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The Lost Boys (4K UHD Blu-ray) review

The Lost Boys (4K UHD Blu-ray) review
« on: September 19, 2022, 10:53:51 PM »


Studio: Warner Brothers
Release Date: September 20, 2022
Rating: PG
Film: 4/5
 
Plot
When their parents’ divorce, Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam Emerson (Corey Haim) move with their mother to their grandfather’s house in a California town nicknamed, “The Murder Capital of the World.” Soon after arriving, Michael gets involved with a hell-raising motorcycle gang of vampires with a charismatic leader (Kiefer Sutherland).  When Sam becomes involved with the Frog Brothers (Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander), who confess to being undercover Vampire hunters, he realizes it’s up to them to save Michael and the rest of the town from the vampire gang.
 
My Thoughts
Who would have thought I’d review two horror films in the same month, let alone, the same week, but here we are? This film came out the summer before my freshman year of college and I remember standing in line in San Jose, CA, at the Century theaters to see it with a group of friends. In all honesty, if it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t have gone and seen it, but in hindsight, I’m glad I did.
 
This is a film I’ve watched multiple times over the past 35 years and it holds up surprisingly well. Like the previously reviewed Poltergeist, the film spawned a couple of sub-par sequels. Vampire films became all the rage after this hit theaters with such titles as Blade, Interview with the Vampire, and of course, the Twilight series, but what makes this work so well is the chemistry with the cast, great storytelling, and a good dose of humor to compliment the horror aspects. One other thing that appealed to me is it was filmed in Santa Cruz, CA, a city that I had been to many times since I lived just over the mountains from and spend many summer days at the beach and boardwalk there, so seeing sights that were familiar has always been entertaining.
 
Video 9/10
 
Audio 8/10/10 (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
 
Special Features:
  • The Lost Boys: A Retrospective
  • Inside the Vampire’s Cave: A Director’s Vision
  • Inside the Vampire’s Cave: Comedy vs. Horror
  • Inside the Vampire’s Cave: Fresh Blood – A New Look at Vampires
  • Inside the Vampire’s Cave: The Lost Boys Sequel?
  • Vamping out: The Undead Creations of Greg Cannon
  • The Return of Sam and the Frog Brothers: Haimster & Feldog 0 The Story of the 2 Coreys
  • The Return of Sam and the Frog Brothers: Multi-Angle Video Commentary by Corey Haim, Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander
  • The Lost Scenes
  • Lou Gramm “Lost in the Shadows” Music Video
  • Trailer
  • 4K + Blu-ray + Movies Anywhere Digital Copy
 

 
Conclusion
The is probably my favorite vampire film of the ones mentioned earlier mainly due to the cast and humorous aspects of the screenplay. Even though I’ve seen it many times over the years, it still entertains me and despite its horror elements it appeals to both my wife and I if we’re in the right mood. The 4K restoration is outstanding over the previously Blu-ray releases although I would have loved to have seen a Dolby Atmos audio track. Regardless, this one is a must-own for fans.
 
Reference Review System:
JVC DLA-RS2000 4K Ultra High-Definition Front Projector
(Calibrated with Portrait Displays CalMAN color calibration software & C6-HDR Meter from Portrait Displays)
Stewart Filmscreen - Firehawk 88” 16x9 Fixed Screen
Trinnov Altitude 16 Audio/Video Processor
ATI AT527NC Powering Bed Channels
ATI AT524NC Powering Atmos Speakers
Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
System Controller: URC MX-990
M&K S-150 THX Ultra (R-C-L Speakers)
M&K SS-150 x4 (Surround Speakers)
Atlantic Technology IC6-OBA x 4 Overhead Speakers
SVS PC-Ultra Cylinder Subwoofer
HSU VTF-15H MK2 Subwoofer
M&K Sound X15+ Subwoofer
Dual JL Audio F-110 (stacked and treated as one sub)
Mini DSP HD controlling all subwoofers
Audioquest and Monoprice - Audio/Video/Speaker Cabling
PureAV PF60 Power Conditioner
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Re: The Lost Boys (4K UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2022, 07:05:32 AM »
Another classic somehow never seen. I have it in the lineup tho
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Re: The Lost Boys (4K UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2022, 11:16:16 AM »
Love this movie. Just waiting for my copy to ship!
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Re: The Lost Boys (4K UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2022, 11:17:46 AM »
This year is slowly turning into the year of favorite films remastered on 4K ( I have Cat People too) rather than new movies. Planes, Trains and Automobiles is coming out on 4K too! 
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Re: The Lost Boys (4K UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2022, 12:03:08 PM »
This year is slowly turning into the year of favorite films remastered on 4K ( I have Cat People too) rather than new movies. Planes, Trains and Automobiles is coming out on 4K too!
TPaA one of my all time favorites!
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Re: The Lost Boys (4K UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2022, 06:11:14 PM »
TPaA one of my all time favorites!
"Those aren't pillows!!!!" LOL
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Re: The Lost Boys (4K UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2022, 08:18:45 PM »
"Those aren't pillows!!!!" LOL
Soooooo many quotable lines. It’s rediculous 
this and my cousin Vinny might be top 2 most quotable comedies 
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Re: The Lost Boys (4K UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2022, 09:22:38 PM »
Soooooo many quotable lines. It’s rediculous
this and my cousin Vinny might be top 2 most quotable comedies
I can watch My Cousin Vinny endlessly and still laugh. Pesci's best role as an actor IMO and Marisa Tomei is smokin' hot as well (and deserved the Oscar that she won). Just a great screenplay and fun film. 
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Re: The Lost Boys (4K UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2022, 08:37:41 AM »
I can watch My Cousin Vinny endlessly and still laugh. Pesci's best role as an actor IMO and Marisa Tomei is smokin' hot as well (and deserved the Oscar that she won). Just a great screenplay and fun film.
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Re: The Lost Boys (4K UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2022, 11:40:10 AM »
"oh yeah, you blend"
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Re: The Lost Boys (4K UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2022, 10:08:03 AM »
any idea about the subsequent movies? Are they any good?

Original is this one -- The Lost Boys (1987)

Subsequent one's are below.

Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008 )

Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010)

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Re: The Lost Boys (4K UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2022, 11:43:39 AM »
any idea about the subsequent movies? Are they any good?

Original is this one -- The Lost Boys (1987)

Subsequent one's are below.

Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008 )

Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010)
The Tribe got pretty bad reviews, but The Thirst is supposed to be better with fast-paced action and some humor. I personally didn't see either one of the sequels though. 
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Re: The Lost Boys (4K UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2022, 03:14:18 PM »
Thanks. I will stick with the first one then only. :)
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Re: The Lost Boys (4K UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2022, 07:36:12 AM »
Thanks. I will stick with the first one then only. :)
Smart lol
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Re: The Lost Boys (4K UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2022, 07:30:06 AM »
Finally watched it last night. Was ok. Not sure how it’s become a classic but was ok 

Corey Feldman bugged the crap out of me with his fake tough guy voice lol. 

And this is coming from someone who LOVES 80’s movies
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