The Blue Lagoon/Return to the Blue Lagoon [2 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 18306462
  • Release Date: 12/29/2009
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 4)

Special Features

  • Director, writer & Brooke Shields' audio commentary
  • Director & Christopher Atkins' audio commentary
  • Brooke Shields' personal photo album
  • Original featurette
  • Talent files
  • Closed Captioned


The Blue Lagoon
This 1980 version of the oft-filmed Henry Devere Stackpoole novel The Blue Lagoon was the first to be stamped with an "R" rating. The basic story remains unchanged. Two very small children, a boy and a girl, are shipwrecked on a lush tropical island. They are cared for by fellow castaway Leo McKern. When he dies, the kids, played with a minimum of clothing by Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins, have no one but each other. When they grow into teen-hood, they also fall madly in love. Heavily reshaped and reedited before its release, The Blue Lagoon's principal attribute is the lush photography by Nestor Almendros. In 1990, a sequel was made, Return to the Blue Lagoon. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Return to the Blue Lagoon
This sequel to the surprise box office hit The Blue Lagoon (1980) mimics its predecessor's romantic adventure formula of a lush tropical locale inhabited by scantily clad, nubile teens discovering their sexuality. Spotted adrift in a boat with his deceased parents Richard and Emmeline, a baby boy is rescued by a passing ship. Adopted by the widow Hargrove (Lisa Pelikan), infant Richard is soon at sea again after he, his new mother and her baby daughter Lilli abandon ship in the face of a cholera epidemic. Washing ashore on the same island populated by the first film's heroes, Hargrove protects and raises her young charges until a disease also claims her life. Years pass and both Richard (Brian Krause) and Lilli (Milla Jovovich) become young adults. While Richard discovers his manhood by racing a lagoon shark and spying on the island's dangerous natives, Lilli becomes a woman with her first period. Eventually their raging hormones lead the two into each other's arms. Marriage and a pregnancy follow, but Richard and Lilli's union is threatened by the arrival of a ship carrying a lovely captain's daughter (Nana Coburn) with eyes for the loincloth-clad Richard. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Brooke Shields
    Brooke Shields - Emmeline
  • Christopher Atkins
    Christopher Atkins - Richard
  • Leo McKern
    Leo McKern - Paddy Button
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    William Daniels - Arthur LeStragne
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    Elva Josephson - Young Emmeline

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

75%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cheapest price for DVD combo pack

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    • My Best Buy® Member

    The picture quality of the DVD was good. The combo pack was well worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Excellent product, the quality is good and both movies are totally recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    my husband loves it.

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    • My Best Buy® Member

    The movie is just rediculous. I couldnt wait till the end. We got it because it was a good childhood memory for my husband and his grandad. It is said to be a classic, and perhaps for its time its good.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Romance and Adventure

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    I was happy to find these two movies together. The first is always better than the sequel and that is true in this case. I do enjoy the romance mixed in with the adventure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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