i adored this film as a child, even though i was hiding for half and crying for the other half!! im so pleased i finally managed to find it on dvd, definitely one to show the children, and yes the effects are a little out of date (!) but for the kids with a decent imagination, its still great!! brilliant!
For the people who mock this film,if you had watched it when it first came out- it was awesome! ok, there are alot of other films produced nowadays that are better..however the classic story of Bastian reading the book "the neverending story" and saving fantasia is a great story, i watched it many times when i was a kid and even after buying the dvd release recently, i still love it! its an amaing fantasy film and would advise it if you havent seen it!
The never ending story.. What can i say that hasnt been written already. Everybody loves this film,great light hearted fantasy and spine tingling good,it has everything a childrens film should be like. I remember renting this out way back in 1984 every week and waited for years for the region 2 dvd release. Picture quality is good,but the sound is only 2.0 sound. And only extras is the trailer.. Considering it was widely advertised by warner home video,they could have put the effort into extras. Still worth the money though,and a great watch. Everyone knows the story by now,so buy it,sit back and enjoy with all the family.