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Actors: Amanda Ooms, Owen Teale, Michael Kitchen, Gemma Jones, Johanna Benyon
Director: Ben Bolt
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
R     2001     2hr 54min

Alice white is a beautiful woman with a secret: when the moon is full she locks herself away and transforms into a she-wolf. When she gets herself into a love triangle she flees to the wilderness where she is free to satia...  more »


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Actors: Amanda Ooms, Owen Teale, Michael Kitchen, Gemma Jones, Johanna Benyon
Director: Ben Bolt
Creators: Michael Parkinson, Tim Vaughan, Andrew Davies, Bernadette Davis, Dennis Danvers
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Mti Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/29/2001
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 2hr 54min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Wolf Love....
SereneNight | California, USA | 02/11/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Alice White is a librarian with a secret problem...She's a werewolf! After dating and (dumping), a series of losers, Alice consults an unscrupulous psychiatrist to help her with her problems. Over time, the psychiatrist falls in love with her and tries to manipulate her into a relationship not really believing Alice can turn into a wolf. Can Alice control the 'wolf within?' Or is she destined to be an outcast in human AND wolf society.I enjoyed this movie, despite the cast of rather skanky male leads (Why is it that they always pair a beautiful woman with horribly unattractive men?)Even without this detractor, I enjoyed this film. A++++"
A wonderful saga in the Grimm-brothers tradition
Moonmaid | The North Pole | 07/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is marketed like a horror and sex fest. That's not exactly what it is. I saw it on tv when it was shown as a miniseries a few years back and I absolutely fell in love with it. If you like werewolf tales, I would definately recommend it. It's a high-quality production for British tv with good acting, and a good story. It reminds me a little of a 'Grim-brothers type fairytale', mysterious and romantic in an old fashioned kind of way. I had been cursing myself for not recording it when it was shown, and I had never even thought that it could be released on video. I was so happy and suprised when I found it here. I've ordered my copy immediately, and I can't wait to recieve it"
Moonmaid | 06/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wilderness is an unusually intelligent "werewolf" drama. Unusual in that the transformation scenes are gentle and quick, with none of the usual gore - just simple morphing into a real wolf which shows the gentle nature of its human form - "Alice", a lonely librarian. The drama is more about loneliness than anything else, and Amanda Ooms very effectively expresses the isolation that her condition brings, and her longing for love and a "normal" human life. Not that there isn't any action - there certainly is, but it's not overdone. Another bonus is that the film gives the viewer a good feel for how the wolf Alice feels as she hunts through the woods - and city streets - at night. The realism is heightened by the fact that only one person believes Alice's story - even her lover just can't accept it. Clever, exciting, and ultimately very moving, with no sugary happy ending to spoil it."
Not as good as the book.
Moonmaid | 01/28/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I read Dennis Danver's "Wilderness" before I saw the movie based on it. The book wasn't too bad, and I liked some parts of it (such as the fact that the werewolf was NOT a murderer, and was supposed to look like a real wolf when in wolf-form). I rented the movie expecting the same story as in the book, but I was dissapointed. The movie takes place in Britain, while the book takes place in Virginia and Canada (I would have liked to have seen more woods and less inner-city London, I believe the book had more scenes in the woods than the movie). The movie also ends differently than the book. The movie did seem to use a real wolf (which is a plus), but the computer-generated transformation scenes leave something to be desired (they are too quick to be really interesting and at least one full-body transformation scene just didn't look right, some of the human body-parts don't seem to turn into the equivalent wolf body-parts). I would recomend reading the book, and avoiding the movie. If you want to see a good werewolf movie, I reccomend "The Company of Wolves" (which stars Angela Lansbury and uses some real wolves) and "Wolf" (which stars Jack Nicholson)."