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Legend, from director Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Gladiator), is a visually stunning fantasy-adventure in which pure good and evil battle to the death amidst spectacular surroundings. Set in a timeless mythical forest inhabited by fairies, goblins, unicorns and mortals, this fantastic story stars Tom Cruise as a mystical forest dweller, chosen by fate, to undertake a heroic quest. He must save the beautiful Princess Lily (Mia Sara) and defeat the demonic Lord of Darkness (Tim Curry) or the world will be plunged into a never-ending ice age!
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Wow... Jaw drop and drool... Although I tend to agree with your summation of this Legend set (although, I think I like the Goldsmith/extended cut better, as, hey studios, I'm not an idiot- the additions add flesh and dimension, and, mostly I dig the undated feel that Goldsmith's score ended up giving this more timeless cut of the flick=== not that the US is lacking in it's more dreamrush charms [and hey, I do dig that synthy goodness, also]) I must strongly disagree with you on the Blade Runner comment.
With Legend, I can actually appreciate both versions, although, they still seem to get off basically the same idea (although with differing speeds and tones-- I almost view the Goldsmith/extended cut as: THE MOVIE and the Tangerine Dream/US cut as the dream I had AFTER I watched the movie that night.) But really, the differences between Blade Runners?
Okay, okay-- between the 4 cuts! the change can appear "gradual" but the end result away from the original US theatrical with the narration and cheese ending to the last Ridley Scott take on his film is a real artistic and conceptual black and white difference. One is: a movie, the other is: a film. Dropping a hammy "detective noir" narration and adding, even a BRIEF dream sequence of the unicorn and later bringing said unicorn back at the end as a piece of Olmos origami is effing monuMENTAL in tone, concept, feel and statement. Oh, and ONE WORD change that the US version 1 had between "father" and "f__ker" is also quite huge and meaningful and significant (to say the least the savage hacking that many of Rutger Hauer's lines, including the closing monologue, got). I'm sorry to go all "art school fan boy" on you about this-- maybe it's been awhile since you've seen the different versions, and, after the initial dropping of the narration approach being a more obvious change and the subsequent versions and their slight, yet significant, tinkering I can see how some things might get muddled and lost-- but, IF-- you compare US cut 1 with the final statement, cut 4, you may be surprised about how much better, classy, meaningful, thought provoking these changes were. Seriously, it goes from being a jazzy eyeball-fest sci-fi shoot-em-up into something more, something special, and, (somehow confusing me with PKD's take on what I'm guessing was US cut 1), WAY MORE IN KEEPING with the heady stew that PKD served up so well in his writing and Ridley Scott's impressions of where the story could go and what it could say or incite. Verbal landslide, sorry. Anyway, check it again and see what you think.
Also, a bonus and little known recommendation. If you like these types of 80s fantasy movies with practical effects, check out Jim Henson's The Storyteller!
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