An American Werewolf In London

An American Werewolf In London

David Naughton
Director: John Landis Cast: David Naughton
David Naughton
, Jenny Agutter
Jenny Agutter
, Griffin Dunne
Griffin Dunne
John Landis

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Overview

While wandering the English moors on vacation, college yanks David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) happen upon a quaint pub with a mysterious patronage who warn them not to leave the road when walking after dark. Irreverent of such advice as characters in horror films always are, the two decide to find a short cut....David wakes up in the hospital with a nasty bite wound to his shoulder; the freshly deceased, and rapidly decomposing, Jack arrives soon after to deliver the grim news that, unless he commits suicide, David will become a werewolf when the moon is full. David dismisses the encounter as a hallucination, but all indicators point to lycanthrope; evenings of barking and bloodletting follow closely behind. While the story is thin and much of the tongue-in-cheek humor is overdone, there are plenty of genuine jolts thanks to makeup guru Rick Baker's eye-popping special effects. The werewolf, resembling a cross between a bear and a wolverine, appears frighteningly real, and, given the fantastic premise, the gore is most convincing (although surprisingly and refreshingly scant). The hospital dream sequences are creative, and the scenes in which the werewolf runs rampant through downtown London are particularly good. In all, An American Werewolf in London is an original, atmospheric film that manages both to scare and amuse. While dismissed by most American critics upon its release, the film managed to secure a place in the annals of American cinema when Baker won an Academy Award for his amazing effects and creature designs.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/29/2019
UPC: 0760137310884
Original Release: 1981
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: A
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 11,686

Special Features

New 2019 restoration from the original camera negative supervised by John Landis ; High definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation; Original uncompressed 1.0 mono and optional 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio; Optional English Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; New audio commentary by Beware the Moon filmmaker Paul Davis; Audio Commentary by actors David Naughton and Griffin Dunne; Mark of The BeastF: The Legacy of the Universal Werewolf, newly produced, feature-length documentary by filmmaker Daniel Griffith, featuring interviews with John Landis, David Naughton, Joe Dante; An American Filmmaker in London, newly filmed interview with John Landis in which he reflects on British cinema and his time working in Britain; 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; The Werewolf's Call, Corin Hardy, Director of The Hallow and The Nun, chats with writer Simon Ward about their formative experiences with Landis' film; Wares of the Wolf, new featurette in which SFX artist Dan Martin and Tim Lawes of Peop Store look at some of the original costumes and special effects artefacts from the film ; Beware the Moon, Paul Davis' acclaimed, feature-length exploration of Landis' film which boasts extensive cast and crew interviews; Making An American Werewolf in London, a short archival featurette on the film's production; An Interview with John Landis, a lengthy archival interview with the Director about the film; Make-up 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 Rick Baker about Universal horror and its legacy of Wolfman films; Casting of the Hand, archival footage from Rick Baker's workshop showing the casting of David Naughton's hand; Outtakes; Storyboards featurette; Original trailers, teasers and TV spots; Extensive image gallery featuring over 200 stills, posters and other ephemera; Reversible sleeve featuring orignal poster art and artwork by Graham Humphreys

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Naughton David Kessler
Jenny Agutter Alex Price
Griffin Dunne Jack Goodman
John Woodvine Dr. Hirsch
Brian Glover Chess player
David Schofield Darts Player
Lila Kaye Barmaid
Paul Kernber Sgt. McManus
Don McKillop Inspector Villiers
Frank Oz Mr. Collins
Joe Belcher Truck Driver
Rik Mayall Chess Player
Paddy Ryan Werewolf
Albert Moses Hospital Porter
Mark Fisher Max Kessler
Gordon Sterne Mr. Kessler
Paula Jacobs Mrs. Kessler
Sydney Bromley Alf
Frank Singuineau Ted
Michael Carter Gerald Bringsley
Elizabeth Bradley Woman in Zoo
George Hilsdon Newsvendor
Alan Ford Taxi Driver
Linzi Drew Brenda Bristols
Christine Hargreaves Ticket Lady
John Salthouse Bobby at Cinema
Roger Rowland Police

Technical Credits
John Landis Director,Screenwriter
Roy Alon Stunts
Vic Armstrong Stunts
Richard Baker Makeup Special Effects
Ken Barker Stunts
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Marc Boyle Stunts
Malcolm Campbell Editor
Clive Curtis Stunts
Peter Diamond Stunts
Leslie Dilley Art Director
Tracey Eddon Stunts
George Folsey Producer
Terry Forrestal Stunts
Romo Gorrara Stunts
Peter Guber Executive Producer
Fred Haggerty Stunts
Frank Henson Stunts
Joyce Herlihy Production Manager
Nick Hobbs Stunts
Billy Horrigan Stunts
Arthur Howell Stunts
Debbie McWilliams Casting
Gareth Milne Stunts
Deborah Nadoolman Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Paynter Cinematographer
Jon Peters Executive Producer
Colin Skeaping Stunts
Tony Smart Stunts
Rocky Taylor Stunts
David Tringham Asst. Director
Terry Walsh Stunts
Paul Weston & His Orchestra Stunts

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