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Ian Jane
12-05-2018, 01:43 PM
SCREAM FACTORY PRESENTS HOWLING III ARRIVING ON BLU-RAY™ JANUARY 15, 2019


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Los Angeles, CA – The terror is now everywhere! Scream Factory proudly presents Howling III on Blu-ray for the first time on January 15, 2019. This release of the third entry in the popular werewolf horror franchise features an all-new digital transfer and new bonus features including interviews and audio commentary with director Phillippe Mora.

The race is on as a colony of marsupial werewolves attempts to outwit and outlast their human counterparts in the offbeat horror film Howling III.
Long ago, the now-extinct marsupial wolf (a.k.a. Tasmanian Tiger) roamed the Australian Outback. Today, a werewolf colony that has descended from these marsupials has taken over the land. This race of human-like creatures roams the outback, feeding its need. The race for survival is on as the humans struggle to contain these out of control creatures.

Special Features:
NEW Digital Transfer sponsored by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
NEW Audio Commentary with writer/director Philippe Mora, moderated by filmmaker Jamie Blanks
NEW A Conversation with Philippe Mora – an interview with the writer/director
Vintage interviews from the documentary Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! by director Mark Hartley
Theatrical Trailer

Lalala76
12-06-2018, 03:46 PM
Gawd this film is so awfully shite, I rank it in the lowest point in my film viewing history, but why am I still tempted by this???

agent999
12-06-2018, 04:43 PM
I can just about tolerate the second one, but this one is so knowingly fucking awful it is clearly a big fuck you to the audience by the film makers.

Matt H.
12-06-2018, 04:57 PM
I think it's a near-brilliant piece of outsider art. It's really creative and unpredictable.

Alex K.
12-06-2018, 05:31 PM
I think it's pretty terrible.

I enjoy Howling 2 a lot as a so bad it's good picture. 4 is bad but has a cool melting scene. I haven't seen 5 in forever. 6 is pretty good. And 7 is an amazing so bad it's good experience that's yet to be discovered by the hipster crowd (thank god).

Matt H.
12-06-2018, 05:59 PM
Which one is part 7? The only one I've seen beyond 3 is part 5. For some reason, they used to show part 2 and 5 on TV all the time when I was growing up.

Tom Clark
12-06-2018, 06:26 PM
Which one is part 7? The only one I've seen beyond 3 is part 5. For some reason, they used to show part 2 and 5 on TV all the time when I was growing up.
7 is the one that's a long form country line-dance video.

Matt H.
12-06-2018, 06:28 PM
Is it called NEW MOON RISING? I can't seem to find a DVD version. Maybe it never made it to disc.

Alex K.
12-06-2018, 06:44 PM
It is indeed the Country Western one with a cast of non-actors.

I still have yet to watch the first Howling.

Scott
12-06-2018, 07:03 PM
It is indeed the Country Western one with a cast of non-actors.

I still have yet to watch the first Howling.

It has neat early Rob Bottin f/x. Plus Dick Miller, John Carradine, Slim Pickens and Robert Picardo's best role. You'll look at him in a different light after seeing him in this. Forrest J. Ackerman and Roger Corman make cameos. It's a goddamn Joe Dante movie, what are you waiting for!

Alex K.
12-06-2018, 07:04 PM
It has neat early Rob Bottin f/x. Plus Dick Miller, John Carradine, Slim Pickens and Robert Picardo's best role. You'll look at him in a different light after seeing him in this. It's a goddamn Joe Dante movie, what are you waiting for!

I saw the last 10 minutes when I was a kid but for some reason I've never seen the entire thing.

Scott
12-06-2018, 07:13 PM
It's the only one in the series that's an actual good movie.

Mark Tolch
12-06-2018, 07:50 PM
Shit Factory.

Matt H.
12-06-2018, 07:50 PM
Part III deserves more attention, particularly after a fat session.

Mark Tolch
12-06-2018, 07:55 PM
Part III deserves more attention, particularly after a fat session.

Deal.

Ian Jane
12-06-2018, 09:26 PM
I saw the last 10 minutes when I was a kid but for some reason I've never seen the entire thing.

I'm with Scott. You need to fix that.

Scott
12-06-2018, 11:30 PM
And the score is by Pino Donaggio! And the first few scenes take place in a porno shop. I completely forgot about that. It's been a while since the last rewatch so I threw it on when I got home today. It's a lot of fun, Alex, I think you'd like it. It's very '80s in the best way.

agent999
12-07-2018, 02:48 AM
It's amazing just how rough that fake porno movie is, especially considering Joe Dante's subsequent career. The full version is an extra on some old European releases of the DVD, but I don't think that any US release has included it to my knowledge. I've got a German disc with it on, but then they mysteriously removed it from subsequent pressings.

Matt H.
12-07-2018, 09:30 AM
The original is great, but it has one really sloppy sequence that sticks out like a sore thumb: Eddie's transformation in front of Karen. It's really poorly edited and the bladder effects are shown way too long. I always cringe during that part now.

Scott
12-07-2018, 12:52 PM
These old transformation scenes feel kinda clunky now but are still leagues better than any CGI stuff they'd do today, even if the narrative comes to a stand still to showcase it all. The transformation sequence in THE COMPANY OF WOLVES is similarly slow and at times awkward but also awesomely gooey and surreal. Bladder f/x are a lost art. Rob Bottin's work grew by leaps and bounds, just a year later he did Carpenter's THE THING and a few years after that ROBOCOP and TOTAL RECALL.

I love that scene. I still think Robert Picardo's transformation is the highlight of the movie.

Matt H.
12-07-2018, 12:56 PM
I'd imagine that Bottin was a bit jealous when he saw Baker's transformation FX in AMERICAN WEREWOLF.

Matt H.
12-07-2018, 01:00 PM
I love that scene. I still think Robert Picardo's transformation is the highlight of the movie.

That's cool. To me, it looks like outtake footage or test footage.

Alex K.
12-07-2018, 05:32 PM
I'll watch the original Howling if Matt watches part 7.

Matt H.
12-07-2018, 06:31 PM
I want to watch it, but I can't find a DVD.

Lorne Marshall
12-07-2018, 11:01 PM
I want to watch it, but I can't find a DVD.

Well, you can...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Howling-7-Mystery-Woman-DVD/dp/B000B64VRG/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1544237679&sr=1-1&keywords=howling+7

...if you have a region-free player. My recollection is that the quality of that disc is sub-par (I stored it after I watched the flick), as are most of Prism Leisure's.

Matt H.
12-08-2018, 01:57 PM
I'll watch the original Howling if Matt watches part 7.

Bullshit, dude. You can easily watch the original any time with no effort. I have to import a sub-par DVD from the UK. No deal.

Alex K.
12-08-2018, 02:22 PM
Bullshit, dude. You can easily watch the original any time with no effort. I have to import a sub-par DVD from the UK. No deal.

I don't make the rules, breh.

Matt H.
12-09-2018, 11:16 AM
Well, I watched part 7 (thanks, Alex) and it was a wonderfully terrible movie. Very amusing. I would've preferred if it was just a drama about Ted and the locals hanging out at the bar. No plot, just a slice of life. On the other hand, the two best characters are the priest and the detective (their dialogue is priceless), so they're essential to the film's charm. This is definitely inspired crap, well-worth seeing for a certain type of viewer.

Alex K.
12-09-2018, 11:18 AM
Well, I watched part 7 (thanks, Alex) and it was a wonderfully terrible movie. Very amusing. I would've preferred if it was just a drama about Ted and the locals hanging out at the bar. No plot, just a slice of life. On the other hand, the two best characters are the priest and the detective (their dialogue is priceless), so they're essential to the film's charm. This is definitely inspired crap, well-worth seeing for a certain type of viewer.

And best of all, it hasn't been discovered by the MST3K crowd. It's yet to be tainted and deemed to be "too mainstream" by VICE journalists.

Tom Clark
12-09-2018, 02:17 PM
Not to mention the universal truth contained within the film. It's really not a country juke box without George Jones.

Alex K.
12-10-2018, 01:35 PM
I finally watched the original. It's okay. What put me off was the very slow pace. Nothing really big happens until the sex scene. The lack of gore was a bit of a turnoff as well.

This is blasphemous as fuck but I liked Stirba Werewolf Bitch more. Christopher Lee in 80's sunglasses, Reb Brown screaming, Sybil Danning titties, some good gore. I was more entertained by part 2. Honest and I'm not being a contrarian asshole because if I had to pick between the Howling and American Werewolf in London I'd go with American Werewolf in London. The Landis film blows the fuck out of the Dante picture.

Killer Meteor
12-10-2018, 03:26 PM
I agree. Howling 1 is the better movie, but Howling II is pure entertainment.

Matt H.
12-10-2018, 08:09 PM
Honest and I'm not being a contrarian asshole because if I had to pick between the Howling and American Werewolf in London I'd go with American Werewolf in London. The Landis film blows the fuck out of the Dante picture.

I also think AMERICAN WEREWOLF is the superior picture, although I do like them both a lot.

Scott
12-10-2018, 08:30 PM
Last time I watched 2 I found it to be a real chore to sit through. The best part is the end credits.

I like THE HOWLING and AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF about equal. But I put COMPANY OF WOLVES and SILVER BULLET above both of them. And if we count WOLFEN as a werewolf movie (I do!), I'd place that above them all.

Alex K.
12-10-2018, 08:53 PM
Silver Bullet is damn good. I don't know why that one fell through the cracks.

I also greatly enjoy Werewolf Woman.

Mark Tolch
12-10-2018, 10:56 PM
I love WOLFEN.

Man, do I hate Werewolf Woman.

Ian Jane
01-14-2019, 06:50 PM
So Umbrella also has this lined up for Blu-ray in Australia in April.

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