The Wolf Man DVD
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Directed by George Waggner
Produced in 1941
Main Language - English
Countries & Regions - American film
'Even the man who is pure of heart, and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the moon is full and bright.'
The last of Universal Pictures' truly great monster movies, which introduced a new movie monster and redefined the mythology of the werewolf, sees Lon Chaney play the cursed man who is bitten by a werewolf on his return to Wales and subsequently becomes one himself when the moon is full. Mid-Wales rather resembles Transylvania, but this is bloodcurdling high tragedy, complemented by a dreamlike atmosphere, elaborate settings and chilling musical score. Stock up now on silver bullets.
Publisher: Universal Pictures
Length: 70 mins
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Format: DVD B&W
Released: 3rd October 2011
Cat No: 8272165
Subtitles: Arabic, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Turkish, Romanian, , Hard of Hearing - English
- Commentaries: Tom Weaver
- Documentaries: 'Monsters By Moonlight'
by Anon on 24th August 2000
Universal lavished time and money on this one, and were rewarded with a huge box office hit which really got their second cycle of horror films going. Rightly so, beca... Read on
Universal lavished time and money on this one, and were rewarded with a huge box office hit which really got their second cycle of horror films going. Rightly so, because it is a real classic, with Lon Chaney Jnr giving a fine performance as the unfortunate Larry Talbot. His lupine alter-ego may be less than terrifying, but the film otherwise has a nicely spooky atmosphere, with lashings of Hollywood-style English fog. The writer Curt Siodmak, drew on his own experiences as a Jew in Germany persecuted by the Nazis, and (like Chaneys character) doomed through no fault of his own. It is a fatalism which Hollywood only really expressed in horror films like these, and yet they still remain critically undervalued. This one at least deserves more respect. Hide