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The Mist - 15/5/2008 7:31:01 PM   
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The Frank Darabont/ Steven King classic which is out finally in UK cinema on 04/07/2008 it  has been on Region one dvd for a couple of months now.





This film is fucking insane and very bleak but i love it! It was complex, entertaining and depressing. Can't wait to see it again in the cinema.



I can't praise this enough. And I won't say much about that ending but WTF! 

Appreciate it people

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RE: The Mist - 16/5/2008 12:17:10 AM   
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We've been banging on about this on DVD Discussion for a while now and yes,it is a creepy,eerie and scary '50's style monster movie ensemble piece,with great performances from Toby Jones,Marcia Gay Harden and Thomas Jane.Fantastic icky creature effects too,but the ending,jesus.

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RE: The Mist - 16/5/2008 6:04:00 PM   
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it is an amazing film, with some of the best creature effects i've seen in a while, and while downbeat and emotionally draining is never boring. I would say that if you have a region 1 dvd player yhen you should definatly pick this up as the black and white version is a great thing to have, especially as it makes it appear even more like a 50's monster movie than the theatrical version did.

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RE: The Mist - 17/5/2008 12:54:54 PM   
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Watched this last night.

In two minds about it really. The effects were a mixture of appalling and amazing. Thomas Jane was fantastic, and Marcia Gay Harden did an incredible job at making her character annoying.





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RE: The Mist - 18/5/2008 1:12:15 AM   
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Absolutely amazing film, can't wait to see it on the big screen.

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RE: The Mist - 19/5/2008 12:26:20 PM   
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What an absolute shocker of an ending. Resembles a buffalo kick to the groin. I thought it was only 70's horrors that give us endings like that?

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RE: The Mist - 19/5/2008 7:24:15 PM   
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I blind bought this and was not disappointed. It had great suspense, gore and the ending was the best I have seen in years.

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RE: The Mist - 20/5/2008 8:10:57 AM   
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*SPOILERS*

i thought the ending would have been far more shocking if the military hadn't shown up, and David had been eaten.

The fact that the entire US army is just round the corner and they didn't notice was just a little too implausible for my liking.

That said, the film had acid spunking spiders in it, so plausible probably wasn't on the cards.



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RE: The Mist - 20/5/2008 9:19:18 AM   
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*SPOILERS*

i thought the ending would have been far more shocking if the military hadn't shown up, and David had been eaten.

The fact that the entire US army is just round the corner and they didn't notice was just a little too implausible for my liking.

That said, the film had acid spunking spiders in it, so plausible probably wasn't on the cards.






Hahaha, good point.



****SPOILERS AHOY******

I heard the ending was harsh so the suicides/shootings weren't too much of a surprise but still equally harrowing. It was just that extra body blow of the Mist passing seconds later that really hit home, it was such a nasty twist and as mentioned added that shocking kind of ending we only used to see in the 70's horror films or in some Twilight Zone episodes.

As the film progressed I was thinking what the ending would be and as they all got in the jeep and left town I imagined them reaching a major city limit or some large vista to have the mist clear to see the entire place overrun with creatures, flocks of those 4 winged things cruising about in the hundreds, herds of those giant walkers (very nice scene btw) and entire sky scrapers wrapped in that horrible spider silk.

I'm getting carried away but that's what was so good about the film, it really let the imagination of the viewer go for it. Sure it explained why the phenomenon occurred but not really what happened next.

****SPOILERS AWAY****


Altogether I was hugely impressed, the effects did sway from ropey to flawless but with the low budget it was handled incredibly well and the acting all round help to keep it grounded and Jane was fantastic, very believable and suited King's every man hero very well.

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RE: The Mist - 20/5/2008 1:39:07 PM   
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As I said on another post, forget all the other "BIG" films coming out this summer, The Mist is the film to see.

Waited months to see this film and finally got the chance to see it last week.

Another cracking film from Frank Darabont, in another directors charge, this could easily have been a run-of-the-mill horror but Darabont makes it so much more.
Eerie, suspensful, thought provoking and the CGI isn't half as bad as what has been reported on some websites, and some excellent performances especially from Marcia Gay Harden and  Nathan Gamble as Thomas Janes son.

I just hope that this film gets a decent chance at the cinemas this summer and doesn't get lost amongst all the "summer blockbusters" coming out.

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RE: The Mist - 20/5/2008 3:53:58 PM   
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As I said on another post, forget all the other "BIG" films coming out this summer, The Mist is the film to see.

Waited months to see this film and finally got the chance to see it last week.

Another cracking film from Frank Darabont, in another directors charge, this could easily have been a run-of-the-mill horror but Darabont makes it so much more.
Eerie, suspensful, thought provoking and the CGI isn't half as bad as what has been reported on some websites, and some excellent performances especially from Marcia Gay Harden and  Nathan Gamble as Thomas Janes son.

I just hope that this film gets a decent chance at the cinemas this summer and doesn't get lost amongst all the "summer blockbusters" coming out.


Good point, he could have easily been fobbed off as a generic, nausiatingly scared kid but he is clearly shitting himself through every scene and it helps to add to Jane's character's increasign panic. Good work.

I'm a bit worried that it will be eclipsed by the summer monsters but at the end of the day it's a damn good film, rather than a pile of over blown tripe.

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RE: The Mist - 21/5/2008 4:09:46 AM   
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I think this will become a cult classic. Terrible failure on the big screens, big respect on DVD.

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RE: The Mist - 21/5/2008 1:28:11 PM   
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I think this will become a cult classic. Terrible failure on the big screens, big respect on DVD.


That seems to Darabonts legacy, poor box office return but massive success on DVD (Shawshank... & The Green Mile).

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RE: The Mist - 21/5/2008 1:58:16 PM   
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LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT!!!!

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RE: The Mist - 20/10/2008 8:59:14 PM   
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I'm so annoyed I missed this. I saw the trailer when I saw the Happening (the best thing about seeing the Happening) and I couldn't wait. But when it was released it wasn't shown at any of my local cinemas not even the little arthouse one. Eventually they started showing it at the local Vue only on weekdays (not Fridays) at 11:30 and only over 18s were allowed in. I'm definitely getting the DVD it looks like a classic in the making.

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RE: The Mist - 20/10/2008 10:17:13 PM   
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Don't rush out... It is a fine movie but hardly worth shouting about. Darabont uses the confined space to great effect, but the film is marred by mediocre acting, so so effects and above all a run of the mill story by King. It would work as a 25 minute episode of The Twilight Zone. As a 90 minute film it stretches too much. Nice fridaynight DVD movie. Nothing more. Don't expect a Shawshank or a Green Mile.

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RE: The Mist - 20/10/2008 10:41:21 PM   
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I though this film was very good and it is a good adapt ion of the short story even though they changed the ending in the film which I don't have a problem with. It though the acting was good and I liked the design of the creatures. Personally I actually prefer this film slightly more than The Shawshank Redemption.

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RE: The Mist - 21/10/2008 4:10:58 PM   
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Best Horror of 2008 by a mile. Not much competition, admittedly.

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RE: The Mist - 21/10/2008 7:35:10 PM   
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One of the best horrors of the this decade more like!! A masterpiece

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RE: The Mist - 21/10/2008 7:45:36 PM   
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Best Stephen King movie in a long time,and one of the best twisted endings in decades,a brillant horror movie beyond any doubt.

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RE: The Mist - 23/10/2008 12:05:52 PM   
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It's a really great movie, can't wait for it to come out on DVD because it's one of the outstanding films of the year.

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RE: The Mist - 23/10/2008 3:42:18 PM   
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This is one of those films from this year that i must catch up on, I do have a lot of time for him as a Director and it does sound that he's really in his element here, look forward to it.

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RE: The Mist - 25/10/2008 1:25:44 AM   
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I thought it was bloody brilliant just wish it was out before halloween. The ending was great. Did not expect that. Was cool to see that big thing at the end.

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RE: The Mist - 25/10/2008 12:24:05 PM   
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Mediocre acting? I think we must've been watching different films Bob.

I really really enjoyed the film. I always love those set ups that feature a group of everyday people trapped somewhere, it just appeals to me. While there were some issues with believability, the whole thing gripped me from start to finish and the two hours totally flew by.

My only real problem with the film is infact the ending. I don't hate it, and I've listened to Darabont's explanation of it ("the karma had to fall on someone, King loved it" etc etc), but I think I'd have preferred a more ambiguous ending like the one in the book. Although the film doesn't really deal in subtleties. Having the car run out of gas and the characters climb out and walk off slowly into the unknown would have been preferable to me, even if it is a bit cliché.

Also, and minor spoilerage here, did anyone else find the scene towards the end with the absolutely enormous one just absolutely terrifying? I'm not sure why but it chilled my bones. Apparently it wasn't even in the original script, but I'm very glad they put it in.

I think it's sad that films like this are flopping in America and therefore missing out on wide releases over here while Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Disaster Movie are making a mint. Makes me agree with the anti humanism of the film even more.

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RE: The Mist - 26/10/2008 12:02:37 PM   
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My only real problem with the film is infact the ending. I don't hate it, and I've listened to Darabont's explanation of it ("the karma had to fall on someone, King loved it" etc etc), but I think I'd have preferred a more ambiguous ending like the one in the book. Although the film doesn't really deal in subtleties. Having the car run out of gas and the characters climb out and walk off slowly into the unknown would have been preferable to me, even if it is a bit cliché.



As I mentioned above, I thought the ending would have been much better if David had got out of the car and just walked into the mist, rather than the military turn up.

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RE: The Mist - 27/10/2008 4:50:45 PM   
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I thought the huge walker creature was a good touch, it added scale to disaster.

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RE: The Mist - 29/12/2008 7:42:08 PM   
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I was lucky enough to see it at the cinema (though it was barely released here in UK), I had the R1 dvd sitting on my shelf for months beforehand but I waited and it was worth it; THE MIST ROCKS! easily the most underrated film of 2008.

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RE: The Mist - 2/2/2009 3:25:06 PM   
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I just finished watching the film . I've been wanting to watch it for ages but hadn't got round to it. I'm really glad I saw it, I loved the roughness of the filming. Now I am stupidly depressed... that shows the film done its job properly!

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RE: The Mist - 3/2/2009 8:25:52 AM   
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The film is amazing. I recommend the black & white director's cut over the original version. It really captures the place. You can find it on the second disc of the 2-disc special edition dvd.

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RE: The Mist - 3/2/2009 8:41:44 AM   
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the huge monster at the end was jaw-dropping!
no one has mentioned the soundtrack. funnily enough im listening to it now, it's so fitting. superb film, theres a few dodgy bits, but the ending makes up for all of it. brilliant stuff.
really want to see the B&W version...

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