Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 15, 2007
- Originally Released: 1984
- Label: Ais
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Note: Audio commentary with Neil Jordan (Director)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 04/19/1985
"...Frequently quite funny....Lansbury is genuinely funny [too]..."
Variety - 07/18/1984
"...[The] elaborate forest settings, all created within studio confines, are lovely and reminiscent of some British pics of the 1940s..."
Total Film - 01/01/2013
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he settings brim with atmosphere..."
The second directorial effort from Irish director Neil Jordan (THE CRYING GAME), THE COMPANY OF WOLVES is a psychologically themed retelling of Little Red Riding Hood from a Freudian and slightly feminist angle. Angela Lansbury is Grandma, who tells her granddaughter strange stories of handsome yet heavily eyebrowed strange men, spouses who disappear during the full moon, and storks and eggs. Also starring David Warner (TIME AFTER TIME, TIME BANDITS) and Stephen Rea (THE CRYING GAME).
This reworking of Little Red Riding Hood and werewolf mythology explores the horror and sexuality of fairytales.
In a young woman's dream, her kindly grandmother warns her of the dangers that lurk in the dark forest -- especially men whose eyebrows meet, for on nights with a full moon they transform into horrible beasts. Thereafter the girl weaves a series of complex fantasies revealing her confusion about men, sexuality and desire.
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