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Labyrinth 1986

A young girl, who enters a world of her own creation, experiences her first awareness of love, responsibility and danger.

Starring:
David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly
Runtime:
1 hour, 41 minutes

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Genres Fantasy, Children & Family, Action & Adventure, Musicals, Dance & Theatre
Director Jim Henson
Starring David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Universal, suitable for all
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Format: DVD
'Labyrinth', Henson's 1986 masterpiece is a modern classic for our generation, one of the best pieces of fantasy to grace our screens since 'The Wizard of Oz'.
Revolving around the main character of Sarah (Connelly), an over-imaginative teenager who struggles to find meaning in life beyond her dolls and dressing-up box, the film is essentially a existentialist study of teenage fantasy.
The boundaries between fantasy and reality become dangerously blurred one night, when a desperate Sarah calls on the imaginary king of the goblins to take away her relentlessly screaming baby half-brother, Toby.
Unfortunately for Sarah, Jareth the Goblin King (Bowie) has ceased to be merely a figure of her imagination, and appears in the bedroom in place of the child, whom he has transported to his castle in the centre of a giant labyrinth, where goblins and monsters (sometimes friendly, sometimes not, often very comical!)haunt every corner.
It is then up to Sarah to fight her way through the twisting and ever-changing labyrinth to find her young charge, whilst making friends and resisting temptation along the way. Will she manage to overcome her childish, spoilt instincts and learn to think for herself to help others? Or will she succumb to the temptation of having her fantasies fufilled by the charismic Jareth? Only one way to find out - BUY THIS MOVIE!!
Once described as, "a low point in David Bowie's career" this is a great film for adults and children alike, and contrary to narrow-minded belief, is a classic addition to any Bowie fan's collection. Worth watching for the fashion statements alone - "well, laugh!"
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I dont really know how to sum up a film which has been my favourite since i was nine and continues to be so. it's just fantabulous, i even have the soundtrack.
Although with age i found it more disturbing to watch, but that has much to do with the tightness of David Bowie's leggings!!
This film is just a great family film, the kind you get out again and again and never tire of. Plus the soundtracks amazing. Do not miss out-BUY IT!!
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By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD
A child is kidnapped, and the only way for his sister to save him is to navigate a bizarre magical labyrinth... and confront the Goblin King.

That's the simple premise behind "Labyrinth," a coming-of-age fantasy set in a very odd fantasy world. It rests partly on the acting talents of David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, but also on the glorious sets and special effects -- and the sense that we've been thrown into a world where magic is dangerous and wild. At times it's a bit too silly, but the overall effect is a magnificently otherworldly one.

Teenage Sarah (Connelly) loves to lose herself in fantastical daydreams, so she's irritated to be stuck babysitting her crying baby stepbrother. But after she idly wishes that the goblins would steal him... it actually happens. Then the Goblin King Jareth (Bowie) challenges her -- she has only thirteen hours to navigate a hazardous, ever-changing maze. If she fails, her brother will be a goblin himself.

As she rushes through the Labyrinth, Sarah encounters a grumpy dwarf named Hoggle (Brian Henson), a gentle beast, a vulpine knight (David Shaughnessy) and many other bizarre creatures who help and/or hinder her. Jareth himself is trying to sabotage her progress -- but no longer just because of the child. Now he's become fascinated by Sarah, and wants her to be his forever.

"Labyrinth" was not a commercial success when it was first released, and in fact caused Jim Henson to fall into a depression because he had hoped for better. But it's not hard to see why it became a cult success -- it's a hybrid of "The Dark Crystal" and "Alice in Wonderland," melding a fantasy quest with a coming-of-age journey. And of course, it has David Bowie as a rock'n'roll goblin. Who couldn't love that?
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This film features what is possibly the most incredible creative team ever assembled;

Directed by Jim Henson (Muppets), Produced by George Lucas (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Willow), Screenplay by Terry Jones (Monty Python) and Music by the legend David Bowie.

This film is satisfying viewing in every way, ranging from the life lessons learned by the main character (a young Jennifer Conelly) to the hilarious Bog of Eternal Stench (I defy anyone not to laugh when the stepping stones fart!).

David Bowie brings a wonderful charisma (and some dodgy tights) to the film as the Goblin King and, of course, some great songs too (he should sing with an ensemble of Muppets more often).

There are scary bits (the things that take themselves apart - voiced by Red Dwarf's Danny John Jules - scared the bejesus out of me as a kid), funny bits (I quote: "You're mamma was a fraggin' aardvark!"), touching bits, thoughtful bits and uplifting bits.

The awesomeness (it's a word because I say it is) of this film, despite everything mentioned above, is in no small part due to the efforts of Jim Henson's Creature Shop. From the friendly, furry giant Ludo to the host of comically grotesque goblins, the puppets in the film give it life, colour and most of it's humour.

Anyone who liked the Muppets, 'Dark Crystal', 'Willow' or Monty Python will love this film. Anyone who says they didn't enjoy the aforementioned is either a) a liar or b) one of these sad people who can't lighten up once in a while.

Watch this film!
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