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bruce h 03-07-2013 09:51 PM

Joe Dante's THE HOWLING (1981) from Shout Factory 6/18
 
The Greatest Werewolf Movie of All Time goes hi-def when Scream Factory bring Joe Dante's THE HOWLING (1981) to blu ray! After a traumatic assault from serial killer Eddie Quist, L.A. news reporter Karen White is sent to The Colony, a relaxation retreat designed to aid her recovery. However, there's more than meets the eye at this peaceful getaway, and her husband being seduced by a lusty lycanthrope is only the beginning of her problems. Fur flies, limbs are chopped, and Eddie may not be dead after all... In parts darkly comedic then intensely frightening, with imposing creature design from FX legend Rob Bottin, THE HOWLING remains a supremely effective horror romp thanks to Dante's spot-on direction of John Sayles' intelligent script. Seriously one of the best. Plus, it's got Atkins.

Designated a "Collector's Edition" by Shout Factory, I imagine this will port over all the extras from the prior MGM disc along with some new goodies -- let's hope they finally give us the supplements from the Image Laserdisc that didn't make the cut on the last DVD!

Preorder:
DVD: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ag=cinema09-20
Blu: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ag=cinema09-20

Trailer:
http://youtu.be/iCmIr6OgtYg

http://www.horrordvds.com/reviews/a-...-se_shot8l.jpg

russweiss 03-07-2013 10:44 PM

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This is a must. I had to sneak into the theater to see this when it played because I was only 14 at the time.

Matt89 03-07-2013 10:45 PM

Could this not be posted in the Shout! Factory thread? There's no need to keep creating new threads about releases we already know about.

~Matt

Anthropophagus 03-07-2013 11:06 PM

I don't want to be antagonistic or contradict Matt, but I sort of enjoy opening horrordvds.com and seeing the new threads with the release dates.
I think most of them are worthy of individual discussion.

Chomp 03-07-2013 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Anthropophagus (Post 729490)
I don't want to be antagonistic or contradict Matt, but I sort of enjoy opening horrordvds.com and seeing the new threads with the release dates.
I think most of them are worthy of individual discussion.

I have to agree. Keep it up bruce_h.

startide 03-07-2013 11:22 PM

OK. I take back what I wrote in the Scream Factory thread. Keep that one for the kiddies and specific announcements for the rest of us.

Not that I really care about this title. Saw it once ages ago, nothing special. Was I right or does it deserve a second look? (A Howling half sheet is on my most wanted list, BTW.)

maybrick 03-07-2013 11:40 PM

Looking forward to replacing my MGM disc with the laser rot.

evildeadfan123 03-08-2013 12:19 AM

Will be purchasing the Blu-Ray June 18th. I already own a few of the recent Scream Factory Blu-Rays, and I very impressed with them, and I will continue to purchase from them.

hots4 03-08-2013 06:45 PM

greatest werewolf movie of all time, i like it a lot, but hands down that goes to american werewolf in london.

Anthropophagus 03-08-2013 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by hots4 (Post 729574)
greatest werewolf movie of all time, i like it a lot, but hands down that goes to american werewolf in london.

I have to agree with you there for sure.
However, The Howling grows on me with every watch.
I also love Rob Bottin's bi-pedal lycanthropes over Baker's super wolf, but that's a matter of opinion.

Anaestheus 03-09-2013 01:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Matt89 (Post 729485)
Could this not be posted in the Shout! Factory thread? There's no need to keep creating new threads about releases we already know about.

~Matt

Well, I would discourage that sort of thing. I don't always keep up with the Shout/MondoMacabre/Olive/etc. threads. But, this is something that I would be interested in and if it was buried in a 135 page thread I would probably miss it. So, I'm all for having release threads started up by film title rather than distribution company.

russweiss 03-09-2013 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Anaestheus (Post 729634)
Well, I would discourage that sort of thing. I don't always keep up with the Shout/MondoMacabre/Olive/etc. threads. But, this is something that I would be interested in and if it was buried in a 135 page thread I would probably miss it. So, I'm all for having release threads started up by film title rather than distribution company.

I completely agree with Anaestheus. I generally don't look at the threads with that many posts because they tend to be off topic or have people just bashing each other's opinions.

bruce h 03-26-2013 03:27 AM

Old news, but here's the cover. I imagine the flipside will have the traditional art.

http://dv1.us/p1/784/193784-d0.jpg

bruce h 04-16-2013 06:38 PM

Finalized list of supplements:

ALL-NEW SCREAM FACTORY EXTRAS
- Audio Commentary with Author Gary Brandner
- Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary from Director Joe Dante
- Horror's Hallowed Grounds- A look at the film's locations with host Sean Clark
- Interview with Stop-Motion Animator Dave Allen
- New Interviews with screenwriter Terence Winkless, Executive Producer Steven A. Lane and editor Mark Goldblatt

Extras carried over from prior MGM DVD release
- Audio Commentary With Director Joe Dante And Actors Dee Wallace, Christopher Stone and Robert Picardo
- Unleashing the Beast: The Making Of The Howling Multi-part Documentary
- Outtakes
- Making Of A Monster: Inside The Howling Documentary
- Photo Gallery
- Theatrical Trailers

fattyjoe37 04-16-2013 07:18 PM

Very excited by that list of supplements. Every DVD extra carried over, old laserdisc features that haven't been included on releases for over a decade, and interesting sounding new features. Movie wise, this was one of my most anticipated Scream Factory titles, but now the features are supporting the fact that this could be their best release to date.


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