Will Randall isn’t having the best time of his life. On a dark and cold night he’s driving with his car when he suddenly hits an animal. When he goes out to inspect, he finds a wolf-like creature that seems to be dead but when he tries to move it out of the way, it suddenly bites him and runs away with the rest of its pack. He doesn’t think much of it and goes to the doctor where he gets a rabies shot.
The next day at work he finds that he’s about to lose his job to his over-ambitious pupil Stewart Swinton. At that moment he’s had it but then he meets his boss’s daughter Laura Alden with who he seems to get along quite fine. When later on he gets into an argument with his boss, he spends the night with Laura to wake up the next morning outside and smothered with blood. He thinks he must have been sleepwalking and goes back to work here he plans revenge on his company by trying to get all his major accounts to leave along with him. But as time passes, Will starts showing more and more wolf-like behaviour and starts marking his territory…
Sound and Vision:
There are no real compression errors present but overall the image looks like it could have been sharper and here and there it’s even really soft. The colors also don’t really splash from the screen but the levels of black on the other hand are very good. Finally there’s a constant layer of fine film grain present.
We get a DTS-HD soundtrack but the sound is focused on the front channels with only mild use of the surrounds and subwoofer. A decent track but definitely not one that stands out of the crowd.
Some trailers and BD Live options. Nothing fancy
Instead of focusing on destruction and action like most movies about werewolves, Wolf looks at the changes that the main character undergoes and the romance between Nicholson and Pfeiffer, something it does very well without ever being boring. Wolf isn’t an outstanding horror movie but thanks to the acting by Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer it does manage to stand out of the crowd.
This Blu-ray release isn’t anything special but rather an upbeat version of the DVD with slightly better image and sound quality. The extras are far to be found