When their parents divorce, Michael and Sam Emerson move with
their mother to their grandfather's house in a California
town nicknamed "The Murder Capital of the World."
Soon after arriving, Michael gets involved with a hell-raising
motorcycle gang of vampires with a charismatic leader. When
Sam becomes involved with he Frog brothers, who confess to
being undercover vampire hunters, he realises it's up to them
to save Michael and the rest of the town from the vampire
Lost Boys is
one of those movies that still holds a special place in my
heart. With this film, director Joel Schumacher redefined
the vampire genre, and it also won the 1988 Saturn Award for
'best horror film'.
predominantly teen cast all put in first rate performances,
and it is a credit to the production that they managed to
pull out all the stops, especially as there was very little
budget. Schumacher's vision is not just a horror movie, there
are plenty of laughs, and he really shows vampires as a sexy,
fun loving breed.
special edition two-disc collection not only features a new
widescreen digital transfer and Dolby 5.1 sound, it also includes
a number of added features. These include an audio commentary
by Schumacher; The Lost Boys: A Retrospective (24 mins)
- a series of new interviews with the director and cast members;
Inside the Vampire's Cave (18 mins)- an expansion on
the Retrospective feature; Vamping Out: The Undead Creations
of Greg Cannom, Oscar winning make-up artist (14 mins);
An interview with the two Coreys; 15 minutes of deleted scenes;
a multi-angle video commentary on a section of the movie with
Corey Haim, Corey Feldman and Jameson Newlander; Lost in
the Shadows music video; and theatrical trailer.
seemed to be a problem with one of the menu pages for the
extras on the second DVD. For some reason the features don't
highlight when you attempt to select them, so it is very much
trial and error on which feature you are selecting.
movie is still as impressive as the first time I saw this,
almost 20 years ago. Whether you're a fan of The Lost Boys,
or have never seen it... this is a collection well worth buying.
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