• Wolf
  • Wolf


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Director: Mike Nichols

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader


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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…  See more details below


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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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
Original Release:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]

Special Features

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

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
Ellen Lewis Actor
Juliet Taylor Actor
Allison Janney Party Guest
Kirby Mitchell Party Guest
Madhur Jaffrey Party Guest
Cynthia O'Neal Party Guest
Lisa Emery Party Guest
Irene Forrest Office Worker
Brian Markinson Detective Wade
Jennifer Nicholson Office Worker
Bradford English Keyes
Stewart J. Zully Gary
Thomas F. Duffy Tom
Jose Soto Gang Member
Dwayne McClary Gang Member
Eva Rodriguez Maid
Lia Chang Desk Clerk
Starletta DuPois Victim's Mother
David Schwimmer Cop
Christopher Birt Cop
Peter Gerety George
Joanna Sanchez Receptionist
Oz Perkins Cop

Technical Credits
Mike Nichols Director
Stephen Abrums Makeup
Richard Baker 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 Production Designer
Doug Wick Producer
Tom Woodruff 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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Wolf 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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