THE LOST BOYS
Corey Feldman, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim
Kids discover that
the Californian town theyíve just moved to is plagued by vampires.
This brat pack vampire
movie is beginning to show its age, even when, as here, itís presented
in a smart letterboxed (2.35:1) transfer with an adventurous Dolby Digital
sound (not entirely surprising, since it was originally released in some
theatres in 70mm, with a six-channel sound mix). The film is handicapped
by Schumacherís overly-flamboyant direction, and any number of dubious
performances. Despite that, though, itís still pretty entertaining,
helped enormously by Michael Chapmanís excellent camerawork, (here
enhanced for 16:9 presentation).
The Region 2 DVD includes a theatrical
trailer and poorly designed production notes. Fans of the soundtrack -
which remains a strong catalogue title more than ten years later - might
like to know that the DVD has a scene index that allows easy access to
most of the important music scenes.