Where Wolf? There Wolf!

I just got back from watching ウルフマン and it was aaaoooosome! Any movie that starts with Maria Ouspenskaya's "Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright." Charlie Chaplin's daughter, Geraldine did an admirable rereading.

Benicio was terrific and even channelled Chaney in a few scenes. It was so nice to see a monster movie with limited CGI (I'm talking to you Underworld) and excellent makeup by Rick Baker. I hope they use Pepsiman in the sequel!

Spoiler alert: 19世紀末、兄の行方不明の知らせを受けて帰郷した人気俳優のローレンス(ベニチオ・デル・トロ)は、到着早々無残に切り裂かれた兄の遺体と対面する。犯人の捜索中にウルフマンに襲われた彼は自らもウルフマンに変身し、満月の夜になると殺人を犯すようになってしまう。そんなローレンスを父ジョン(アンソニー・ホプキンス)はわざと凶行に走らせ、警察へ引き渡すが……。

A follow-up to 1973's Okami no monsho was an odd Sonny Chiba movie called Moero Okami-otoko (1975) and here is a preview:

Lest we forget one of 代物くん's companions was オオカミ男 (Wolfman). Enjoy!

There was a live version! It looks terrible...I really want to see it!

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