Never thought it'd happen...
ArcLight | 12/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow. This is one title I just never even hoped for because really, what were the odds? But we've got THE WOLFMAN coming out in February and I guess someone somewhere remembered they had a show that could tie-in. Give it a bit of a TWILIGHT spin on the cover and maybe get some of that crowd, too.
Whatever it takes, I'm all for it. Love this show. I'll admit it tried with varying degrees of success for that mix of horror/humor that KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER had before it and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER would perfect after it until they just went for the humor with the last few episodes. I didn't much care for the move to Los Angeles and fully embracing the lighter tone but even those episodes provided one of my favorites of the entire series. I still want to see a "Bride of the Wolfman" movie, darn it!
Anyway, Kate Hodge was adorable as werewolf Randi and the chemistry with Neil Dickson as Ian - must've been a school mate of Rupert Giles, I swear - as the would-be lovers (seems like getting frisky with Randi causes the wolf to come out - which really inspires Ian to help find the cure and I don't blame him!) was spot on. The look and atmosphere of the London based episodes push this series above the other syndicated genre shows of the time such as FREDDY'S NIGHTMARES, TALES OF THE DARKSIDE, MONSTERS and the like. And it's about a werewolf! What else do you need?
Even if you're not a voracious werewolf fan such as I, there's lots to like in this series. This release makes the pain of losing the WEREWOLF TV series DVD set bearable."
Glad it made it out, but can't help being a little disappoin
80's TV Fan | 02/06/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I never thought this series would be released but thanks to Universal's cross-marketing of "The Wolfman" movie we now have it! Reminds me of when Sony released "Tabitha" when the horrible "Bewitched" movie was released.
It's such a shame Universal didn't include the original opening for the first 14 episodes. I am sure it was completely accidental. So many studios really don't know their material as well as the fans do. That's why Studios really should contact a fan website every now and then and get some input or let them preview the check-discs...but they are probably afraid of confidential information being leaked. So mistakes like this happen. The original theme and opening are so great too....So much better than the "Love and Curses" theme and opening. I guess I'll have to dig my Sci-Fi channel recorded VHS' out of storage and transfer the opening.
Thanks anyway Universal for releasing this great show! I really do appreciate it! Next time though, do a little more research, please.
BTW, UNIVERSAL, Can we please have the final seasons of "Amazing Stories" (Season 2), "SeaQuest 2032," and Sliders (Season 5). It seems such a shame to release every season except the last! You've come so close!"
Sometimes Revamping leads to disappointment
Master of House of Movies | Bk, NY | 02/03/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"She-Wolf of London: Complete Series Just received the dvd series. Ordinarily, I would have given it a much higher rating. However, the original theme music was removed( why? I don't know. Maybe the moon was shining purple instead of its usual pristine color.) and replaced with the very sappy and irritating love and curses theme.
I distinctly remember the theme to be very sensuous, with a mysterious undertone. That tied in beautifully with the concept of the "She-Wolf". Instead of the dvd producers maintaining that line of thought, they opted to throw in an opening theme which was so irritating that it almost made me gag. Thankfully, the contents of the episodes included little scenes that were edited by either WWOR or Sci-Fi.
Also, I found a glitch in the video transfer. In the 'Little Bookshop of Horrors(?)', there is a video warp at the very beginning of the episode.[Maybe someone fell asleep at the editing table]. Come on guys! You want this sale to take off(especially in the advent of the 'Wolf-man' movie release to be coming to theaters soon), you have to pay attention!
Bruce Joyner | 02/13/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought She-Wolf of London:The Complete Series..and found it charming and different..compared to the other shows of its type such as "Forever Knight"..Friday 13th the TV series...and a bit of "Buffy"....the action does get a little bloody at times but not especially gory..It has more stories that remind me of "Kolchak the Night Stalker" than anything else..It is shot in England...and various places in The British Isles...The show gets atmospheric at times. The actors work very well together...the chemistry between Kate Hodge and Neil Dikson develops rather quickly..on the first disc.Only one minor tiny flaw with this set...i think the opening music sucks.."70s style" so i just mute the opening music . I still gave the show 5 stars cause i really liked it...Oh yes, i bought this complete set from Amazon.com..."