Sit down and brace yourself for news on this year’s least-expected special edition: Scream Factory has announced the specs for their July blu-ray release of Howling II and it is loaded with a shocking amount of goodies. This oddball sequel was staple of late-’80s cable and became a camp classic thanks to its weird mix of werewolves, post-punk music and Sybil Danning ripping off her black leather top. Getting it on blu-ray is strange enough but Scream Factory has seen fit to also pack it to the gills with an array of extras. Read on for all the loopy lycanthropic details, including a full rundown of the special features…
SCREAM FACTORY™ PRESENTS
The Outrageous, Over-the-top Sequel to the Original Cult Hit THE HOWLING
Debuts for the First Time on Blu-ray™!
A Film by Philippe Mora
Starring Christopher Lee, Annie McEnroe, Reb Brown, Marsha A. Hunt and Sybil Danning
ARRIVES ON HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES EVERYWHERE JULY 14, 2015
FROM SCREAM FACTORY™
Pre-Order This Definitive Edition Today!
After countless millennia of watching, waiting and stalking, the unholy creatures known as werewolves are poised to inherit the earth. Legendary horror icon Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings, Count Dracula) faces off against sexy cult favorite Sybil Danning (Battle Beyond the Stars, Chained Heat, Grindhouse) in this terrifying descent into a world of nightmares that turns out to be all too real! Fans of the popular HOWLINGS movies rejoice as the long-awaited Blu-ray edition of HOWLING II hits home entertainment shelves everywhere on July 14, 2015 from SCREAM FACTORY™. This high-anticipated release contains extensive bonus content, including all-new interviews with actor Reb Brown, actress Sybil Danning, special make-up effects artists Steve Johnson and Scott Wheeler, audio commentary, behind-the-scenes footage and much more! A must-have for movie collectors and horror enthusiasts, HOWLING II Blu-ray is priced to own at $24.97 SRP.
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After newscaster Karen White’s shocking on-screen transformation and violent death (in the original THE Howling), her brother Ben (Reb Brown, Yor, the Hunter of the Future) is approached by Stefan Crosscoe (Lee), a mysterious man who claims that Karen has, in fact, become a werewolf. But this is the least of their worries… to save mankind, Stefan and Ben must travel to Transylvania to battle and destroy Stirba (Danning), the immortal queen of all werewolves, before she is restored to her full powers!
Also starring Annie McEnroe (The Hand) and Marsha A. Hunt (Dracula A.D. 1972), directed by Philippe Mora (The Marsupials: The Howling III, Communion, The Beast Within), and driven by a pulsing punk-y soundtrack, this film is a no-holds-barred horror-fest that’ll rip your heart out… and you’ll like it.
“HOWLING II” A GRANITE PRODUCTIONS Film
CHRISTOPER LEE ANNIE McENROE
REB BROWN MARSHA A. HUNT SYBIL DANNING
Executive Producer GRAHAME JENNINGS
Screenplay by ROBERT SARNO and GARY BRANDNER
Produced by STEVEN LANE
Directed by PHILIPPE MORA
© 1985 Cinema ’84, A Greenberg Brothers Partnership. All Rights Reserved.
HOWLING II Blu-ray™ Special Features:
- Audio Commentary with Director Philippe Mora
- Audio Commentary with Composer Steve Parsons and Editor Charles Bornstein.
- Leading Man – An Interview with Actor Reb Brown
- Queen of the Werewolves – An Interview with Actress Sybil Danning
- A Monkey Phase – Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Steve Johnson and Scott Wheeler
- Behind the Scenes Footage (in HD – from Philippe Mora’s archive)
- Alternate Opening and Alternate Ending (in HD – from Philippe Mora’s archive)
- Theatrical Trailer
- Still Gallery
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono/1985/Color/R/91 mins./Region A/Subtitles: English
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