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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
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In the European release print, the face of lead villain Tim Curry can't be seen until 63 minutes in (more than halfway through). See more »
The fishing line holding the tiny light bulb which is meant to be Oona is visible when she circles in front of the bonfire around Jack in her introductory scene See more »
Black as midnight, black as pitch, blacker than the foulest witch.
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Tic, the fourth goblin in the "Four Goblins" alternate opening sequence included on the DVD, has an interesting story. He was set to get killed right from the getgo, for starters. In William Hjortsberg's original script, Tic dies when he falls into the swamp and is eaten by the water hag Meg Mucklebones while the goblins are on their way to Darkness' castle. The manner of his demise was changed once filming actually began, however. In the scene that was eventually filmed - and later cut - Tic dies when Blix causes him to fall down into a bottomless pit. What's more interesting is that in storyboards for the movie, the character of Blunder - the 'goblin' who is really a disguised elf - is referred to as 'Tic,' which suggests either that at some point the writers reversed the roles of Tic and Blunder, or they just decided briefly not to include the Blunder character. As to who played Tic in the sequence that actually got filmed, versatile dwarf actor Mike Edmonds is credited with the role of the doomed goblin in at least one press kit for the film. See more »
As often happens I have again bucked the crowd. A fine director has given us a charming morality tale for adults. It is lush, sensual, sweet perhaps naive, certainly it is charming. I am sorry that I did not ever get to hear the Goldsmith score, but I thought the Tangerine Dream score was very fitting. The youthful Tom Cruise was perfectly cast as the forest boy Jack and Mia Sara was just right as the girl. But the makeup job and prosthetics that made Tim Curry the Lord of Darkness was outstanding. a film with brownies, fairies, Unicorns, goblins. What more could a fantasy film deliver, and a a bonus the plaintive voice of YES front man Jon Anderson singing the song over the final credits. I am sorry that there so many people that were not mature enough to enjoy the artistry of this film. I would still like to get the DVD version to see the cut I missed.
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