In this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, we’re harking back to a much beloved childhood film, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth (1986)!
Director: Jim Henson
Starring: Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie, Toby Froud, and Brian Henson.
Synopsis (courtesy of Wikipedia): Labyrinth is a 1986 British/American fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, produced by George Lucas, and designed by Brian Froud. Henson collaborated on the screenwriting with children’s author Dennis Lee, Terry Jones from Monty Python, and Elaine May (although only Jones received screen credit).
The film stars David Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King and Jennifer Connelly as Sarah Williams. The plot revolves around Sarah’s quest to find the way through an enormous otherworldly maze so that she can rescue her little brother, Toby, from Jareth.
Most of the other significant roles are played by puppets or by a combination of puppetry and human performance. It was shot on location in New York and at Elstree Studios and Hampstead Heath in the UK. It was the last feature film directed by Henson before his death in 1990.
This week’s Forgotten Flix Movie Picks are:
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
Phenomena (aka Creepers) (1985)
Career Opportunities (1991)
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Labyrinth (1986) Trailer
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