Reviewed October 17th, 1999 by Staff
“Dance Magic, Dance”
David Bowie stars in the classic movie from Jim Henson. Bowie plays Jareth, the Goblin King. Jennifer Connelly plays Sarah, a young teen who tries to live in a fantasy world. One night, she acts out a scene in her favorite book and wishes her half-bother to be taken by the Goblin King – and he takes her brother as he is asked to do (of course she really didn’t mean it).
Jareth allows Sarah to come after her brother – but it won’t be an easy task for her. A big maze lies before her with Jareth’s castle at the end of it. Along the way she will experience many unreal things and pick up some help along the way. The music by Bowie is rockin’ and the clock for Sarah is tickin’. Will Sarah find her way through the labyrinth and save her brother Toby?
The video is presented in 2.35:1 widescreen and overall does very well. The movie overall is very clear. Colors and black levels seem dead on and the image is relatively sharp. The transfer isn’t perfect, but the movie is rather old.
The audio is presented in DD 2.0, and for the most part also does well. The great songs and dialogue seem clear. A 5.1 mix would have been very welcomed, but unfortunately we don’t have one on the disc.
The disc also includes a great one hour documentary, some trailers and some talent files. This movie is a classic and is highly recommended.
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