A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves.

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A demon who seeks to create eternal night by destroying the last of the unicorns and marrying a fairy princess is opposed by the forest boy Jack and his elven allies in this magical fantasy. Two different versions of this picture feature soundtracks by either Tangerine Dream or Jerry Goldsmith. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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18 April 1986 (USA)  »

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$24,500,000 (estimated)

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$15,502,112 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The production was filmed on the Pinewood Studio sound stage that had been originally created for The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). See more »

Goofs

As Lily's sword cuts the unicorn's chain freeing it, Jack shoots his arrow at the Devil and you can see the arrow strike his neck on the left side. However in the next shot you see that Jack has not yet released his arrow. See more »

Quotes

Princess Lily: Are you afraid to kiss me, Jack?
Jack: I'm afraid you'll break my heart.
Princess Lily: Then still your heart, for you are dear to me as life itself.
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Referenced in The Golden Child (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Is Your Love Strong Enough
Written and Performed by Bryan Ferry
Produced by Rhett Davies and Bryan Ferry
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain
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Violation of innocent, virtuous flesh
9 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Lord of all that is Darkness (Tim Curry) tries to take over the world by slaying two unicorns. He is distracted by the temptation of innocence, which comes in the form of pretty little Princess Lily, played by Mia Sara in her film debut. The Dark Lord decides he would like to have his way with virgin princess, while her true love Jack (Tom Cruise) tries to rescue her and save the world.

Long, dark, murky, loaded with black humor and undeniably well crafted. A beautiful film to look at that is hopelessly chopped up in the American version which replaces Jerry Goldsmith's original music with music by Tangerine Dream.

Cruise is alright as the hero, as alright as he's ever been anywhere else. Mia Sara is very lovely as the virgin princess whom this film revolves around. Curry sounds like he's having fun as the villain.


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