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Is this available in widescreen? Hello? Anyone here?


Thinking of ordering the Elvira edition. Should I?

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It's not bad, as DVDs go—as with many Elvira discs, the movie's got a newer, better master than what they originally used on the TV show, so don't worry about them using a videotape from 1981 or anything. They didn't go out of their way to find a pristine print, and why should they, but it's been pretty sharply transferred.

Just be aware that new fades to black are inserted in between some scenes with about the frequency of commercial breaks; if you watch it with Elvira hosting the movie this is where she pops in.

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THANK YOU! Finally got around to viewing this thread again and thanks again for your information, kryloman!

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Do you care? Could anyone possibly ever care about this gosh-awful piece of illegitimate trash? I think this is the worst feature film I have ever seen in my life. Don't anyone ever, EVER watch this. It is utterly irredeemable in any aspect.

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Now that's a strong reaction! You must not have seen too many films to think this one is THAT bad!

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True, I haven't. I take pride in NOT watching very many films, even though I'm a film major in college. And this film was such a waste of time that I will watch even fewer in the future.

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Oh, so sorry, film major. You must've mistaken the title, The Werewolf of Washington for an obscure translation of Woman of the Dunes.

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Terrific response, Tranio1!

While this film is certainly not a brilliant masterwork of any kind, it's pure satiric exploitation and pretty damn fun.

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SNOB !

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I gotta tell you, not only do I watch movies at a ridiculous rate but I watch bad ones on purpose, for fun, and if nothing else I can appreciate when a movie is actually doing good work with schlocky material. This isn't. It's painful to see how hard it tries to be a clever political satire as well as a horror movie, and how ineptly it fails at both in one agonizing, embarrassing scene after another. No kidding, it's so irredeemably bad I almost want to see it again now.

I never got to see "Elvira's Movie Macabre" when it first aired, but after picking up its various DVD releases I have a newfound respect for that show. I always thought it was the kind of show that was happy with harmless, junky science fiction and whatnot, but no: they really went above and beyond in finding some of the most profoundly awful movies in existence. Gamera: Super Monsters is probably the worst movie they've yet put on DVD—oh, the horror—but I've got to admit Werewolf of Washington was one of the selections that "impressed" me the most.

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Pick it up if you can, I just got two Elvira discs for 3 dollars a piece.
Your local "Half Price Books" store chain in the west/mid west has them new for very cheap.

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kim

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A remastered Blu-ray release is coming out next year.

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Until the Blu-Ray is released, the writer-director's web site has a sharp copy of it that can be expanded in size: https://miltonmginsberg.com/the-werewolf-of-washington.html

Rest In Peace, Dean Stockwell.

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