Jim Henson’s 1986 film Labyrinth, which stars David Bowie, is being reissued as a 30th anniversary edition in September and will be available in 4K Ultra HD and is being issued in a number of special editions…
The musical fantasy adventure, which also features a young Jennifer Connelly, was initially a commercial disappointment at the box office, although it has garnered something of a cult following over the years and its charms are still apparent three decades later, despite Bowie’s ‘frightwig’ and some general silliness.
A 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray combo will be available, and in the UK, a slightly more expensive ‘steelbook’ edition of the same format. If you’re not bothered about all this 4K malarkey, then you can opt for a standard blu-ray edition (digibook packaging in the UK) which is only £10.99 at present.
In America they’ve ‘super-sized’ Labyrinth, with this improbable 4K+blu-ray ‘gift set’ which features figurines of David and Jennifer in a model of that 3D maze thing!
All blu-ray/4K formats feature Dolby Atmos / DolbyTrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit) compatible soundtracks, which means Underground, Magic Dance and As The World Falls Down will have never sounded so good!
There is also a bunch of new bonus features on these releases, including “Reordering Time: Looking Back at Labyrinth” (Jennifer Connelly and the Henson Family reflect on the film), and “Remembering the Goblin King” (Remembering David Bowie with co-star Jennifer Connelly, and Jim Henson’s children Brian Henson and Cheryl Henson). The full list is below.
This 30th anniversary reissue of Labyrinth will be released on 19 September 2016.
4K Ultra HD
· Feature film in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR)
· Dolby Atmos soundtrack (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible) *
· Also includes the film and special features on high-def Blu-ray
Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:
· 4K Restoration & Dolby Atmos soundtrack (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible) *
· ALL-NEW: “The Henson Legacy” Featurette
o Jennifer Connelly and the Henson family talk about the art of puppetry and the magic of Jim Henson, along with a visit to the “Center for Puppetry Arts” featuring The Jim Henson Collection and over 100 puppets from Labyrinth.
· ALL-NEW: Labyrinth Anniversary Q&A
o Hosted by Mythbuster’s Adam Savage with participants Brian Henson, David Goelz and Karen Prell, and surprise guest
· ALL-NEW: “The Goblin King” Featurette
o Remembering David Bowie with co-star Jennifer Connelly, and Jim Henson’s children Brian Henson and Cheryl Henson.
· The Storytellers (Picture-in-Picture)
· Commentary by Conceptual Designer Brian Froud
· Original Making of Documentary “Inside The Labyrinth”
· “Journey Through the Labyrinth: Kingdom of Characters” Documentary
· “Journey Through the Labyrinth: The Quest for Goblin City” Documentary
· Theatrical Trailer