal scenes are bright enough and the night-time views of the ocean have a depth to them the DVD did not. But generally the picture is still quite soft and at times there is blurring. The dark scenes work reasonably well, but the format serves to show the limitations of the photography and film stock. Not something to show off your Blu-ray but I've seen worse. Picture: 3/5

The audio is a big improvement over the DVD. The DTS sound space is filled and the mix is impeccable for an old-ish movie. The music is handled well and the oppressive pounding of the score augments the movie perfectly. Only the voice mix seems to be a little one dimensional, but that's due to the sound mix of the time. Audio: 4/5

The extras are beyond terrible. The fact the standard 2 disc DVD has an outstanding commentary, trailers, docs etc and the Blu-ray has naff all, is inexcusable. Optimum have once again sold UK customers short and should be shot. Or worse, they should lose the rights to distribute these movies on Blu-ray. Extras: 0/5

(Reviewed on:
Samsung LCD 40" Series 6 100mhz, 1080p
Sony BDP350
Sony STDR-850 5.1 surround sound amp)
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Initial post: 3 Aug 2010 15:15:38 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 Aug 2010 15:17:09 BDT
I've watched this on a 1080P projector, at 122". Toggled between the this bluray and the US blue tinted cover SE dvd.
The difference in colour reproduction and brightness is like day for night. But as you have already stated, there is little improvement in sharpness. So until a US BD is forthcoming, this is currently the best option out there.

I've read the new US blu of Escape from New York is a proper HD sourced transfer which wipes the floor with the Canel+ Europe wide released abomination of a bluray.

Posted on 6 Aug 2013 08:51:47 BDT
Wazza Jude says:
Please review Scream factorys' bd release,after Momentums' effort,am now dubious.
I look forward to it..
faithfully
Warren

Posted on 16 Jan 2014 10:50:09 GMT
TERRY JR says:
I've got dvd special edition version but I wanted to know 'is blu ray version do have English subtitles? As I heard this film doesn't have subtitles.Any help would be appreciated.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2014 22:13:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Feb 2014 23:28:21 GMT
Benson says:
Terry, according to the site Blu-ray.com, the Fog Blu ray does have subtitles. See here:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Fog-Blu-ray/2036/

Subtitles:
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
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