YEAH! posts annotated version of 'The Lost Boys'
05:00 AM, Jun 26, 2013
Though I appreciate Nosferatu, Dracula and Let the Right One In, I’m not ashamed to say my all-time favorite vampire movie is The Lost Boys.
The 1987 film captured my young heart with its sexy bloodsuckers, witty dialogue and two Coreys, and I must’ve seen it dozens of times well into the ’90s. (Fun fact: Because I wasn’t allowed to see the R-rated version when it came out, for years I re-watched the censored version taped from TV.)
Today the online movie service YEAH! (www.yeahtv.com) has posted an enhanced version of The Lost Boys, and it’s pretty fantastic. As I’ve written before, if you rent a movie on YEAH!, you’re treated to a sort of “pop-up video” version of the flick, with little-known facts peppered throughout. What makes the site truly stand out is its original content; in this case, Lost Boys director Joel Schumacher offers brand new commentary about the movie.
Watch this exclusive preview, and you can see what I mean:
I love how Schumacher reveals how he transformed a G-rated idea into an R-rated vampire flick inspired by ’80s teen culture (like Duran Duran videos). The YEAH! version of the film includes a whopping 446 facts, 15 interview clips and 10 quizzes, so if you’re a fan, be prepared to pay attention.
Other movies on YEAH! include Caddyshack, Clerks, Kill Bill, Superman: The Movie and This Is Spinal Tap. The Lost Boys is now available to rent for $4.99, and the site lets you watch the first five minutes for free.