The Neverending Story - Widescreen - Blu-ray Disc

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Wolfgang Petersen adapted Michael Ende's children's story for this charming fantasy film that spawned several sequels. Bastian (Barret Oliver) is dealing with his mother's recent death. His father (Gerald McRaney) is an imperious sort who continually lambastes Bastian for daydreaming and falling behind in school. On top of his father's badgering, he has to contend with a bunch of school bullies waiting for him in the schoolyard. One day he decides to play hooky and walks into a strange bookstore, where in the attic, he discovers a book called "The Neverending Story". As Bastian reads the book, he's enveloped in the unfolding tale. A sickly child-like empress (Tami Stronach) from a land called Fantasia is concerned about who will take over the land if she dies. She decides it is best for Fantasia if she remains alive, so she dispatches a young warrior named Atreju (Noah Hathaway) to find a cure for the empress's malady. It turns out the land is consumed with a plague called The Nothing, generated by blighted dreams and hopeless fantasies. As Atreju continues onward to search for a cure for The Nothing, he encounters an assortment of strange creatures. Bastian is so consumed with the tale that he finds himself catapulted into the land of Fantasia himself. Atreju realizes that the only way to save the land from its blight is with the help of this strange earth boy, Bastian. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Specifications

Format: Blu-ray Disc Genre: Horror

Cast

  • Sydney Bromley : Engywook
  • Gerald McRaney : Bastian's Father
  • Patricia Hayes : Urgl
  • Barret Oliver : Bastian
  • Alan Oppenheimer : Folkor's Voice
  • Tilo Prückner : Night Hob
  • Deep Roy : Teeny Weeny
  • Darryl Cooksey : Bully
  • Tami Stronach : Childlike empress
  • Nicholas Gilbert : Bully
  • Drum Garrett : Bully
  • Noah Hathaway : Atreyu
  • Moses Gunn : Cairon
  • Thomas Hill : Koreander
  • Alan Oppenheimer : Folkor
  • Tom Hill : Koreander
  • Alan Oppenheimer : Falkor

Crew

  • Sydney Bromley : Engywook
  • Gerald McRaney : Bastian's Father
  • Patricia Hayes : Urgl
  • Barret Oliver : Bastian
  • Alan Oppenheimer : Folkor's Voice
  • Tilo Prückner : Night Hob
  • Deep Roy : Teeny Weeny
  • Darryl Cooksey : Bully
  • Tami Stronach : Childlike empress
  • Nicholas Gilbert : Bully
  • Drum Garrett : Bully
  • Noah Hathaway : Atreyu
  • Moses Gunn : Cairon
  • Thomas Hill : Koreander
  • Alan Oppenheimer : Folkor
  • Tom Hill : Koreander
  • Alan Oppenheimer : Falkor

Reviews (9)

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    This version is alright. I still recommend you the German version, but you probably won't be able to find it in the USA, or if you do, in English. So enjoy this one! It's pretty good. If you like it - read the book!!! (Of course, it's better than all the movie versions!!!)

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    This story is full of fun and fascinating turns and twists. It makes you want to dream big and makes you earn for adventures of your own. After watching the movie I had to go and read the book. It is great for the whole family.

  • Jay_Godzilla_fan
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    I still wish I could get sucked into a buck like the kid in this movie. My imagination would run wild like this without a book. But this movie is so cool! (Part two no no)

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    This is a wonderful story that captures the 'stuff' that childhood daydreams and fantasy are made of. Young Bastian (Barret Oliver - D.A.R.Y.L., Cocoon & Cocoon: The Return) is suffering from the lingering effects of his mother's recent death and finds escape from his real life problems in daydreams and fantasy worlds. As a result, he allows himself to become bullied around by other children, and his grades in school begin to suffer, much to the chagrin of his well-meaning father. On the way to school one morning, Bastian finds himself being chased by these zealous bullies and hides out in an antique book shop where he meets the mysterious shop owner. Bastian is drawn in by the old man and wants to know what book he is reading, to which the shop owner replies...'This book is not for you! The books you read, are safe.' When the shop owner goes to answer the phone, the ever inquisitive Bastian takes the book and hides out in the attic of his school, and begins to read. Thus begins a series of excellent adventures as he follows the plight of a young warrior named Atreyu through the magical land of Fantasia. As Bastian reads on, he finds himself personally involved, and as we approach the end of the film, we all joyously discover that we are all also just as involved. The music assembled for this film was very well done, featuring the 80s movie title hit by Limahl (Kajagoogoo), and endearing synthesized music by Giorgio Moroder & Klaus Doldinger. The cinematography and backdrops were well developed and filmed, along with exceptional acting by the young actors, and the moral value to the story make this a great movie going experience for young and old alike. I first watched this when I was myself a teen, and to this day...years later, I enjoy it just as much! A high recommend for children (of all ages)!

  • tacobell33
    1 year, 6 months ago at Best Buy

    5.0 / 5.0

    This flick was a great trip down memory lane. Brought be back to my childhood in the 80's. It actually holds up very well. Recommended!! Warning to parents of small children: some scary parts & dark imagry.

  • Nickola
    1 year, 6 months ago at Best Buy

    5.0 / 5.0

    This movie is a fantastic love letter to every fairy tale out there. Atreyu was a character that made me look at heroes differently. This film is a timeless classic and has some amazing characters designs. Buy this gem!

  • MasterViolaPlayer
    1 year, 4 months ago at Best Buy

    5.0 / 5.0

    NeverEnding Story is my favorite movie of all time. I love the story, characters and musical score. They don't make them like this any more!

  • PapaHawk5
    1 year, 3 months ago at Best Buy

    5.0 / 5.0

    This is a movie that I remember when I was a child. I had so many great memories of this movie, so I had to get it for my kids. Everything about this movie is great! A definite must own!

  • Shoots
    11 months ago at Best Buy

    3.0 / 5.0

    I bought this movie to give to my son who had never seen it before. I was happy to see the excitement on his face as he watched this wonderful movie. Good update to our blu ray collection and a great price!