If there’s one werewolf flick that clearly deserves a nice restoration, it’s John Landis’ legendary lycanthropic piece, An American Werewolf in London.
A longtime favorite among genre fans, Landis’ film has long been considered the greatest werewolf film ever shot. A newly restored Blu-ray with loads of bonus material is just what the collector ordered.
The film stars David Naughton (Ice Cream Man), Griffin Dunne (Dallas Buyers Club), and Jenny Agutter (The Avengers). Landis writes in addition to directing. The film features groundbreaking, Academy Award-winning make-up by Rick Baker.
Here’s the 411 on the restored masterpiece, An American Werewolf in London:
Re-discover one of the most gripping horror films of all time with the cult classic An American Werewolf in London Restored Edition. Blending the macabre with a wicked sense of humor, director John Landis (National Lampoon’s Animal House) delivers a contemporary take on the classic werewolf tale in this story of two American tourists who, while traveling in London, find their lives changed forever when a vicious wolf attacks them during a full moon.
- Beware the Moon
- I Walked with a Werewolf
- Making An American Werewolf in London
- An Interview with John Landis
- Makeup Artist Rick Baker on An American Werewolf in London
- Casting of The Hand
- Photograph Montage
- Feature Commentary with Cast Members David Naughton and Griffin Dunne
Official synopsis: Two American college students are on a walking tour of Britain and are attacked by a werewolf. One is killed, the other is mauled. The werewolf is killed but reverts to its human form, and the local townspeople are unwilling to acknowledge its existence. The surviving student begins to have nightmares of hunting on four feet at first but then finds that his friend and other recent victims appear to him, demanding that he commit suicide to release them from their curse, being trapped between worlds because of their unnatural deaths.