|When 10-year-old Bastian opens the mysterious ornately bound book entitled The NeverEnding Story he never imagines he will be transported into its amazing world of Fantasia - and become the hero of its even more amazing tale. Now you can go there too in this magical film full of astonishing creatures and directed by Wolfgang Petersen (The Perfect Storm). Bastian the Luckdragon and the genial Rock Biter return for more adventure in the spellbinding The NeverEnding Story II The Next Chapter from director George Miller (The Man from Snowy River). This time new forces threaten the world of imagination. But they aren t the only foes Bastian faces. He must also overcome problems at home!. Format: DVD MOVIE. Genre: COMEDY. Rating: NR. Age: 012569731028. UPC: 012569731028. Manufacturer No: 73102|
"[Story] Magical...unique effects, characters and visual design. Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"[Story] A wonderful, intelligent family movie... VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
Editor's NoteNEVERENDING STORY: In 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.NEVERENDING STORY II: Young Bastian and his friends in Fantasia continue their fantastic philosophical adventure. This time Bastian must battle an evil witch who threatens to destroy the imaginary world that reading books helps create.
Cast & Crew
|John Wesley Shipp|
|George Miller - [Story II] Director|
|Wolfgang Petersen - [Story] Director|