The Lost Boys - Special Edition

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Overview

In this hit '80s hybrid of the horror movie and the teen flick, a single mom and her two sons become involved with a pack of vampires when they move into an offbeat Northern California town. Lucy Dianne Wiest and her sons, Michael Jason Patric and Sam Corey Haim, move to Santa Carla to live with Lucy's lovable but curmudgeonly father Barnard Hughes. Lucy gets a job from video-store owner Max Edward Herrmann, then begins dating him, while Sam hangs out with Edward and Alan Frog Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander,...
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Overview

In this hit '80s hybrid of the horror movie and the teen flick, a single mom and her two sons become involved with a pack of vampires when they move into an offbeat Northern California town. Lucy Dianne Wiest and her sons, Michael Jason Patric and Sam Corey Haim, move to Santa Carla to live with Lucy's lovable but curmudgeonly father Barnard Hughes. Lucy gets a job from video-store owner Max Edward Herrmann, then begins dating him, while Sam hangs out with Edward and Alan Frog Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander, a pair of vampire-obsessed comic-shop clerks. Soon Michael falls in with some actual vampires after becoming enamored of one of their victims: Star Jami Gertz, a gypsy-like vixen who is trying to hold on to her humanity even though vampire leader David Kiefer Sutherland wants to play Peter Pan to her Wendy. When Michael visits the cavernous hangout of David and his cronies and unwittingly drinks from a wine bottle full of vampiric blood, he becomes an unwilling member of the bloodsucker biker gang. Soon, it's up to Sam and the Frog brothers to destroy David and his ilk without killing Michael and Star. Shot on location in the coastal California town of Santa Cruz and directed by Hollywood pro Joel Schumacher, The Lost Boys became a pop-culture phenomenon thanks to its attractive young stars, offbeat soundtrack, and hip, clever marketing campaign. The film's tagline -- "Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire." -- perfectly captured its knowing mixture of attitude and gore. The effects team who transformed Sutherland and company into snarling bloodsuckers would go on to provide equally gruesome effects for Blade, another revisionist vampire flick, more than a decade later.
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Special Features

Commentary by director Joel Schumacher
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Few blockbusters can boast the easy charms of this delightful popcorn flick, which featured "the two Coreys" (Haim and Feldman) at the height of their popularity and set brooding Jason Patric up for endless "Why isn't he a bigger star?" feature stories. Although no fewer than five hands were involved in the screenplay, the film that emerges is a solidly cohesive effort that takes both its teen angst and its blood-n-fangs seriously even as it smirks slightly at its own cheekiness. From the deadpan antics of Grampa (Barnard Hughes) and the quirky likability of his flaky daughter, Lucy (Woody Allen favorite Dianne Wiest), to the classic "meet cute" of Star (Jamie Gertz) and Michael (Jason Patric), The Lost Boys uses standard-issue screenwriting devices to set up its vampires-in-seedy-suburbia scenario. It succeeds, however, thanks to its imaginative vampire mythos and its easy mixture of laughs and thrills. Kiefer Sutherland is actually quite menacing as the leader of the Rebel Without a Cause-style undead, while the Coreys and co-star Jamison Newlander have great fun spouting slang witticism and driving stakes through the hearts of the bloodsucking legions. The location shots of coastal Northern California punks cavorting on the boardwalk set an edgy pop-culture tone that's carried through in the music (by INXS, Echo and the Bunnymen, and composer Thomas Newman, among others) and especially in the shots of the so-hip-it-hurts vampire hangout. The real treat for horror fans, though, is the extended set piece of the climax, which includes so many inventive deaths (and killer plot twists) that it renders earlier vampire movies tame. Fans of more methodical psychological horror -- and older audiences in general -- probably won't find The Lost Boys too scintillating, but for youngsters, horror fans, and '80s survivors, it's a fun little flick that has held up remarkably well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/4/2011
  • UPC: 883929165162
  • Original Release: 1987
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Repackaged / Subtitled / Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:37:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 8,000

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jason Patric Michael
Corey Haim Sam
Dianne Wiest Lucy
Barnard Hughes Grandpa
Edward Herrmann Max
Kiefer Sutherland David
Jami Gertz Star
Corey Feldman Edgar Frog
Jamison Newlander Alan Frog
Brooke McCarter Jr. Paul
Billy Wirth Dwayne
Alex Winter Marko
Chance Michael Corbitt Laddie
Nori Morgan Shelly
J. Dinan Myrtetus Security Guard
Kelly Minter Maria
Jim Turner Gas Station Owner
Melanie Bishop Child's Mother
Technical Credits
Joel Schumacher Director
William S. Beasley Asst. Director
Harvey Bernhard Producer
Jeffrey Boam Screenwriter
David Burton Stunts
Greg Cannon Special Effects
Michael Chapman Cinematographer
Chris Columbus Screenwriter
Mark Damon Executive Producer
Richard Donner Executive Producer
Marion Dougherty Casting
Thomas A. Duffield Art Director
Janice Fischer Original Story, Screenwriter
Michael Genne Camera Operator
Sandy Gimpel Stunts
Danny Gould Songwriter
Randy Hall Stunts
Steve Holladay Stunts
John W. Hyde Executive Producer
James Jeremias Original Story, Screenwriter
David LeBell Stunts
Gene Lebell Stunts
John Meier Stunts
Thomas Newman Score Composer
Larry Nicholas Stunts
Michael D. O'Shea Camera Operator
William R. Perry Stunts
Chuck Picerni Jr. Stunts
Bernie Pock Stunts
Thomas Pope Screenwriter
D. Kerry Prior Special Effects
Robert Brown Editor
Pat Romano Stunts
David Ronne Sound/Sound Designer
Bob Stoker Jr. Special Effects
John Warnke Set Decoration/Design
Robert W. Welch III Production Designer
R. Chris Westlund Set Decoration/Design
Scott Wilder Stunts
Spice Williams Stunts
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Lost Boys
1. Boardwalk Prey [3:07]
2. Welcome to Santa Carla [3:14]
3. Arrival At Grandpa's [3:14]
4. First Night [4:17]
5. The Frog Brothers [1:46]
6. Deadly Interruption [1:23]
7. Higher Purpose [1:53]
8. The Challenge [2:16]
9. Ride to Hudson's Bluff [2:26]
10. Feeding Time At the Lair [4:09]
11. One of Us [2:27]
12. Railroad Bridge [4:49]
13. Michael's Transformation [6:26]
14. Uncontrollable Urge to Fly [5:08]
15. Max's Visitors [1:12]
16. Lovers [2:51]
17. Behind the Sunglasses [1:19]
18. Max's Hounds of Hell [2:30]
19. Dinner With Max and the Frogs [4:55]
20. Time to Join the Club [3:49]
21. Harder to Resist [2:42]
22. Hunting the Undead [6:05]
23. On Their Own [2:31]
24. Preparations for Battle [3:23]
25. Under Siege [1:55]
26. Garlic Bloodbath [1:23]
27. Death By Stereo [1:50]
28. Attack of Eddie Munster [1:26]
29. Michael Vs. David [2:43]
30. Head Bloodsucker [2:38]
31. All the Damn Vampires [2:48]
32. End Credits [4:27]
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Disc #1 -- The Lost Boys
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Lost Boys Haven't Lost Their Bite

    My roommate has a theory about what makes a good movie. He thinks that if a movie's opening sequence involves water the movie will be good. In this instant he is dead on in his thinking.


    This is one of the best movies of the 1980s (1987) and one of the best vampire movies of all time. It has everything a perfect 80s movie needs.


    The soundtrack is dead on and used effectively. The theme song of the movie seems to be "Cry Little Sister" (youtube video) and is used throughout the movie. Different snippets of the song are used to frame certain frames and seems to capture the essence of those particular scenes.


    The cast is spectacular. Jason Patric, Diane Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, and Corey Haim all star in the movie. You can't get better than having both Coreys in a movie, well maybe if you added Rob Lowe in at the time. Speaking of Rob Lowe I always wondered why Sam (Corey Haim) has a poster of Rob Lowe pulling his shirt up on his closet door. I wonder what was being implied back then.


    Jason Patric and Corey Haim play the sons of Diane Wiest who moves back in with her father after a divorce she didn't feel like fighting. Once their the boys meet new friends and start to have fun. In Michael's case (Jason Patric) he meets a beautiful girl who is otherwise engaged and is brought into the gang by it's leader David (Kiefer Sutherland). Sam meets the Frog brothers (one of who is Corey Feldman) at a comic book store and the quickly bond (which may be to strong of a word) over vampire comics.


    Little does Michael know that his new friends are trying to initiate him into a gang of vampires controlled by some unknown individual. Once Sam discovers what is happening he calls in the Frog brothers for help and chaos reigns for the rest of the movie.


    For anyone who enjoys a wonderfully written, strong vampire movie I strongly encourage you to watch it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    party all night sleep all day its great to be a vampire!!!

    okay i don't belive in vampires but Lost Boys is a cool movie even if your a fan of horror movies or the 2 Corey's pretty good movie special edition is in widescreen and has a 2 disc set

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A vampire movie you probably heard of

    Nope not the ones from peter pan but the vampire gang. I remembered this film when i was a kid and man was i a little scared and couldn't help but see what'll happen in the end. I must say that Kiefer does make an awesome vampire, was disappointed with what happened to him in the end. not surprised that there's a sequel and that it seriously looks horrible.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Lost Boys is a movie about Too Brothers moving to San Carla where vampires live Sam's brother Micheal becomes a vampire but Sam has to stop all the badness This movie is so cool It has both Cory's in it Corey Haim and Corey Feldman

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Was really cool!

    It was a cool movie and it had awsome affects! Really cool and super directing and story!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love this movie

    The Lost Boys isn't my favorite movie, but I still love it. It was really good and interesting. I think it's better than most of the other vampire movies out there. I recommend this movie to everyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Let your vampire spirit soar!

    If there were ever a movie that made you want to file your teeth into fangs, sink them into a small, woodland creature or human, and then celebrate by driving around town on a dirtbike like Hulk Hogan...it's Lost Boys! This coming of age film made me realize that I don't believe in God or religion and probably speed limits for that matter. This best part of this movie is when they are all shooting up wiggly-wire and burning each other with tiki-torches. I had no idea that a handle-bar mustache was a vampire repelent until I watched this film. My nose was really itchy during this movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing!

    This movies is still awsome to watch 10- 15 years later. I got it as a christmas gift and I watched every day for a week! Needless to say the VHS is worn out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A classic

    This movie is definentaly a classic. With an amzing cast and a nice touch of comedy, this is a must see movie. I grew up watching this movie, and love it just as much today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2003

    one word - AWSOME

    this is the most awsome movie of vampires ever. its a must see for everyone. its not just horror its comedy and thats what makes it great!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awsome!

    This is an awsome movie! It's funny, suspensful,classic, and cool! I'd definetly reccomend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Whatever Happened to Haim and Feldman

    IF you're like me and love any movie with vampires in it, even if it's bad, you've probably already seen this. The Lost Boys is a standout in the genre and towers above cheesy modern day efforts such as Forsaken and Dracula 2000. It was tagged a horror/comedy but make no mistakes, this is a classic horror movie. Granted their are some comical one liners and the Frog brothers are outrageous. However the movie is very dark and suspenseful. There is also alot of realistic gore but the movie never exceeds itself in this area. In other words its not just a blood bath. The violence and gore are necessities in the plot and Schumacher has picked his violent scenes well. The movie runs well due to a great story, a knockout cast, great effects and basically an eery feel. Sutherland is a stand out as the leader of the Vampire gang, and like all his movies gives a rock solid performance. He's one of these actors like Jon Voight that plays a fantastic bad guy. Patric cruises through the movie with his smooth quite approach and really does suit the part. Corey Haim and Feldman are a riot like much of their childhood parts and it's really a shame they didn't go on to better things like so many of the cast. A great support cast as well. The musical score is excellent. ''Cry little sister'' is proof of music intensifying a movie. The Lost Boys achieves what so many movies like Blade have failed to do, terrify without resorting to an extreme gorefest or cheesy, unrealistic, unresearched performances. The Lost Boys is must for any Vampire fan and will continue to set the benchmark for future Vampire movie efforts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2002

    This Movie Is Great!!!

    I love this movie. The first time I saw it I just had to have it. I am really into vampires and stuff so this movie was really a blast. If you have not seen it yet rent it or buy it now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awsome Flick

    I first saw this movie when I was younger. Now I'm 21, and enjoy watching it just as much. The cast is great, and the make-up in this movie is great as well. The scene where the vampire gang breaks up an unsuspecting party, then feeds off of them, is a total bloodbath! A great scene for gore fans.

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