The Wolfpack makes me feel better about myself.
“The Wolfpack” was a film that snuck up on me during a crowded summer. To call it a bizarre documentary isn’t that far off the nose. The film focuses on a group of brothers who live a cloistered life in a NYC housing project. After some time, they start to emerge into the outside world after a home schooled life where they only had a handful of opportunities to venture outside. Their life became their family and a collection of movies they watched on repeat. Naturally, they spent their free time recreating everything they saw.
The documentary succeeds when the director takes the time to examine how the family became this way. Whether it’s the father priding himself on psychologically controlling others or the mother trying to make peace with her mother; things aren’t right. The brothers feel like people out of time, as they want to understand the outside world. Yet, they don’t belong. As exhilarating as it is depressing, this film has to be one of my favorite cinematic experiences of 2015.
The Blu-Ray comes with an interview with the Wolfpack, interview with the director, short films, featurettes and a trailer as the special features. The A/V Quality is strong for a first documentary. The 1080p transfer brings the subtle nuance in the Angulo domestic situation. Plus, the DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track makes an excellent environment for their movie creation antics. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: 10/20/2015