Larry Talbot returns to his father’s castle in Wales and meets a beautiful woman. One fateful night, when Talbot accompanies her to a local ball, a mysterious gypsy woman predicts Jenny’s fate …
4k movies reviews
The Wolfman is a classic horror film that has defined a number of fundamental characteristics of the genre. And I managed to get acquainted with this classics of the middle of the last century only now, after watching a remake of this film, which I was not happy with. And I, as a person who disapproves of all kinds of new versions (especially for films that are not even ten years old), was simply obliged to look at the original, besides, it was wildly interesting to look into such a distant past of cinema. What did I see? My friends, I must say that this is just incredible.
To begin with, after the influence of modern colorful, but mostly low-level cinema, it seems that watching black-and-white films of the past will be difficult and boring. Iâll tell you, not at all. Of course, time makes itself felt with primitive make-up, decorations and plotline construction, but the picture does not lose its charm from this and invariably remains fascinating. From which it follows that if there is magic of cinema, then there was much more magic in it before, at the very dawn of its development, when this wonderful world was not flooded with remakes, relaunches and cheap fucking and Bekmambetov’s rubbish.
Previously, actresses tried to become movie stars. Now movie stars are trying to become actresses Â© Laurence Olivier
The film looks surprisingly easy, especially after the modernized variation, during which every now and then it was drawn to sleep. The position of the remake was not saved by eminent and talented actors, or definitely an inflated budget, or even that gloomy atmosphere that for some moments could be felt in the film. In the original, everything is completely different. To connoisseurs of the classics, I’m sure the actors are more than known, but before this film I did not know one. Therefore, I was doubly pleasantly surprised by such a glorious acting performance. By the way, Lon Cheney Jr. there are some similarities with Benicio Del Toro, who played the same role seven decades later.
There is no gothic atmosphere in the original – the lack of color and good camera equipment affects. Simply put, if once this film could scare someone, then just not now, just as modern horror films, which are stamped in studios with an upsetting frequency and low quality level, cannot do it. But unlike the latter, this film does not scare off with its harmlessness, because it is not this that should attract the viewer to the picture, but the wondrous specifics of that time, which cannot be recreated, due to the fact that we are too stuck in expensive special effects and soap snot about grasshoppers. vampires to re-create a real cinema for the masses, and not rely only on the author’s films with a limited audience. Once cinema was an art – completely, without a trace, but now it is more a business. The most depressing thing is that many are quite happy with this state of affairs.
People come to the cinema to share the same dream – this is what Bernardo Bertolucci wrote. Nowadays, people come to the cinema to make a box office for creators …
But cinema is for that and cinema, which allows, in such a sad situation at times, to plunge into the past and know that world, pure and captivating, entertaining and stunning, true and beautiful. And even if you do not find there beautiful, dynamic shots and cute (and more often mediocre) actors, the classics are unchanged, like the change of day and night, just as delightful as the sunrise and sunset. And remakes (again, for the most part) will remain futile attempts to surpass the original and rip money from gullible viewers.
“The Wolf Man” is an example of a real movie in its original form, today, unfortunately, you won’t be able to see such a thing. But not everyone can discover all the greatness and all the embellishments of this world, but only those who really want it. The current generation does not strive for this, calling big-budget dummies masterpieces, and insignificant dilettantes as geniuses, passing this wonderful and mysterious universe, slipping right out of their hands, leaving only a barely noticeable trace of cinematography that has sunk into the centuries. In its place is now the film industry, and there is not even a hint of miracles in it …
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (90.5 Mb/s)
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0
English: DTS Mono
German: DTS Mono
French: DTS Mono
Italian: DTS Mono
Spanish: DTS Mono
Spanish: DTS Mono
English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish.