Although Ginger Snaps 2 and 3 were entertaining, both were struck with the mega low-budget curse, and stories were a tad on the dodgy side.
This is the first movie of the franchise, and it IS the best. The adolescent theme is well written with what we all expect from a coming-of-age horror movie... but this time, most of the characters are intelligent enough to avoid some of the worst clichés. the music is engaging, and both main actresses deliver different yet powerful performances as the two sisters who are almost best friends and once the terror strikes, they both experience a destructive split. Horror effects are well used and balanced into the story, instead of being a way of forcing a development. I was pleasantly surprised with the movie as it's most well-made.
This out of print edition is definitely the one to get (so far, but Scream Factory released info that they were working on a special Bly-ray/DVD edition of the same title). For the DVD at hand, the special features are quite interesting, informative and deliver on all fronts, if a bit messy at times.
I just love this movie, it's perfect for a few halloween scares and has this nice story that uses lycanthropy themes with coming-of-age teenagers... give this one a chance if you haven't already.