Spooky season is upon us.
If that wasn’t clear enough by the cooling weather and the changing leaves, these two Warner Bros. classics will certainly let you know it’s time to break out the blankets and start watching scary movies.
Tobe Hooper’s “Poltergeist” and Joel Schumacher’s “The Lost Boys” are making their first-ever appearances on 4K Ultra HD just in time to get added to this year’s spooky season rotation.
Even 40 years later, “Poltergeist” is still seen as a timeless horror landmark. The visual effects and audio remain dazzling, and the supernatural narrative is just as eerie as it was in 1982. Following suit, “The Lost Boys” is just as impressive, although it’s cult following is not nearly as renowned as that of “Poltergeist’s” mainstream fame. “The Lost Boys” also swaps flat-out horror for a more endearing horror-comedy blend, making it far more tolerable for non-horror aficionados.
The biggest draw for both of these home releases is the 4K restoration, from 1982 and 1987, respectively, as each movie is making its debut in 4K resolution. With that being said, none of the included bonus features are new – all have been previously released on past Blu-ray editions. Still, there’s plenty for newcomers to dig into here, particularly with “The Lost Boys.”
Let’s take a look.
“Poltergeist” Special Features
- “They Are Here: The Real World of Poltergeists Pt. 1- Science of the Spirits” RT: 15:30
- “They Are Here: The Real World of Poltergeists Pt. 2- Communing with the Dead” RT: 15:31
- “The Making of Poltergeist” RT: 7:15
- Trailer RT: 2:25
“The Lost Boys” Special Features
- Commentary by Joel Schumacher
- “The Lost Boys: A Retrospective” RT: 24:00
- “Inside the Vampire’s Cave”
- “A Director’s Vision” RT: 6:58
- “Comedy vs. Horror” RT: 4:44
- “Fresh Blood-A New Look at Vampires” RT: 4:23
- “The Lost Boys Sequel?” RT: 2:25
- “Vamping Out: The Undead Creations of Greg Cannon” RT: 14:02
- “The Return of Sam and the Frog Brothers”
- “Haimster & Feldog-The Story of the 2 Coreys” RT: 4:30
- “Multi-Angle Video Commentary by Corey Haim, Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander” RT: 18:23
- The Lost Scenes RT: 15:16
- Lou Gramm “Lost in the Shadows” Music Video RT: 4:35
- Trailer RT: 1:26
Zach Goins is a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association based in Raleigh, N.C. Zach co-founded Inside The Film Room in 2018 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the website and co-host of the podcast. Zach also serves as a film critic for CLTure.org.