The Lost Boys 4K
review by Bobby Blakey
Throughout the 80s and beyond the two Corey’s aka Corey Feldman and the late Corey Haim were tearing up Hollywood. In 1987 the two teen heartthrobs starred in their first film together in The Lost Boys co-starring Jason Patric, Keifer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Edward Herrmann, Barnard Hughes, Dianne Wiest, Jamison Newlander and Alex Winter directed by the late Joel Schumacher.
The Lost Boys follows Michael and Sam Emerson who move with their mother to their grandfather’s house in a California town nicknamed, “The Murder Capital of the World” after their parents’ divorce. Soon after arriving, Michael gets involved with a hell-raising motorcycle gang of vampires with a charismatic leader. When Sam becomes involved with the Frog Brothers, 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.
I love this movie and have watched in hundreds of tiems since its release and it never gets old. Sure there are some dated elements, but it just oozes cool and fun making it one that you can’t help stay invested with in every viewing. It’s felt like The Goonies meets vampires in tone while still being a dark flick. I love that it never really tries to be overly scary and instead goes for the cool factor infused with some classic horror tropes.
The look of the vampires, especially Sutherland are all kinds of perfection. All of the are all kinds of bad ass, but Sutherland really captures the essence of terrifying and cool all at once. Revisiting this film once again also always brings the feels knowing the direction that Haim’s life went, but also knowing that this kick started an awesome time with the two Corey’s at least for us fans.
The final moment to this film is perfection that brings it all full circle. I could go on and on but it would likely get repetitive on my love of this film. This new release looks outstanding in 4K making it worth investing in adding this latest version to your collection.
In addition to this film the release offers up previously released bonus content including commentary, trailer, music video featurettes and more. Grab your copy of The Lost Boys when it hits 4K for the first time on September 20th from Warner Home Entertainment.