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Labyrinth [Anniversary Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1986]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1693 out of 1743)

    Special Features


    • Disc 1:
    • New high definition film transfer
    • New commentary by Brian Froud
    • Disc 2:
    • Original making of documentary "Inside the Labyrinth" Journey through the Labyrinth: "Kingdom of Characters" & documentaries that include rediscovered footage from the Henson archives and newly recorded interviews with the people who brought Labyrinth to life

    Synopsis


    Labyrinth
    George Lucas produced and Jim Henson directed this gothic fantasy which pits living and breathing actors Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie (who, along with Trevor Jones, provides the film's music) against a motley collection of Muppet monsters. The film centers upon teenage Sarah (Connelly), who lives in a fantasy world of myth and magic, evil spells, and wondrous enchantment. She is baby-sitting her little brother when she cavalierly wishes that goblins would take him away. She gets her wish, and a coterie of goblins abduct him. She then encounters Jareth (David Bowie), the ruler of a mystical world one step removed from reality. He tells Sarah that the only way to get her brother back is to find her way through a M.C. Escher-like labyrinth and find the castle at the center. As she makes her way through the maze, she faces a number of horrific challenges (like the Bog of Eternal Stench) before she finds her way to the gravity-defying castle, where her brother is being held by the evil goblins. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • David Bowie
      David Bowie - Jareth
    • Jennifer Connelly
      Jennifer Connelly - Sarah
    • Toby Froud
      Toby Froud - Toby
    • Brian Henson
      Brian Henson - Hoggle
    • Image coming soon
      Shelley Thompson - Stepmother



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1743 reviews

    97%
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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      The fantasy classic shows a bit of age but is stil

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      MichaelO
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      I only remember seeing this movie many years ago, but I saw a Blu ray version in the bargain bin at a local store. I picked it up remembering the late David Bowie was in the movie. Sarah, a petulant 15-year old [future Oscar winner, Jennifer Connelly (“A Beautiful Mind”)], is forced to babysit her baby brother on a Saturday night. When little bro’ refuses to stop crying, she wishes he would just disappear. Sarah, who reads fantasy books, goes so far as to recite some mumbo-jumbo she finds in one of her books…and what do you know, she gets her wish. Then Bowie appears as Jareth, the Goblin King. She wants her brother back. He says, she has 13 hours to get him but she must traverse an elaborate labyrinth/maze to get to his castle and retrieve her brother. Along the way she gets help from an assortment of characters from the imaginative minds of Brian Froud and director Jim Henson. One of those characters is a grumpy goblin named Hoggle or as Sarah calls him a couple times, Hogwart…hmmm. In today’s world, all of these characters would either be CGI created or motion capture. Here it’s costumes and puppeteering. Bowie and Connelly do a nice job as essentially the only humans in the film interacting with the cloth and rubber goblins. There is one real sheep dog, who is replaced in some scenes by a puppet and yes, it’s noticeable. While the creativity is wonderful, the film is really a one trick pony. Just Sarah navigating her way through the maze to rescue her brother. She must use her wits to outmaneuver the assortment of goblin who are meant to keep her away. The film has a very ‘80’s feel to it (maybe it’s the big hair), but looks pretty good in Blu ray. The transfer includes a 1080p video resolution and a 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The disc begins with the menu, with no ads, promos or trailers to skip through. How refreshing. The first several minutes of the film are a bit noisy in terms of scratches and heavy grain. But like some vinyl records, it cleans itself up as it goes along. Colors are acceptable but never really pop like most modern Blu ray transfers. Detail is very good. Good enough to see a few wires here and there. Black levels and skin-tones are certainly good if not as good as most modern transfers. The soundtrack features a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track and it is very good. Thunder resonates through the bass and subwoofers. There are some modest action sequences which come across nicely. All-in-all a nice mix. Subtitles are available in English SDH, Spanish, French and Portuguese. Extras are fairly substantial and include: *Making of Documentary: Inside The Labyrinth *Commentary with Brian Froud *Journey through the Labyrinth: "Kingdom of Characters" *Journey through the Labyrinth: "The Quest for Goblin City" *The Storytellers

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      The UHD aspect makes little difference here...

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      Minsu
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      To begin with, I am not one of the many people out there that doesn't think 4k makes a difference. I absolutely LOVE the picture quality of 4k even for certain films that were not "true" 4k,... I can tell a difference for the several UHD discs I have purchased so far.... I love the Labyrinth movie, 5 stars for the movie itself.... This review is based on the UHD aspect of this product. I don't think there was enough improvement in the picture quality to justify purchasing Labyrinth in UHD..... I was skeptical as I purchased Labyrinth on Bluray not long before this and I didn't feel Bluray quality was notably good.... I bought Labyrinth in UHD as many reviewers said the picture was stunning..... My opinion: I can CERTAINLY see improvement in SOME aspects of the picture quality..... For instance, when Sara is going through the bushy part of the labyrinth... The leaves look crisper than ever before.... In the tunnel the glitter on the walls are more noticeable..... I even noticed more details on the Jareth doll in Sara's room and I'm not sure I even noticed that doll at all before..... However, much of the film is still fuzzy/grainy in appearance.... The faces, characters, etc, still look like an 80s film.... I was likely expecting more than they can physically do.... Again, most reviewers over-hyped the results. All in all, great movie, but get it in bluray.... not worth UHD unless it was the same price as bluray.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good picture but did not exceed my expectations..

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      minsu
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      I have always enjoyed the Labyrinth movie... It was some time since I watched it when I bought the Blu Ray version, maybe a couple months ago.... I was not stunned by Blu Ray version at all.. Thus, I couldn't see them making this 80's film significantly better in 4k... However, I read several reviews saying it is an amazing, incredible picture. Now that I have a 4k UHD Player I have been eager to test it out with several movies..... Although I was skeptical I decided to purchase Labyrinth on 4k since several reviews said it was a significantly better picture. My opinion: All in all about the same as Blu Ray... Although I am one that does notice a difference with 4k over Blu Ray over all.. There is much grainy, 'soft' picture consistently throughout the film... I guess, again, you can't expect much from an 80's film, even sourced from the original 35mm film and mastered to 'true' 4k... However, it is as pleasing to watch as Blu Ray version.... There are a few instances I notice more clarity over Blu Ray version, the glitter on the walls in Labyrinth seems to pop out much more... Also, the leaves on the bushes in the bush part of Labyrinth seem much more crisp than I noticed before...... End the end I even seemed to noticed the Jareth figurine on Sarah's table more than before. However, the same 'soft' picture quality seems to dominate any clarity improvements. All in all, if you find this for the same price or a little more than Blu Ray, I would recommend it IF you don't already have the Blu Ray version. If you already have Blu Ray version, I would stick with it and remember it is an 80's movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Labyrinth 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray review

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      Mike
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      This review is for the UHD (Ultra HD) Blu-Ray version of Labyrinth - Review was done on a 2016 LG OLED 4K TV using an Oppo UDP-203 Ultra HD player I won't go much into the movie details but will say that the movie itself was very enjoyable. With limited Ultra HD titles available, I've found myself buying some great looking movies.. even if the movie isn't that good. This movie was a great mix of quality content and video/audio. The movie comes in a 2-disc set: Disc 1 is the 4K version of the movie (requires an Ultra HD Blu-Ray player), disc 2 is the 1080p Blu-Ray version of the movie with the extras. The movie is in 2.35:1 ratio (black bars on the top/bottom) and has Dolby Atmos audio for those with an Atmos receiver. The movie itself looked great. I was kind of surprised considering this is now over 30 years old. Some older titles look very bad if not restored correctly. Grain/noise was pretty high throughout but never became too distracting. HDR really made the movie pop with great colors but also great black-levels. Definitely a great disc to show off the 4K quality while also being a very enjoyable movie. Highly recommended for anyone with a 4KTV and 4K UHD Blu Ray Player! The fact that this is a somewhat budget title only makes it an even better buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A family cult classic!

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      solarwnz
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      Ahh, the 80's was a wonderful time in the history of cinema. You could proudly (and foolishly sometimes) wear your heart on your sleeve and be as imaginative and quirky as you wanted to be, without the ubiquitous cynicism and terminal irony that runs rampant today, infecting and crushing your story. And thus darkish and buoyant fantasy films like Labyrinth were born (directed by Jim Henson and written by Terry Jones of Monty Python). Fun, campy, enchanting, inspiring, a bit airy and a bit dark, and very imaginative, are the best words to describe this "Alice in Wonderland" type story that mixes Jim Henson's amazing puppetry with fantastical and phantasmagorical set pieces, David Bowie's rich and silky singing, and young and beautiful Jennifer Connelly making her way through a world of oddities and wonder. Since most special effects are done with CGI these days, Labyrinth is a welcomed nostalgic return to the skillful use of practical effects (though there is some prominent green screen). This Bluray is a handsome step up from the DVD in both sound and video. It is not the cleanest image but it looks fantastic in 1080! There are also some nice extras on this disc. Labyrinth is more Grimm's than a Disney type fairy tale. I wholeheartedly recommend that you introduce your child to this magical, musical and imaginatively dark and fun film!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic New Edition of an All-Time Classic

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      kingmob
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      Labyrinth is one of those rare films that I've owned on VHS, DVD and Blu-ray. Defeinitely an 80s classic and one of my favorite films of all time. I actually own the original Blu-ray but decided to upgrade to this excellent new 30th Anniversary Edition for several reasons: - ALL NEW Transfer sourced from a 4K scan; it looks incredible. - NEW Dolby Atmos Soundtrack; really only relevant if you have the appropriate sound system, but the movie sounds great regardless - 3 NEW Featurettes, including a fond remembrance of David Bowie - Amazing 'Digibook' packaging featuring an integrated 28-page full color book full of concept sketches, interviews and other interesting behind-the-scenes info Final Verdict: Do you own Labyrinth on Blu-Ray already? If not, this is a Must Buy. If you own the previous edition, it depends on how big of a fan you are - if you like this film even a little bit, it's definitely worth upgrading, as this version is just all-around solid.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic fantasy film hits Blu-ray!

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      TTC817
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      This is the second Blu-ray release of Labyrinth, now remastered in 4K for the film's 30th anniversary. This transfer is superior to the previously released one, which was actually quite impressive in its own right. The film follows Sarah, a girl obsessed with fantasy and mythology, who is whisked away to a fantasy world when her baby brother is abducted by the Goblin King (the late David Bowie in one of his most iconic roles). Along the way to recover her brother she meets many interesting characters, good and evil alike. The film works not just because of the interesting creature design by Jim Henson (it was one of the last projects he worked on prior to his death), but because of the performances from the cast. There are a number of new bonus features here as well, which will make this packaging tempting, even if you have the older release. A strongly recommended release for any fan of the film and/or fantasy movies.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      David Bowie at his best!

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      Infinity21
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      Amazing movie for kids and Adults alike. This is truly a fantasy movie masterpiece. For me David Bowie was outstanding as the goblin king outstanding at both acting and singing the songs in this film are brilliant and Jennifer connelly was fantastic as the babysitting sister who wishes her new baby brother gone forever. 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 what else would one from a fantasy film. This 30th anniversary edition has it all plus extras I adore the digital book the disk sits in the back you then have the book section explaining the story behind labyrinth. How it became the classic it is today information about the film, sets, characters, director, and actors there are interviews from Jennifer connelly and Jim Henson son.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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