Lost Boys - Special Edition

Lost Boys - Special Edition

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Director: Joel Schumacher

Cast: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest


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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…  See more details below


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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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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[Wide Screen]
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Special Features

Commentary by director Joel Schumacher; Additional scenes; The Lost Boys: A Retrospective documentary; The Return of Sam and the Frog Brothers: The 2 Coreys and Jamison Newlander - Multiangle video commentary; Vamping Out: The Undead Creations of Greg Cannom; Inside the Vampire's Cave: 4 featurettes; The Vampire's photo gallery; Lou Gramm Lost in the Shadows music video; A World of Vampires interactive map; Theatrical trailer

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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 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 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 Special Effects
John Warnke Set Decoration/Design
Robert W. Welch Production Designer
R. Chris Westlund Set Decoration/Design
Scott Wilder Stunts
Spice Williams Stunts

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The Lost Boys - Special Edition 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lost Boys has become a classic among Vampire Movies. Vampires are fascinating creatures. They move among people unnoticed - wolves among the sheep. They take whatever form/role enables them to hide in plain sight. In this movie a pack of Vampires stalk a town, while pretending to nothing more than a Biker Gang of Adolescent Punks. At the beginning Michael moves to town, with his brother Sam,and their single mom Lucy. Lucy was dead broke, forcing them to move in with her Dad for awhile. Michael quickly becomes attracted to a sweet natured, and beautiful, girl named Star. Star however had already drank Vampire Blood. David was the leader of the pack. Michael admired David's strength, wanted to be in the gang, and of course wanted to be near Star. Tricking him into drinking Blood was easy. Michael fought what was happening to him every step of the way. The Blood Lust terrified him, while the Power was almost Irresistible. His attraction to Star quickly turned to protectiveness, and Love. Michael and Star were in the same boat - they'd yet to feed. He took Star away during the day, while Sam and the Frog brothers staked a single member of the pack. They only had until sunset to prepare for battle. Once night fell, David and the others immediately came for them. They wanted revenge on the Frog Brothers, and to force Michael to feed. The attack was intense. One Vamp was nailed with a bow and arrow, another was knocked into a bath tub full of Holy Water. Then David attacked Michael. Alone, one on one, with David, Michael finally Unleashed his Fangs. He and David had an air born battle. Each trying to impale the other on the antlers and horns on the walls. David was still trying to get Michael to join them, he didn't want to kill Michael. He mistakenly thought it already to late for Michael - David's blood was already in Michael's veins, but so was Michael's. Afterwards Michael stood victorious over David's corpse. Fangs and Vampire Eyes Full Blown. Killing David had changed nothing. Then, Max, David's maker came for them. Michael was no match for Max, nor was Star. Surprisingly Micheal's Grampa had known about Vampires the whole time, with his help they finally killed Max. His death damaged most of the house, and returned Star and Michael to human.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an awsome movie! It's funny, suspensful,classic, and cool! I'd definetly reccomend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a cool movie and it had awsome affects! Really cool and super directing and story!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Ryan_G More than 1 year ago
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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