Ladyhawke (Region 2)
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Ladyhawke follows Phillipe Gaston (Matthew Broderick), a petty thief in Medieval Europe known as "the Mouse." Soon after escape the dungeons of Aquila and the hangman's noose, he accidentally becomes entwined with the quest a pair of star-crossed lovers Attiene Navarre and Lady Isabeau (Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfiefer) to break themselves of a curse put on them by the corrupt and evil bishop of Aquila (John Wood).
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Ladyhawke stands as one of my favorite movies. I tend to go towards fantasy as a matter of course, but this movie has strong 'chick-flick' elements in it.
But I don't care. Matthew Broderick is delightful and a little silly as 'the Mouse,' showing in this film, exactly why he's endured as an actor for all these years. Rutger Hauer, an actor I've always liked, did a great job as well. His portrayal of the cursed and grieving Navarre is believable in its intensity. And of course, Michelle Pfiefer, while not a scene stealer, certainly is nice to watch.
The story itself is the classic tale of star-crossed lovers (right down to the enchantment that keeps them apart), but unlike Shakespeare's classic play, the lovers get to have each other in the end. This is a true epic fantasy, with a good many original elements.
The first thing most people mention when they see this movie is that the musical score is out of place. I have to admit that that analysis is right on. The musical scoring for this movie was done by 80's band "The Alan Parsons Project." While generally, I have liked their music, the disco-pop electronica that runs through a good portion of the movie and many of the action scenes is out of place and poorly chosen.Read more ›
Overall, a beautifully shot film, high production quality, and an original story. This is a first-rate film that should please most. This film never fails to impress me.
This movie includes love and loyalty, deceit and repentance (on the part of the lovers' former priest), drama, a good sword fight or two, a touch of magical mystery, and, dare I say it? -- True love.
The soundtrack was developed by Alan Parsons (of the Alan Parsons Project). It therefore has a a somewhat modern sound to it, but Parsons works his musical magic to make it work with the medieval time frame. I think it's a wonderful touch to the movie.
Whether you enjoy medieval stories or not, this movie is well worth watching. It will tug at your heart strings and get you cheering for the unlikely heroes.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I recently purchased this as it is so hard to find anywhere! I had had a VHS tape years ago and was so sad to realize I had given it away. Read morePublished 23 hours ago by formerlysteele
Funny and entertaining movie; Replaced our VHS copy with Blue RayPublished 9 days ago by James Shipman
I have always loved Ladyhawk. It is a wonderful fairy tale with gorgeous horses.Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
loved this movie when it came out a long time ago.. still love to watch it.. never grows old for mePublished 10 days ago by Ana V. Delgado
i love this show and it arrived a day early. perfect condition, ty very muchPublished 12 days ago by Michele Nelson
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Well, to each his own I guess, but I love this movie! The main characters are all bona fide archetypes, which is perhaps a tad self-conscious, but still very effective. The scenery (somewhere in Spain) was amazing, and whatever versions people are watching that are too dark, I have never had that... Read More
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