Columbia/1993/118m/ANA 2.35

       An elegant modern Wolfman, Wolf  links business world  politics with the animal world ethos of survival of the fittest. Jack Nicholson has one of his best roles in recent years as the wolf bitten book publisher. While director Mike Nichols focuses on the internecine ways of modern business, Wolf keeps a dynamic center of gravity. It is only in its latter scenes when some hokey special effects put this Wolfman on the wrong footing.

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Nicholson howling.  ©Columbia Tristar

     Michelle Pfeiffer is on hand as the rebellious romantic interest and James Spader oozes his way through the role of ruthless publishing protégée.
     This one's a beauty of a DVD with stunning anamorphic images. Shadow detail is balanced perfectly, color is consistently dynamic. Viewed anamorphic, Wolf approaches the seamlessness of film. The Dolby 5:1 sound is a delight with enhanced impact and presence compared to the Dolby 2-Channel track. Put this one in your Christmas stocking and take it out every full moon.


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