One of the greatest directors of the 1980s, John Landis (The Blues Brothers, Trading Places), expertly combines macabre horror with dark humor in the lycanthropic classic, An American Werewolf in London. 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… Bonus features include: Limited 60-page booklet featuring new writing by Travis Crawford and Simon Ward, archival articles and original reviews, Double-sided fold-out poster , Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions, Extensive image gallery featuring over 200 stills, posters and other ephemera, Reversible sleeve featuring original poster art and artwork by Graham Humphreys, Outtakes, Original trailers, teasers and radio spots, Casting of the Hand, archival footage from Rick Baker’s workshop as they cast David Naughton’s hand, An Interview with John Landis, a lengthy archival interview with the director about the film, Makeup Artist Rick Baker on An American Werewolf in London, the legendary make-up artist discusses his work on the film, I Walked with a Werewolf, an archival interview with the make-up artist about Universal horror and its legacy of Wolfman films, Making An American Werewolf in London, a short archival featurette on the films production, Beware the Moon, Paul Davis acclaimed, feature-length exploration of Landis film which boasts extensive cast and crew interviews, Wares of the Wolf, new featurette in which SFX artist Dan Martin and Tim Lawes of The Prop Store look at some of the original costumes and special effects artefacts from the film, The Werewolfs Call, Corin Hardy, director of The Nun, chats with writer Simon Ward about their formative experiences with Landis film, I Think He’s a Jew: The Werewolf’s Secret, new video essay by filmmaker Jon Spira (Elstree 1976) about how Landis film explores Jewish identity, An American Filmmaker in London, a newly filmed interview with John Landis in which he reflects on his time working in Britain and British cinema, Mark of The Beast: The Legacy of the Universal Werewolf, newly produced, feature-length documentary by filmmaker Daniel Griffith, featuring interviews with John Landis, David Naughton, Joe Dante and more, Audio Commentary by actors David Naughton and Griffin Dunne, New audio commentary by Beware the Moon filmmaker Paul Davis, Optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, Original uncompressed 1.0 mono and optional 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation, New 2018 4K restoration from the original camera negative supervised by John Landis
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