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Lost Boys: The Tribe (Blu-ray Review)

31 Aug, 2008 By: John Gaudiosi

Lost Boys

$27.95 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray

Stars Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Tom Savini, Tad Hilgenbrink, Angus Sutherland, Autumn Reeser.

While the original The Lost Boys has stood the test of time, Warner Premiere's straight-to-video sequel is more suited for a rental experience.

The 1987 cult hit also makes its Blu-ray Disc debut with a solid picture that betters previous DVD versions but doesn't offer as sharp a picture as similar catalog titles. The disc offers the same round-up of extras from the 2001 special edition DVD, including the featurette "The Lost Boys Sequel?" in which cast and crew discuss potential follow-ups, none of which come anything close to Lost Boys: The Tribe, which comes nowhere near the quality of the first film.

The most entertaining element of the sequel is Feldman as Edgar Frog. Even though he basically repeats verbatim most of his dialogue from the original film, he livens up the movie in his few brief scenes.

Making the most of its unrated tag, the blood flows freely and each vampire expires in a different — often gory — way.

If the post-credit cameo by Haim does in fact lead to a third outing with Feldman back in action, I'll watch it. More than anything, this film drove me back to the original, which I immediately watched on Blu-ray.

In the extras department, The Tribe disc has a digital version of the film for anyone who wants to take this sequel on the go. (Sadly, the original film's Blu-ray does not include this feature).

In the other extras, "Action Junkies" takes a look at the action sequences in the film, many of which just seemed out of place. "Edgar Frog's Guide to Coming Back Alive" is entertaining and makes you wonder why Feldman wasn't given a larger role in this film.

I'm not sure why some of the deleted scenes were cut from the film, especially the cameo by Jamison Newlander as Alan Frog. The alternate endings are also worth checking out.

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