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Blu-ray Reviews: Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf Too Collector’s Editions

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Not all teenage werewolf movies are created equal.

As a kid, I couldn’t have been more primed to see 1985’s Teen Wolf, a movie that seemed positively made just for me. I was obsessed with star Michael J. Fox, first from his TV work as Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties and then as Marty McFly in Back to the Future, to this day my favorite movie of all time. Werewolves have always been my movie monster of choice, even as a boy of just eight years old. Combining Michael J. Fox with werewolves—in a high school comedy, no less, then (and possibly still) one of my favorite film genres—seemed a foolproof recipe for a classic. And, in its way, Teen Wolf is a classic: a movie that’s probably as good as it can be while still being far from great. It’s sweet, it means well,
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August 8th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Re-animator 4K Restoration, Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf Too Collector’s Editions

Hey, gang! Welcome back for another look at this week’s upcoming horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases. August 8th is going to be another busy day for fans, as we have some incredible Blu-ray and DVD titles to look forward to.

Arrow Video has put together an incredible limited edition Blu-ray set for Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator, and Scream Factory has assembled two stellar Collector’s Editions for both Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf Too. Fans of the Coen brothers' Fargo will undoubtedly want to add the new Steelbook edition of the film to their collections this Tuesday, and for those of you interested in unconventional vampire films, be sure to check out The Transfiguration this week, too.

Other notable releases for August 8th include The Night of the Sorcerers / The Loreley’s Grasp double feature, Three Tears on Bloodstained Flesh, The Dinner, Charlotte, and Dimension Z.

Fargo: Steelbook Collector’s Edition (Shout!
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Special Features Revealed for Scream Factory’s Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf Too Collector’s Edition Blu-rays

Horror fans can howl at moon this summer when Scream Factory releases their Collector's Edition Blu-rays of Teen Wolf (featuring a high-def transfer from the interpositive) and Teen Wolf Too, and to help hold fans over until the August 8th release date arrives, the special features for both Blu-rays have been revealed, along with the announcement that Shout! Factory will release Teen Wolf: The Complete Animated Series on DVD September 5th.

Press Release: Hooooooooooooooowl! On August 8, 2017, Scream Factory will present two classic films from the 1980’s, Teen Wolf (Collector’s Editon), starring Michael J Fox, and Teen Wolf Too (Collector’s Edition), starring Jason Bateman, the latter on Blu-ray™ for the first time. In addition, the Saturday morning kids show Teen Wolf: The Complete Animated Series will get a DVD release from Shout! Factory, on September 5.

Special Features on Teen Wolf (Collector’s Editon) include
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Looking back at Teen Wolf

Michael J Fox, lycanthropy and basketball clash in the amusing 80s teen comedy, Teen Wolf. Jeff takes a look back…

Delightfully mediocre is a term that applies to the original Teen Wolf, the less ambitious of two Michael J Fox films released in 1985. Ostensibly an upbeat, John Hughes-esque take on fare like I Was A Teenage Werewolf (perhaps in name only), Teen Wolf only wishes to please, having neither bark nor bite. Still, this eager puppy of a teen flick does a more than a few tricks well, and remains spritely and cuddly after all this time.

Fox plays Scott Howard, an only child living with his father (James Hampton in a quiet, understated performance). Scott has two best friends, the exuberant and at times overbearing Rupert ‘Stiles’ Stilinksi (Jerry Levine), and literal girl-next-door ‘Boof,’ played to wholesome perfection by Susan Ursitti.

His biggest problem is the lack of a maternal figure,
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Teen Wolf – Blu-ray Review

The Flick:

Teen Wolf is one of those flicks that appeals to nostalgia junkies (myself included), but will probably fall flat when it comes to younger audiences. It’s a movie that captures a moment in time that we don’t see in cinemas anymore; a b-grade picture that took the time to be more than just average.

The story is a simple one. Scott Howard (Michael J. Fox) is a teenager with problems. He’s not very good at sports, he doesn’t fare well with the ladies, and he happens to be a werewolf. Of course the werewolf side of the story is a simple metaphor for puberty, and at its heart Teen Wolf is a simple coming-of-age story. Once Scott realizes he has been afflicted with the family curse his life drastically changes. He is now great at sports, popular, and one of the hottest girls in school is interested in him.
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New this Week: ‘Source Code’ and ‘Black Swan (DVD)’

Hitting movie theaters this weekend:

HopRussell Brand, James Marsden, Elizabeth Perkins

InsidiousPatrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins

Source CodeJake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga

Movie of the Week

Source Code

The Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga

The Plot: A soldier (Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown commuter and is forced to live and relive a harrowing train bombing until he can determine who is responsible for it.

The Buzz: Source Code looks to be a Quantum Leap meets Groundhog Day sci-fi action romp. 35 seconds into the film’s trailer, I half expected Jake Gyllenhaal to utter, “oh boy.” He instead exclaims, “no, no, no, no,” as if to echo my thoughts exactly — I don’t want to see Gyllenhaal act the same “stop the terrorist on the train” scene, over and over and over again.

I have a strong feeling that this
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"Teen Wolf" Trailer: Where's The Werewolf Doing A Handstand On Top Of Stiles' Wolfmobile And Making A Fool Of Himself?

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Teen Wolf is, rightfully so, a film cherished by many of my generation. It's not a great film, but god damn it, it's a fun film. There are quite a few very funny bits in the film, Stiles simply rules, and Teen Wolf's coach still has one of my all time favorite pieces of advice:

There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body. Now you stick to that, and everything else is cream cheese.

And so, ever since Dustin did some voodoo shit to bring the "Teen Wolf" reboot to reality, we've known MTV's new series was going to be bad. They told us it was going to be a horror series,
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Summer Of '85: 25 Years, 25 Films

The summer of 1985. Has it really been twenty-five years. Wow! I don't really feel old, but its amazing that era was so long ago and yet the memories feel like yesterday. I was ten going on eleven and enjoying my summer break. Though my parents wouldn't let me leave my neighborhood with my friends, they always took me to the cinema as often as they could, which is where my love of movies comes from. I consider myself fortunate to have shared some great movie moments with my family and with my parents coming to town to visit me this summer, we hope to have some more.Hollywood still makes great movies today, but the eighties were a time when most of the movies you saw were good. At least they seemed to be good at that early age. Time can often be cruel and with maturity comes the revelation
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Curzon midnight movies present Vampires Vs Werewolves

Sick to your back teeth of preppy Vamps and sulky teens? Then forget ‘Twilight and check out London’s Curzon cinemas latest Midnight movies offering. On Friday July 9th it’s an 80s Vampires v Werewolves showdown, and you get pick which movie to see. The Lost Boys.Director: Joel Schumacher. Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman. Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire...Or: Teen Wolf Director: Rod Daniel. Starring: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti. Puberty comes with a few surprises as Scott discovers werewolf powers that make him a hot basketball player and a hit with the ladies. We know which we’d pick! For details on the screenings check out the Curzon website here.
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