The Wolfman [Rated/Unrated Versions] [DVD] [2010]

  • SKU: 9909298
  • Release Date: 06/01/2010
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (34 out of 36)

Special Features


  • Deleted and Extended Scenes

Synopsis


The Wolfman
Universal Studios resurrects the classic lycanthrope with this tale of a man who experiences an unsettling transformation after he returns to his ancestral home in Victorian-era Great Britain and gets attacked by a rampaging werewolf. When Ben Talbot (Simon Merrells) vanishes into thin air, his brother Lawrence (Benicio Del Toro) returns to his family estate to investigate. Upon reuniting with his estranged father, Sir John Talbot (Anthony Hopkins), however, he discovers a destiny far darker than his blackest nightmares. Ben is dead; the victim of a savage attack by a beast that keeps the superstitious locals cowering in fear every time the moon shines bright in the sky. Shortly after discovering his brother's true fate, Lawrence swears to Ben's wife, Gwen (Emily Blunt), that he will bring her late husband's killer to justice. As a young boy, the untimely death of his mother caused Lawrence to grow up before his time. Though Lawrence had previously attempted to bury his pain in the past by leaving the quiet Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor behind, he discovers that you can't outrun fate when he's attacked by the very same nocturnal beast that claimed his brother. Not even recently arrived Scotland Yard inspector Aberline (Hugo Weaving) can dream up a rational explanation for the gruesome spell cast over Blackmoor, yet rumors of an ancient curse persist. According to legend, the afflicted will experience a horrific transformation by the light of the full moon. Now, the woman Talbot loves is in mortal danger, and in order to protect her he must venture into the moonlit woods and destroy the beast before it destroys her. But this isn't a typical hunt, because before the beast can be slain, a simple man will uncover a primal side of himself that he never knew existed. Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker pens a film directed by Joe Johnston and featuring creature effects by special-effects makeup legend Rick Baker. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Benicio Del Toro
    Benicio Del Toro - Lawrence Talbot
  • Anthony Hopkins
    Anthony Hopkins - Sir John Talbot
  • Emily Blunt
    Emily Blunt - Gwen Conliffe
  • Hugo Weaving
    Hugo Weaving - Aberline
  • Art Malik
    Art Malik - Singh



Customer rating

4.1
95%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than in the theater

    Posted
    VaAdamD

    The Blu-ray version of The Wolfman is great, but you've got to watch the director's cut. It is so much better than the theatrical version. The editing on the version that was shown in the theater was horrible. The director's cut just seems to flow better and make more sense. Plus, the extras on the Blu-ray are awesome. There are alternate endings, extended scenes (the extended chase scene is great), behind the scenes features, and interviews. I really like the feature called Legacy, Legend, and Lore. It's like pop-up video. As you watch the movie, videos and text boxes with information relating to the old Universal horror movies and werewolf trivia pop up on screen. Unfortunately, it only works with the theatrical version. You can also bookmark your favorite scenes of the movie for quick reference. If you are an old school horror fan, or Rick Baker fan, you'll love this Blu-ray. It's definitely worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great character developed remake done with class!

    Posted
    PhantomZoner

    As a forty year fan of the original "Wolf Man" with Lon Chaney Jr. and of Horror and Sci-Fi films in general, this new re-make has become my favorite Horror film to-date. The Blu Ray version looks/sounds superb. The story is classic. The re-make has been updated just enough to pay total respect to its father-film but yet different enough to allow it to stand on its own and be as interesting as the original in its own way. The character development in this updated version allows for more identification of and with the characters. The action is great. The violence can be gruesome but it makes sense for the story that is being told. This film has class...like its father-film. The strained relationship between father and son in this film make it so easy to identify with. A new classic. This is the first film that literally made me jump in my seat in many, many years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's not stupid...

    Posted
    Velmaj

    Remakes are all the rage at the time, and when they remade the wolfman, people we're expecting a cgi-filled (fake looking), silly slasher. This is not that. This is not that stupid. This is an actual remake. It sticks to the original story, it adds suspense, the budget to make it more realistic and complex, and it strays away from too much cgi. It is a "classic" remake. If they remade An American Werewolf in London but made it really serious- you wouldn't like it nearly as much. This movie sticks to the light and dark tone, the cool creepy gypsy women, the ugly drinking townspeople, the snooty ignorant psychologists, the big creepy mansion, and the wolf-man that walks on TWO legs with fur popping out of what use to be the man's shirt. It's great stuff for someone who loves the genre! This is literally a classic-remake!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pick up for a good price to get a stunning blu !

    Posted
    Lisa83

    Sadly, tthe potential for a gothic tragidy is unrealized here. The ending is predictable and CGI is surprisingly haphazardly executed. Hopkins seems a bit bored with the part. Del Toro has great potential to strut his stuff but the script stifles him. Emily Blunt is beautiful and earnest in what limited means the plot gives her. Make up effects are amazing (courtesy of the outstanding go to wolfman and beastmaker, Rick Baker), and transformation sequences are handles well. Moody lighting and production design are top notch. Music is grandiose and fitting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Classic Monster Movie Makes a Comeback!

    Posted
    Parkas4Kids

    If you're anything like me and enjoy a good old-fashioned monster movie, you'll definitely enjoy this re-make of the original Wolfman. From the excellent acting through the compelling plot and the wonderful special effects, this is what modern re-makes should be like. The story starts off slowly and takes time to build each of the characters into individuals as opposed to rushing through their development--you wind up caring about the characters and become invested in them. Not enough movies are made with the level of care and skill as this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally a remake done right!!

    Posted
    Antman2057

    Great movie done right.Picture shines in HD.Casting,acting,action is top notch.It makes you jump in spots and is very visceral not your dads wolf man.There some very interesting extras(deleted scenes,alt endings and some making of which are very insightful).You can also watch the original film via bluray live.with 2 cuts its a great value.I enjoyed this so much I hope all the classics get this kind of treatment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Maniacal Man-Wolf Movie!

    Posted
    MightyGargoyle
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    I didn't actually have high hopes for this new version of Universal's Wolf Man, but it turned out that it's a beautifully rendered story. Benicio Del Toro brings both the torture of Lon Chaney Jr and smoldering of Oliver Reed into one performance. The only downside is the use of CGI for the Wolfman's antics, but overall, it's forgivable and the movie is really enjoyable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Underrated

    Posted
    nightgoat72
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    Don't judge this film if you've only seen the theatrical version. While you do get the gothic atmosphere and general storyline, the editing in that version is just horrendous and turns the movie into a pacing nightmare. Watch the director's cut and enjoy one of the bloodiest, most atmospheric and entertaining werewolf movies ever made. Picture quality of the Blu-ray is stunning, too.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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