HOWLING III: THE MARSUPIALS Announced for Special Edition Blu-ray Release!
Joe Dante’s seminal 1981 film THE HOWLING is arguably the greatest werewolf film ever made yet as a franchise it sits with THE AMITYVILLE HORROR as one of the more questionable. Rather than retread the same sacred soil as its predecessor, Australian director Philippe Mora (MAD DOG MORGAN, THE BEAST WITHIN) approached the sequel with a sense of satire and crafted a truly absurd comedy-horror, though largely maligned HOWLING II (aka HOWLING II: IT’S NOT OVER YET, HOWLING II: YOUR SISTER IS A WEREWOLF and HOWLING II: STIRBA – WEREWOLF BITCH) is both a subversive and fun attempt at the very least and besides it gave cinema its one and only time to see legendary actor Christopher Lee in a pair of 80s new wave sunglasses!
Despite the critical and initial fan backlash of the sequel, Mora once again tasked with directing the threequel though this time around he would also pen the screenplay and in doing so would outdo himself in terms of ridiculousness. HOWLING III: THE MARSUPIALS is the strangest genre hybrid that horror has ever endured and surpasses the point of satire to become an out and out spoof. An in-name sequel only, this instalment ignores any reference to characters or events that proceeded it and transplants the action to Australia, Sydney to be precise.
A strange race of human-like marsupials appear suddenly in Australia and begin to create havoc. A sociologist who studies these strange creatures falls in love with a beautiful woman who happens to be marsupial. Could this be a combination far too dangerous for the world to see?
On March 6th, Umbrella Entertainment will release HOWLING III: THE MARSUPIALS on Blu-ray featuring an all-new transfer and restoration carried out by the NFSA from the original camera negative and the release will contain the following Special Features:
– Audio Commentaries with Director Philippe Mora
– COLONIAL LYCANTHROPY: A Conversation with Philippe Mora
– Extended NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD interviews with Director Philippe Mora & Special Effects Artist Bob McCarron
– Image gallery
– Trailers & TV Spot
HOWLING III: THE MARSUPIALS in stores March 6th on Blu-ray.