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Legend: Ultimate Edition [1985] (2 discs)
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Director:Ridley Scott
Writer:William Hjortsberg
Composer:Jerry Goldsmith
Tangerine Dreams
Length:90 minutes
(1 hour 30 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Fantasy
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Synopsis: Both versions of Legend on a 2 disc set.


Reaction: The longer, director's cut is much more lucid, but there are a few shots in the U.S. theatrical cut that are absent in the other cut.


Personal Rating: 8/10


Highlights
Director's Cut

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Ridley Scott => Director
William Hjortsberg => Writer
Jerry Goldsmith => Composer
Tangerine Dreams => Composer
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Legend: Director's Cut20011149PG6.150
Legend: U.S. Release1985907PG6.150

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The sound of the unicorns at play is actually a recording of humpback whales.
  • The voice of Gump was re-dubbed by Alice Playten. For the German version, the voice of Blix was dubbed by David Bennent, who also voiced himself.
  • The face of goblin Blix was designed after that of Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. According to Alice Playten, she thought up the idea, which was supported by director Ridley Scott. He then had [?] Rob Bottin (special make-up effects) implement the concept.
  • This version of the movie was dramatically cut after Ridley Scott heard the audience ragging on it in the original premier.
  • Filming stopped when the "007" soundstage burned to the ground. The remainder of the film was shot on hastily constructed sets.
  • Ridley Scott drew most of his inspiration for Legend from the 1946 version of La belle et la bÍte, as well as such Disney animated classics as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia and Bambi.
  • Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr. and Jim Carrey were all considered for the role of Jack.
  • Mia Sara was only 15 during the filming of Legend. Sara was actually born in 1967, so she was 15 in 1982, which is when production for the film began. But it took a further three years before Legend was finally completed by Ridley Scott because of the film's immensely troubled production history.
  • The US theatrical version of the movie was dramatically edited down, paring out both scenes and whole story elements after Ridley Scott heard the audience ragging on it in the original premier.
  • The director's cut reveals an alternative ending where Jack remains in the forest and Lily goes home alone with plans to see him again soon.