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Legend Blu-ray Announced

Posted March 28, 2011 05:18 AM by Juan Calonge

Universal StudiosUniversal Studios Home Entertainment has announced Legend for Blu-ray release on May 31. This Ridley Scott fantasy film starring Tom Cruise as a forest dweller who must defeat the Lord of Darkness (Tim Curry) will be presented in an Ultimate Edition BD, featuring two versions of the movie: the 114-minute director's cut and the 94-minute theatrical cut.

Special features include:
  • Commentary with Ridley Scott (on the director's cut)
  • Isolated music score by Tangerine Dream (on the theatrical cut)
  • Lost scenes
  • Creating a Myth: The Making of Legend
  • Music video: Byan Ferry, "Is Your Love Strong Enough"
  • Theatrical trailers
  • TV spots
  • Photo gallery
  • My Scenes
  • BD-Live
  • Pocket BLU App
Note: the cover art on the sidebar is official.


Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

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nolfoc
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Dragon Tattoo
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KarmaNL
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Note: the cover art on the sidebar is official.

It sure is awful. Let's hope the movies are remastered properly

nolfoc
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Snake in my Boots
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Great news, but features are same as dvd set. Hope pq is great.

ryane
 - Mar 28, 2011

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awesome I love this film! It's one of the ones I watched all the time growing up and it's still good.

Jumpman
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Awesome. But, where's Beastmaster and Masters of the Universe? Can't have Legend on Blu-Ray without having the other two....it's the geek rules.

Dragon Tattoo
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Guydowood
 - Mar 28, 2011

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looks like someone will have to create a custom cover for this one.

azmodeous
 - Mar 28, 2011

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I must add this, what was wrong with the original poster artwork for this movie, why must we get great picture and sound on a blu-ray and wrap it in butt-ugly packaging??? seriously check this out and tell me what was wrong with reusing this? http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2910756096/tt0089469 Hoping for a great transfer, I always liked this movie and Tim Curry scared the crap out of me when I was a kid in this!

X400
 - Mar 28, 2011

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hey Dragon Tattoo take your childish behaviour elsewhere; if you expect people to "google" or "wiki" everything than there wouldn't be much of a point to discussions and to be the "spelling police" on the internet is a bit ridiculous.

You're new here you might be used to such antics on other boards but time to grow up.

The same goes for you nolfoc, there's no reason to use derogatory language, even if its towards a troll.


As for this release, I think i'll definitely pick it up... I don't recall enjoying the story all that much as a kid but I do remember the puppets/costumes/etc were top notch and I had a major crush on Mia Sara
So I guess i'll be picking this up... but maybe after it comes down in price

Frydazechyld
 - Mar 28, 2011

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I liked the restored directors cut that came out on dvd a few years ago. The British version was in the same vein but a bit shorter i think and the American version had the Tangerine Dream score, but personally i thought the Jerry Goldsmith one fit the style of movie a little better. Really looking forward to this on blu-ray because the atmosphere of the sets will look amazing. The forrest was really dense and alive with pollen and bits floating around. The lighting and cinematography is outstanding too. Legend was the movie that burnt down the original Bond stage at Pinewood if your old enough to remember that. Anyway, waffles aside, i'm looking forward to this one.

ImportFanatic
 - Mar 28, 2011

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I agree with Dragon Tattoo. Just Google the info. I do it all the time. Takes seconds.

warrenoates61
 - Mar 28, 2011

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a wise man once said its better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and prove it dragon

Dragon Tattoo
 - Mar 28, 2011

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tru blu
 - Mar 28, 2011

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One of my absolute favorite films. Glad to get hear we get both cuts. MUST OWN

Pigs
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Mia Sara......mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...hot, hot, hot...........and, it's an excellent, underated film

denger76
 - Mar 28, 2011

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I love this film - day one purchase for me!

repete66211
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Hmmm, Legend would have been about number 1,000 on my "Blu-rays I'd like to see" list, but it's not a bad movie. If nothing else we get to see Tom around the time he was introduction to Xenu and the magical world of thetans.

SpartanIre
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Children, children, play nice...

BHolst
 - Mar 28, 2011

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I will definitely be picking this one up!

Alien, Blade Runner and Legend is the holy trinity of Ridley Scott movies as far as I am concerned (not that he hasn't made better movies (except for BR, that is <Cliché> my favourite movie </Cliché>, but there is just something about these 3 movies he directed after each other...)

But... How can they call this the Ultimate Edition if the European cut isn't included?!

the revelator
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Day 1 buy for me.

CandyStalker
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Post Prod
 - Mar 28, 2011

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I think both Tom Cruise and some of the people commenting here need to reappraise their stance on prescription medication for mental health disorders.


Fact: No one has done the Prince of Darkness as well as Tim Curry. That alone makes this a must own.

Captain Rex Kramer
 - Mar 28, 2011

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I love this film! Awsome fantasy! Rob Bottin's work is just fantastic! I wonder, though, why they are just using Tangerine Dreams replacement score for the isolated? Jerry Goldsmith was the original composer, and his score is VASTLY superior. Personally, I'd rather pick up a foreign released blu if it contained Goldsmith's score, as I believe it was kept in for the European market.

Blu-Runner
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Day 1. Absolutely, Day 1 purchase. But bad cover art; looks like there's TOO much color on it.

robmlisanti
 - Mar 28, 2011

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I PERSONALLY LOVE THIS MOVIE!

dragon53
 - Mar 28, 2011

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LEGEND wasn't a big box office success, but perhaps it may be better known for the final break between director Ridley Scott and composer Jerry Goldsmith who had feuded earlier when they worked on ALIEN. As Captain Rex Kramer posted earlier, Goldsmith's original score is superior to the replacement by Tangerine Dream. I suspect the studio used Tangerine Dream for the Blu-ray because their score was used on the US theater showing, so maybe the contract is still binding for the US dvd.

wnicholas76
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Day one for me!! Can't wait to see the theatrical version with Tangerine Dream's score in hi-def!! Also can't wait to see the Bryan Ferry music video again as well!!

EvolutionCherry
 - Mar 28, 2011

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YES!!!!!!!!!

DarthDVDS
 - Mar 28, 2011

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"The Val Kilmer one is better than this." Hey CandyStalker if you are going to back someones point on using google to locate information should you not follow thier advise and use google to find the name of the movie you are saying is better. It's Willow by the way. Answering questions and helping each other out is why we use this website is it not?

jkwest
 - Mar 28, 2011

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"isolated music score by Tangerine Dream on theatrical version"

does that mean we won't get that shitty score on the director's cut?

EricJ
 - Mar 28, 2011

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"LEGEND wasn't a big box office success, but perhaps it may be better known for the final break between director Ridley Scott and composer Jerry Goldsmith who had feuded earlier when they worked on ALIEN."

Some also remember it as the beginning of the end for Jim Henson (which is ironic, considering how many pages Ridley originally wanted to take from "Dark Crystal" during production):
Jim had a full-blown fanboy following for the movie, hiring the same cinematographer to work on Labyrinth. And every fantasy project after that he believed had to follow the EXACT SAME visual Ridley-Scott style: Watch a couple episodes of "The Storyteller" and see backlighting, gold-filters, swirling leaves, doomed dialogue and Mia Sara clones aplenty.

Rocklandsboy
 - Mar 28, 2011

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To clarify, this set contains:

1. the director's cut with music by Jerry Goldsmith.
2. the US theatrical cut with music by Tangerine Dream.

Tangerine's Dream's score is isolated, but Goldsmith's isn't. I'm guessing it's because, even in the director's cut, Goldsmith's score was severely messed around with. Some cues were moved, others were re-tracked, and some stuff was replaced by the composer's earlier score for PSYCHO II. Ridley Scott seriously needs a lesson on how to deal with film music! Still, this is still the best presentation of Goldsmith's score, in the movie, that we're ever likely to get.

If you want to hear Goldsmith's score as intended, pick up the Silva Screen CD.

Dubstar
 - Mar 28, 2011

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@ BHolst: the reason why the euro-version probably is not included in the ultimate edition, is the rights are owned by Fox (Warner actually released the Euro cut in Asian territories, not Universal) - there is a French blu/DVD combo which appears to be released by Fox, so, that version will be released, but not here in the States.

tuareg
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Great, I have big fullhd tv since january and just started to look around for big/great/epic movies and Legend is definitely one of them. Funny thing - just a year ago I´ve seen the US theatrical version of the movie and it was terrible - the Tangerine Dreams music fit to the fantasy/medieval movie the same way as in Ladyhawk. Can´t believe this garbage made it to the blu ray :-) I hope the european version of Legend will be just with J.G. music and with no US theatrical version. Now let´s hope Willow will make it too (with a better twohead dragon of course) :-)

nf0603
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Not a big fan of the artwork, but it is an amazing movie that I can't wait to see on Blu.

KamiAmaya
 - Mar 28, 2011

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God this site is going to hell. Can we get a report button on these comments? Why should comments that wouldn't be allowed on the forums be allowed here?

Anyways, great movie! Tim Curry just makes me melt lol Not really thrilled about the artwork, but as long as the movie is done right it's all good

Mr. Joshua
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Finally Legend has come to blu-ray! Can you smell what Ridley Scott is coooking?

Captain Rex Kramer
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Rocklandboy - I agree with you. If you enjoyed the score, definatly pick up the Silva release for Goldsmith's version. It's a great cd. I have it, along with a few other versions of this score. It still would have been nice to have Goldsmiths score on an isolated track, though. Oh well.

dragon53
 - Mar 28, 2011

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CAPTAIN REX KRAMER:

I've got the older Silva cd with the "blue" cover. Is there any difference between it and the later Silva cd with the "red" cover?

Lincoln6Echo
 - Mar 28, 2011

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@azmodeous Because the artwork pictured here looks better than what you linked to. Besides, I don't get all the complaining about artwork, when the majority of the time, all you see is the spine of the disc cases on your shelf.

Rocklandsboy
 - Mar 28, 2011

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@dragon53

Both CDs are the same. The blue was the original UK release, the red was the US re-issue.

cdmaniac
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Although not Ridleys best, there are many beautiful moments in this.
There is a nice ethereal feel to this movie
Tom Cruise & Tim Curry are at the top of their game.
Mia Sara is lovely in this movie

CF FilmFan
 - Mar 28, 2011

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This one is pure eye candy...it should look superb in HD

Morsoth
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Absolutely Day 1 for me too! I've discovered this gem when it was released on DVD years ago, and it felt like a mix between Lord of the Rings (the sets, the look, the creatures) and a touch of Zelda (Imagine Tom Cruise as Link and you'll get the picture when you'll watch this movie).

Never saw the theatrical cut, even if it's on the DVD, but I watched the movie 3 times and I love it more every time.

BouCoupDinkyDau
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Somethin' else to suck money out of my wallet!

FilmFan2011
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Folks, don't mind DragonTattoo. He's just a cyber asshat who masterbates while watching "Tron Legacy". Probably in his late 20's, early 30's. Most likely a virgin. Given his childish/hostile comments.

dragon53
 - Mar 28, 2011

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ROCKLANDSBOY:

Thanks for the info. I thought that might be the case.

Digital-Man
 - Mar 28, 2011

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I'm sure I'll get bashed for this, but I love the Tangerine Dream score & don't care for the Jerry Goldsmith music. I saw this movie when it came out in 1985 and loved it! The music fit it perfectly! As cdmaniac said, there is an incredible ethereal feel to this movie and to the Tangerine Dream music score. For lack of a better term, Jerry Goldsmith's score sounds to "musicy", not fantasy, which the movie needs.

Jiansen
 - Mar 28, 2011

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Loved Camilla Belle in this movie!

BluPix
 - Mar 29, 2011

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I've actually never heard of this film before. But, the fact that one of my favorite directors (and one of the most versatile), Ridley Scott, is involved makes it quite intriguing. It would be interesting to me to see how he handled a story driven primarily by fantasy as opposed to science fiction or those with a more "realistic" basis, like historical events and historical legend. Would also like to see how the special effects were handled. More and more I find the special effects of the age before computer generated images rather fascinating in terms of craft. I hope the transfer is top notch.

I agree with azmodeous and others that the cover graphic could be nicer. Even without having seen the film and knowing only the basic storyline, I prefer the original poster graphic shown via the link azmodeous provided in his post, above. I find the villain more menacing in that poster, for one. And I just like it better in terms of its visual aesthetic.

ikms
 - Mar 29, 2011

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Great that this is coming out, the set looks almost perfect... only missing is the European cut (which I finally saw thanks to the Japanese DVD release)

Dragon Tattoo
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Rocklandsboy
 - Mar 29, 2011

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@Digital-Man

Goldsmith's score is one of the most amazing fantasy scores ever written. Not only that, some of the movie - I'm thinking specifically the Tim Curry/Mia Sara dance sequence - was choreographed to Goldsmith's music. Hence Tangerine Dream's re-score was written to a dance choreographed to Goldsmith!

I like Tangerine Dream normally, but this is their weakest effort IMHO.

ambientcafe
 - Mar 29, 2011

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Meg Mucklebones -- sexier in hidef !

FilmFan2011
 - Mar 29, 2011

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"LOL, sounds like FilmFan2011 is SuperMallet (or Daytripper)? One of my cyber stalkers from DVDTALK."

....or just maybe a new fan/friend of yours, Twat.

NightAvatar
 - Mar 29, 2011

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That artwork is godawful! I hope that's only placeholder and subject to change. The DVD edition had great artwork!

JMDiaz718
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I disagree with some things. First the original poster art was good but I loved some of the teaser posters and the European poster a lot more. Also the cover art for the Blu-Ray is not awful, it's actually pretty good. I mean the artwork on Monster Squad, From Beyond, Alligator and the Critters movies are HORRIBLE.

Second both scores are great and serve each version well. Tangerine Dream's score is more fairy tale and whimsical and it elevates the shorter US version. Jerry Goldsmith's score is more dramatic and orchestral and it gives the director's cut a sense of terror and a more adult mood.

So basically fans of either version win. I actually love both versions.

CrimsonKing
 - Mar 29, 2011

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fucking sweet! I was hoping this would see a blu ray release, but I doubted it would anytime soon, glad to be wrong

matt_hargett
 - Mar 29, 2011

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I hope the isolated score track and the music video have DTS-HD audio. I'm tired of music-oriented extras getting awful-sounding Dolby Digital

I wonder if they'll integrate the original german-accent voice of the main pixie character that Ridley mentioned in the DVD commentary.

Gosszilla
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I think it is odd to see this "updated" artwork for the "LEGEND" Blu Ray packaging. Back in the day, most films featured impressive artwork. It was sad to see the entire industry move to static photo montages. This one
certainly does take the cake! This release has been long anticipated by me! I had false hopes when I first discovered Universal was planning a HD dvd release at one point (unfortunately close to the demise of the format)! Hopefully this is a newer HD transfer and not some pawned-off version of the 2002 dvd master.

BHolst
 - Mar 30, 2011

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@ Dubstar - I suspected that it was ditribution rights that was the cause for the Euro cut not being included, however, wouldn't that make this a not-Ultimate Edition

Nitpicking, I know... :P

I actually bought the European DVD version since Amazon (US) teased with the release of the R1 DVD before they had finished the Director's Cut, causing a 1½ year wait after it was ordered!

Having watched all 3 versions I can say that I will be completely happy with the DC version (I don't think they have removed anything from the European Cut to make the DC, but I might remember wrong).

geminidreamatl30
 - Mar 30, 2011

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Hell yes. im so happy this is finally making it to blu ray. may have the same features as the other dvd but im hoping the quality will be amazing and both versions bring it on! to bad the fairy dance footage was lost and destroyed. but i love tim curry in this!

RIKANA
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Sweeet:3

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