Take all of the muppet-like creatures and cast them aside, take the sets that are pretty amazing and what it boils down to is a basic struggle between good and evil. Let's face it, if you want the best audio and video mix, watch the Director's Cut. The score for Legend, like the film, has a complicated history. It is the uncut European version with the original Jerry Goldsmith soundtrack. They feared the film would be laughed at, so they considered an August release. The film was drastically re-cut.
Ultimately, Legend had a couple small problems, but I found it to offer a generally positive presentation. Also, in a first for the film industry, a real live unicorn was used in the filming of this movie. She asks Jack to tell her the future, not teach here rabbit, and there is no shot of Nell's sleeping husband. The world is happy, because the Unicorn, a very dear, and sacred animal, rules the land. They're innocent sweethearts victimized by a world with 'rules' that serve as a trap. For the most part, however, the effects remained fairly accurate and vibrant, though high-end sounds occasionally were a little brittle sounding. While the forest scenes, created entirely at Pinewood Studios in England, are beautiful, Scott's vision of darkness is equally dark and foreboding as can be imagined.
The Movie Legend is basically a children's storybook brought to life on the big screen, with a huge budget and Ridley Scott behind the camera. Critics found the film empty, characterless and possessing a simple and weak storyline. The new Ultimate Edition of Legend also contains an extensive selection of storyboards, for three separate sequences one of which was not filmed. Featuring all of the major cast and crew except for Tom Cruise , this extensive documentary covers just about every aspect behind the making of the film and its subsequent editing and release. There is much discussion on the creation of the elaborate forest set, as well as the large-scale fire that occurred shortly before filming ended.
The second disc allows you to listen to the isolated score by Tangerine Dream. Also on the disc are storyboards for three sequences which ended up being quite different to watch on screen originally it seems the Unicorn used its horn to slay a certain baddie. Blix, the number-one demon functionary, is so exaggerated a ghoul that he looks like he was drawn by a ten year old: long pointy nose, long pointy ears, etc. While she appears pretty enough for the part, she lacks much charm. To find out more head over to Listen to samples Unicorn theme:.
The scene runs far too long, and is more of a curiosity than anything else. The documentary follows the film's genesis from idea to production to release crisis. Everything you could ask for. This cut is only 90 minutes and what we saw here in the states. Main Titles Tangerine Dream 2:51 need 320 6. One day Jack decides to show Lily something special; he knows where the magical unicorns play. In fact, the following of this film is so great, it has been the number one requested movie from Universal Pictures.
Watching silent pencil drawings in a slideshow gets a little dry in a hurry. Picardo gives a deliciously droll, terrifying performance as Meg Mucklebones, a disgusting, man-eating swamp witch. Sara seems less satisfying as Lily. True to the genre, Legend becomes a quest and redemption film, as both Jack and Lily embark on separate adventures to ultimately undo what has been done, each blaming themselves for what has occurred. I admire its ambition, but the execution falls painfully flat, thanks to having too much running time and not enough script. It's like comparing an unabridged novel to an abridged one.
The film, of course, is a classic of the fantasy genre, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Tim Curry as Darkness left , Tom Cruise as a Gelfling, and That One Chick From The 80's as The Chick. Bass, however, is on the weak side, at times punchier on Disc 2's Dolby Surround track, but the bleariness of the domestic Legend's image speaks to a concentration of efforts on Legend 2002. Notable by their absence are Tom Cruise who had one of his only box office bombs with this movie and Jerry Goldsmith, who has publicly aired his grudge against Ridley Scott for dumping what he believed at the time was his best film score. The sheer dedication that Scott and his crew piped into this film to create complete realism make it a truly impressive cinematic experience. Scott's commentary on the director's cut is also terrific. Jack Tom Cruise must save mankind from the purest of evil, Darkness Tim Curry.
Some lightness needs to shine on the darkness before the sun can come shining through and a little order can be restored to the forest. The real quandary: is this movie better without the insipid dialogue, if one has to endure the awful score instead? The Dance Tangerine Dream 2:19 need 320 5. I only managed to watch the director's cut and did so twice , but I would expect the U. The early scenes in the forest are some of the most impressive, and all of it was shot live on a huge soundstage. Theatrical version as well as the International Trailer.
Granted, even the darker bits still fall flat, but they seem less laughable than the parts where Lily plays Snow White and croons to the forest creatures. Jack Versus Darkness 3:29 13. In the European version, Jack first denies that he did anything and then admits his transgression. The Lord of Darkness Tim Curry who is barely recognizable under layers of makeup captures a pure princess Mia Sara , and a forest dweller Tom Cruise must embark on a quest to save her. To prepare for the project, composer Brandon K. Before the American release, the film was re-edited once more because Universal president Sid Sheinberg felt the European version was unappealing to young American audiences, and the score was replaced with new compositions by the band Tangerine Dream, plus a song by Jon Anderson and a Brian Ferry song was added over the end credits.