The writer hails from Monty Python, the director invented the Muppets, the executive producer spawned a little thing called Star Wars. Its leading lady was a future Oscar winner. And the villain was played by a British rock god, who also contributed a couple of none-too-shabby songs to the soundtrack.
Labyrinth (***1/2), the 1986 Jim Henson-helmed fantasy, is being rereleased at the Ritz at the Bourse today - and this Alice in Wonderland-y, Wizard of Oz-y yarn about a girl who descends into a land of goblins to rescue her infant brother is a real trip. Jennifer Connelly, 16 at the time, plays the heroine, Sarah; David Bowie is Jareth, the glam rock Goblin King; Pythonite Terry Jones scripted, and George Lucas oversaw the project.