The Wolf, the Witch and the Weirdo

The Wolf, the Witch and the Weirdo

Aug 04, 2009


You can always count on studios to revisit their vaults just before Halloween and dust off some spooky catalog titles to cash in on the holiday spirit. This year Sony will scare up the Blu-ray debuts of three modern horror favorites on October 13. Since Wolfman with Anthony Hopkins and Benicio Del Toro keeps getting its theatrical release date pushed back (it’s now looking like February 2010), you might as well get your lycanthrope fix with 1994’s Wolf, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Jack Nicholson as the hairier version of himself. Kenneth Branagh’s version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein features Robert De Niro as the creature and Helena Bonham Carter as, well, always someone who has a few screws loose. Finally, the teen-witch classic The Craft starring ‘90s It Girls Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell and Fairuza Balk got young people a little Wicca-curious with its cool clothes and cooler soundtrack. The sleeper hit dragged the stereotypical old-hag witch interpretation out of the broom closet and burned her at the stake. The Blu-ray features director Andrew Fleming’s commentary, deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes featurette. What it needs is a “Where Are They Now?” documentary about Campbell, Balk and Tunney because we miss their witchy ways. Sequel, anyone?

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