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This cult classic 1984 fantasy film was based upon German author Michael Ende's children's novel.

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  • Jun 13, 2001
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I don't know if I have the words to express the way this movie has inpired my life. When I was young, I watched it several times a day until I knew every line, could sing every note of the opening theme song ~ even still to this day.

The Never Ending Story has two heroes and two villains. The first hero and villain are outside the book, high above the fantasy.

Bastian is a young kid that is blessed with a great imagination (He gets in trouble for drawing unicorns in his math book.) He lacks courage and is always being beaten up by bullies and stuffed into dumpsters. While running away from these bullies, he hides in a bookstore. When in there, he makes off with a book that has the snake-twisted orrin on the cover...you guessed it...the neverending story.

"The Nothing", is the first ultra-villain. It's reason for existence is a secret that I don't want to spoil. It is destroying fantasia for its own means(Brought to life by the guys that invisioned The Empire Strikes Back!) The Nothing is becoming rampant, and the ruler, the Empress is dying. The people of fantasia, the world in which all fantasy resides, seek help from a great warrior Atreau. The ultimate second villain, A massive wolf with Glowing green eyes, takes flight through the forests to stop Atreau on his quest.

There is so much to the story! It is the type of movie you'll want to watch over and over until your player starts steaming.

It will soon be on DVD in September, so wait until then if your a crazed dvd loony like me. I have a feeling its gonna be awesome! Hope this review helped!

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Quick Tip by . October 07, 2010
Decent adventure film for family viewing if a bit dated on some visual effects. The book is priceless, the film enjoyable.
Quick Tip by . June 02, 2010
An okay movie.
review by . December 23, 2008
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German director Wolfgang Petersen, the man responsible for the harrowing WWII epic Das Boot, may seem like an odd choice to direct a film adaptation of Michael Ende's children's book, The NeverEnding Story. However, his knowledge of technical filmmaking and his passion for adventure stories proved to be the perfect combination, as can be seen in this campy classic 1984 film.             The story concerns young Bastian, an imaginative boy who prefers to retreat …
review by . October 09, 2001
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Having already reviewed The Never Ending Story on VHS, here is a sum up of the effect the dvd had! If you dwell in the realm of fantasy, or love The Lord of the Rings, then this is the next stop for you! This dvd verson of my childhood favorite is beautiful. When I visited my family the other day, we watched it. My sister said, "Thank's so much for getting The Never Ending Story on dvd, it was like re-living it the first time all over again. It took me back!"     The extra's …
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Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Release Date: 1984
MPAA Rating: PG
DVD Release Date: 2001
Runtime: 94 minutes
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
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