Sam and his older brother Michael are all-American teens with all-American
interests. But after they move with their mother to peaceful Santa Carla,
California, things mysteriously begin to change. Michael's not himself
lately. And Mom's not going to like what he's turning into.
Starring: Corey Feldman, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim, Jason Patric, Kiefer
Sutherland, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Barnard Hughes
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
The movie starts painfully slowly, like a kind of poor man's
"Rebel Without A Cause"; lots of macho strutting,
little action. I thought this was going to be just one more
"kewl teen movie" - and let's face it, there's enough
of them to keep us going for a while.
I'd almost got to the point of giving up, when the action accellerated,
and the humour kicked in. From that point, it was one great
movie; funny, fast, and still had a story to tell.
The special effects are good, and not over the top, the acting
is OK (sorry, I have an allergy to the Sutherlands, specially
in vampire pics). And once the movie got going, the directing
and editing are tip top.
I thoroughly recommend this original and intelligent movie;
- Certification: 15
- Duration: 93 mins
- Format: DVD
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35 Wide Screen
- Subtitles: Arabic, Dutch, English, English for the hearing impaired,
French, Italian, Italian for the hearing impaired, Portuguese, Spanish
- Interactive Menus;
- Production Notes;
- Scene Access;
- Languages in Dolby Digital 5.1: English
- Languages in Dolby Surround: French / Italian
- Widescreen 2.35:1
There is a special edition with more extras around.