Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that addition of the classic horror film The Wolf Man to their upcoming slate of Blu-ray releases. The film was directed by George Waggner and starred Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains, Ralph Bellamy, Warren William, and Bela Lugosi. The Wolf Man will be available for purchase online and in stores beginning on September 17th.
“Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright”. In 1941, The Wolf Man introduced the world to a new Universal movie monster and the mythology of the werewolf was redefined forever. Featuring a heartbreaking performance by Chaney Jr. and groundbreaking make-up by Jack Pierce, this story of a cursed man who transforms into a deadly werewolf when the moon is full has become a masterpiece of the horror genre.
The Blu-ray edition of The Wolf Man features a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track and the following extras:
- Feature Commentary with Film Historian Tom Weaver
- Monster by Moonlight
- The Wolf Man: From Ancient Curse to Modern Myth
- Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney, Jr.
- He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce
- The Wolf Man Archives
- Trailer Gallery
- 100 Years of Universal: The Lot
Trailer for the film The Wolf Man (1941) courtesy of Old Hollywood Trailers[youtube id=”j_k5TyfHMQw” width=”600″ height=”350″]