Michael J Fox’s other
iconic role of the 1980s saw him step into the shoes of an otherwise unspectacular high school student, who realises that he’s slowly transforming into a werewolf. We’re talking Teen Wolf
, a richly cherished cult film of the decade. It’s also one that overcame originally middling box office to earn its cult film stripes, leading to a sequel, and a surprisingly good TV series.
But it’s the original that’s still where the main fun is, and it’s been spruced up nicely for its Blu-ray upgrade. It’s hard to think that Teen Wolf has ever looked quite as sharp, courtesy of the good 1080p spring clean it’s been given. It still shows the film’s age off, and you’d never mistake it for something recent, yet that’s now become part of Teen Wolf’s charm. In fact, you could rightly argue that the Blu-ray showcases just what made so many warm to the film in the first place.
And if it’s whetted your appetite for more, then the disc also features a look at the more recent Teen Wolf television series. It’s a different beast, albeit sharing Teen Wolf DNA. Still, it’s the original that’s the undoubted star of the show here, with the emphasis on practical effects, and a hard to capture sense of fun, that demands repeated viewings. It was never designed to win awards, perhaps. But Teen Wolf was certainly made to be watched, time and time again. This Blu-ray? It’s the best way to do it. --Jon Foster