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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: AV469
  • Format: 4K Ultra HD
  • UPC: 760137106814
  • Street Date: 07/19/22
  • PreBook Date: 06/14/22
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run Time: 97 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1981
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot:
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actor: David Naughton
  • Actor: Griffin Dunne
  • Actor: Jenny Agutter
  • Actor: Joe Belcher
  • Actor: Rik Mayall
  • Actor: Brian Glover
  • Director: John Landis
  • Producer: Jon Peters
  • Producer: Peter Guber
  • Producers: Peter Guber
  • Producers: Jon Peters

 

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An American Werewolf In London [UHD Standard Edition]

An American Werewolf In London [UHD 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...

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Bonus Materials

  • 4K restoration by Arrow Films from the original camera negative
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Original uncompressed 1.0 mono and optional 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • 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, a feature-length documentary by filmmaker Daniel Griffith, featuring interviews with John Landis, David Naughton, Joe Dante and more
  • An American Filmmaker in London, an 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, a 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, a 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
  • An American Werewolf in Bob’s Basement and Causing a Disturbance: Piccadilly Revisited, two 2008 featurettes filmed by Paul Davis
  • 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 trailer and teaser plus TV 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

Sales Points

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

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

Oscar-winning work for Best Makeup by Rick Baker who has collected no less than seven Academy Awards. Arrow has done a top-notch job!

     —Matt Brighton and Jake Keet, Blu-ray Authority

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, and conversations with his 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 classic

     —Sal Giarratani, Video News

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

     —James McDonald, Irish Film Critic

[This Arrow release is] the final word on the film on Blu-ray. But between the Blu-ray and now this new 4K UHD, there's no going back. These are 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

Resolution to rival what I saw on the big screen.

     —Joe Corey, Inside Pulse

An American Werewolf in London is very nearly a perfect movie; even its flaws are charming. After a number of appearances on Blu-ray, Arrow Video upgrades its own version with a 4K Ultra HD restoration. The colors are more vibrant with the addition of HDR

     —MovieLine Magazine

Arrow Video upgrades their definitive 2019 Blu-ray edition of John Landis’s 1981 werewolf classic with a brand-new 4K restoration from the original camera negative, and it just sings – and is as loaded as ever with jolts and laughs.

     —Jason Bailey, The Playlist

  

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