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Legend (Standard Edition)

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Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Starring: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, Billy Barty, Robert Picardo
Director: Ridley Scott
Plot Synopsis:

After changing the face of science fiction cinema forever with Alien and Blade Runner, director Ridley Scott turned his visionary eye to the fantasy genre, teaming with writer William Hjortsberg (Angel Heart) to create a breathtaking cinematic fairytale with one of the screen’s most astonishingly rendered depictions of Evil.

In an idyllic, sun-dappled forest, the pure-hearted Jack (Tom Cruise) takes his true love Princess Lili (Mia Sara) to see a pair of unicorns frolicking at the forest’s edge. Little do they know, however, that the Lord of Darkness (Tim Curry, in a remarkable make-up designed by The Thing’s Rob Bottin) has dispatched his minions to capture the unicorns and sever their horns so that he may plunge the world into everlasting night. After Lili and the unicorns are taken prisoner, Jack must team with a group of forest creatures and descend into Darkness’ subterranean lair to face off against the devilish creature before it is too late.

Despite a troubled production in which the elaborate full-size forest set was accidentally incinerated and a lengthy post-production that resulted in multiple versions of the film (with competing music scores by Jerry Goldsmith and Tangerine Dream), Legend has since been restored to Scott’s original cut and embraced by generations of film fans eager to see a master director’s unique vision of a world beyond our imagination.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentations of the U.S. Theatrical Cut and the Director’s Cut

 

  • DTS-HD MA 2.0 stereo and 5.1 surround audio

 

  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

 

  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Neil Davies and original theatrical artwork by John Alvin

DISC 1: U.S. THEATRICAL CUT

  • 2K restoration from original materials, including a 4K scan of the original negative

 

  • Commentary by Paul M. Sammon, author of Ridley Scott: The Making of His Movies

 

  • Reconstructed isolated score track by Tangerine Dream from 2002

 

  • Isolated music and effects track

 

  • Remembering a Legend, featurette interviewing grip David Cadwallader, production supervisor Hugh Harlow, costume designer Charles Knode and many others

 

  • The Music of Legend, two-part featurette focusing on the scores for both cuts, with film music experts Jeff Bond and Daniel Schweiger, and Austin Garrick & Bronwyn Griffin of the band Electric Youth

 

  • The Creatures of Legend, two-part featurette looking at Rob Bottin’s make-up effects, with illustrator Martin A. Kline and make-up artist Nick Dudman

 

  • Incarnations of a Legend, comparison featurette written and narrated by critic Travis Crawford discussing the differences between the various versions of the film

 

  • The Directors: Ridley Scott, 2003 documentary where the director discusses his career, including Legend

 

  • Opening narration from the edited-for-television version

 

  • Music video for “Is Your Love Strong Enough?” by Bryan Ferry

DISC 2: DIRECTOR’S CUT

  • Commentary by director Ridley Scott

 

  • Creating A Myth: Memories of Legend, documentary from 2002 with interviews with Ridley Scott, William Hjortsberg, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, Rob Bottin and other cast and crew members

 

  • Original promotional featurette

 

  • Two deleted scenes, the alternate ‘Four Goblins’ opening and ‘The Fairie Dance’

 

  • Storyboard galleries

 

  • Two drafts of William Hjortsberg’s screenplay

 

  • Alternate footage from the overseas release

 

  • Theatrical trailers & TV spots

 

  • Image galleries
  • Release Details
    Release Date: February 8th, 2022
    MPAA Rating: PG
    Movie Release Year: 1985
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Arrow Video
  • Technical Specs
    Length:114 Minutes
    Specs:2 x Blu-ray Discs
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):2.35:1
    Audio Formats:English: DTS-HD MA 5.1
    English: DTS-HD MA 2.0
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH

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