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
Includes the director's cut with Jerry Goldsmith's score
I had always heard about this movie. I finally saw it one day and was intrigued. I later heard that the director’s cut was better. This set comes with both the director’s cut and the theatrical version so you can take your pick. That makes this a good value.
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.