LABYRINTH turns 30, New Blu-ray editions on the way

LABYRINTH is turning 30. Wow. I don’t know what’s more shocking: the fact that a film I grew up with is turning 30 or that a film is turning 30 and Hollywood actually hasn’t rebooted it yet. Nevertheless, LABYRINTH — the brilliant Jim Henson creation starring the late David Bowie and then-newcomer Jennifer Connelly — is the big three-oh, so there’s a whole slew of Blu-ray special editions on the way to celebrate the monumental event.

Labyrinth Digibook

First up is a Blu-ray 24-page Digibook (above) that’ll feature rare behind-the-scenes photos. There’s hasn’t been word on whether it’ll include a DVD disc, but it seems like it’ll definitely feature a Blu-ray disc with the following brand-new special features:

  • ALL-NEW: “The Henson Legacy” Featurette
    • Jennifer Connelly and the Henson family talk about the art of puppetry and the magic of Jim Henson, along with a visit to the “Center for Puppetry Arts” featuring The Jim Henson Collection and over 100 puppets from Labyrinth.
  • ALL-NEW: Labyrinth Anniversary Q&A
    • Hosted by Mythbuster’s Adam Savage with participants Brian Henson, David Goelz and Karen Prell, and surprise guest Sheri Weiser.
  • ALL-NEW: “The Goblin King” Featurette
    • Remembering David Bowie with co-star Jennifer Connelly, and Jim Henson’s children Brian Henson and Cheryl Henson.
      • The Storytellers (Picture-in-Picture)
      • Commentary by Conceptual Designer Brian Froud
      • Original Making of Documentary “Inside The Labyrinth”
      • “Journey Through the Labyrinth: Kingdom of Characters” Documentary
      • “Journey Through the Labyrinth: The Quest for Goblin City” Documentary
      • Theatrical Trailer

Labyrinth 4K

Next up is the brand-new 4K Ultra HD edition of the film. Along with all the special features listed above, the bundle will come with Blu-ray and Digital copies of the film plus a 4K disc with a new restoration and Dolby Atmos soundtrack (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible). It’ll also be housed within a sharp-looking slipcover that features LABYRINTH’s beautiful theatrical poster art by illustrator Ted Coconis.

Lastly, Amazon will be releasing a Limited Edition Gift Set:

Labyrinth Gift Set

 

Along with a very cool-looking “mirrorbox”, the Gift Set will also include the Blu-ray Digibook. This’ll be exclusive to Amazon, so be sure to get your order in ASAP if you want this neat LABYRINTH-related collectible.

All editions arrive on September 20th, 2016. The Blu-ray Digibook will cost $19.99, while the 4K Ultra HD and Gift Set will set you back $34.99 and $75.99, respectively.

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | Ken loves film -- whether it's collecting them or making them. He's a massive fan of creature features and giant monster flicks and hopes to create one himself one day. He also obsessively collects ThunderCats, King Kong, Pacific Rim and The Last of Us memorabilia.