American Werewolf In London

Naughton, David

SKU: 025192370885

UPC 025192370885
Release Date 2016-09-27
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 98
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis In John Landis' (THE BLUES BROTHERS, ANIMAL HOUSE) dripping black comedy, two American students (David Naughton and Griffin Dunne) on a European vacation wander into a creepy local pub in Northern England and are quickly thrown out. Stranded and alone in the dark countryside, the pair get lost in their search for warm lodging. Little do they know that they are about to be changed forever by an ancient terror as they walk along the moors on a moonlit night. Only one of the students survives a deadly attack by a supernatural beast--at least he thinks he survived, until the next full moon rolls around. Terrific makeup effects (by Oscar winner Rick Baker), clever editing, and raunchy tongue-in-cheek humor made this suspenseful and thrilling horror effort an instant classic.In this grisly black comedy, David Kessler and Jack Goodman (David Naughton and Griffin Dunne, respectively) are two American students on a backpacking tour of Europe. Wandering the backroads of gloomy East Proctor, England, they find a pub where the unhelpful locals act suspiciously strange. The unsuspecting boys flee the pub in search of lodging after being warned to avoid the moors. Lost in the dark countryside, the pair is attacked by a werewolf. Only David survives, waking up three weeks later in a London hospital. As David begins to regain his memory he is tormented by nightmares and is visited by his dead friend Jack, who warns David that he will turn into a werewolf with the next full moon--and that the only way to lift the curse is to kill himself. Because the town of East Proctor has covered up the real cause of the murder, David is forced to face the truth alone. Finally, he is discharged and taken in by his nubile nurse, Alex Price (Jenny Agutter). As Alex and David begin their steamy love affair, it is only a matter of time before the next full moon comes--when the truth will be revealed. Director John Landis has crafted an entertaining, funny horror story, featuring the terrific combination of Naughton and Dunne and a sparkling rock score in which every song includes the word moon..One of the chief successes of the film is the inventiveness of makeup artist Rick Baker, who slowly transforms both Naughton and Dunne into werewolves. Director (Landis's) trademark: SYNW (See You Next Wednesday) can be seen on a poster advertising a porn film in the London T tunnel where the werewolf (Naughton) kills one of his victims. The same porn film is the film being shown and advertised on the marquee at the porn theater in Picadilly Circus, where Naughton meets his zombie friend Jack and the undead victims of his murder spree. Later, Naughton turns into a werewolf in the theater. I'm not being threatened by a walking meatloaf.--David (David Naughton) to Jack (Griffin Dunne) Have you ever talked to a corpse? It's boring.--Jack to David...A clever mixture of comedy and horror....Redolent with sharp dialog and offbeat humor......Landis is...serious about making this a horror film that packs a wallop...John Landis' giddy, gory 1981 horror comedy remains the lycanthropic gold standard. -- Grade: A-
Cast David Naughton (Star)
Griffin Dunne (Star)
Jenny Agutter (Star)
Elmer Bernstein (Composer)
Leslie Dilley (Production Designer)
John Landis (Director)
John Landis (Screenwriter)
Malcolm Campbell (Editor)
Robert Paynter (Director of Photography)
John Woodvine (Star)
Deborah Nadoolman (Costume Designer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Beware the Moon A Feature Length Documentary with Cast and Crew 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 Outtakes Storyboards Photograph Montage Feature Commentary with Cast Members David Naughton & Griffin Dunne Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French DTS HD Master Audio - English, French Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.45000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Horror,Feature Film Comedy
Attribute Additional Footage,Director Cast Commentary,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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