Great werewolf films are hard to find these days. The lycanthrope playing field is typically filled to the brim with bad CGI transformations and it’s a subgenre that just deserves better. Neil Marshall (THE DESCENT, TV’s Black Sails, Constantine)’s 2002 films, DOG SOLDIERS, was just that kind of werewolf film that resonated with horror fans, and quickly became somewhat of a cult horror classic.
The gang over at Scream Factory obviously agree, because hitting shelves on June 23rd, is a brand new Collector’s Edition Bluray/DVD combo of the werewolf classic, complete with an extensive amount of brand new special features, and even featuring Marshall’s early short film, COMBAT.
A group of soldiers dispatched to the Scottish Highlands on special training maneuvers face their biggest fears after they run into Captain Ryan – the only survivor of a Special Ops team that was literally torn to pieces. Ryan refuses to disclose his mission even though whoever attacked his men might be hungry for seconds. Help arrives in the form of local girl who shelters them in a deserted farmhouse deep in the forest…but when they realize that they are surrounded by a pack of blood-lusting werewolves, it’s apparent their nightmare has just begun!
Dog Soldiers Bonus Features
· NEW 2K scan HD transfer supervised and approved by director Neil Marshall
· NEW audio commentary with director Neil Marshall
· NEW The Making of Dog Soldiers featuring new interviews with director Neil Marshall, producers Christopher Figg and Keith Bell, actors Kevin McKidd, Sean Pertwee, Darren Morfitt, Leslie Simpson and Emma Cleasby, special effects artist Bob Keen, special effects supervisor/creature designer Dave Bonneywell, production designer Simon Bowles and director of photography Sam McCurdy
· NEW A look at the model of the sets created by production designer Simon Bowles
· Theatrical Trailer
· Neil Marshall’s short film: Combat
· Two Still Galleries – photos from the film and rare photos from production designer Simon Bowles and special effects artist Dave Bonneywell’s archives