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Moriarty’s One Thing I Love Today! The Black-and-White Version Of THE MIST!

Hey, everyone. “Moriarty” here. I liked THE MIST a hell of a lot. In fact, I liked it so much I named it #16 on my end-of-the-year list. If they had released the new black-and-white version of the film in theaters, I honestly think that (A) it would have made more and (B) critics would have handled it better. As it is, this is the new JOHN CARPENTER’S THE THING. This is that real-deal no-shit horror film that will have to settle for being “rediscovered.” Now that I’ve seen it, I can honestly say that if this had been a B&W film in the theaters, that version would have cracked my top ten for last year. It’s that good. It’s that different. Check it out when it hits stores tomorrow. If I’m lyin’, I’m dyin’. Horribly, and probably at the hands of a crazy tentacle monster.

If you want the black-and-white version, you need to buy the 2-disc collector’s edition. Not only is this a worthwile “extra” for the DVD, I think this is actually my preferred version of the film and one of the darkest, angriest films of last year.

Drew McWeeny, Los Angeles

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