New Release: Legend Blu-ray

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Tim Curry is Darkness in Ridley Scott's 1985 fantasy Legend.

Ridley Scott’s (Robin Hood) sumptuous 1985 fantasy film Legend, starring Tom Cruise (Collateral), Mia Sara (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) and Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), came out on Blu-ray from Universal Studios Home Entertainment on May 31, 2011.

The film was last released with awesome bonus features on the Ultimate Edition DVD that Universal issued in 2002. Here’s a list of all the goodies that came in that package, which was highlighted by the inclusion of both the U.S. theatrical version and Scott’s director’s cut of the movie (with a commentary track):

Disc 1: Director’s Cut

  • audio commentary with Ridley Scott

Disc 2: U.S. Theatrical Version

  • “Creating A Myth: The Making Of Legend
  • Isolated score by Tangerine Dream
  • Lost scenes: “Alternate Opening: Four Goblins” and a re-creation of “The Faerie Dance” using rare photos, storyboards and original music
  • Storyboards: “Lily and the Unicorns,” “Jack’s Challenge” and “Downfall of Darkness”
  • Brian Ferry’s “Is Your Love Strong Enough” music video
  • Photo galleries: publicity photographs, images of Legend, continuity Polaroids
  • Two theatrical trailers
  • Four TV spots
  • Production notes
  • Cast and filmmaker bios
  • DVD-ROM: Script-to-scene comparison


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.