5.0 out of 5 stars grand kids
even my grandkids loved this movie. we would sit around watching it together. how we loved the frog brothers! the kids are in their thirties now, but still love the movie. that's why I replaced my old vhs with the dvd. the vampires were all so cute. sharon
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3.0 out of 5 stars Superb Vampire Movie of it's Time
A superb vampire flick. The story line was perfect for a modern (80's), and hopefully now, vampire movie. I like the roles the actors were subjected to and performed them well. Maybe we will see Jamie Gertz in Lost Boys 2 as well ( I see vampires-I see cows!)The news is that Lost Boys 2 is in production now and you can see for yourself. Soundtrack is even perfect.
Published on Oct. 12 2006 by A. Chaney
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5.0 out of 5 stars grand kids,
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This review is from: Lost Boys (Sous-titres français) [Import] (DVD)even my grandkids loved this movie. we would sit around watching it together. how we loved the frog brothers! the kids are in their thirties now, but still love the movie. that's why I replaced my old vhs with the dvd. the vampires were all so cute. sharon
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Movie to Watch and Rewatch - Get the BluRay Instead,
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This review is from: The Lost Boys (Widescreen and Full Screen Edition) (Sous-titres français) [Import] (DVD)Made in the 80's but has stood up very well over time. It's a vampire flick that's not scary, but it's fun and extremely well paced and keeps you watching. I've watched it a number of times and it's just as fun each time. Everyone is well cast and the pop/rock soundtrack really fits. Not a must have movie, but worth buying at a bargain price. Glad I got it.
UPDATE 2012 --- just picked up the BluRay (for less than $10) and compared it to my older DVD. The BluRay is definitely better and also has a lot of bonus features. I'd highly recommend it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Being a vampire is cool,
This review is from: The Lost Boys (2-Disc Special Edition) (DVD)The Lost Boys practically defines 80s teens movies as a horror movie with a gtreat teen cast. Two Brothers, Sam (Haim) and Mike (Patric) move with their newly divorced mom (Wiest) from Phoenix to Santa Carla, a place where, if the corpses were to all stand up at once, there'd be one hell of a population problem, as their goofy backwoods grandfather (Bernard Hughes) explains.
Mike is the first to find out why when his interest in a girl suddenly lures him into a world of trouble with a clan of teen vampires lead by a guy named David (Sutherland). And as Sam's brother turns into a "goddamned bloodsucking vampire," Sam has to call on the strange Frog brothers (Feldman and Newlander) for help, despite his disbelief of their previous warnings that Santa Carla has a major vampire problem, and to their suspicion, possibly werewolves and ghouls as well. They have to find out who the head vampire is before Mike, Star (Jami Garr), and Laddie (Corbitt) become full vampires. This is one fantastic movie as teenagers try to save the day from the cave-dwelling bloodsuckers. Even their enemies--David (Sutherland), Marco (Winter), Paul (Wirth), and Dwayne (McCarter) are cool, even though they are vampires out to kill Sam and Mike and everyone else.
The cast was great in this movie, even Bernard Hughes as Sam and Mike's grandfather because he is just so completely goofy. Edward Herrman and Diane Wiest are likewise funny as their dates are usually spoiled by the intervention by Sam and his vampire hunting endeavors. But, the reason why this is probably the great 80s movie that it is aside from the story, is the hot teen cast, particularly the gorgeous Jason Patric and even Kiefer Sutherland in a part very contrasting to the wierd roles he seemed to be accustomed to in those days. Jami Garr, too, was fantastic as Star, breaking out of previous typecasting as a geek like Muffy Tepperman on "Square Pegs" or for her brief role in Mischief.
Unfortunately, for those who are Corey Haim and Feldman days, this film (and possibly License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream) mark the last good movies that either will appear in as they eventually went on a junkie fest in the later 80s. This is one the greatest films that you'll see either Corey in. As for other qualities of the movie, you do get a real feel for 80s culture, particularly in the opening sequence along Santa Carla's pier. The soundtrack is pretty good, too, with a collection of songs by INXS, Echo and the Bunnymen, and Tim Capello (who used performed with Tina Turner in the Mad Max music videos "We Don't Need Another Hero" and "One of the Living"). Got to love it.
3.0 out of 5 stars Superb Vampire Movie of it's Time,
This review is from: The Lost Boys (2-Disc Special Edition) (DVD)A superb vampire flick. The story line was perfect for a modern (80's), and hopefully now, vampire movie. I like the roles the actors were subjected to and performed them well. Maybe we will see Jamie Gertz in Lost Boys 2 as well ( I see vampires-I see cows!)The news is that Lost Boys 2 is in production now and you can see for yourself. Soundtrack is even perfect.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Lost Boys! My favorite,
This review is from: Lost Boys, the (VHS Tape)This is the movie that started it all for me. Vampires into rock n roll, and the lead actor looking like Jim Morrison who can ask for anything more. I loved how the culture of the 80's was brought out in this classic horror film. The Big Hair, the tight pants, the rock n roll, and vampires all in one, who could ask for more. I highly recommend this movie for anyone who wants a scare.
3.0 out of 5 stars Bloodsucking Fun and Big Hair,
A mother (Dianne Wiest) and her two sons (Corey Haim and Jason Patric) move from Arizona to sunny Santa Carla and in with their formulaic "crazy granpa" (you know the type I'm talking about) as a result of divorce. The eldest son Michael (Patric) quickly falls in with the Wrong Crowd by accidentally moving in on Head Honcho's girl (the lovely Jami Gertz). Things take a turn for the worse when Michael discovers these aren't your average bike punks, but a gang of wild vampires. Indeed. It's all up to bratty little bro Sam (Haim) and his new allies the Frog Brothers to save the day, and stop his mother from getting too cosy with a new guy who doesn't just run an appliance store (a nice performance from Edward Herrmann who seems to pop up everywhere).
Kiefer Sutherland is a treat as David, leader of the biker vamps, I still marvel at how he can make a peroxide mullet look cool. He plays this role as a sort of seductive bully very well.
Corey Feldman (because 1 Corey is never enough) also puts in a nice turn as Edgar Frog, plus you'll spot Alexander Winter of Bill & Ted's fame as one of the gang.
It's better than any recent vampire movie, has a great 80's soundtrack (Cry Little Sister, you know you love it) and a greasy saxophone man in purple pants. It's fun, there are a couple of scares and a nice hint of splatter (the Surf Nazi attack is like something out of Peter Jackson's Bad Taste). I give the bare-bones DVD package 3, but the movie 4. And fear not, there will be a special edition very soon with retrospectives, making of and tons more stuff, keep eyes peeled!
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, but very over-rated,
Oh well. It's entertaining, but not something I'd care to watch often.
3.0 out of 5 stars Bon Jovi with FANGS....,
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding,
4.0 out of 5 stars "Michael, how could a billion Chinese people be wrong?",
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What he doesn't realize until too late is that these teens are all vampires, and he unwittingly drinks some of David's blood (he is told that it's wine). This has the effect of turning him into a half-vampire. He acquires the attributes of a vampire, such as the ability to fly and superior strength, but he will not become a true vampire until he makes his first kill. He also discovers that Star is in the same situation as he is.
Meanwhile, the Frog Brothers tell Sam that Santa Carla is crawling with vampires, which he doesn't believe. But after discovering that Micahael's reflection is fading, and a near attack by his brother, he is convinced they are telling the truth. He teams up with them to rid the town of the blood-suckers, and with the help of Michael discover where David and his friends hang out (literally).
There are a lot of really good things about this movie. The script is well written, the acting is above-average, and the effects are really well done. Another thing I liked is the inclusion of some vampire mythology. Especially the part where the gang is eating Chinese food in their hangout, and David uses his power to convince Michael that the rice he's eating is maggots, and that the noodles are really worms. I also liked the fact that they could actually fly without having to turn into bats.
Everything worked well in this movie. There was a little bit of gore, action, humor, drama, love story. And believe it or not, I actually enjoyed "The Coreys" being in this movie together. Good call on the casting department to cast both of these guys together, and for getting Sutherland to play David. I thought he was the best actor in this movie. Go pick this movie up and enjoy it, and if you've seen it before, see it again. It's just as good as you remembered.
THE LOST BOYS could be viewed as an early example of the Hollywoodization that would come to plague the horror genre in the 90's. It's flashy, it's funny, it's got a few name stars in it, and it was heavily promoted. As far as a horror movie goes, it's really about average. But the overall movie is so watchable (and re-watchable) that it gets a well-deserved four on my horror scale.
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