The werewolf legend returns in a blood curdling, high-energy thriller inspired by the Universal classic that launched a legacy of horror. Oscar® winner Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, an aristocratic Englishman who returns to his family estate after the mysterious death of his brother. Under the light of the full moon, Talbot is attacked by a terrifying beast and discovers his horrifying destiny. Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins plays Talbot’s estranged father and Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt is his late brother’s distraught fiancee in a lush nightmare that will terrify a new generation.
When the moon is full, the legend comes to life. Academy Award® winners Anthony Hopkins and Benicio Del Toro star in The Wolfman, a stunning re-imagining of the Universal Pictures thriller classic, coming to Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on June 1, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Both the Blu-ray and DVD releases of The Wolfman will contain two versions of the movie – the thrilling, never-before-seen unrated director’s cut, as well as the theatrical version of the film. The Wolfman will also be available day and date on video on demand.
As part of a groundbreaking offer, The Wolfman Blu-ray(TM) will give purchasers an exclusive opportunity to stream the original 1941 The Wolf Man starring Lon Chaney, Jr. three ways via BD-Live(TM), pocket BLU app and www.UniversalHiDef.com. The Blu-ray also features two exclusive alternate endings and, for a limited time only, a digital copy of the film that can be viewed on an array of electronic and portable devices. Both the Blu-ray and DVD will include a never-before-seen unrated version of the movie, as well as the version seen in theaters.
A visceral, visually stunning 21st century tribute to Universal Studio’s 1941 chiller, The Wolfman pays homage to the studio’s unmatched legacy of classic monster films, which includes the timeless 1931 thrillers Frankenstein and Dracula. The all-star cast includes Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins (Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs), Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro (Traffic, Sin City), Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria, The Devil Wears Prada) and Hugo Weaving (The Lord of the Rings, the Matrix trilogy).
The Wolfman on Blu-ray and DVD includes both the unrated and rated versions of the movie plus deleted and extended scenes.
The following bonus features are exclusive to Blu-ray: -- Access to more thrilling exclusive content through BD-Live, pocket BLU app and UniversalHiDef.com - includes the first ever online streaming of the original 1941 classic The Wolf Man. -- Two alternate endings not seen in theatres -- Return of The Wolfman: This featurette will look at how Anthony Hopkins, Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt, Joe Johnston and the creative team behind this new retelling have tapped into the tragic roots of legend and cinematic lore to unleash a new terror for today's audience. -- The Beast Maker: A detailed look at how make-up wizard Rick Baker transformed a classic monster into a modern nightmare! -- Transformation Secrets: Whether transforming werewolves, producing hallucinogenic nightmares or recreating the fog-covered streets of Victorian London, this featurette will look at how the visual effects team has created a haunting world of moonlit monsters and unsettling thrills. -- The Wolfman Unleashed: The team behind the stunt and action units share the physical challenges of bringing the Wolfman to life and creating a series of intense and action-oriented set pieces, climaxing with the dynamic werewolf battle at Talbot Hall. -- pocket BLU app: USHE's groundbreaking pocket BLU app uses iPhone, iPod touch, Blackberry, Android, PC and Macintosh to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray player and offers advanced features such as: -- Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live functions with ease. -- Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the movie. -- Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there's a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy exclusive content on the go, anytime, anywhere. -- Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU app-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray Hi-Def. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device. -- Keyboard: Enter data into a Blu-ray player with your device's easy and intuitive keyboard that will facilitate such Blu-ray features as chatting with friends and sending messages. -- social BLU: Connect with friends on your favorite social networks to share information about your favorite movies, enjoy Blu-ray community features and more! -- U-Control: Universal's exclusive feature that lets the viewer access bonus materials without leaving the movie! -- Werewolf Legacy, Lore and Legend: This feature gives viewers a visual tour through more than seventy years of Universal's Wolf Man films and thousands of years of werewolf mythology. -- Take Control: Special Makeup Artist Rick Baker , Visual Effects Producer Karen Murphy-Mundell and Director of Photography Shelly Johnson ASC take control of the viewing experience in this unique feature, offering a personal visual commentary by engaging with select scenes of the film to reveal details of the filmmaking process.