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John Carpenter’s ‘The Fog’ to Hit Theaters This October in New 4k Restoration Format

Published on August 8th, 2018 | Updated on August 8th, 2018 | By FanFest

One of John Carpenter’s most beloved horror classics is returning to theaters for a limited time and in a newly-restored format.

The New York-based Rialto Pictures is releasing The Fog for a limited run starting on October 26th. For this special event, the film has undergone a major restoration from Studiocanal and will be shown in full 4K resolution formate. Starting October 26th, the film will begin limit runs at Metrograph, in New York, Landmark’s Nuart in Los Angeles, and The Music Box Theatre in Chicago.

In addition to the limit run, the Alamo Drafthouse circuit will be hosting additional screenings throughout the week of Halloween this year. What better time than Halloween to go and see John Carpenter’s masterpiece in 4k resolution, like it was meant to be seen featuring breathtaking color cinematography restored by Dean Cundey (Escape From New York, Back To The Future (I-III), Apollo 13, Romancing The Stone).

According to Eric Di Bernardo, Rialto’s director of sales, “The Fog has been our most requested title for as long as we have handled the Studiocanal library here. It is Carpenter’s most visually alluring film and we think it’s been worth the wait.”

The Fog was first released in 1980 and was John Carpenter’s first film after his iconic Halloween. The film is set in a seaside California town of Antonio Bay. The town is overtaken by an ancient curse and a terrifying, creeping mist which completely engulfs the town. The film features an all-star horror genre cast including Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins, Hal Holbrook and the mother-daughter duo of Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Check out the newly restored 4k trailer below.

What do you think? Are you going to be checking out the newly restored 4k version of The Fog in theaters? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.


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