R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.
Universal Pictures paid $2 million for the rights to distribute this movie in the United States, and this movie went on grossing $11.2 million in limited theatrical release in the United States, making it the second-highest-grossing French-language movie in the United States since 1980 (this movie also did brisk video and DVD sales in the United States).
Gregoire De Fronsac:
A silver bullet? Are you afraid of werewolves?
Jean-Francois de Morangias: I like to sign my shots.
The metal claw weapons wiggle when struck in some shots, revealing that rubber look-alikes have been substituted for those shots.
The DVD version of the film contains five deleted scenes, commented on by director Christophe Gans, that were cut from the movie for reasons of pacing or character continuity:
French, German, Italian
CAD 160,102 (Canada) (1 June 2001)
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