Legend [DVD] [1985]

  • SKU: 32721442
  • Release Date: 05/16/2017
  • Rating: PG
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (33 out of 35)

Synopsis


Legend
Ridley Scott directed this visually striking but narratively bland sword and sorcery saga that mixes ample doses of J.R.R. Tolkien, Thomas Mallory, George Lucas, Joseph Campbell and Dungeons and Dragons into a watered down kettle pot. Many years ago, the Earth was an idyllic land of unicorns and bright sunshine. But the forces of light become embroiled are in mortal battle with the forces of darkness --specifically the evil Prince of Darkness (Tim Curry), who lives in dark caverns below the Earth's surface and has nefarious plans to blot out the light of the sun and rule in a perpetual dark shroud of gloom and shadows forever. Into the breach comes peasant hero Jack (Tom Cruise), who sets up to defeat Darkness and let the sun shine through. He meets a young woman named Lili (Mia Sara) and they fall in love. But Lili is lured into the netherworld by a sultry priestess and has become evil herself. Jack sets his sights on the forces of evil and determines to defeat Darkness and save Lili. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tom Cruise
    Tom Cruise - Jack
  • Mia Sara
    Mia Sara - Princess Lili
  • Tim Curry
    Tim Curry - Darkness
  • David Bennent
    David Bennent - Honethorn Gump
  • Alice Playten
    Alice Playten - Blix



Overall customer rating

4.5
95%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Example of a Fantasy Film

    Posted
    BAndrews

    This is wonderful example of a film that is pure fantasy. It doesn't rely on gratuitous violence or language to draw in the older crowds. It's your hero saving the damsel in distress type film which I absolutely love. This collector's DVD was realized about 10 years after the movie first came out, so having many retrospective features were a perfect touch to this DVD. The best feature on the DVD is the never before seen uncut version. I thought the original version was good, but the uncut version was even better. Certain scenes are made longer and the ending is changed a bit, but its all for the better. The original music score is returned, which makes me glad since it is much more fitting than the original pop music score. On this DVD, you can even chose to isolate the music score, so that you can listen to just the music of the film. You get a behind the scenes feature for every creative and technical creative aspect of this film. Interviews, deleted scenes, behind the scenes features, you name it, it's all on this fabulous DVD.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Was hooked the 1st time I saw it!

    Posted
    sa7733
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    At first I was not happy that this was the movie brought home to watch for Movie Night way back in 1986(?). I was 15 and this was gonna be a joke! At about 10 minutes into the movie, I was grabbed by the ears by this music from another world, and a Devil named Darkness that was too cool for words! I didn't know who Tim Curry was at the time - but even if I would have, there's no way I could've imagined that it was him! The Darkness creature design is TOP NOTCH! A young TC,a beautiful Mia Sara and a gaggle of dwarves, elves became one of my favorite movies and I'm glad it's on BD now. I hope that it will make it to 4K one day as well! Also, if you can find the Tangerine Dream OST - get it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cleaned up nicely.

    Posted
    FreeRPGer
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    I already had this on DVD, with both versions, but I grabbed this quickly anyhow, to see them remastered. I'll say right now I do not regret it one bit. I watched both the theatrical and director's cuts, and they both looked to be filmed yesterday. Moreover, the sound was noticeably much better. Lastly, for this price, it's very hard NOT to recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Director's Cut

    Posted
    Lex

    This film should say in bold DIRECTOR"S CUT not only that but the back of the DVD says featuring director's cut as if it had another version. Honestly speaking i liked the version with the Tangerine Dream score and the movie was fine without the extra Lily singing. For all reading this review this DVD is the DIRECTOR'S CUT with the Jerry Goldsmith Score not the TANGERINE DREAM score.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    This Movie Could Have Been So much Better

    Posted
    kevman79

    This is a good dvd release to a fairy-tale film that could have been so much better. Openly accepting much of the blame, was Ridley Scott for his uncertainty on how to cut the film. This single disc version is the director's cut only, and while it's good, drops most of the bonus features that appeared on the 2-disc ultimate edition. Big fans will want the 2-disc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie, Could Have Been Much Better

    Posted
    kevman79

    This is an outstanding dvd release to a good fairy-tale film that could have been so much better. Openly accepting much of the blame, was Ridley Scott for his uncertainty on how to cut the film. Nevertheless, die hard fans will enjoy this very well put together special edition.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of my Favorite Films

    Posted
    Dude
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    So I had the Directors Cut on DVD and recently purchased an UHDTV. It didn't do justice and I had lost the Director Cut DVD on loaning it to someone. Had to purchase this on Blueray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    80's but good

    Posted
    Debontheweb
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    This movie is visually beautiful. Unicorns, elves, fairies and magic, what is not to love? I love any movie with Tim Curry so that also helps my rating. The story is good and has a happy ending so I like this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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