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Monday, April 25, 2016

"Labyrinth" 30th-Anniversary Release Coming this September

From USA Today

A new 30th-anniversary release of "Labyrinth" pays tribute to the late Jim Henson but also to its iconic Goblin King, David Bowie.

For those who missed out on seeing it on the big screen in 1986, the film is coming to select theaters in the USA, (no word yet if will screen in Canada or Internationally yet) September 11th and 14th through Fathom Events Plus, the fantasy film — directed by Henson, executive produced by George Lucas and scripted by Terry Jones of Monty Python fame — receives a new anniversary edition on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD on September 20th.

Labyrinth stars Jennifer Connelly as a 16-year-old girl who wishes for her baby brother to be taken away, but then has 13 hours to solve a complicated maze in order to rescue her sibling from the Goblin King played by Bowie, who died in January at the age of 69.

In addition to having legacy content such as a making-of documentary and commentary by designer Brian Froud, the new Blu-ray is a 24-page "digibook" edition with rare behind-the-scenes photos and extras including Connelly and the Henson family discussing Jim Henson's puppetry and filmmaking, an anniversary Q&A hosted by MythBusters' Adam Savage, and a Bowie remembrance by Connelly and Henson's children.

Exclusive content will also be shown as part of the Fathom screenings, and Amazon will have for sale a limited-edition Labyrinth Blu-ray gift set with "mirrorbox" packaging based on the final scene from the film.

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