Labyrinth (Blu-ray) (1986)
|Journey into the fantastical world of Labyrinth, starring David Bowie and a cast of incredible creatures created by Jim Henson and produced by the Master of Myth George Lucas!|
Frustrated with baby-sitting on yet another weekend night, Sara - a teenager with an active imagination - summons the Goblins from her favorite book, "Labyrinth," to take her baby step-brother away. When little Toby actually disappears, Sarah must follow him into the world of the fairy tale to rescue him from the wicked Goblin King (Bowie)!
Guarding his castle is The Labyrinth itself - a twisted maze of deception, populated with outrageous characters and unknown dangers. To get through it in time to save Toby, Sarah will have to outwit the King by befriending the very Goblins who protect him, in hopes that their loyalty isn't just another illusion in a place where nothing is as easy as it seems!
"...a film for the child in all of us...a timeless tale that anyone can relate to. Horror View
"Labyrinth will take you on a fascinating journey that will leave you spellbound and breathless. KHJ-TV
"Entertaining variation on Alice in Wonderland...A treat for kids and the young at heart... Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"A fabulous film of remarkable achievement results from the impressive collaboration between Jim Henson and George Lucas. The New York Times
Editor's NoteFifteen-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) is so resentful of her baby brother Toby that she hopes he will just disappear. Her dream becomes reality when goblins kidnap the boy--but Sarah unexpectedly finds herself horrified by the loss. So she sets forth to retrieve him, and finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime. To accomplish her task, she will somehow have to reach the center of the fantastical labyrinth where the wicked Goblin King (David Bowie, who performs two songs) has imprisoned the lad. But the task is easier said than done, for the maze is filled with strange creatures and mind-bending puzzles that confuse the girl. Directed by Jim Henson and penned by Monty Python's Terry Jones, LABYRINTH is a distinctive, beautifully designed dark fantasy for all ages.
|Terry Jones - Screenwriter|
|Frank Oz - Puppeteer|
|George Lucas - Executive Producer|
|Alex Thomson - Director of Photography|
|Trevor Jones - Composer|
|John Grover - Editor|
|Dennis Lee - Story|
|Elliot Scott - Production Designer|
|Jim Henson - Director|
British Academy Awards (1987)
|Roy Field, et. al., Nominee, Best Special Visual Effects|
|"You remind me of the babe."----Jareth (David Bowie) to one of the goblins|"What babe?"----Goblin|"The babe with the power."----Jareth|"What power?"----Another goblin|"The power of voodoo."----Jareth|"Who do?"----Goblins|"You do."----Jareth|"What?"----Goblins|"Remind me of the babe."----Jareth|
|"Ow! It bit me!"----Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) to Hoggle about a fairy|"What'd you expect fairies to do?"----Hoggle|"I thought they did nice things...like granting wishes!"----Sarah|"Shows what you know, don't it?"----Hoggle|