The Mist - watch in colour or black and white?

Abbeygoo

Distinguished Member
just got this on blu ray and noticed that you can watch the film in colour and also in black and white?

If you've seen these, what would be your recommendation and why?

Cheers guys ....
 

Hooligaani

Well-known Member
B&W is the "unofficial" directors cut, he mentions this in the prologue. Besides it doesn't look quite so cheesy in B&W, much more atmospheric.
 

Bull3t Or Blade

Distinguished Member
Have only seen it in B&W, and loved it.... Like a 50's B Movie, but with good acting. :D Have had no desire to watch it in colour, and that's after repeated viewing with friends & Family.
 

Abbeygoo

Distinguished Member
Have only seen it in B&W, and loved it.... Like a 50's B Movie, but with good acting. :D Have had no desire to watch it in colour, and that's after repeated viewing with friends & Family.

Cheers mate, will definitely only watch this once and was leaning towards the Black & White ..... so that's 2-0 to B&W anyone else?
 

chelsea.tone

Distinguished Member
Lol, sorry. Was so looking forward to it, but what a let down. That and The Happening :nono:

Tony
 

Geoff_D

Distinguished Member
The Mist is a terrific little monster movie. I've only seen it in B&W, and I also have no desire to see it in colour because the monochrome version is so atmospheric.
 

TW ALBIEE

Well-known Member
B & W everytime,great underated horror film.A complete surprise for me.
 

Abbeygoo

Distinguished Member
The Mist is a terrific little monster movie. I've only seen it in B&W, and I also have no desire to see it in colour because the monochrome version is so atmospheric.

B&W is killing it ....... any supporters of the colour version?
 

TW ALBIEE

Well-known Member

SyStemDeMoN

Well-known Member
Haven't seen it in B&W, have only seen it in colour and would not want to watch it again.

Prolly wished I'd watched it in B&W now.
 

norealplan

Member
I still thoroughly enjoyed it (if that's the phrase I'm looking for) in colour, but just kind of wished my first experience of the film was in B&W, as some of the CGI is a bit ropey, and it doesn't stand out as much in B&W, plus the B&W adds to the tone and B Movie feel of the film.

Definitely one of the most memorable films I saw last year. It's rare for me to be able to talk about a film to my girlfriend without having to rehash the whole story, when we watched it and where we were, but whenever I mention The Mist, she remembers it immediately. Actually all this talking about it has made me want to watch it again. I might go and pop it on right now :smashin:
 

dowzer

Well-known Member
Another vote for don't watch it at all :rolleyes: Rubbish special effects :suicide:,poor acting and dialogue,not as bad as The Happening but then what is???

:D
 

jayden28

Active Member
I wish i had watched it in b&w because i thought the pq quality was pretty average in colour.
 

SyStemDeMoN

Well-known Member
For those referring to the "poor CGI" in this movie, director Frank Darabont has mentioned in many interviews and I believe in the commentary that the CGI look was intentional, and in keeping with the B-movie feel he was going for.


It would of looked a lot better (A or B movie wise) with animatronics, clay models or even those dodgy power ranger robot costume thingys or the old godzilla costumes.
 
It would of looked a lot better (A or B movie wise) with animatronics, clay models or even those dodgy power ranger robot costume thingys or the old godzilla costumes.

I think horror fanboys are way too nostalgic for the latex monsters of past. I grew up as a horror fan in the 70s and and 80s. Some of the physical effects created by the best in the field were great, but in most low and medium budget films these latex creatures looked rubbish and they wouldn't cut it today. I read all the Internet hype of how Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer was great because it has old school latex monsters. When I finally saw the film it was terrible and the effects would have been laughed out of a Blackpool ghost train.

Ideally a combination of physical effects and CGI is the best solution, but that costs money. Apart from the tentacly thing in the garage the CGI monsters in The Mist were pretty good. I get the feeling people are actively looking for flaws rather than just enjoy the film.
 
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pRot3us

Distinguished Member
Funnily enough I've just got this (watching tonight) and was on the verge of posting a thread just like this yesterday.

Although I ws leaning towards the B&W version anyway, its good to hear opinions of those who have seen it before.

Thanks for posting a thread that I didn't Abbeygoo :smashin: :D
 

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