• Carl McGill

Arrow Video preps AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON for Blu-ray in a new 4K restoration.

Arrow Video has announced that John Landis' 1981 horror comedy classic An American Werewolf in London is getting a Limited Edition Blu-ray release in time for Halloween on October 29th

American tourists David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) are savaged by an unidentified vicious animal whilst hiking on the Yorkshire Moors. David awakes in a London hospital to find his friend dead and his life in disarray. Retiring to the home of a beautiful nurse (Jenny Agutter, Walkabout) to recuperate, he soon experiences disturbing changes to his mind and body, undergoing a full-moon transformation that will unleash terror on the streets of the capital.

An American Werewolf in London had audiences howling with laughter and recoiling in terror upon its cinema release. Landis' film has gone on to become one of the most important horror films of its decade, rightly lauded for its masterful set-pieces, uniquely unsettling atmosphere and Rick Bakers' truly ground-breaking, Oscar-winning special makeup effects. Now restored in 4K, and presented with an abundance of extra features, this big beast of horror can be devoured as never before.

Extra features will include a new audio commentary by Beware the Moon filmmaker Paul Davis, a newly produced, feature-length documentary titled “Mark of The Beast: The Legacy of the Universal Werewolf,” and new featurette titled “Wares of the Wolf” that looks the costumes and special effects used in the film.

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