Film News: Shout Studios Presents Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal on Digital February 6, 2024

Jim Henson’s epic fantasy movie adventures, Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal, are available for purchase and rent Digitally in 4K. The release is global on February 6 by Shout! Studios in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company. Both will be available in a digital bundle on select platforms for the first time, allowing loyal fans and movie collectors to own and enjoy both iconic movies.

Labyrinth (starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly) and The Dark Crystal (starring Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, and Frank Oz) are available. Some film fans will relive childhood memories, or those about to see the films for the first time will discover these two ground-breaking movies.

Jim Henson masterfully created original fantastical worlds that transcend imagination – brimming with magic and mystery, with a host of iconic characters. Whether it is the world of Thra or the Goblin King’s Labyrinth, these unforgettable realms reflect Henson’s unparalleled talent for bringing the magical, the whimsical, the bizarre, and the extraordinary to life.

LABYRINTH is produced by The Jim Henson Company and Lucasfilm Ltd. with creatures brought to life by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. It was directed by Jim Henson, who worked closely with acclaimed artist and Conceptual Designer Brian Froud and Executive Producer George Lucas to create a mesmerizing fantasy movie adventure. The film was initially released in 1986. The film is an unforgettable fantasy adventure that follows Sarah Williams (Connelly) as she makes her way through the labyrinth of the Goblin King Jareth (Bowie) in search of her little brother Toby. A mainstay of the fantasy genre with its spectacular visual effects and ground-breaking animatronics, LABYRINTH is particularly interesting to David Bowie fans worldwide as the film contains original songs written and recorded by Bowie, especially for the film.

THE DARK CRYSTAL – From the brilliant imagination of Jim Henson, this puppetry work of genius recounts the timeless tales of good versus evil, becoming a cult favorite around the world. Directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, the film features innovative animatronics and uniquely memorable characters created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™. Since its initial release in 1982, the film has earned a place in cinematic history as a masterpiece of fantasy and continues to reign as one of the must-see classics of its genre.

Travel back in time to the faraway planet of Thra, where evil Skeksis are in control and the Gelfling Jen, the last of his kind, is sent on a quest by the peaceful Mystics to find the missing shard that will restore balance and heal the world.

Fans and consumers who plan to purchase digital versions of LABYRINTH and THE DARK CRYSTAL will also have access to loads of legacy bonus features from each film on Apple iTunes.

The bonus offerings for APPLE iTunes Extras include:
LABYRINTH – Commentary with Brian Froud; Reordering Time: Looking Back on Labyrinth; The Henson Legacy; Remembering The Goblin King; Anniversary Q&A; Inside The Labyrinth; Original Theatrical Trailer; Original Teaser Trailer; Original TV Spot

THE DARK CRYSTAL: Commentary with Brian Froud; The World of “The Dark Crystal; ” Storyboard Track; The Myth, Magic and the Henson Legacy; Light on the Path of Creation; Shard of Illusion; Deleted Funeral Scene; Original Skeksis Language; Photo Galleries

Source: Shout! Studios

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