The film version of Stephen King’s The Mist is notorious for having one of the most shocking endings in horror. I think my exact words upon exiting the theater were, “I feel like I’ve been hit in the head with a sledge hammer.”
Based on King’s novella of the same title, the film made the audacious decision to take a hard turn away from its original ending and gut-punch viewers. On the off-chance that some of our readers haven’t seen it, I am not going to give it away; just trust me.
Now Lionsgate is releasing The Mist on 4K HD, which includes both Blu-ray and digital. The SteelBook release is jam-packed with extras, including an alternate black and white version (in addition to the color version) and audio commentary featuring Producer Denise Huth and writer-director Frank Darabont.
Featured on the Blu-Ray only are deleted scenes, an interview with Darabont and Stephen King. Overall, that’s more than two hours total of bonus material.
There will also be a Best Buy exclusive release, with both options available on October 3rd. The suggested retail is $34.99, or $37.99 for the Best Buy exclusive version.
In The Mist, a small Maine town is hit with a violent storm, followed by a strange, thick mist. As a group of locals shop at a supermarket in town, they become trapped by different monstrous creatures within the mist. As in many horror stories involving invasions of monsters, zombies, etc., the people begin to realize that the humans they are trapped with may be more dangerous than the unknown monsters.
The Mist stars Thomas Jane, Laurie Holden, Marcia Gay Harden, Toby Jones, Andre Braugher and William Sadler. **Trivia Alert: The Mist also features Jeffrey DeMunn and Melissa McBride, who would later appear with Holden in the first few seasons of a little tv series called The Walking Dead.