Disc News: The Wolfman

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that February’s very anticipated and subsequently disappointing theatrical release The Wolfman will arrive on DVD and Blu-Ray on June 1, 2010.

Audiences were eagerly anticipating the remake of the classic film, especially when the atmospheric and creepy trailer was released at the latter part of 2009. Usually fans chide remakes, but everything seemed to be right on track with this one. Benicio Del Toro seemed to be the perfect modern day actor to step into the shoes of the Lon Chaney Jr. character, it-girl Emily Blunt seemed to be the perfect period woman, and Anthony Hopkins and Hugo Weaving are two names you’ll never see a fan scoff at. But the studio delayed the film so much that fans got nervous, and when the film was finally released in February, fans discovered why: it just wasn’t that good. As Inside Pulse writer Scott Sawitz said in his review, “…if a film only had to look good, The Wolfman would be a masterpiece. The problem is that once you get past how great it looks, there’s nothing more to it.”

Special Features on the DVD Release:
Deleted and Extended Scenes

Special Features on the Blu-ray Disc Release:
Deleted and Extended Scenes
two Alternate Endings
Five Featurettes
(Return of The Wolfman, The Beast Maker, Transformation Secrets, The Wolfman Unleashed, Werewolf Legacy, Lore and Legend)
A Take Control feature with Makeup Artist Rick Baker, Visual Effects Producer Karen Murphy-Mundell and Director of Photography Shelly Johnson
U-Control features
Digital Copy of the film.

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