The Lost Boys
Warner Bros. / 1987 / 93 Mins / Rated M15+


MOVIE
Here's a movie I haven't seen in quite a while. 

The Lost Boys is a story that revolves around Sam & Michael, two brothers who have just moved with there mother to Santa Carla, the supposed death capital of the world, people are disappearing and are ending up dead. 

One night Michael goes off with some of his new friends and something happens to him, he's not quite sure what though quite yet. 

He discovers that all of his friends are actually vampires and he has been turned into one himself. 

Now can Michael and his brother turn things back to normal or will he and the rest of the town become creatures of the night.

VIDEO
Picture quality on this disc is average at best. There does seem to be quite a few to many MPEG artifacts for my liking. The darkened scenes are well rendered though. Colors also seem a little lacking as well. Not the best video transfer.

The Lost Boys is framed at 2:35:1and is 16:9 enhanced.

AUDIO
The Lost Boys has been re mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1, now although this is a good thing the actual movie seems a little flat in the surrounds and as such doesn't create the most immersive of sound fields. The soundtrack is mainly based towards the front of the soundstage with very little surround usage. Ditto for the .1 channel.
EXTRAS
There are not many extras on this disc. The theatrical trailer, which really sucks and does a terrible job at selling the movie and some production notes. That's your lot. C'mon WB get with the picture we want extras.
FINAL THOUGHTS
Ah if your a fan of these flicks get it, but I think this one is only worth a rental.

16:9 ENHANCEMENT DISC RATING

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REVIEW EQUIPMENT

Display: 48" Sony RPTV.
DVD Player:
Panasonic A350 Player using S-Video Cables.
Receiver:
Pioneer VSX-D508 Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround.
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Copyright 2000 by [Roger Ward].
Revised: 25 May 2000 18:10:34 +1100 .

DVD INFORMATION
Region Coding: Region 4
No of Discs: 1
OFLC Rating M15+
Running Time: 93 Mins
Case Type: Snapper Case
Release Date: 23/2/99
Catalog Number: 11748
List Price: $29.95
Distributor: Warner Bros.
DISC SPECIFICATIONS
Disc Format: PAL
Disc Type: Label Only
Disc Format: SS-SL
Chapters: 32
Macrovision: Yes
Manufacturer: WAMO
VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
Aspect Ratio: 2:35:1
Anamorphic: Yes
Film Format: 35mm
SOUND SPECIFICATIONS
Dolby Digital:

5.1 Surround
2.0 Surround

DTS: None
PCM Stereo: None
Other: None
Languages:


English
French
Italian
Subtitles: Yes
SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary: None
Theatrical Trailer: Yes
Teaser Trailer: None
TV Spots: None
Dolby Trailer: None
Documentary: None
Cast & Crew Bios: Yes
Deleted Scenes: None
Music Videos: None
DVD Rom Content: None
Collectable Booklet: None
Scene Access: Yes
Animated Menus: None
Production Notes: Yes
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