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Fifteen-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) is so resentful of her baby brother Toby that she hopes he will just disappear. Her dream becomes reality when goblins kidnap the boy--but Sarah unexpectedly finds herself horrified by the loss. So she sets forth to retrieve him, and finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime. To accomplish her task, she will somehow have to reach the center of the fantastical labyrinth where the wicked Goblin King (David Bowie, who performs two songs) has imprisoned the lad. But the task is easier said than done, for the maze is filled with strange creatures and mind-bending puzzles that confuse the girl. Directed by Jim Henson and penned by Monty Python's Terry Jones, LABYRINTH is a distinctive, beautifully designed dark fantasy for all ages.
Dennis Lee - WRITER\"LABYRINTH"
Elliot Scott - Production Designer
Jennifer Connelly - Oscar-winning American actress, A BEAUTIFUL MIND
John Grover - EDITOR
Jim Henson - Director/Producer/Muppeteer
Frank Oz - Director/Muppeteer
Frank Oznowicz - Director/Muppeteer
Toby Froud - Actor/"Labyrinth"
George Lucas - Director/Producer, STAR WARS (1977)
Alex Thomson - Director Of Photography, EXCALIBUR (1981)
Trevor Jones - Composer, EXCALIBUR (1981)
David Bowie - British Musician/Actor
David Robert Jones - British Musician/Actor
Terry Jones - Monty Python alum
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 102
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 043396434592
- Genre: Family
- Rating: PG (MPAA)
- Release Date: February 2002
Co-produced by Lucasfilm, Ltd. Filmed in JDC Widescreen; color by Rank Fujicolor. Additional cast: Christopher Malcolm (Father); Natalie Finland (Fairy); Shari Weiser (puppeteer: Hoggle); Ron Mueck (puppeteer: Ludo); Rob Mills (voice: Ludo); David Barclay (puppeteer: Didymus) and David Shaughnessy (voice: Didymus). Additional credits: Cheryl McFadden (director of choreography and puppet movement); Brian Henson (puppeteer coordinator); Ellis Flyte (costume design); Tony Dunsterville (chief animatronic design) and Ken Baker (assistant director).
"...A fabulous film...[and] in many ways, a remarkable achievement..." - 06/27/1986 New York Times, p.C14
"...[Bowie] looks intriguing..." - 06/25/1986 Variety