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Plot: Set in a timeless mythical forest inhabited by fairies, goblins, unicorns and mortals, this fantastic story follows a mystical forest dweller, chosen by fate, to undertake a heroic quest. He must save the beautiful Princess Lili and defeat the demonic Lord of Darkness, or the world will be plunged into a never-ending ice age.
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There really should be two different “Legend” movies listed.
There’s the original version, released in 1986 and on videotape, and the 2002 Director’s Cut, available on DVD. The latter version is one of my all-time favorite movies. It compares quite favorably with Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” and is a modern classic.
The theatrical release of 1986, shamefully butchered (chopped up and badly re-edited) by the mindless suits at Warner, and with its original Jerry Goldsmith score replaced by the rather trite Tangerine Dream soundtrack, is the version most people have seen. It was released on videotape as a children’s movie. What it is, and was intended to be, is a fairy tale for adults. In fact, it’s too intense for really young children.
It’s hard to say that the ’86 version deserves any more than the “6” it’s rated at on its IMDb main page. It is a disappointment, primarily because it’s now impossible to watch without think how much better it could be. The feeling and tone of the film were ruined by its treatment.
The Ridley Scott Director’s Cut, released in 2002, is a completely different movie. If you haven’t seen this version, you haven’t seen the movie. It deserves a score of 9 or 10.
It doesn’t look like a movie made 20 years ago. Scenes which are vital to the tone of the film and the meaning of the story have been restored. The sumptuous original soundtrack, recorded with a full orchestra, has also been restored, and this adds more to the film than can be put into words.
About the performances: A very young Tom Cruise is excellent as the hero. Tim Curry as the Lord of Darkness is awesome; his costume and voice alone are worth the cost of renting or buying the DVD. Mia Sara is absolutely stunning as Lily. She actually plays two different versions of her character, both wonderfully. This was her first role, a risk for Scott on such a big budget film, and she turned in the performance of her career. She’s never been better, or looked more beautiful, than in this movie. The elves and fairies, both good and evil, are incredibly real-looking and believable. The costumes are perfect, and the sets are breathtaking, literally. One of the largest indoor sets ever constructed – a huge fantasy forest – was built for this movie.
If you haven’t seen this version, rent it. If you have kids, buy it for them; they’ll watch it over and over. My daughter and her friends watch it repeatedly, she’s probably seen it 50 times.
Like most other European things, great in Europe, horrible in the United States
Ridley Scott’s “Legend” is a terrific bit of fantasy, a stunningly surreal look into a mythical world of wonders.
Unfortunately, I don’t believe what we got here in America *was* Ridley Scott’s “Legend.” It was an impostor. It was a goofy, clunky nightmare full of plot holes and ridiculousness, armed with a wacky Tangerine Dream score that ruined the whole thing. That movie was cut down from a perfectly entertaining 114-minute movie with a story that *made sense* and a purely beautiful Jerry Goldsmith score.
Does something not seem right to you, too? I have no idea why, for Sagan’s sake, Universal Studios mangled this movie for its transatlantic journey. They chopped nearly 25 minutes. They did unspeakable things to the soundscape, and not just by changing the musical score. And tragically, they still kept the scene where you can see the Lord of Darkness’ horns flopping up and down.
The American version is hideous (even though I still like to watch it). So if that’s the only version you have seen, no wonder you don’t like it! I suggest you go out and rent the “Director’s Edition” before it’s too late! Because the “American Version” really only goes to prove that some things (including “The Office”) should stay on the proper side of the pond.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min), 1 hr 54 min (114 min) (director’s cut) (USA), 1 hr 29 min (89 min) (theatrical) (USA)
Genre Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Director Ridley Scott
Writer William Hjortsberg
Actors Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, David Bennent
Country USA, UK
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 10 nominations.
Production Company Universal Pictures, Embassy International Pictures
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL3, Cooke Xtal Express Lenses, Arriflex 35-III, Cooke Xtal Express Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK (processing)
Film Length 2,532 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji A 250T 8518)
Cinematographic Process J-D-C Scope (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm