Tag: Home Media

A Remastered Werewolf in London

In a little over a month (September 15, to be precise), Universal Home Entertainment will release the remastered, bonus-feature-loaded “Full Moon” edition of An American Werewolf in London. Lovingly crafted for your Blu-Ray player, the Full Moon edition comes with these bonus features:

  • Beware the Moon: (mentioned on Werewolf News last year) In this feature-length documentary, filmmaker Paul Davis guides us through a never-before-seen, in-depth look at the Making of An American Werewolf in London, with the help of director John Landis and make-up artist Rick Baker.
  • I Walked with a Werewolf: Make-up effects artist Rick Baker tells of his life-long love of the Wolfman, how he would go on to create the creature in An American Werewolf in London, and how he was able to pour his passion into the upcoming Wolfman feature.
  • Making An American Werewolf in London, An Original Featurette
  • An Interview with John Landis
  • Make-up Artist Rick Baker on An American Werewolf in London
  • Casting of the Hand
  • Outtakes
  • Storyboards
  • Photograph Montage
  • Feature Commentary with Cast Members David Naughton and Griffin Dunne

This might be enough to make me finally by a Blu-Ray player. If you’re impatient, forgetful or can’t go out in public without biting people, you can pre-order An American Werewolf in London: Full Moon edition on Amazo

“Werewolf” Series DVD Release Date Pushed Back, Pre-Order + Two Features Announced

Werewolf: The Complete SeriesThe eagerly anticipated 5-DVD release of the Werewolf TV series was originally scheduled for a September 1st release, but now TVShowsOnDVD.com is saying that the date has been pushed back to October 6th. These are the folks who originally broke the story about Werewolf being officially released, so I’m gonna go ahead and trust them on this one.

No word on what caused the delay, but it might be that Shout! Factory wants a bit more time to cram the discs full of extras and features, two of which have been announced: “The Man Who Was Alamo Joe” with actor Lance LeGault, and “To Build A Better Werewolf” with special makeup FX creators Greg Cannom and Gino Crognale.

One last thing, and it might be the best news yet: if you’re like me and you can’t keep your release dates straight, you can pre-order Werewolf: The Complete Series from Amazon for $34.99 US. Is it just me, or is that ridiculously cheap?

Hat-tip to ArcLight for the info.

Dread Central Scoops the “Werewolf” Series DVD Cover

Two weeks ago we were talking about the imminent release of the entire Werewolf TV series on DVD. Now it seems the folks at Dread Central have wielded their charm and managed to get an exclusive copy of the package’s cover art! Behold the glory, the beauty, the lycanthropy, the dramatic lighting:

Werewolf - The Series - DVD Cover Art

The series is being remastered, repackaged and re-released by Shout! Factory on September 1st.

Tip to the entertainment industry: permit more exciting, beautiful re-releases like this one is shaping up to be, and you will induce people to use their credit cards instead of µTorrent or Transmission.

Thanks to Dread Central for obtaining this. One day I hope to be as cool and influential as you.

Reminder – Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Release on Tuesday

I care about you. I care about you a lot. Your happiness is important to me, and it would kill me to know that you slept through the DVD / Blu-ray release of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans this Tuesday. Imagine how bad you’d feel if Wednesday came and you realized you’d missed it. You’d feel terrible, and then I’d feel terrible. We can’t have that! So consider yourself reminded: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans hits stores Tuesday, May 12th, and if you want to avoid a social anxiety flare-up, you can order either the standard DVD version or the Blu-ray version from Amazon. You can even do it now, if you like, and then you can relax about Tuesday– they’re taking pre-orders.

Sorry if I’m being overbearing here, but I honestly do care about spreading werewolf movies far and wide you. Truly.

New EELS album “Hombre Lobo” is one for the werewolves

Rock band EELS is set to release their new album Hombre Lobo on June 2nd (preorder at Amazon.com), and the werewolf theme extends much deeper than the album title (which means “werewolf” in Spanish– but you knew that, right?). (more…)

“Werewolf” TV Series Coming to DVD

Werewolf TV Series Ad

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!

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans will be released in two delicious home formats: standard DVD and high-def Blu-Ray. Bonus features include:

  • “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans – From Script to Screen” Featurette
  • “The Origin of the Feud” Featurette
  • “Re-Creating the Dark Ages – The Look of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans” Featurette
  • Music Video: “Deathclub” By William Control
  • Filmmakers’ Commentary

Blu-Ray only features include:

  • A Digital Copy of the film for PC, PSP, Mac or iPod
  • Behind the Castle Walls: Picture-in-Picture
  • “Lycanthropes Around the World” Interactive Map

Both version will be released on May 12th, but if you want to get in line now, you can preorder the Blu-Ray version from Amazon.

Never Cry Werewolf Available for Pre-Order

Never Cry Werewolf DVD

If you just can’t get enough of Never Cry Werewolf, or if you weren’t able to catch it when it ran on SciFi, there’s good news! Amazon is accepting pre-orders for the movie’s September 16 release on DVD.

American Werewolf in London on Blu-ray in 2009

John Landis has confirmed that the legendary film American Werewolf in London, which he directed, will be released on Sony’s Blue-ray format sometime in 2009.