Willow Legend Ladyhawke

  |  Buy to Own: 06/09/2004
  |  325 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Triple bill of fantasy adventures. In 'Willow' (1988), a baby with a special birthmark is born in the fortress of evil Queen Baumorda (Jean Marsh), and it falls to unlikely hero Willow Ulfgood (Warwick Davis) to save the child from certain death and deliver her to good witch Raziel (Patricia Hayes). En route he falls in with roguish Madmartigan (Val Kilmer), and the pair are pursued by Baumorda's daughter (Joanne Whalley) and an assortment of fearsome creatures. Ridley Scott's fantasy adventure 'Legend' (1985) is set in a mythical, timeless forest filled with pixies, goblins and other fairytale creatures. The Lord of Darkness (Tim Curry) has come up with a plan to steal the horns of the forest's two remaining unicorns and to thereby block out the sunlight forever. The one person standing between him and the fulfilment of his diabolical desire is the peasant boy Jack (Tom Cruise), an unlikely hero whose girlfriend, Princess Lili (Mia Sara), the Lord of Darkness now has under his control. Jack embarks on a quest to save his true love and prevent the forest being lost in an eternal night; and to make sure he succeeds, he gathers many of his elf and goblin friends to help out. In 'Ladyhawke' (1985), thief Phillipe Gaston is on the run from the dungeons of the medieval city of Aquila when he is helped by Etienne Navarre (Rutger Hauer), a mysterious knight who carries a precious hawk on his arm and is also pursued by the soldiers of Aquila. Two years ago, Navarre and his lover Lady Isabeau were banished from the city and placed under a spell which turns him into a wolf by night and her into a hawk by day, leaving them only a few brief moments to spend together at dawn and sunset. Now, Navarre tries to persuade Phillipe to help him and Isabeau re-enter the city and confront the evil Bishop who, out of his lust for Isabeau, cast the jealous spell which keeps the two lovers apart. Phillipe agrees, but the path to the Bishop is a heavily guarded one, and it will take great courage to follow this mission through to the end.