Neverending Story (Blu-Ray) (1984)
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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
UPC 14: 00883929105878
Category Keywords: Adventure Based On A Novel Dragons Epic Family (General) Fantasy Fantasy Worlds Friends Jewels Kids Adventure Magic Theatrical Release Witches And Wizards
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Editor's NoteIn director Wolfgang Petersen's charming fantasy, Bastian (Barrett Oliver), a lonely schoolboy alienated from his father and bullied by his classmates, retreats to an attic where he becomes engrossed in a book entitled THE NEVERENDING STORY. It is the tale of a magical kingdom appropriately named Fantasia, since it is a world born of human fantasies. However, as humanity loses faith in the power of imagination, the once-thriving Fantasia is being destroyed by great storms of Nothingness. Dangerously ill herself, Fantasia's youthful empress (Tami Stronach) sends the young warrior Atreju (Noah Hathaway) on a quest to find a cure for the kingdom. After encountering flying dragons, swamp monsters and a vast assortment of other strange creatures, the young hero discovers that only a human boy can save Fantasia, at which point Bastian is drawn, literally, into the pages of the story.
The NeverEnding Story - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Chris Beaumont Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 3/21/2010 12:55 PM
|Director Wolfgang Petersen was riding high on the success of Das Boot, the 1981 WWII film set on a submarine. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards and I have to think that he had his choice of projects to do as his follow-up. The one he chose was an adaptation of Michael Ende's novel The NeverEnding Story. Petersen not only took it on to direct, but he also co-wrote the screenplay with Herman Weigl. I have to say, even with the successful outcome, it seems an odd choice to jump from war drama to children's fantasy. The film really is a solid family film that, while not perfect, still holds up today....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Wolfgang Petersen - Director|
Plot SummaryIn THE NEVERENDING STORY, a young boy is physically drawn into a fantasy novel he is reading, and there he struggles to save an incredible world from destruction.
|"The video arcade is down the street. Here we just sell small rectangular objects. They're called books. They require a little effort on your part, and make no beep--beep--beep--beeps. On your way please."----Mr. Koreander (Thomas Hill) to Bastian (Barrett Oliver)|
|"Never give up and good luck will find you."----Falcor to Bastian|