There are a number of new releases coming out to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Labyrinth (1986) starring David Bowie. The film has gone through a 4K restoration, which I recently saw on the big screen. So far I find 4k projections flat and lifeless overall, but this print might be better suited for the smaller screen of home TV. Certainly the image was more detailed! For those wanting to upgrade from their 2009 discs, the restoration has now been released in DVD and Blu-ray editions with additional bonus features. Fans should also look out for the deluxe version with display and the Best Buy steelbook. David Bowie, Jim Henson, Terry Jones (Monty Python), George Lucas, and Jennifer Connelly created such a fun and iconic movie! If you want to go deeper into that world, check out these new books: Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History (Oct 18), Jim Henson's Labyrinth Tales (Sept 27), and Jim Henson's Labyrinth Artist Tribute (Nov 8). Still no word about a soundtrack re-release, but my fingers are crossed. Enjoy!
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Saturday, September 3, 2016
So sad to hear of Gene Wilder's passing. He brought such a spark and special energy to his work. I was touched to hear he kept his illness from his fans because he didn't want to disappoint them and “He simply couldn’t bear the idea of one less smile in the world.” Raging Cinema has put together a tribute to Wilder's special talent for the comedic pause. Enjoy!