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Lost Boys, The

Two-Disc Special Edition
Genre: Horror Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 88 (Sep 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Corey Feldman, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim, Edward Herrmann, Barnard Hughes, Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland & Dianne Weist

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Disc One of this Two-Disc Special Edition includes audio commentary by director Joel Schumacher. Disc Two includes a 24-minute retrospective featurette, which offers interviews with the filmmakers and some of the cast; a segmented 19-minute Inside The Vampire

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 33530
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $26.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 97
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1987
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/10/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Joel Schumacher
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After all-American teens Sam (Haim) and his older brother Michael (Patrick) move with their mother (Wiest) to the seemingly peaceful town of Santa Carla, things begin to change. Michael is not himself lately, especially after he meets the elusive and beautiful Star (Gertz). When Sam investigates, he learns that Santa Carla is crawling with vampires and that Michael is hanging out with a deadly crowd. Sam must either kill his brother, or find the head vampire, before it

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD picture exhibits sharpness and detail that are quite satisfying and improved contrast and shadow delineation over the previously released DVD (Issue 28). Colors are richly saturated with nicely balanced fleshtones and deep blacks. Viewing in a completely blackened room is recommended for the appropriately dark scenes in the movie. The picture is quite solid and shows little signs of its age. There is also no distracting pixel breakup or obtrusive edge enhancement. While the picture can have a certain softness at times, this is an overall pleasing visual experience. (Suzanne Hodges)

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