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Full details revealed for Hammer classic “THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF” on Scream Factory Blu-ray

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

One of the all-time great lycanthropictures is coming to hi-def disc, and the complete specs can be found below, along with the art.

Shout! Factory releases the Hammer production THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF on Collector’s Edition Blu-ray April 21 under the Scream Factory banner. Directed by Terence Fisher and scripted by John Elder, it stars Oliver Reed as an orphan who grows up to discover that he harbors a beast within. The movie will be presented in 1080p high-definition 2:00.1 widescreen from a new 4K scan from the interpositive, with DTS-HD mono Master Audio. The special features are:

  • New audio commentary by actress Yvonne Romain, special makeup effects artist Mike Hill and composer Leslie Bricusse
  • New audio commentary by author/film historian Steve Haberman and filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr
  • New “The Men Who Made Hammer–Roy Ashton”
  • New “Serial Killer–Benjamin Frankel, Serialism and THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF”
  • New “The Making of THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF,” including interviews with actors Catherine Feller and Yvonne Romain, makeup effects artist Mike Hill, art director Don Mingaye, art department member Margaret Robinson and filmmaker Jimmy Sangster
  • “Lycanthropy: The Beast in All of Us”
  • “Censoring the Werewolf”
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Trailers From Hell with commentary by filmmaker John Landis
  • Radio spot
  • Still gallery

Retail price is $29.99, and the disc can be pre-ordered from the Shout! Factory website for $28.43; those orders will come with an exclusive rolled 18×24-inch poster featuring the new cover art while supplies last.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.