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Labyrinth (1986)

Labari...... Laybyr ....... Labary... (WHY didn't they just call it MAZE? I can spell MAZE....) was one of those films that I loved as a child and have rebought recently in an attempt to convince my kids that old films are better than new ones.

It featured David Bowie as the Goblin King, and Jennifer Connelly as Sarah.

While minding her baby brother, Sarah wishes that the goblin king would take him away, and when he does, she tries to get him back.

It's one of those ace films that combines real people with Jim Henson creations.

Once the Goblin King has allowed her into the Labyrinth, she has 13 hours to rescue her brother.

Initially, she meets up with Hoggle - a troll. He helps her, unwillingly, into the Labyrinth and guides her towards the centre. On the way, she meets up with Ludo - a huge gentle beast, and a dog with a sword (I think) riding on another dog.

The way the muppets and the characters mingle is just amazing, and come the end, you just forget the majority of people you've been watching were puppets.

This and The Dark Crystal are how all films should be made.


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Do You Remember Labyrinth?

Do You Remember Labyrinth?

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    Becky's right, Sir Didymus was a fox, and Ambrosias the old English sheepdog, his not-so-faithful steed. Also, Hoggle was a goblin, not a troll. Favourite scenes include the old man with the snarky bird on his head, ("Gah! It's so stimulating being your head!"), the knockers, ("It's no use talking to him, he's as deaf as a post!"), the riddle of the doors, ("So, which one of you lies?" "He does!" "I do not!" "Oh, what a lie!"), and of course, the Bog of Eternal Stench, ("Can't you smell that?" *sniff, sniff* "No. The air is sweet, and fragrant, and NONE SHALL PASS WITHOUT MY PERMISSION!") Brilliant film.
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    Sarah actually had 13 hours to save Toby from the Labyrinth not 24.
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    "Dance Magic Dance" he sang as someone else's hand juggled a glass sphere in front of him, great! I always kind of wondered if the Goblin King had a Goblin Teasmaid? ;0)
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    Think this film has to be my absolute fave film of all time! You really can?t beat Jim Hensons stuff. I was madly in love with the Goblin King (David Bowie) and when I was little used to act out the ballroom scene..World falls down.." To Toonlist Guy..I think Lancelot was a Fox..the dog who rides a dog... "I thought Fairies did nice things like grant wishes".... "Shows how much you know don?t it?!"
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    I LOOOOOOOVE labyrinth, its so freakily scary those gross things whose heads come off ughh!
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    Great film. I recently brought a copy and its still great. I was allowed to watch lots of horror movies when i was young and was really effected by them. But the red devil in this filmthings gave me nightmares for month. I'm not sure what it is about them. I still known to fast forward past them. Oh the bog of eternal stench.
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    I fully agree too. Excellent Film! You remind me of the babe....What Babe?....Babe with the power...Power of voodoo...Who do? You do... Remind me of the babe!! Toby Wheres Toby!!!! I bought the DVD! BRILL
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    i love this film, its great, totally agree about the soundtrack, i wish they still made films like this.
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    Labyrinth had one of the best soundtracks to date with songs such as as the world falls down, magic dance ( still blast that one now!!)