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WolfCop Blu-ray Review

WolfCop Blu-ray

“WolfCop” is surprisingly boring.

The plot: A drunken Deputy (Lou) working in a small redneck town (Woodhaven) is mysteriously turned into a werewolf by some sort of cult. While adjusting to his new form, Lou decides to use his newly acquired powers for good by becoming a sort of super cop. Amidst all of this, Lou must try to find out who turned him into a werewolf and for what reason.

Written and directed by Lowell Dean, “WolfCop” is a tongue in cheek indie horror-comedy that primarily coasts on the titular concept. Sure, there are moments where the movie delivers such as when the WolfCop tears up criminals, but more often than not, it never fully embraces its campy B-Movie idea. For the majority of the 79 minute runtime, it’s as if Dean seems unsure of where to go with the premise. This is especially evident in the script department where he creates vague characters and comes up with slow moving storylines that are never fully explored.

On the plus side, the movie does have some noteworthy production values. Judging bu the title, one might expect some SyFy channel level production values here, but thankfully, a lot of work went into the practical gore f/x as well as the werewolf transformation scenes.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.78:1 1080p. How does it look? As I mentioned earlier, this film actually has some production values and, as such, looks mighty impressive for an indie.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? It’s a decent track, but it lacks that DTS depth that we’ve become accustomed to.

Extras:
* 4 “Wolfcop” trailers and RLJ and Image Entertainment trailers.
* A music video and a special thanks to IndieGoGo contributors video.
* 3 minutes of outtakes.
* “Wolfcop Unleashed: Behind The Scenes Featurette” contains numerous interviews, behind the scenes footage, and discussions about its conception, the trailer, F/X, the crew, post production, and more.
* ‘The Birth of Wolfcop”- An extra that covers CineCoup and “Wolfcop.”
* A dry but informative commentary by Lowell Dean and Emersen Ziffle.

Overall Thoughts: “WolfCop” feels incomplete and unfocused. It’s possible the planned sequel may clear some of these issues up, but for now, the film doesn’t quite live up to its attention grabbing title.

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March 12, 2015 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review |

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