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The Howling

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The Howling is as creepy and unsettling as ever in this DVD edition. Presented in widescreen at 1.85:1, director Joe Dante and screenwriter John Sayles' twisted visions are vividly potent. The video transfer is clean, if somewhat blurry at times. The transfer far surpasses previous home video releases of the movie. The Dolby Digital Audio is as dynamic as it can be, coming from the original mono source. The only thing that's missing is supplemental material. While a grainy widescreen trailer is included, its ...
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The Howling is as creepy and unsettling as ever in this DVD edition. Presented in widescreen at 1.85:1, director Joe Dante and screenwriter John Sayles' twisted visions are vividly potent. The video transfer is clean, if somewhat blurry at times. The transfer far surpasses previous home video releases of the movie. The Dolby Digital Audio is as dynamic as it can be, coming from the original mono source. The only thing that's missing is supplemental material. While a grainy widescreen trailer is included, its dated, hyperbolic style is more comical than scary. "Scene Selections" allows instant access to the DVD's 16 chapters via still frames and chapter title
umber. French and English subtitles are available. The Howling shrieks with all its original terror intact, but fans of the film will be begging for more bonus features.
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Special Features

Widescreen 1.85:1 anamorphic; theatrical trailer; Dolby Digital Stereo English language track; Spanish and French subtitles.
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Gray
With this witty update of the age-old werewolf genre, Roger Corman alumnus Joe Dante Gremlins helped breathe new life into a dormant myth -- An American Werewolf in London would soon follow. Dee Wallace-Stone E.T. portrays a TV news anchor whose harrowing brush with a supposed serial killer has left her deeply shaken. Recovering at the country retreat of a new age guru Patrick Macnee, Stone's character ultimately learns that the hills are alive with far more than the sound of music.... Dante fleshes out this modern tale of terror with plenty of throwaway humor -- copies of Thomas Wolfe's You Can't Go Home Again and Allen Ginsberg's Howl are seen lying around, and nearly all the main characters are named after directors of other werewolf movies. But Dante doesn't for a moment shortchange the central horror elements, which are enhanced immeasurably by his own brisk editing and Rob Bottin's state-of-the art makeup effects in the transformation scenes. John Sayles Lone Star, who'd previously collaborated with Dante on the Corman-produced Piranha, cowrote the playful script -- most trenchant in its satirical swipes at consciousness-raising groups like est -- and contributes a funny performance in a bit part as a morgue attendant. Fans of classic horror will enjoy seeing the great John Carradine and Kevin McCarthy in small roles, as well as veteran character actors Dick Miller and Slim Pickens playing -- who else? -- the local sheriff. And if you pay extra-close attention, you'll even notice Corman himself in a brief cameo, waiting outside a phone booth.
All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
Without question one of the most visceral and satisfying werewolf movies ever released, director Joe Dante's knowing lycanthrope classic is sure to get a few jumps, as well as a few chuckles, out of even the most jaded horror fan. From the smart and innovative script from screenwriter John Sayles to solid performances all around, The Howling is a rare example of a werewolf film that likely would have succeeded even if Rob Bottin's groundbreaking makeup effects hadn't been so terrifyingly convincing. Endless in-jokes and film references are bound to keep cinephiles constantly on their toes, and even if you're not up to the task of weeding out all the fine details, this fast-paced chiller isn't likely to leave you bored -- and that's an extremely difficult weight to balance. From television news reporter Karen White's (Dee Wallace Stone) mysterious and terrifying initial encounter in a cheap porno shop to the dark secrets of the "colony" she retreats to in hopes of escaping the nightmares that plague her, Dante and Sayles keep things moving at a lean pace that is notably enlivened by Patrick Macnee, John Carradine, and Slim Pickens' colorful supporting performances. If the makeup effects seem slightly outdated from a revisionist standpoint, the images they create (the image of sharp, talon-like claws growing out of the main werewolf in particular) are hard to shake regardless of the technological advancements that have aided effects artists since The Howling's debut in 1981. These unforgettable images, combined with a clever script and tight direction, make for a film as self-consciously fun as it is truly unsettling.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2001
  • UPC: 027616865489
  • Original Release: 1981
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  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Mono
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, monaural
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dee Wallace Karen White
Patrick Macnee Dr. George Waggner
Dennis Dugan Chris
Christopher Stone R. William "Bill" Neill
Belinda Balaski Terry Fisher
Kevin McCarthy Fred Francis
John Carradine Erle Kenton
Slim Pickens Sam Newfield
Elisabeth Brooks Marsha
Margie Impert Donna
Noble Willingham Charlie Barton
James Murtaugh Jerry Warren
Jim McKrell Lew Landers
Kenneth Tobey Older Cop
Don McLeod T.C.
Steve Nevil Young Cop
Herb Braha
Joe Bratcher Radio Man
James MacKrell
Richard Miller Walter Paisley
Robert Picardo Eddie
Bill Sorrells Kline
Meshach Taylor Shantz
Chico Martinez Man on Street
Michael O'Dwyer Drunk
Wendell Wright Man at Bar
Bruce Barbour Stunt Player
Marneen Fields Stunt Player
John Moio Stunt Player
Forrest J. Ackerman Bookstore Customer (Uncredited)
Roger Corman Man in Phone (uncredited)
John Sayles Morgue Attendant (Uncredited)
Sarina Grant Hooker
Technical Credits
Joe Dante Director, Editor
David Allen Special Effects
Daniel H. Blatt Executive Producer, Producer
Rob Bottin Associate Producer, Makeup Special Effects
Jack Buehler Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert A. Burns Art Director
Jack Conrad Producer
Jack Cummins Asst. Director
Pino Donaggio Score Composer
Michael Finnell Producer
Roger George Special Effects
Mark Goldblatt Editor
John Hora Cinematographer
Steve Lane Executive Producer, Producer
Steven G. Legler Production Designer, Set Decoration/Design
John Sayles Screenwriter
Robert Singer Producer
David C. Thomas Production Manager
Gigi Williams Makeup
Terence H. Winkless Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Credits/Crank Caller [7:18]
2. Live Bait [7:11]
3. "All-American Boy" [3:15]
4. Too Soon For Work [2:38]
5. A Colony Of Weirdos [7:34]
6. It's Not Wolfman Jack [3:16]
7. Werewolf Hunting [6:25]
8. "The Other Side" [2:04]
9. Night Bite [4:45]
10. Call Of The Wild [6:16]
11. Dangerous Evidence [10:00]
12. Big Bad Wolf [4:40]
13. Ugly Transformation [5:31]
14. "She's Ours Now!" [4:02]
15. Silver Bullet Stand-Off [8:55]
16. "Rare" Footage/Credits [6:41]
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Menu

Side #1 --
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   Theatrical Trailer
   Subtitles
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Wolftastic, A template for films in its genre. Outstanding!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Creepy beyond Creepy!

    This movie is a true horror classic.I love horror movies and this is one of them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the greatest and stylish werewolf movies

    This movie is great! It is one of my favorite werewolf movies.Fans of this genre will enjoy it alot. It's just too bad that the sequels all sucked.

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