Werewolves on Wheels [DVD] [1971]

One of the more memorably titled horror films of the 1970s gets an above-average treatment on disc from Dark Sky Films. Werewolves on Wheels was plagued by a dark transfer in its VHS incarnation, so the crisp anamorphic, letterboxed transfer here is a revelation. Everything is colorful and the frequent night photography has levels of clarity and detail that this film has never before had on video. The audio retains the original mono soundtrack and it is a solid, distortion-free mix. In terms of extras, there is an informative commentary track with director Michel Levesque, co-writer David Kaufman, and moderator David Gregory. Both filmmakers have great memories, which results in plenty of behind-the-scenes details, and they have a nice rapport that makes the track easy to listen to. Gregory gives them plenty of room to talk but interjects with some interesting questions at the right places. Rounding out the disc is a theatrical trailer, a photo gallery, and some amusing radio spots for the film. To sum up, Dark Sky Films has done a great remastering job here and thrown in a few worthwhile extras to boot. It's a fine package for collectors of 1970s horror rarities.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Audio commentary with Michel Levesque and David M. Kaufman
  • Photo gallery
  • Radio spots
  • Theatrical trailers

Synopsis

Werewolves on Wheels
This biker-horror oddity was directed by former editor Michel Levesque (Sweet Sugar). The plot concerns a motorcycle gang, The Devil's Advocates, led by Adam (Stephen Oliver). The bikers are turned on to Satanism by a creepy monk (Severn Darden), leading to lengthy scenes depicting various occult rituals, drug trips, and female nudity. The cycle-riding werewolf only appears in the last few minutes of the film, but cult devotees will be happy in the interim watching such minor celebrities as Billy Gray, the child star of Father Knows Best, who was fresh off a marijuana arrest, and Barry McGuire, singer of the seminal '60s protest song "Eve of Destruction." Stunt coordinator Chuck Bail went on to direct The Gumball Rally (1976) and several blaxploitation films. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Donna Anderson - Helen
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    Deuce Berry - Tarot
  • Billy Gray
    Billy Gray - Bill
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    John Hull
  • Carl Lee
    Carl Lee
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