The Neverending Story 2: The Next Chapter

The Neverending Story 2: The Next Chapter

Jonathan Brandis
Director: George Miller Cast: Jonathan Brandis
Jonathan Brandis
, Kenny Morrison
Kenny Morrison
, Clarissa Burt
Clarissa Burt
George Miller

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Overview

Following the surprisingly successful children's fantasy The Neverending Story (1984), this lesser sequel presents the further adventures of the young boy Bastian in the magical land of Fantasia. Bastian (Jonathan Brandis) returns to this kingdom of the imagination, reached through a magical antique book, to escape from his unpleasant life as a social outcast with a distant father. Unfortunately, things aren't so great in Fantasia either, which is under attack by the sorceress Xayide (Clarissa Burt), and Fantasia's young leader soon recruits Bastian to help win the battle for their world. Several memorable creatures return from the first film, including the Rock Biter and the Luck Dragon, and a number of other strange beasts make appearances along the way. However, the plot often relies on stale fairy-tale elements that make the sequel feel substantially less original than the fresh and unexpectedly charming original. However, enough children were entertained by the special effects and the simple story of good-versus-evil for a third installment, The Never Ending Story 3: Escape from Fantasia, to follow three years later.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2014
UPC: 0883929413294
Original Release: 1991
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jonathan Brandis Bastian Bux
Kenny Morrison Atreyu
Clarissa Burt Xayide
Alexandra Johnes Childlike Empress
Martin Umbach Nimbly
John Wesley Shipp Barney Bux
Helena Michell Bastian's Mother
Christopher Burton Tri Face
Thomas Hill Koreander
Hank McCann Actor
Birge Schade Windbride
Colin Gilder Rockbiter Junior
Rob Morton Police Officer

Technical Credits
George Miller Director
Colin Arthur Special Effects
Chris Blunden Editor
David Connell Cinematographer
Robert Folk Score Composer
Dieter Geissler Producer
Martin Grace Stunts
Tim Hampton Executive Producer
Peter Hollywood Editor
Karin Howard Screenwriter
Klaus Kahler Associate Producer
Robert Laing Production Designer
Bob Laing Production Designer
Derek Meddings Special Effects
Bodo Scriba Co-producer
Ian Thomas Production Designer
Giuseppe Tortora Special Effects
Heidi Weber Costumes/Costume Designer
Götz Weidner Production Designer
David Worley Camera Operator
Heidi Wujek Costumes/Costume Designer
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

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