Blu-ray, DVD Release: Willow

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 12, 2013
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $24.99
Studio: LucasFilm/20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Willow movie scene

Warwick Davis cares for a baby who is destined to fulfill a prophecy in Willow.

Written and produced by George Lucas (the Star Wars franchise) and directed by Ron Howard (Cocoon), the 1988 fantasy action-adventure film Willow makes its Blu-ray debut on its 25th anniversary!

When young Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis, the Harry Potter franchise) finds an abandoned baby girl, he learns she is destined to end the reign of the wicked Queen Bavmorda (Jean Marsh, TV’s Upstairs, Downstairs). In order to protect the child, Willow must team up with a rogue swordsman (Val Kilmer, MacGruber) and overcome the forces of darkness in the ultimate battle of good versus evil! (Oh, and it’s a battle that involves sorcerers, trolls, hobgoblins, a two-headed monster and a race of dwarf-like people called Nelwyns).

Fully digitally restored for its Blu-ray debut, Willow is not the film that Lucas and Howard will be remembered for (probably not even the second or third!). But the movie definitely has its fans and they’re undoubtedly psyched to catch it in its Blu-ray incarnation!

The Willow Blu-ray and DVD contain the following bonus features:

●    NEW Willow: Deleted Scenes with Ron Howard
●    NEW Willow: An Unlikely Hero Personal Video Diary of Warwick Davis
●    The Making of an Adventure with a new introduction from Ron Howard
●    From Morf to Morphing with an a new introduction from Dennis Muren
●    Matte Paintings
●    Easter Egg

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