The Blue Lagoon
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The cinematography by Néstor Almendros garnered him an Oscar nomination. Unfortunately, the performance by then child star Brooke Shields garnered her a nomination, too--for a Razzie Award. She won, he didn't.
This 1980 remake of a much classier, 1949 British version features Shields and Christopher Atkins as children shipwrecked on a lush tropical island. They grow to maturity and fall in love, with the script paying special attention to their burgeoning sexuality. Should you desire more trite dialogue, there is an even less satisfying sequel, 1991's Return to the Blue Lagoon. --Rochelle O'Gorman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Pure Fantasy at its finest..As Brooke swims laser lights dance with her in the water..Now that is what you call Paradise a Oasis..And listen to Brooke's commentary for more secrets about that ever CLASSIC scene..
They are involved with the extras..The "Original Featurette" is in very pitiful terrible shape..And worse yet when it plays it stays on the "title" fuction so you can't even check into the running time of the featurette..Read more ›
I think the critics at the time was embaressed by its sensual frankness and therefor tried to "kill it". It was a huge hit though and still is a film you should see with your loved-one:-)
Ms.Brooke Shields and Mr.Christopher Atkins play two teens.
Who are marooned on a South Sea isle.Who are trying to cope
with their repressed sexual disires and their navie'outlook
The two actors playing their characters of "Em"and "Richard"as two overgrown children.Who play and they are unable to understand
the changes in the world around them
Ms.Shields'character is also having trouble accepting Mr.
Atkins amour for her.And Mr.Atkins wants only to leave the
island and return home to San Fransico,Ca.
When Ms.Shields almost dies from a bite from a rockfish.
Mr.Atkins takes her to a alter,used by some canibals for
their evil rituals and pleads with the lord to save his cousin.
Ms.Shields recovers from the bite and it isn't long.
Before the pair are swimming nude and making out in a quiet,
little cove with unrequited joy.
There is no real plot here and the acting is none exsistent.
The main attraction of "Blue Lagoon" is Mr.Kleiser's filming of
the lush,tropical surroundings of Fiji and the rapport between
Ms.Shields and Mr.Atkins.
"The Blue Lagoon"is good..if you want to see Ms.Shields'
character making love to Mr.Atkins'"Richard" and seeing
these two take a skinny dip either into a tropical pool
or into the waters of The South Seas?
But..if you're looking for a meaningful story?
Believe me..you woint find it here.
(This film also features camo appearances by William Daniels
and The Late Leo McKern..Despite what one reviewer of this VHS
Print of "Blue Lagoon"has stated.Mr.McKern's character of"Paddy
Button"was not the grandfather of the two kids..(Who were not
played by Ms.Shields and Mr.Atkins..they were played by two other actors).Mr.McKen played a gruff but kindhearted galley
who was also stranded with the kids).
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The one I have is from England and cannot be played in Canada. wrote to Amazon and they never bothered to respond.Published 2 months ago by Louis Nadeau
My friend asked me to order this for her as she's a fan of the book & the movie.
She said the DVD works well, there were no issues. Overall she told me to give it a 4/5.
I remember that it was banned in Oslo when it came in 1980, but we saw it out of town hehehe. The DVD is perfect. The cinematgraphy and music as good as it gets. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by Henning Sebastian Jahre
What if a man is not influenced by any thoughts of others and stays totally isolate of all human hypocrisy? Read morePublished on March 9 2004 by Pratap
I was like 10 when I first watch this movie. I rememeber I loved it so much. now ten years later, I watch the movie again. Read morePublished on March 4 2004 by Quynhnhu Tran
Contrary to the previous postings infomation they do not die at the end; in fact it's clearly stated that they're 'sleeping' and not dead. Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2004 by alaskan spirit
Man do I love this movie. Hasn't everyone wanted to be in the same predicament? On an island with your true love. This story is well written and well acted. Bonus: The island! Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2004 by Dance Dance Dance
I was 8 i think when i watched this movie, and i still get, well, lets not talk about that... really good movie.Published on Jan. 1 2004 by Lohan Roberto