Theatrical Release: 1986
Rating: PG (MPAA)
Studio: Universal Studios Home Video
- Director's Cut
- Runtime: 302 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in French
Jack, a young peasant, lives in a magic forest populated with friendly and exotic creatures. But the delicate balance between good and evil is upset when the Lord of Darkness seizes a horn from one of the last unicorns, thereby gaining control of the Universe. When Jack's beloved Princess Lili is kidnapped by Darkness, the plucky lad must assemble a motley band of elves and do battle with the forces of evil to set her free.
When a unicorn is captured by the Lord of Darkness, winter threatens to envelop the world forever. The only hope is that a forest prince and a motley band of dwarves, elves and fairies can rescue the unicorn, defeat the agents of Darkness and restore sunshine to the world. A visual feast from Ridley Scott. Soundtrack by Tangerine Dream. Academy Award Nominations: Best Makeup.
Mia Sara's film debut.
Rob Bottin crew members: Richard White (production manager); Henry Alvarez (sculptural design); Vince Prentice (lead special make-up artist); John Goodwin (lab technician supervisor); and Margaret Beserra (cosmetic print supervisor).
Stanley Sayer of Fotherly Ltd., Peerless Camera Co., served as matte photography consultant.
Hugh Harlow served as production supervisor.
Filmed on the Bond set at Pinewood Studios in England. Production was delayed when the set burned down.
Filmed in Panavision and Fujicolor.
Released in the United States in April 1986.
The European version of "Legend" is 20 minutes longer than the 89-minute American cut and features a Jerry Goldsmith score.
Screened August 26, 1985, as the opening film for the Venice Film Festival.
Production company: Legend Productions.