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Lost Boys Blu-Ray £9.47 delivered at Amazon

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One of the Amazon Deals of the week. The Lost Boys is one of 80's cinema's iconic vampire films about two new-in-town brothers who discover a local gang of motorcycle youths (including a young Kief… Read More
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8y, 2m agoFound 8 years, 2 months ago
One of the Amazon Deals of the week.

The Lost Boys is one of 80's cinema's iconic vampire films about two new-in-town brothers who discover a local gang of motorcycle youths (including a young Kiefer Sutherland) are more undead than alive. Younger brother Sam (Corey Haim) works hard to eradicate the ghouls but his older brother (Jason Patric) falls in love with the group's lone female (Jami Gertz). Soon, he finds that he's gradually becoming a vampire himself. Shot on location in the coastal California town of Santa Cruz and directed by Joel Schumacher (Flatliners), The Lost Boys became a pop-culture phenomenon thanks to its attractive young stars, offbeat soundtrack, and hip, clever marketing campaign. The film's tagline: "Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire." perfectly captured its knowing mixture of attitude and gore.
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#1
Next cheapest £14.89 at sendit.com so this is a great price, Voted HOT.

http://www.cheapbluraymovies.co.uk/fetch/DVD/mfno1086247/The-Lost-Boys-Blu-ray-1987

Video & sound are good aswell surprisingly for such an old movie

http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/1545/lostboys.html
#2
they also have 300 for the same price, which is good currently
#3
adsldave
Video & sound are good aswell surprisingly for such an old movie


I never realised it was from the 1930s! I always assumed it was a glossy movie shot in the late 80s. :p Why do people seem surprised that movies shot pre-CGI don't look dreadful on blueray. Even Hitchcock movies from the 60s are going to look and sound better on Blueray than on DVD, never mind a movie from 1987!
#4
belovedmonster
I never realised it was from the 1930s! I always assumed it was a glossy movie shot in the late 80s. :p Why do people seem surprised that movies shot pre-CGI don't look dreadful on blueray. Even Hitchcock movies from the 60s are going to look and sound better on Blueray than on DVD, never mind a movie from 1987!


Because the prints that are used to master the BD are sometimes neglected unlike newer films. A lot of the old films that look good on BD have been remastered. etc. Also the sound qualit on filsm in the 80's is nowhere near the quality of newer films.

You can just take the difference in sound and video quality between the likes of Die Hard and Die Hard 3 to see the difference. The later movie being superior in every aspect.

There's loads of 80's films that just look and sound a little lacking on BD due to either poor encodes or poor prints. Predator being another example.
#5
Broadsword
Also the sound qualit on filsm in the 80's is nowhere near the quality of newer films.
Not true, some of my best sounding blu-rays are from the early 80's, I have the lost boys on blu-ray already and was not that impressed by the soundtrack if I'm honest but the picture was very good.
#6
Wodja
Not true, some of my best sounding blu-rays are from the early 80's, I have the lost boys on blu-ray already and was not that impressed by the soundtrack if I'm honest but the picture was very good.


I can't believe that at all. The best sounding early 80's blu rays will not be as good as the best sounding new releases today.

The picture is a different matter as the quality is there from the original source, the sound quality generally isn't though.

Not the correct forum to debate this really but upconverted mono or stereo soundtracks to DTS or DD5.1 or lossless HD formats are never going to be as good as the lossless tracks available on newer films. Simple. They may sound good but they wont have the same impact or soundstage as dedicated 5.1 films recorded today.

Plus, I do hope you have a decent amplifier and set of decent full range speakers to base your comments on?
#7
Great film, shame its not on the 3 for 2 offer though, sort it Amazon!!
#8
top film
#9
Broadsword


Plus, I do hope you have a decent amplifier and set of decent full range speakers to base your comments on?


Yes a Denon HD amp and decent set of 5.1 speakers, films such as The Thing were made in the early 80's and sound sound better than a lot of the movies that are made today, there are lots of films that are made today that sound better than The Thing obviously but quite a few that don't imo. One of the best sounding concerts that I have is the Queen Live in Montreal and it was made in 1981, I know its not a film but it just shows you that they must have had the know how even back then.
#10
Wodja
Yes a Denon HD amp and decent set of 5.1 speakers, films such as The Thing were made in the early 80's and sound sound better than a lot of the movies that are made today, there are lots of films that are made today that sound better than The Thing obviously but quite a few that don't imo. One of the best sounding concerts that I have is the Queen Live in Montreal and it was made in 1981, I know its not a film but it just shows you that they must have had the know how even back then.


If they did the Thing today it would sound much more impressive.

Just compare it to the sound on something like The Incredible Hulk? You can tell the Thing is an old film from the soundtrack. It may sound decent but it still has the certain something that marks it out as an older film.

As for Queen, that was only ever a stereo soundtrack from which the DTS track was remixed from. Surely a properly recorded DTS track would sound even better?

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