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Jack Nicholson stars in a retelling of the famous werewolf legend in director Mike Nichols Wolf. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, this is a very solid looking transfer that features natural flesh tones and well saturated colors. While a few imperfections exist (including a smattering of edge enhancement), overall this is a pleasing transfer which should excite animalistic fans everywhere. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround in English as well as Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround in ...
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Jack Nicholson stars in a retelling of the famous werewolf legend in director Mike Nichols Wolf. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, this is a very solid looking transfer that features natural flesh tones and well saturated colors. While a few imperfections exist (including a smattering of edge enhancement), overall this is a pleasing transfer which should excite animalistic fans everywhere. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround in English as well as Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround in Spanish and French. The 5.1 mix is not quite as exciting as one might hope (while there are a few directional effects and the range seems to be confined to the front and rear speakers), though it does offer up crystal clear dialogue, music and effects. Also included on this disc are English, Spanish and Korean subtitles. As for extra features, Columbia has apparently decided that a bare bones disc was the only way to go for this release. Not a single extra feature is included on Wolf.
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Special Features

English 2-channel or 5.1 [Dolby Digital]; Additional Languages: French, Spanish; Subtitles: English, Spansih, Korean; Scene selections; Widescreen or standard formats
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
Mike Nichols' version of the Jim Harrison novel is a witty, intelligent, and beautifully made film that doesn't quite come off. Jack Nicholson stars as a book editor who begins to display strangely lupine characteristics after being bitten by a wolf. With renewed aggression, he begins to go after the hypocritical yuppie James Spader who had recently ousted him from his job. For about the first hour the movie is slyly entertaining, with its caustic dissection of the Darwinian nature of office politics, and Nicholson's growing awareness that his slow transformation into a wolf can have its advantages. At this point the changes are slight enough that the satiric tone remains grounded in reality. As the film progresses, though, moving closer to the realm of the traditional horror movie's myth and fantasy trappings, relationships become more unbelievable and it's more difficult to know what the filmmakers are trying to say. Nicholson, who seems to be loving every minute, gives a superbly modulated performance as the wronged editor, and Spader is excellent as his unctuously backstabbing nemesis. Michelle Pfeiffer, however, is hamstrung by a character that seems hollow and underwritten. Although the film leaves one with a sense of vague dissatisfaction, there is still much here to enjoy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/26/1997
  • UPC: 043396711594
  • Original Release: 1994
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 2:05:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 9,149

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Nicholson Will Randall
Michelle Pfeiffer Laura Alden
James Spader Stewart Swinton
Kate Nelligan Charlotte Randall
Richard Jenkins Detective Bridger
Christopher Plummer Raymond Alden
Eileen Atkins Mary
David Hyde Pierce Roy
Om Puri Dr. Vijay Alezias
Ron Rifkin Doctor
Prunella Scales Maude
Christopher Birt Cop
Lia Chang Desk Clerk
Thomas F. Duffy Tom
Starletta DuPois Victim's Mother
Lisa Emery Party Guest
Bradford English Keyes
Irene Forrest Office Worker
Peter Gerety George
Madhur Jaffrey Party Guest
Allison Janney Party Guest
Ellen Lewis
Brian Markinson Detective Wade
Dwayne McClary Gang Member
Kirby Mitchell Party Guest
Jennifer Nicholson Office Worker
Cynthia O'Neal Party Guest
Oz Perkins Cop
Eva Rodriguez Maid
Joanna Sanchez Receptionist
David Schwimmer Cop
Jose Soto Gang Member
Juliet Taylor
Stewart J. Zully Gary
Technical Credits
Mike Nichols Director
Stephen Abrums Makeup
Rick Baker Makeup, Makeup Special Effects
Susan Bode-Tyson Set Decoration/Design
Linda de Scenna Set Decoration/Design
Thomas A. Duffield Art Director
Alec Gillis Special Effects
Robert Greenhut Executive Producer
Michael Haley Asst. Director
Jim Harrison Associate Producer, Screenwriter
Sean Haworth Set Decoration/Design
Michele Imperato Associate Producer
Ellen Lewis Casting
Neil Machlis Executive Producer
Danny Michael Musical Direction/Supervision
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
Sam O'Steen Editor
Art Rochester Musical Direction/Supervision
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
Giuseppe Rotunno Cinematographer
Ronnie Spector Makeup
Wesley Strick Screenwriter
Juliet Taylor Casting
Jacques Valin Set Decoration/Design
Thomas Warren Art Director
Robert W. Welch III Production Designer
Doug Wick Producer
Tom Woodruff Jr. Special Effects
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Scene Index

Side #1
0. Side #1
0. Chapter Selections
1. Introduction [:27]
2. Start [2:28]
3. March 8: a Wolf in the Road [3:51]
4. Back at the Office: "A Wolf Bit Me." [1:27]
5. Maude [1:00]
6. A Loyal Man With a Great Taste in Authors [1:26]
7. At the Doctor's [:51]
8. The Alden Party [1:30]
9. "Mr. Alden Would Like to See You..."; His New Area [3:09]
10. Horse Scents; Will Meets Laura [4:16]
11. The New Editor-in-Chief [1:19]
12. Charlotte [:32]
13. Heavy Sleeper [1:41]
14. Playing Catch-up [1:03]
15. Hair Club's Newest Member [:38]
16. Heightened Senses [3:44]
17. Seeking a Source in Animal Possession [1:17]
18. A Message From Charlotte [1:10]
19. Dropping in on Stewart [1:33]
20. "The Worm Has Turned and is now Packing an Uzi..." [1:01]
21. "I'm Gonna Get You, Stewart." [1:55]
22. Will's Scheme [:52]
23. ."..I'm Turning Down Eastern Europe." [:25]
24. Disturbed by his Presence; Lunch Plans [2:08]
25. Peanut Butter; Jelly and a Carton of Milk [2:43]
26. Pictures [1:24]
27. "I Want to Tell You Something." [2:57]
28. Nurse Laura [1:57]
29. Full Moon and on the Prowl [3:24]
30. The Next Morning [1:52]
31. "You Ever Sleepwalk?" [:35]
32. Alden Blinks [2:29]
33. An Appointment With Dr. Alezais [8:17]
34. Explaining to Laura [2:09]
35. At the Zoo [2:04]
36. Street Punks [1:48]
37. With the Big Boys [:32]
38. Breaking the News to Stewart [3:19]
39. A Moment of his Time [1:51]
40. In Room 825 [7:29]
41. Baying at the Moon [1:33]
42. "Your Wife was Found Dead This Morning..." [4:20]
43. Back in Marketing [1:46]
44. "What If I Killed Her?" [1:56]
45. Back at the Estate [1:46]
46. A Call From NYPD [1:27]
47. Making Her Excuses [1:36]
48. In the Barn [:37]
49. A Busy Night [1:18]
50. Laura Meets Stewart [2:40]
51. Not Proud of What He's Going to Say; Reservations [1:03]
52. The Amulet; Stewart Makes Their Case [2:06]
53. Laura Returns [1:12]
54. "My Business is Pleasure, George." [2:03]
55. "May I Call You Laura?" [2:58]
56. Barn Dance of Death [2:19]
57. Saved by the Belle [:50]
58. Beauty and the Beast [1:27]
59. Putting Together the Pieces [2:29]
60. Looking for her Mate [1:20]
61. End Credits [3:48]
Side #2
0. Chapter Selections
48. In the barn [:37]
58. Beauty and the beast [1:27]
61. End credits [3:48]
1. Introduction [:27]
2. Start [2:28]
3. March 8: a wolf in the road [3:51]
4. Back at the office: "A wolf bit me." [1:27]
5. Maude [1:00]
6. A loyal man with a great taste in authors [1:26]
7. At the doctor's [:51]
8. The Alden party [1:30]
9. "Mr. Alden would like to see you..."; his new area [3:09]
10. Horse scents; Will meets Laura [4:16]
11. The new editor-in-chief [1:19]
12. Charlotte [:32]
13. Heavy sleeper [1:41]
14. Playing catch-up [1:03]
15. Hair Club's newest member [:38]
16. Heightened senses [3:44]
17. Seeking a source in animal possession [1:17]
18. A message from Charlotte [1:10]
19. Dropping in on Stewart [1:33]
20. "The worm has turned and is now packing an Uzi..." [1:01]
21. "I'm gonna get you, Stewart." [1:55]
22. Will's scheme [:52]
23. ."..I'm turning down Eastern Europe." [:25]
24. Disturbed by his presence; lunch plans [2:08]
25. Peanut butter, jelly and a carton of milk [2:43]
26. Pictures [1:24]
27. "I want to tell you something." [2:57]
28. Nurse Laura [1:57]
29. Full moon and on the prowl [3:24]
30. The next morning [1:52]
31. "You ever sleepwalk?" [:35]
32. Alden blinks [2:29]
33. An appointment with Dr. Alezais [8:17]
34. Explaining to Laura [2:09]
35. At the zoo [2:04]
36. Street punks [1:48]
37. With the big boys [:32]
38. Breaking the news to Stewart [3:19]
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Spoken Languages
Side #2
Spoken Languages
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    My daughter really likes Jack Nicholson and had wanted to see this movie for along time.

    As I said above, my daughter likes Jack and wanted to see this movie. She has watched it several times and really enjoys it.

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