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Wolfcop (2014/Image Blu-ray)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: B Film: B-

Here Comes The Fuzz!

Canadian Filmmaker Lowell Dean's Wolfcop is a fun B-Movie spin on the Werewolf genre that is well shot, gory, and full of interesting special effects. The film is similar in tone to Planet Terror and Army of Darkness with tongue in cheek humor that stretches plausibility and reality. If you are looking for a serious Werewolf picture then watch the 2010 Universal remake of The Wolfman again. Wolfcop can fire a gun, shed his human skin, drink whiskey like water, devour a box of donuts, and bang hot chicks with fashion.

Since seeing the trailer for this film online a few months ago, I was pretty excited to check it out and wasn't too disappointed. Wolfcop stars stars Jesse Moss, Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry, Sarah Lind, Aidan Devine, Corrine Conley and Leo Fafard.

The film isn't perfect though, with its most noticeable flaw being that it lacks a threatening central villain. The plot focuses primarily on an alcoholic small town cop named Lou Garou (Jesse Moss) who isn't much of a cop and lacks compassion, direction, and ambition. After being kidnapped by a cult and cursed, Lou wakes up the next morning and sees a pentagram carved into his chest. Immediately, he realizes that his sense of smell has heightened, his beard hair grows bad rapidly, and he's much stronger than he was before. On a full moon night, he transforms into a werewolf and ends up killing some very bad men. Soon, two close friends encounter Lou in his new form and team up with him to bring down the evil Cult that is dwelling within their city and expose two Shape Shifters that threaten the town's future. Half man. Half Wolf. All Cop.

The big draw for me with any werewolf movie is the transformation scene. We have seen some truly amazing transformations over the years with the best being John Landis' An American Werewolf In London and of course the Lon Chaney Jr. classic The Wolfman both being radically different in the way they were shot. Here, Wolfcop transforms at first in a bathroom and sheds his human skin to reveal the Wolf underneath. The idea of shedding the skin in the way its achieved here was something I hadn't seen before and thought was pretty impressive.

For being a low budget film, the film is certainly worth checking out if you are a fan of the goofy horror genre and like your gore with some laughs. Some points of the film the humor is a little tasteless and on-the-nose but other points are more spot on and effective. The silliest scene in the film is a sex scene with the Wolfcop and a pretty attractive Lady in a jail cell that has to be seen to be believed. What is most shocking to me is the film's short running time which is around 79 minutes. The story does feel complete but I just think it could have at least ran to 90 minutes.

Picture and sound on the disc are top notch, sporting a 1080p high definition transfer with a 1.85:1 digital High Definition widescreen aspect ratio and a lossless English DTS-HD Master Audio (MA) 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit) mix that is loud and in charge.

Extras on the disc include Film Commentary with the Writer/Director and SFX Artist, a Wolfcop Music Video, Wolfcop Unleashed - Behind the Scenes Featurette, The Birth of Wolfcop, Film Outtakes, Trailers and more.

Wolfcop is a fun B-movie Horror entry with heart, humor, and great special effects. Recommended.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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