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The Lost Boys [Blu-ray] [1987] [Region Free]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 September 2004
Roll over, Dracula. The vampires of modern times are hip, sexy and laugh in the face of garlic. The Lost Boys was one of the first movies to present the creatures of the night in this new, comic-book style, and it does so remarkably well. The story centers around two teenagers, Sam and Michael, who move with their single mother to Santa Cruz to live with their grandfather. As they slowly try to integrate into the community, Michael stumbles across gorgeous Star, who just happens to be the girlfriend of the leader of a teen motorcycle gang who don't really seem alive...The movie succeeds as a story of teenagers' desire to fit in and gain acceptance, and also as a well-crafted mystery, as the vampires do not reveal themselves as such until almost the very end. This movie also succeeds as comedy, with some classic one-liners: "My own brother a blood-sucking vampire! Wait till Mom finds out!" For a horror movie there is almost no horror until the very end, where there are some nasty shocks but the tone is so campy and wierd that people are likely to say "cool" instead of "gross". All in all a superior vampire movie that turns a lot of cliches on their heads, has a smart script, great actors (Kiefer Sutherland is just fantastic as the head vampire, oozing superiority and sinister coolness) and atmospheric direction from Joel Schumacher which makes one wonder how he could go from such good filmmaking in "The Lost Boys" to the unrelenting crap of "Batman and Robin". See it if you like a good vampire tale without the baroque, victorian trappings of Bram Stoker's overdone classic. It's as good as it gets.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 January 2010
Long before the likes of Twilight and True Blood were making vampires hip and relevant, even before the likes of Buffy, there was The Lost Boys, a glorious fusion of John Hughes style teen angst and Hammer Horror mythology.

Granted, what was hip and relevant then can seem a little dated now; big hair, big earrings and big attitudes are de rigueur for the film's Californian setting, and that's just the dudes. Fashion aside, however, the film feels utterly fresh to me, watching it for the first time in 2010, with none of the weirdly period piece feel of much 80s blockbuster fare.

Joel Schumacher directs the action and comedy here with equal flair, and makes some inspired choices, from keeping the vampires hidden from view for a good part of the film (early attacks are filmed from their point of view as they descend on their victims)to allowing Corey Feldman's wannabe vampire hunter to speak in a ludicrously macho baritone throughout, as though he were channelling Stallone or Arnie.

Performances are pitch perfect, with Dianne Wiest extremely lovable as the mother of Corey Haim's hero, Keifer Sutherland suprisingly good as the villainous lead vamp and Jason Patric displaying the kind of smouldering intensity which makes you wonder why he's not on the big screen more often.

Incindentally, for an interesting drinking game, try sipping every time someone says 'Michael'.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 9 September 2008
if like me u love this film this blu ray version is for you,packed with lots of extras including never before seen deleted scenes,and i mean alot of them.commentaries and documentarys.not forgetting the film in 1080p high def glory and true dolby digital sound,u will not be dissapointed
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 12 February 2005
This is one of the best films I have ever seen. I remember having it on vhs but somehow lost it so ended up buying this dvd set. An absolute masterpiece of film, a true gem from the 1980's. Highly original with some excellent humour placed inside. If your into vampire films and even if you are not, this film is definatly worth purchasing. 5/5 in my opinion and a film that ill be watching again and again. Amazing!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 7 July 2000
I have liked this film since I was little, and my mum liked it before me! The film has scenes which will be enjoyed by people who like action films as well as fans of action movies. There are a few funny bits and some great lines. If you're interested in the vampire scene it's quite good fun and the acting is of a quality that makes even the silliest clips beleivable. There is no irrelevant information and the story works perfectly. Some great camera angles create the atmosphere better than is expected. I have recommended it to my friends and they too have liked it. Don't try to analyse it, just enjoy it!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 15 March 2000
This eighties bratpack vampire movie was a classic of its time; when I was fifteen I thought that Kiefer Sutherland and his crew of degenerate bloodsuckers were the coolest role models possible. Not actually very effective as a horror film, The Lost Boys still has some shock moments (such as the part where the hunters disturb a vampire hanging upside-down in the shadows). Jason Patric is the new kid on the block, recruited into the vampire fold by a vampish seductress. The vampire gang is a metaphor for The Wrong Crowd, and it's fun to watch him almost succumb to the will of the vampire leader. The best scene is where the vampires dare our hero (Michael) to join them in dropping from a suspension bridge into the misty void...
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The lost boys is another 80s classic that has lasted the test of time and a new generation of movie fans are taking to this as well,its a film that just seems so cool and while clearly targeted at the teen audience of the time,its still a movie that i love watching to this day,and that cant be said of all the films that i watched in the 1980s.

The story starts off with a divorced mother who along with her two sons moves to santa carla to live with her father,santa carla isnt a happy place at the time though as there are reported disappearances and trouble with a gang of bikers.However when one of the sons (jason patric) joins the gang it soon becomes clear that the gang aint all they appear to be,in fact they are worse and bloodbaths ensue.The cast is strong and the script is sharp,there is horror,action,laughs and plenty of cool lines to keep the legacy of the film flowing on,yes its true what they say about the gang in this, 'sleep all day,party all night,its fun being a ...........' fill in the blank there readers ,and if you havent seen this then do and you will know what i mean.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 3 October 2005
They say that nostalgia is a feeling more potent than the moment itself.....
Well with "The Lost Boys" as nostalgic as you old skool 80's kids will feel on looking back at it, you certainly won't be disappointed. I honestly feel that this film could be released today and it would have the same impact on the kids of today as it did all those years ago. A true Joel Schumacher gem from 1987 and for me it just sums up the 80's teen film classic genre and how they really have lost the plot with teen films of today. The cast is superb, the script is even better, the music is out of this world good and the movie not in the slightest bit dated.
If you are only going to buy one dvd today, then make it "The Lost Boys"
You wont feel short changed!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 26 February 2004
i saw this film when i was about 13 and thought it was great. i bought it on dvd a while back and found it to be still great after 5 long years since i had last saw it. if you like fun films then get this. the acting in this film is great, in a cheesy way. the whole film is stole by the frog brothers who ham it up throughout special mention must go also to kiefer sutherland who is great as the head vampire in this. the special effects in the lost boys are great aswell, there is no sparing of gore like in modern horror films that are aimed at teens. also the soundtrack is particularily good. but all of these elements are just leading up to the great ending which involves all sorts of violent funny insanity. if you never saw this film the ending will floor you. so to finish up if you like films that are fun you need this because i dont think theres a film with more fun in it than this out there and that's no lie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 22 June 2010
The Lost Boys was the first vampire film that I watched when I was a boy and ever since then I have been hooked on vampire movies. Kiefer Sutherland who is more famous for his 24 series now looks so young and even back then showed us what a fine actor he is just like his father Donlad Sutherland. One of the best things for me about Lost Boys is all the humour thats mixed in with the small bites of horror. The soundtrack is one of my favourite soundtracks of all time which sounds great in it's blu-ray surround sound. This for is the best vampire film from the 1980's and I'm so glad that they have done a very good job on the blu-ray transfar.
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