“Werewolf” TV Series Coming to DVD

A. Quinton — May. 9th 2009

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Back in 1987, when I was six and too young to care about what was on TV after the cartoons were over, Fox ran a series called Werewolf. It only lasted for 28 episodes (plus a 2-hour pilot), but today it still lives on in the form of extremely thorough fan sites, bootleg DVDs and episodes posted to YouTube. The plot was nothing ground-breaking (werewolf evades bounty hunter while searching for a cure to his “curse”), but the werewolf effects were handled by everyone’s favourite werewolf creator, Rick Baker.

Now, after 22 years of VHS copies and sketchy DVD bootlegs, TVShowsOnDVD.com has learned that Werewolf is being re-released on DVD. Shout! Factory is currently working on a package called Werewolf – The Complete Series. Details of the package’s contents aren’t available yet, but with a tentative release date of September 1st 2009, Shout! Factory has got the summer to (hopefully) cram the DVDs full of extras. I know I’m not alone in hoping there’s an extended featurette on Baker’s kick-ass seven-foot-tall werewolf costumes!

  • Roukas

    This is totally off-topic, but if I could somehow get my hands on a suit like that, I would instantly start creating a “Werewolf In Academia” or “Werewolf in the Corporate World” sitcom. And I’m talking about something along the lines of Arrested Development (i.e. something actually funny) and not Seinfeld.

  • Anonymous

    Actually the series effects were handled by Greg Cannom, not Rick Baker. I know him personally and was a big fan of the show when I was a kid, he even gave me one of the arms from the show when I went to his studio. Rick Baker did a great job, but Greg has his own niche in werewolves as well. He even did Ozzy Osborne in “Bark at the Moon”.

  • Anonymous

    It is also noted that they did work together at one point, this may have been one of those projects.

  • Marco

    I have been following Rick Baker’s career since 1981. I read in Fangoria way back in 1987 that Rick Baker designed both werewolf before the show and that Greg Cannom was the guy that applied the make up or werewolf costumes to the actors. So there it is, Baker designed it and Greg Cannom applied it.

  • charles

    I LOVE THIS SHOW. I RECORDED IT WHEN IT CAME ON AND THANK THE LORD I KEPT UP WITH THE VHS COPIES. THEY SURVIVED ALL THE TRAVELS IN THE ARMY. I AM ONE OF ALL THE FANS WHO LOVE THIS SHOW. WORKING ON A WEREWOLF COSTUME FOR HALLOWEEN, ANYONE HAVE ANY TIPS FOR ME? I WANT IT TO LOOK LIKE ERICS VERSION. THANKS . C

  • charles

    P.S. I WANT TO BE A WEREWOLF WRANGLER. REMEMBER THAT AT THE END OF THE SHOW…….I MISS THOSE SAT AND SUN NIGHTS. RUNNING WITH THE PACK IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE, THE BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF BLOOD TIES AW MAN THERE ALL GREAT

  • Sarah

    I used to watch this show as a young teenager and it scarred me so much I made my little brother watch it with me when it came on at 11pm or 12am. We had broken windows in our living room covered only in clear plastic and I was convinced a werewolf was gonna jump right through and eat us!! I think the special effects are excellent for 1987! So yeah I’m buyin the DVDs ;)

  • charles

    well does any one responed to this wb site? MAN I CANT WAIT TILL WEREWOLF THE SERIES COMES OUT. DOES ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING MORE ABOUT THE WEREWOLF COSTUMES MADE FOR THE SHOW? THANKS.

  • JC

    I’ve been waiting for this for a long time now.
    This is one of those productions where – although very much steeped in it’s era – was also so heavily steeped in gripping atmosphere because of the effort put into the design and direction, that it remains forever etched in the memory as a legend of it’s time! Definitiely buying this, and glad I waited before finding a bootleg.
    I remember reading about it’s actual marketing at the time of it’s FOX release, quite interesting.
    Cheers for the news!

  • I think that someone should come up with a final werewolf to show if Eric really does hunt down and kill Remey the werewolf who had started the curse and show if eric does clear his name of the murder of his friend or if he goes to jail cause i am very positive that all the viewers are very curious of how it ends let me know what you think and maybe i can help with the ending if i can ty Brian. ty again

  • CW

    Unfortunately, Werewolf DVD release plans have been scrapped due to Shout Factory unable to secure the rights to 2 songs used in the Pilot episode. They’re not saying who, but I know who: Mike and Mechanics -Silent Running/ and Timbuk3-The Future’s Show Bright (I gotta Wear Shades). So shout Factory had to unfortunately give the rights back to Sony. You can thank those pricks in the music industry and them wanting more money to use the songs that this happened. I’m so bummed out.

  • Big Sal

    I am seeing the DVDs are for sale and suppossedly came out on October 9th. I ordered it and its been processing. Anyone know if they finally got it to air on DVD

  • charles

    I HATE IT WAS NOT RELEASED. IM GLADD I CAUGHT WHEN IT AIRED I WISH THEY WOULD MAKE A SOUNDTRACK OF THE SHOW AND PUT THE SONGS THAT WERE USED IN THE SHOW SO SOME PEOPLE MAY NOT GET THEIR FEELINGS HURT. AND GET PAID. I LOVE THE MUSIC TRACKS BY SYLVESTER LEVAY..THE ONE USED IN ALL HALLOWS EVE WHEN ERIC LEAVES THE HARDWARE STORE AND HEADS FOR THE OLD HOUSE THEY MUSIC CHILLS ME,,,,,LOVE IT. OH THE HECK WITH IT IM GONNA MAKE MY OWN WEREWOLF SHOW……GOT A CAMERA AND FRIENDS WHO LOVE WEREWOLF TV SERIES……AND NOW AS OF HALLOWEEN I FINISHED BUILDING THE COSTUME. HAHAHAH…WEREWOLF WRANGLER MY DREAM COME TRUE

  • charles

    OH THE MARKET OF THE SHOW WHEN IT AIRED WAS GREAT I WAS 21 AT THE TIME AND ME AND SOME ROOMMATE CALLED THAT 1800 NUM WEREWOLF HOT LINE..IT WAS COOL THEN WE MADE A WEREWOLF SHORT BASED ON THE EPISODE THE BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF. MY EX WIFES LITTLE COUSIN PLAYED THE KID MY FRIEND SEAN PLAYED ERIN..YES ERIN NOT ERIC…I WAS THE WEREWOLF WRANGLER THE MAN IN THE SUIT…LOVE IT.

  • charles

    WELL I GUESS I HAVE TO SEE THE WOLFMAN IN FEB IT LOOKS GREAT.

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  • charles

    it is a shame for this the show in which i followed everyweek had fans. my two girls grew up watchin the reuns and vhs copies they loved it. does anyone have info dealing with the term on the end credits werewolf wranglers? I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE ONE

  • charles

    is ther a soundtrack out for werewolf tv series?

  • Charles, the whole DVD thing was canceled because two washed-up bands who had music in the show wouldn’t license their songs (at least not for a reasonable price). I guess an official soundtrack without them would be possible, but I think it’s unlikely.

  • charles

    well no response to any comments here…why dont they make a movie werewolf…….starring gerard butler as eric cord…….clint eastwood as alamo joe and robert duvall as skorzeny. base it on the pilot and all hallows eve and running with the pack and the boy who cried werewolf? just a guess. the wolf man movie might encourage this movie idea..hollywood seems to be running out of ideas…we the people of the working world who love movies need to write for holly would if i could. charles

  • charles

    I SEEN THE WOLFMAN AND I LOVED IT,,,,THE ONLY THING I HATED WAS I COULDNT BE THE STAR AND I WOULD HAVE PLAYED WOLFMAN FOR GAS MONEY TO THE LOCATION..HAHAHAH.

  • Larry

    I wish shout would have brought out da complete series. Well at least i ordered da bootleg complete and all da greedy musics on there. The best track is at da end of the boy who cryed werewolf

  • warren

    please release on dvd

  • It is so sad to see such a great show placed in the grave after all these years.there have been far lesser show that had the nerve to come out with there dvd box set and torture us like 90210 lol…but i know that there will be someone out there that will suppy it to our demands…

    we get what we want…somehow and someway…we are the fans…and we will find someone who has it ! transfer it to dvd if need be! and stream it online….

    someday i will have it….as sure as the moon rises…lol

  • Just noticed this page due to a Google search and thought I should post a correction in case anyone else found it the same way. Back on 9/11/09 CW said “They’re not saying who, but I know who: Mike and Mechanics -Silent Running/ and Timbuk3-The Future’s Show Bright (I gotta Wear Shades).”
    I have just been reading the thread on SHOUT’s website and they officially stated that it was NOT Mike and the Mechanics, but that they would not say which artist(s) it was.
    I don’t know whether Timbuk3 was involved, but since that scene did not involve any dialogue (meaning that it could be removed or have the audio replaced) I do not think that they were.
    If, however, anyone figures out who the artists were (and who owns the rights to the songs in question) please post that information. I would love to write to someone about this.

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