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Huge American Werewolf in London Blu-ray / DVD News

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From the Press Release

Available for the First Time on Blu-ray(TM) Hi-Def An American Werewolf in London – Full Moon Edition

SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 OWN IT ON BLU-RAY(TM) HI-DEF AND 2-DISC DVD FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Universal Studios Home Entertainment
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire/ –

Overview:
One of the most gripping horror films of all-time is now available in perfect picture and purest digital sound on Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD – An American Werewolf in London – Full Moon Edition! When two American students touring London are attacked by a vicious wolf during a full moon, their lives are suddenly transformed forever. Featuring ground-breaking Academy Award(R)-winning make-up by Rick Baker (Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” How The Grinch Stole Christmas), this cult favorite is directed by John Landis (Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” National Lampoon’s Animal House) and perfectly blends the macabre with a touch of humor. Digitally remastered for optimum picture quality and loaded with bonus features including an all-new 100-minute retrospective documentary, An American Werewolf in London – Full Moon Edition is a timeless story that has never looked better!

EXCLUSIVE TO Blu-ray(TM) Hi-Def:

  • BD-LIVE(TM): Access the BD-Live(TM) Center through your
    Internet-connected player to get even more content, watch the latest
    trailers, and more!
  • BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY(TM) HI-DEF and DVD):

  • NEW! – Beware the Moon: 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.
  • NEW! – I Walked with a Werewolf (in hi-def): 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
  • SYNOPSIS:
    It’s a rainy night on the Welsh moors. Two American students on a walking tour of Europe trudge on to the next town, when suddenly the air is pierced by an unearthly howl…Three weeks later, one is dead, the other is in the hospital and the nightmare begins for An American Werewolf in London. David Naughton, Griffin Dunne and Jenny Agutter star in this contemporary story of the macabre which takes you from the Welsh moors to Picadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and the grounds of Windsor Castle. It is written and directed by John Landis, the man who brought you National Lampoon’s Animal House, The Blues Brothers, Trading Places, and Coming to America. To add to the chill, there is art direction by Academy Award(R)-winner Les Dilley of Star Wars and Alien fame and special makeup effects by six-time Academy Award (R)-winner Rick Baker, whose work includes Star Wars, The Nutty Professor, Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Men in Black.

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    • Chainsaw

      Not surprising the first thing they lead off with in Baker and Landis’ bios is that they worked on Thriller.

      But either way, awesome, and I’m glad that Paul’s docu is going to be included. This is definitely one of the few movies I plan to have on Blu-Ray.

    • WLKNDED

      Now just give me The Howling on blu.
      And i’ll be Happy.

    • American Werewolf

      I can’t wait for September. That really made my day.

    • The Unknown Murderer

      Yes. ESPECIALLY that Rick Baker documnetary.

    • Didn’t See It Coming

      Definite double dip for me.

      • Uncle Creepy

        With the inclusion of the feature length doc? It’s a no brainer!

    • Floydian Trip

      Awesome. I think Blu is here to stay.

    • Mr. Dark

      If you listen closely, off in the distance, you can hear Johnny Butane ejaculating loudly with an echoing howl…

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