If you hate wearing shorts and being in the sun, and you’d rather spend the pinnacle of summer sitting in the dark, watching some shiny new editions of werewolf movies, I won’t judge you. Neither will Shout! Factory, who are actively enabling this kind of behaviour. Just a week or two ago they released new Blu-ray editions of 1973’s The Boy Who Cried Werewolf and 1996’s Bad Moon.
Full, crescent, quarter… each is a Bad Moon for Ted Harrison. By day, he’s a photojournalist visiting family in the Pacific Northwest. By night, he transfigures into a horrific half-human – a werewolf. Dead men tell no tales, so Ted’s sure he alone knows about his vile double life. The secret, however, may be out. The family dog Thor, devoted to defending the household, has his suspicions.
This re-release is loaded with new and exclusive extras, including a director’s cut, a making-of featurette, and commentary tracks by director Eric Red and photojournalist/werewolf actor Michael Paré. Just the thing to replace my VHS copy. Available direct from Shout! Factory for $22.99 USD or even cheaper through Amazon.
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
Richie Bridgestone’s parents are getting a divorce, but that’s the least of his problems at the moment. Richie is hoping his parents will reconsider and on a visit to his father ’s secluded cabin, he witnesses his dad being attacked by a werewolf. Much like the tale of the boy who cried wolf, no one in the town will believe Richie’s claims that his father will change into a werewolf at the next full moon.
This one doesn’t come with a ton of extras, but it’s a new hi-def transfer, so you know those 70’s fashions will look crisp. This one’s also available direct from Shout! Factory for $22.99 USD or even cheaper through Amazon.