Prepare to howl at the moon Fright-fiends, Joe Dante’s THE HOWLING is getting a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory! The rising cult/horror video label is set to give Dante’s lycanthrope classic the HD treatment come June 18th! Dig on the newly commissioned cover art from Nathan Thomas Milliner, and preliminary bonus features below!
From Scream Factory’s Facebook page:
“Director Joe Dante’s classic THE HOWLING. Known fondly for its humorous script, outstanding Rob Bottin effects and Dee Wallace (Cujo), this will release on 6/18 as a Collector’s Edition on either DVD or Blu-ray. (Important to note that this will mark the first time the film has been on the Blu-ray format in the U.S.) New key art plus the iconic original theatrical poster art on the reverse side plus extras (which are still in development but you can pretty much expect that all of the extras that were on the prior MGM DVD release will be ported over).”
“It’s time to unleash the beast within and join the pack as Scream Factory is proud to present the ferocious 1981 classic The Howling Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray and DVD June 18, 2013. Directed by legendary filmmaker Joe Dante (Gremlins) and written by John Sayles and Terence H. Winkless, this massive cult hit is based on the popular novel by Gary Brandner. The all-star cast includes Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Cujo), Patrick MacNee (The Avengers, A View to a Kill), Dennis Dugan (Happy Gilmore), Christopher Stone (Cujo), Belinda Balaski (Piranha), Kevin McCarthy (Innerspace), John Carradine (The Twilight Zone), Slim Pickens (Dr. Strangelove), Elisabeth Brooks (Deep Space) and Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager). Brimming with edge-of-your-seat suspense and awesome make-up effects courtesy of Rob Bottin (The Thing), this riveting werewolf tale sinks its teeth into your deepest fears and never lets go!
For the first time ever on Blu-ray, this definitive collector’s edition home entertainment release of The Howling features anamorphic widescreen movie presentation and is packed with a bounty of special bonus content, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and more!
Avid fans and collectors please take note: those who order The Howling Collector’s Edition from ShoutFactory.com will receive the exclusive 18”x24” poster featuring the newly commissioned artwork! Only 350 The Howling posters will be printed, so these are only available while supplies last.
THE HOWLING COLLECTOR’S EDITION Special Features:
***Special Note – Preliminary confirmed bonus content. Much more are currently in development. A final list will be announced at a later date.
· Audio Commentary With Director Joe Dante And Actors Dee Wallace, Christopher Stone and Robert Picardo
· Unleashing the Beast: The Making Of The Howling Multi-part Documentary
· Deleted Scenes And Outtakes
· Making Of A Monster: Inside The Howling Documentary
· Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – A Look At The Film’s Locations
· Photo Gallery
· Theatrical Trailers”