This coming Monday, 28th October 2019, sees the release of Arrow’s Limited Edition Blu Ray of the 1981 lycanthrope classic An American Werewolf In London. And what a truly AWESOME release it looks to be too!
Here are the full details of what you can expect from this Special Edition of one of the greatest werewolf movies ever made:
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
- New 2018 4K restoration from the original camera negative supervised by John Landis
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- Original uncompressed 1.0 mono and optional 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
- Optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- New audio commentary by Beware the Moon filmmaker Paul Davis
- Audio commentary by actors David Naughton and Griffin Dunne
- Mark of The Beast: The Legacy of the Universal Werewolf, newly produced, feature-length documentary by filmmaker Daniel Griffith, featuring interviews with John Landis, David Naughton, Joe Dante and more
- An American Filmmaker in London, a newly filmed interview with John Landis in which he reflects on British cinema and his his time working in Britain
- I Think He’s a Jew: The Werewolf’s Secret, new video essay by filmmaker Jon Spira (Elstree 1976) about how Landis film explores Jewish identity
- The Werewolf s Call, Corin Hardy, director of The Nun, chats with writer Simon Ward about their formative experiences with Landis film.
- Wares of the Wolf, new featurette in which SFX artist Dan Martin and Tim Lawes of The Prop Store look at some of the original costumes and special effects artefacts from the film
- Beware the Moon, Paul Davis acclaimed, feature-length exploration of Landis film which boasts extensive cast and crew interviews
- Making An American Werewolf in London, a short archival featurette on the film s production
- An Interview with John Landis, a lengthy archival interview with the director about the film
- Makeup Artist Rick Baker on An American Werewolf in London, the legendary make-up artist discusses his work on the film
- I Walked with a Werewolf, an archival interview with the make-up artist about Universal horror and its legacy of Wolfman films
- Casting of the Hand, archival footage from Rick Baker’s workshop as they cast David Naughton’s hand
- Original trailers, teasers and radio spots
- Extensive image gallery featuring over 200 stills, posters and other ephemera
- Reversible sleeve featuring original poster art and artwork by Graham Humphreys
- Double-sided fold-out poster
- Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions
- Limited edition 60-page book featuring new writing by Travis Crawford and Simon Ward, archival articles and original reviews
So if you love An American Werewolf In London as much as I do, then I am sure you too will be eager to get your hands on this awesome release from Arrow when it hits the shops this coming Monday. However, if you can’t wait till then, you can always order it directly from Amazon now by clicking on the link above this text.
If you enjoyed reading this article and are always on the lookout for a good new werewolf book, then you might like to check out my own little contribution to the terrifying world of the lycanthrope.
WEREWOLF NIGHTMARE is my own homage to the Amicus horror anthology movies I have always loved. The story is a portmanteau novella featuring four werewolf tales, with a framing story about a horror magazine editor who visits the secluded country home of an elderly writer to read four werewolf stories he has written with a view to publication in the magazine. But as the night unfolds, it soon becomes horrifyingly apparent that perhaps there is more truth than fiction in the disturbing lycanthropic tales that the old man has written . . .
You can buy WEREWOLF NIGHTMARE now by clicking on the book’s text link in this sentence or by clicking on the image link below.