Login | Register

The Lost Boys (1987)

NOTE: Only the 2-disc "Special Edition" of "The Lost Boys" has this commentary track; the original DVD release didn't have one.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Joel Schumacher Rating:6.7/10 (3 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by closedface on February 8th, 2005:Find all reviews by closedface
pretty good Schumacher commentary, with some dead spots.
Reviewed by repo136 on February 1st, 2007:Find all reviews by repo136
As you'd expect from Schumacher, some good info and frequent, excessive amounts of praise for his cast ("I was so lucky to have ****** working with us" and "****** is a wonderful human being") which does tend to grate after a while.
Reviewed by iwantmytvm on October 9th, 2022:Find all reviews by iwantmytvm
Schumacher is often complimentary of his cast and crew, but still fills the time without too many gaps. Only occasionally, he will stop to enjoy a line. He recounts how he was reluctant to take the job on a film that was originally conceived as closer to G-rated, but the film evolved in development, older actors were cast, and the film grew up. The budget was low due to mostly unknown actors. Schumacher speaks to the sets, production design, and visual effects, which were all practical with only two instances of green screen. He serves up some interesting anecdotes on what transpired during the shoot.