A huge biker dude wreaks havoc in a strip club. Captured by the police, he tears his way outof the police truck and is on the loose again. Naturally, this is because he is a werewolf (or, moreaccurately, a “hybrid werewolf,” but you would be forgiven for failing to notice what the hell thedifference is), and he is seeking the next werewolf matriarch, killing all and sundry she hastouched (they have her scent on them, you see), along with anyone else in his way. The nextmatr…arch is a young waitress, who doesn’t know she is a werewolf, but is beginning to feel thechange. The transformations are quite possibly the worst ever seen in a werewolf movie, withCGI that would shame a low-end computer game. The gore and the sex are so gratuitous as to belaughable, and the story makes little to no sense. The script is nothing more but strung-togethercliches. Poor Tippi Hedren (heroine of The Birds) is in this mess, and she deserves better.
Terrible as the movie is, the sound isn’t half bad. The sound effects are good (and there aresome nice left-right moments), creating a decent (though not omnipresent) environment. Themusic has a really strong mix. The dialogue isn’t quite as solid, sometimes sounding a bit weakin the mix, and occasionally distorting.
A 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen picture is what we have here. The blacks are good (andthere are a lot of them), as are the flesh tones. The colours and contrasts are warm and strong.The image could be a bit sharper, however.
You’ve got your standard featurette, where everyone blathers on about how great the movieis, a fairly long gag reel (one of two of the bloopers are actually funny), and trailers forDarkWolf, From Hell, The Fury, The Omen and Phantom of the Paradise. The menu isbasic.
With Dog Soldiers and (especially) Ginger Snaps on DVD, there is no reason to waste timewith this howling dog.
Special Features List
- Making-of Featurette
- Gag Reel