Director: Rod Daniel
Cast: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Scott Paulin
Release Date: August 8, 2017
A Review By: Kevin Lovell
Disc Rating: 8.5/10
He always wanted to be special … but he never expected this! Like all teenagers, Scott Howard (Michael J. Fox, the Back to the Future trilogy) is going through some … changes. But unlike the rest of the students at Beacontown High School, Scott’s changes include long hair that covers his entire body, claw-like fingernails, fangs, a heightened sense of smell, superhuman strength and the extraordinary ability to … play basketball? And that’s just the beginning.
Naturally, these uncanny new features turn this loveable loser into the most popular kid in school. But by embracing his newly minted popularity, has the Teen Wolf lost sight of what it truly means to be Scott Howard?
Gather up the entire family and get ready to relive the beloved 80’s classic ‘Teen Wolf’ starring Michael J. Fox as it returns home on Blu-ray courtesy of Scream Factory in a solid new Collector’s Edition release that fans definitely won’t want to miss out on. ‘Teen Wolf’ tells the story of lovable (and unpopular) teenager Scott who just can’t seem to catch a break. At least not until a family curse (or gift?) that he had no prior knowledge of begins to increase his social status, not to mention boosting him to the level of star athlete on the basketball court. While Scott can’t help but love all of the new attention, he just might lose himself in the process if he isn’t careful. Directed by Rod Daniel and starring Michael J. Fox in the lead role, ‘Teen Wolf’ was initially released in the summer of 1985 and still holds its own as a fun, humorous and at times heartwarming coming of age tale with a twist.
Fans of the original 80’s classic ‘Teen Wolf’ starring Michael J. Fox and those such as me who grew up in the 80’s watching it time and again over our childhood years will almost surely want to make certain they pick up a copy of this new Collector’s Edition Blu-ray. This fantastic new Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of ‘Teen Wolf’ arrives home courtesy of the Shout! Factory imprint label Scream Factory and sports a gorgeous new high definition video presentation taken from a new 2K scan of the film, in addition to a more than adequate 2.0 DTS-HD MA mono soundtrack to accompany it, easily offering the best possible presentation of the film currently available by what is likely a substantial margin. This new Collector’s Edition release also features a spectacular and thoroughly in-depth look back at the film via a new Documentary created just for this Blu-ray edition that runs over 2 hours in length and includes various interviews and more (more detailed information regarding the bonus content can be found in the special features section of the technical specification coverage below) which combined with the noteworthy high definition video and audio presentations should easily make this new Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of ‘Teen Wolf’ a definite must own for its fans.
Overall, fellow children of the 80’s and fans of this beloved (and always fun) flick will definitely want to try and purchase a copy of this new ‘Teen Wolf’ Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release from Scream Factory to add to your collection when you have the chance. This notable new edition of the classic delivers an impressive new high definition video presentation from a new 2K scan, accompanied by a smooth and clean 2.0 mono lossless soundtrack that should have no trouble thrilling fellow fans of this fun film, especially when combined with the outstanding new behind the scenes Documentary featured on the release that should leave many fans drooling. In short, fans of ‘Teen Wolf’ will undoubtedly want to get their hands on this stellar release and even those who already own the previous Blu-ray release from years back will also want to strongly consider coughing up the funds for this substantial upgrade.
The Scream Factory Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of ‘Teen Wolf’ features a full 1080p High Definition presentation from a new 2K Scan and utilizing the film’s original 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio. The video presentation looks remarkable as a whole and this new high definition presentation offers a clean, smooth and beautifully detailed presentation throughout that still retains some mild artifacts representative of its source and only manages to look more wonderful as a result. It holds up splendidly even during the darkly lit and fast moving sequences and suffers no notable faults at any point along the way. Overall, this is a fantastic new high definition video presentation from Scream Factory that should have no trouble thrilling the fellow fans of this fun classic.
The Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release features a lossless 2.0 Mono DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. This lossless 2.0 mono soundtrack sounds outstanding for what it is and provides a clean, smooth and detailed audio presentation from start to finish that consistently balances the dialogue, music and other auditory elements without issue, never allowing dialogue or other simultaneously occurring activity to conflict with each another and cause any potential issues as a result. Overall, this is a wonderful 2.0 DTS-HD MA soundtrack that sounds far better than many will likely expect and should leave the majority of fans quite satisfied.
Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of ‘Teen Wolf’ includes an incredibly in depth look back at the film and its production courtesy of a brand new multi-part documentary created specifically for this release: ‘Never. Say. Die. The Story of Teen Wolf’ (running approximately 2 hours, 23 minutes in length) which includes new interviews with Writers Jeph Loeb and Matthew Weisman, along with numerous additional members of the cast and crew. The release also includes a ‘Still Gallery’ (running approximately 6 minutes) and the ‘Theatrical Trailer’ (approximately 2 minutes) for the movie.