Labyrinth [Blu-ray] starring David
Sarah (a teenage Jennifer Connelly) rehearses the r ole of a fairy-tale
queen, performing for her stuffed animals. She is about to discover that the
time has come to leave her childhood behind. In real life she has to baby -
sit her brother and contend with parents who dont understand her at all.
Her petulance leads her to call the goblins to take the baby away, but
when they actually do, she realizes her responsibility to rescue him. Sarah
negotiates the Labyrinth to reach the City of the Goblins and the castle of
their king. The king is the only other human in the film and is played by a
glam-rocking David Bowie, who performs five of his songs. The rest of the
cast are puppets, a wonderful array of Jim Hensons imaginative
masterpieces. Henson gives credit to childrens author and illustrator
Maurice Sendak, and the creatures in the movie will remind Sendak fans of
his drawings. The castle of the king is a living M.C. Escher set that adults
will enjoy. The film combines the highest standards of art, costume, and
set decoration. Like executive producer George Luc ass other fantasies,
Labyrinth mixes adventure with lessons about growing up. --Lloyd Chesley
You have no power over me
Teenage Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) lives in her own fantasy world and
resents having to take care of her younger brother Toby (Toby Froud son
of Consepual Designer Brian Froud.) She wishes that the Goblin King
(David Bowie) who is enamored with her would take Toby away now. Be
careful of what you wish for. Toby is whisked off to the goblin Kings castle
beyond the goblin city and behind a great labyrinth. Now Sarah has just 13
hours to navigate the labyrinth and retrieve Toby if that is what she wants.
We get to travel with Sarah through all over trials and tribulations. We get
to kibitz dont go this way dont go that way. And you guessed it Sarah does
go this way and Sarah does go that way. In the meantime she learns what
friendship and fairness is all about and gains a new respect for her new
and old friends.
This is Jennifer Connellys third film before quitting the industry to go to
college. Of course she is back now and a stronger actress than ever.
Ive seen this presentation on TV and on VHS. However for some reason I
forgot that it was really a musical fantasy even though I kn ew it had David
Bowie. Now with the advent of Blu-Ray I am revisiting all the old films and
this one came up on the list. The visuals are spectacular. The voiceover
gives you new insights as to what they were trying to do on the movie.
Occasionally especially at first it looks like the characters are lip-synching
and the sound does not match exactly. Later this is either corrected or you
dont notice it anymore.
Dark City (Directors Cut) [Blu-ray] ~ Jennifer Connelly
Cat People: Original Soundtrack ~ David Bowie
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