Remember American Werewolf in London?

RaulX

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It's been 20 years since An American Werewolf in London and though the make up effects might now be "vintage" (with some Oscar winning work from Make-up guru Rick Baker) the film is an ultimate werewolf classic. Scream and Scary Movie couldn't have made with out. There's a 20th anniversary DVD coming out with special features and behind the scenes interviews and a re-mastered print. To celebrate the werewolf's anniversary, there's going to be a very special screening and party in NYC. You can enter to win a roundtrip flyaway to NYC, and entry by going to www.americanwerewolf.com . Contest ends Aug 22 so enter soon,
Don't remember the film? Was it before your time? Check out the trailer:
http://www.electricartists.com/werew...etrail300.html
AWIL - trailer - 128k http://www.electricartists.com/werew...etrail128.html
If you want more info on the film or just tell me your comments, email me at [email protected]
 

James Fucich

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I remember going to the theater in '81 to see this with a buddy of mine. I think we were in Jr. high. It scared the shit out of me at the time. The metamorphosis from human to werewolf was the best special effects I'd ever seen. I was blown away! I had the hots for the actress, Jenny Agutter, the girlfriend of David. She was also the female lead opposite Michael York in Logan's Run.
 

Jon Bell

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This is a really cool movie. I can't believe it's 20 yrs. old. Now I feel really old. I agree, David's girlfriend is very cute. I caught the end of Logan's Run a few months ago, and I never realized before that it was the same actress. Star Wars, fans-- the guy that gets killed in the subway tube is the same actor that plays Bib Fortuna (Jabba's toadie in Jedi with the head tentacles). And David was the "I'm a Pepper, you're a Pepper" guy.
 

Ben Motley

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mmmmmmmm... anamorphic Jenny...
The movie kicks ass, and is one of my all-time favorites. It was the first R-rated movie I got to go see, and while I was thrilled to see my honey from Logan's Run up there on the silver screen gettin' buck wild, it did scare the livin' hell out of me. Great script, great story, great production value, incredible effects by Rick Baker (he got his Oscar for this one, right?), nekkid Jenny
... did I not say this movie kicks ass? Oh yeah, it will be mine!
 

Dome Vongvises

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I like this movie as well. If this movie proves or showcases anything, it's that you don't have to use CGI to produce the best special effects. The makeup work in this is fantastic.
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Paul W

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"...remember the Alamo, and he chucks the Mexican out the door!"
This joke always gave me the giggles.
I can't wait for this DVD.
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Hey fella . . . I bet you're still livin' in your parent's cellar . . . downloading pictures of Sarah Michelle Gellar . . . and posting "Me too!" like some brain-dead AOL-er . . . I should do the world a favor and cap ya' like Old Yeller . . . you're just about as useless as MPEGs [sic] to Hellen Keller.
 

RaulX

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Yeah, there are lots of anecdotal scenes in this movie - for example, the "film" within the film (you know which one I'm talking about?) Remember when the werewolf goes into the X-rated theater in Picadilly Circus near the end of the film? The porn flick that they're showing was actually made by John Landis himself, especially for that scene!
There are some good anecdotal pieces in this 5 min. behind the scenes sequence that I've linked here: (I don't think the porn movie one's here though...I learned that through one of Landis'crew members).
AWIL - behind scenes - 300 http://www.electricartists.com/werew...cenes_300k.asx
AWIL - behind scenes - 56 http://www.electricartists.com/werew...cenes_056k.asx
AWIL - behind scenes - 128 http://www.electricartists.com/werew...cenes_128k.asx
enjoy,
Raul
 

Charles Guajardo

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I've been waiting for the re release for ages it seems. can't wait.
For you Jenny Agutter fans, I definately recommend the Criterion edition of Walkabout. Beautiful movie in more ways than one.

[Edited last by Charles Guajardo on August 15, 2001 at 04:22 PM]
 

Ben Motley

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Oh yeah Charles, you can bet your butt I've already got Walkabout! Yes, it has wonderful scenes of Jenny, but the movie in and of itself is also wonderful. It has a nice commentary by both Jenny and Nicholas Roeg, the director. It is an amazingly beautiful film, and I too can only give it my highest regard and heartily recommend it!
 

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