Labyrinth Receiving a 30th Anniversary Re-Release



Jim Henson’s classic Labyrinth is seeing some special attention paid to it for the 30th Anniversary.

Sony has announced via USA Today that the movie will see a theatrical re-release (through Fathom Events) for two days in September followed by a Blu-Ray and 4K release:

“For those who missed out on seeing it on the big screen in 1986, the film is coming to select theaters around the country Sept. 11 and 14 through Fathom Events. Plus, the fantasy film — directed by Henson, executive produced by George Lucas and scripted by Terry Jones of Monty Python fame — receives a new anniversary edition on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD on Sept. 20.”

The Digital Bits has the details on the new special features included on the Blu-Ray and 4K release:

“The 4K release will include the film scanned in 4K with HDR and Dolby Atmos audio – it will also include the Blu-ray version with all its bonus content. Meanwhile, that Blu-ray will include a trio of all new extras, including 2 featurettes (The Henson Legacy and The Goblin King) and a Labyrinth Anniversary Q&A hosted by MythBusters’ Adam Savage. You’ll also get the all the legacy features, including The Storytellers Picture-in-Picture option, audio commentary by conceptual designer Brian Froud, the original Inside the Labyrinth documentary, 2 Journey Through the Labyrinth featurettes (Kingdom of Characters and The Quest for Goblin City), and the film’s theatrical trailer.”

After Bowie passed away earlier this year, Labyrinth fans were hoping Sony would do something like this. It sounds like the new special features will be pretty good, and hopefully the 4K version turns out as impressive as it could.