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A World Full of Magic, Wonder and Desire.

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 Features:

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentations of the U.S. Theatrical Cut and the Director’s Cut of the film
  • DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround and 2.0 stereo audio on both cuts
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing on both cuts
  • Illustrated perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by Nicholas Clement and Kat Ellinger plus archive materials including original production notes and a 2002 interview with Charles de Lauzirika about the restoration of the Director's Cut
  • Large fold-out double-sided poster featuring newly commissioned artwork by Neil Davies and original theatrical artwork by John Alvin
  • Glossy full-colour portraits of the cast photographed by Annie Leibovitz
  • Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions
  • Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Neil Davies and original theatrical artwork by John Alvin

Disc One - U.S. Theatrical Cut

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the U.S. Theatrical Cut from original film materials, including a 4K scan of the original camera negative
  • Brand new audio 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
  • A Fairytale in Pinewood, a brand new featurette interviewing grip David Cadwalladr, costume designer Charles Knode, co-star Annabelle Lanyon, camera operator Peter MacDonald, set decorator Ann Mollo and draftsman John Ralph
  • Incarnations of a Legend, a comparison featurette written and narrated by critic Travis Crawford discussing the differences between the various versions of the film
  • The Directors: Ridley Scott, a 2003 documentary in which the director discusses his career up to that point, including Legend
  • Music video for “Is Your Love Strong Enough?” by Bryan Ferry

Disc Two - Director's Cut

  • Audio commentary by director Ridley Scott
  • Creating A Myth: Memories of Legend, an archive documentary from 2002 featuring interviews with Ridley Scott, William Hjortsberg, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, Rob Bottin and several other cast and crew members
  • Original promotional featurette
  • Two deleted scenes, the alternate 'Four Goblins' opening and 'The Fairie Dance'
  • Storyboard galleries for three deleted scenes
  • Two drafts of William Hjortsberg's screenplay
  • Alternate footage from the overseas release, plus textless footage
  • Three theatrical trailers and four TV spots
  • Image galleries

*** EXTRAS STILL IN PRODUCTION AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE ***

studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
94 mins approx
Director:
Ridley Scott
Certificate:
PG
Actor:
Tom Cruise

Mia Sara

Tim Curry
Subtitle Languages:
English SDH
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1
Theatrical Release Year:
1985
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
2
Region:
A
Brand:
Arrow Video

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A World Full of Magic, Wonder and Desire.

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 Features:

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentations of the U.S. Theatrical Cut and the Director’s Cut of the film
  • DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround and 2.0 stereo audio on both cuts
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing on both cuts
  • Illustrated perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by Nicholas Clement and Kat Ellinger plus archive materials including original production notes and a 2002 interview with Charles de Lauzirika about the restoration of the Director's Cut
  • Large fold-out double-sided poster featuring newly commissioned artwork by Neil Davies and original theatrical artwork by John Alvin
  • Glossy full-colour portraits of the cast photographed by Annie Leibovitz
  • Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions
  • Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Neil Davies and original theatrical artwork by John Alvin

Disc One - U.S. Theatrical Cut

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the U.S. Theatrical Cut from original film materials, including a 4K scan of the original camera negative
  • Brand new audio 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
  • A Fairytale in Pinewood, a brand new featurette interviewing grip David Cadwalladr, costume designer Charles Knode, co-star Annabelle Lanyon, camera operator Peter MacDonald, set decorator Ann Mollo and draftsman John Ralph
  • Incarnations of a Legend, a comparison featurette written and narrated by critic Travis Crawford discussing the differences between the various versions of the film
  • The Directors: Ridley Scott, a 2003 documentary in which the director discusses his career up to that point, including Legend
  • Music video for “Is Your Love Strong Enough?” by Bryan Ferry

Disc Two - Director's Cut

  • Audio commentary by director Ridley Scott
  • Creating A Myth: Memories of Legend, an archive documentary from 2002 featuring interviews with Ridley Scott, William Hjortsberg, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, Rob Bottin and several other cast and crew members
  • Original promotional featurette
  • Two deleted scenes, the alternate 'Four Goblins' opening and 'The Fairie Dance'
  • Storyboard galleries for three deleted scenes
  • Two drafts of William Hjortsberg's screenplay
  • Alternate footage from the overseas release, plus textless footage
  • Three theatrical trailers and four TV spots
  • Image galleries

*** EXTRAS STILL IN PRODUCTION AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE ***

studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
94 mins approx
Director:
Ridley Scott
Certificate:
PG
Actor:
Tom Cruise

Mia Sara

Tim Curry
Subtitle Languages:
English SDH
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1
Theatrical Release Year:
1985
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
2
Region:
A
Brand:
Arrow Video

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Almost perfect fantasy classic

I grew up with the movie Legend. It was on TV often, even recorded it on VHS. I always noticed it was always dark and felt (even as a kid), that it was too short and didnt give us enough time in that magical world. So years later when i heard a directors cut that was 25 mins longer was coming out i was super excited. I bought the ultimate edition DVD and fell in love with it! I now only watch the directors cut version. Then when it was released as a single disc blu ray, i bought it again and it looked even better. So when i found out Arrow was releasing it in a collectors box version, I bought it again. It's fully loaded with special features and i love the added stuff like lobby cards, poster etc. What I DIDNT like was only the theatrical version was remastered in 4K and the directors cut was not remastered. (I read in the booklet on why but i still thought at least a new 2K scan could of been done). I was also a little surprise that this wasnt a 4K UHD release but im still MOSTLY happy with this. For those who do not know the plot: The film stars Tom Cruise (Mission Impossible), Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and Mia Sara (Ferris Bullers day off). It's the story of Jack, a forest child who falls in love with Lilly when she visits him in the forest. One day, Jack decides to show her (which he is not really allowed to), the sacred Unicorns. She wanted to touch one which is also forbidden. Also in this magical world is the evil Darkness demon (Tim Curry) who wants to kill one of the unicorns and use its horn to turn the world into darkness forever. Lilly ends up getting kidnapped along with one of the unicorns by Darkness' Hench men. It is then up to Jack, and forest creature's Gump, Screwball and Brown Tom to save Lilly and the unicorn before midnight or the world will be turned into darkness. Beautifully shot, and amazing direction by Ridley Scott (Alien). Sadly, it did not do well on the initial release in 1985 but gained a cult following. This is a must see fantasy film. One of Tim Curry's best performances. Highly recommended.

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