A retelling of the Greek myth in which Theseus, the hero, entered the mysterious labyrinth and advanced through its various stages to find and slay the man-eating Minotaur at its center. The film is meant as a modern interpretation illustrating the theme of Man as hero. Modern man's journey through life is a labyrinth to be explored, with seemingly infinite paths, and a monster at the core that must be confronted and can be defeated. Written by
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Originally released 12 years earlier as "Labyrinth" for Expo 67 in Montreal, with a running time of 45 minutes. In 1972, a 21 minute version of the film was transferred to the IMAX format and screened at Ontario Place as "Labyrinth '72". The original multi-screen presentation was later integrated into a single flat-screen film, trimmed to 21 minutes, and re-released in 1979 as "In the Labyrinth". See more
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