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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: AV246
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • UPC: 760137310884
  • Street Date: 10/29/19
  • PreBook Date: 09/24/19
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run Time: 97 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1981
  • Region Code: A
  • Box Lot: 0
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actors:
  •       David Naughton
  •       Jenny Agutter
  •       Joe Belcher
  •       Griffin Dunne
  •       Rik Mayall
  •       Brian Glover
  • Director: John Landis
  • Producer: George Folsey Jr.
  • Producer: Peter Guber
  • Producer: Jon Peters
  • Producers: George Folsey Jr.
  • Producers: Peter Guber
  • Producers: Jon Peters

 

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An American Werewolf In London: Standard Edition

From the director of Animal House... A Different Kind of Animal.

An American Werewolf In London: Standard Edition
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One of the greatest directors of the 1980s, John Landis (The Blues Brothers, Trading Places), expertly combines macabre horror with dark humor in the lycanthropic classic, An American Werewolf in London. American tourists David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) are savaged by an unidentified vicious animal whilst hiking on the Yorkshire Moors. David awakes in a London hospital to find his friend dead and his life in disarray. Retiring to the home of a beautiful nurse (Jenny Agutter, Walkabout) to recuperate, he soon experiences disturbing changes to his mind and body, undergoing a full-moon transformation that will unleash terror on the streets of the capital... An American Werewolf in London had audiences howling with laughter and recoiling in terror upon its cinema release. Landis' film has gone on to become one of the most important horror films of its decade, rightly lauded for its masterful set-pieces, uniquely unsettling atmosphere and Rick Baker's truly ground-breaking, Oscar-winning special make-up effects. Now newly restored and presented with an abundance of extra features, this big beast of horror can be devoured as never before...

Bonus Materials

  • New 2019 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 English 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, featurelength documentary by filmmaker Daniel Griffith, featuring interviews with John Landis, David Naughton, Joe Dante and more
  • An American Filmmaker in London, newly filmed interview with John Landis in which he reflects on British cinema and 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 Hallow and 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 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
  • Make-up 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 Rick Baker about Universal horror and its legacy of Wolfman films
  • Casting of the Hand, archival footage from Rick Baker’s workshop showing the casting of David Naughton’s hand
  • Outtakes
  • Storyboards featurette
  • Original trailers, teasers and TV spots
  • Extensive image gallery featuring over 200 stills, posters and other ephemera
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original poster art and artwork by Graham Humphreys

Sales Points

  • Ranked as one of the best horror films in over 100 published lists
  • Celebrity fans include Stephen King, Michael Jackson, Eli Roth, and Edgar Wright
  • Widely regarded as having the best werewolf transformation scene in film history
  • Oscar Winner: Best Make-up

Press Quotes

The movie has sequences that are spellbinding

     —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Naughton's excruciating, horrifyingly realistic transformation scene, maybe the best in any werewolf movie

     —Entertainment Weekly

A horror film that packs a wallop

     —Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Not just gory but actually frightening, not just funny but clever

     —Tom Huddleston, Time Out

Full moons, gruesome kills, howling; American Werewolf in London brings those pieces of Universal Monsters lore along. But David’s story is one of terror, PTSD that gives him ludicrous dreams of Nazi wolves invading his home, and conversations with his decomposing dead friend

     —Matt Paprocki, Doblu

When it comes to modern horror comedies, An American Werewolf in London really ranks very high up the charts, basically because it delivers on all levels. A deserving classic for sure, and a must-see for any self-respecting horror fan!

     —Mike Haberfelner, Search My Trash

One of the greatest directors of the 1980s, John Landis, expertly combines macabre horror with dark humor in the lycanthropic classis, An American Werewolf in London

     —Sal Giarratani, Video Views

Landis’ film has gone on to become one of the most important horror films of its decade, rightly lauded for its masterful set-pieces, uniquely unsettling atmosphere and Rick Baker’s truly ground-breaking, Oscar-winning special make-up effects. Now newly restored and presented with an abundance of extra features, this big beast of horror can be devoured as never before

     —Tom Stockman, We Are Movie Geeks

The film looks and sounds stunning in 4K top say the least. Arrow Video continually amazes with their restorations.

     —Jason Lockard, Classic Cinema Magazine

Arrow has done a top notch job

     —Matt Brighton and Jake Keet, Blu-ray Authority

Landis does an incredible job of presenting not just a horror film, filled with the customary werewolf tropes, but also a love story, that of David and Jack, and David and Alex, with all aspects of the story feeling genuinely authentic, and never once feeling contrived.

     —James McDonald, Irish Film Critic

The definitive presentations of the film going forward, this one offering additional depth and color balance.

     —Tim Salmons, The Digital Bits

An American Werewolf in London set the gold standard for which all other werewolf films strive to be

     —Fears Magazine

Featuring a gnarly and bone-shattering transformation scene, An American Werewolf in London set the gold standard

     —Gaming Shogun

This film absolutely blew me away the first time I saw it and has remained a favorite of mine over the years. I love this movie and it is obvious that Arrow Video loves this movie too.

     —Jake Keet, Art House Cult

a resolution to rival what I saw on the big screen.

     —Joe Corey, Inside Pulse

horror cinema’s most celebrated films are the ones that think outside the box. A case in point is An American Werewolf in London, a film that remains as fresh today as the day it was first unleashed on audiences.

     —Michael Den Boer, 10K Bullets

The smash hit monster-gore popcorn flick comes to 4K: David Naughton and Griffin Dunne’s descent into a lycanthropic nightmare is as wrenching as ever.

     —Glenn Erickson , Trailers From Hell

An American Werewolf in London is actually a rather sweet love letter to Universal's heritage with the Wolfman, but it manages to update the basic storyline with some post-modern irony and healthy doses of both humor and gore.

     —Jeffrey Kauffman, Blu-ray.com

When it hit screens in 1981, An American Werewolf In London caused a sensation due to its groundbreaking visual effects. Even after 41 years, the movie holds up pretty well.

     —Colin Jacobson, DVD Movie Guide

An American Werewolf in London is very nearly a perfect movie; even its flaws are charming.

     —Movie Line Online

  

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