An American Werewolf in London

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An American Werewolf in London

#1 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:16 am

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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 humour 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 Bakers’ truly ground-breaking, Oscar-winning special makeup effects. Now restored in 4K, and presented with an abundance of extra features, this big beast of horror can be devoured as never before...

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 his time working in Britain and British cinema
  • 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
  • Outtakes
  • 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 60-page booklet featuring new writing by Travis Crawford and Simon Ward, archival articles and original reviews

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Re: An American Werewolf in London

#2 Post by bearcuborg » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:04 pm

The Jewish identity doc sounds interesting. This package looks great!

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Re: An American Werewolf in London

#3 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:42 pm

Yes, looks like a great set with lots of new Landis-related material. It is, however, too bad that cover couldn’t fit another twenty floating images

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Re: An American Werewolf in London

#4 Post by knives » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:48 pm

The extras do seem to cover this from every imaginable angle which is nice to have.

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Re: An American Werewolf in London

#5 Post by tenia » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:02 pm

domino harvey wrote:Yes, looks like a great set with lots of new Landis-related material. It is, however, too bad that cover couldn’t fit another twenty floating images
Humphreys relies way goo much on this floating heads gimmick. The Man of thousand faces and many others use this and it is indeed not only tirew and tiring but also rarely very inspired.

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Re: An American Werewolf in London

#6 Post by rapta » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:18 pm

This is one of those no-brainers for Arrow Video, almost begging the question "why haven't they already released this?". An immediate pre-order from me, nevertheless!

Now I hope they can do an all-singing, all-dancing edition of The Blues Brothers too...

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