Back in 1981 special effects were not as "classy" as today. Still, John Landis managed to provide a good story with special effects that add to the story not detract from it.
An American Were wolf In London is about two young men hitchhiking across England when the are trapped on the moors by an animal.
One boy (Griffin Dunne) dies but the other (David Naughton) is only bitten. He is whisked away from the scene to be nursed by beautiful Jenny Agutter.
She takes him home with her and he becomes a werewolf. There are some moments of gory that are strangely enough some of the funniest moments in An American Were wolf In London.
The characters are played better than the typical horror genre and the plot although thin in many places holds together.
The DVD transfer is moderate.
The video is a bit darker than my video copy and the sound transfer is only stereo.
I've had this in my collection for years and it was actually the first DVD I ever bought. Worth a go for the avid horror film fan.
This movie is now very difficult to find so grab it if you see it!
by Doug MacLean of hometheaterinfo.com
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