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The Wolfman

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The Wolfman, Benicio Del Toro | THE WOLFMAN Benicio Del Toro goes feral
Universal Pictures

Sometimes a film takes on the stink of a bomb for no good reason. Consider The Wolfman, the red-blooded remake of Universal’s 1941 Lon Chaney Jr. classic, starring Benicio Del Toro as a prodigal son who returns to his cursed family’s estate on the moors only to be bitten by a werewolf and doomed to a life of lycanthropy every full moon. Del Toro underplays, Anthony Hopkins chews the scenery as if it were made of Bazooka, and poor Emily Blunt looks helpless as she holds her breath in a series of corsets. Nevertheless, the gory killing sprees are a giddy hoot — especially on the disc’s alternate unrated version, which tacks on an extra 16 minutes of carnage and entrails. If you’re hungry for even more, there are five (skippable) extended and deleted scenes on the EXTRAS. B

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