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January 17, 2024

Shout! Studios Presents Jim Henson’s Epic Fantasy Movie Adventures “Labyrinth” and “The Dark Crystal” on Digital February 6, 2024

Available for Purchase and Rent Digitally

Behold the spectacular fantasy feature films from prolific genius Jim Henson when the pop culture masterpieces LABYRINTH and THE DARK CRYSTAL are set to unleash globally on Digital on February 6, 2024 by Shout! Studios in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company. Movie enthusiasts and collectors will relish the definitive digital releases of LABYRINTH (starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly) and THE DARK CRYSTAL (starring Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, and Frank Oz), available for purchase and/or rent across major digital entertainment platforms around the world. Each movie boasts new digital key art and trailer. Whether reliving childhood memories or discovering these two ground-breaking movies for the first time, prepare to be spellbound as you embark on these mesmerizing cinematic journeys that will ignite your imagination like never before.

Moreover,  LABYRINTH and THE DARK CRYSTAL will be available together in a digital bundle on select platforms for the first time, allowing loyal fans and movie collectors to own and enjoy both iconic movies.

Jim Henson masterfully created completely original fantastical worlds that transcend imagination – brimming with magic and mystery, complete with a host of iconic characters. Whether it is the world of Thra, or the Goblin King’s Labyrinth, these unforgettable realms reflect Henson’s unparalleled talent to bring the magical, the whimsical, the bizarre, and the extraordinary to life.

Watch the New Trailers

 LABYRINTH | here

THE DARK CRYSTAL | here

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LABYRINTH

Produced by The Jim Henson Company and Lucasfilm Ltd. with creatures brought to life by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, LABYRINTH was directed by Jim Henson, who worked closely with acclaimed artist and Conceptual Designer Brian Froud, and Executive Producer George Lucas to create a mesmerizing fantasy movie adventure.

LABYRINTH, starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, was originally released in 1986. The film is an unforgettable fantasy adventure that follows Sarah Williams (Connelly) as she makes her way through the labyrinth of the Goblin King Jareth (Bowie) in search of her little brother Toby.  A mainstay of the fantasy genre with its spectacular visual effects and ground-breaking animatronics, LABYRINTH is of special interest to David Bowie fans worldwide as the film contains original songs written and recorded by Bowie especially for the film.

LABYRINTH | Shout! Studios

 Available for Purchase or Rent

AppleTV, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Redbox Digital, Vudu, Microsoft, and other digital platforms. 

 

THE DARK CRYSTAL

From the brilliant imagination of Jim Henson, this puppetry work of genius recounts the timeless tales of good versus evil, becoming a cult favorite around the world. Directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, the film features innovative animatronics and uniquely memorable characters created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™.  Since its initial release in 1982, the film has earned a place in cinematic history as a masterpiece of fantasy and continues to reign as one of the must-see classics of its genre.

Travel back in time to the faraway planet of Thra where evil Skeksis are in control and the Gelfling Jen, the last of his kind, is sent on a quest by the peaceful Mystics to find the missing shard that will restore balance and heal the world.

THE DARK CRYSTAL | Shout! Studios

Available for Purchase or Rent

AppleTV, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Redbox Digital, Vudu, Microsoft, and other digital platforms. 

 

Fans and consumers who plan to purchase digital versions of LABYRINTH and THE DARK CRYSTAL will also have access to loads of legacy bonus features from each film on Apple iTunes.

Pre-order links:

LABYRINTH: https://tv.apple.com/us/movie/labyrinth/umc.cmc.703b2zy35ovxjtm2b9eegx4h

THE DARK CRYSTALhttps://tv.apple.com/us/movie/the-dark-crystal/umc.cmc.299wff8slu38cf9u7xy0xk35n

The bonus offerings for APPLE iTunes Extras include:

LABYRINTH

  • Commentary with Brian Froud
  • Reordering Time: Looking Back on Labyrinth
  • The Henson Legacy
  • Remembering The Goblin King
  • Anniversary Q&A
  • Inside The Labyrinth
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Original Teaser Trailer
  • Original TV Spot

THE DARK CRYSTAL

  • Commentary with Brian Froud
  • The World of “The Dark Crystal”
  • Storyboard Track
  • The Myth, Magic and the Henson Legacy
  • Light on the Path of Creation
  • Shard of Illusion
  • Deleted Funeral Scene
  • Original Skeksis Language
  • Photo Galleries

 

 

About The Jim Henson Company
The Jim Henson Company has remained a leader in family entertainment for over 65 years and is recognized as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics, and digital animation. Henson’s most recent credits include the Oscar®-winning Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio for Netflix, the Emmy®-winning Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock for Apple TV+, and the feature film The Portable Door for MGM+. The Company is currently in post-production on a new reimagining of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day starring Eva Longoria and Cheech Marin for Disney+. Other television credits include Slumberkins, Harriet the Spy and Fraggle Rock: Rock On, all for Apple TV+, Word Party for Netflix, Earth to Ned for Disney+, and the Emmy-winning Netflix Original series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, along with Dinosaur Train (PBS), Splash and Bubbles (PBS), Sid the Science Kid (PBS), and Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix), as well as popular classics Fraggle RockThe Storyteller, and the sci-fi series Farscape. Feature film credits include The Star (Sony Pictures Animation), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Disney), and the ground-breaking fantasy titles The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth.

With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and post-production facilities. The Company is home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television, theme park and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of-the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson Alternative credits include The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell (Netflix), the feature film The Happytime Murders, and the popular live puppet improvisational show Puppet-Up! – Uncensored.

 

About SHOUT! STUDIOS 
Launched in 2003, Shout! Studios is a multiplatform media company specializing in film and TV distribution, development, and production. The company has evolved with the changing entertainment landscape to excel in all forms of content distribution, including theatrical, digital streaming, broadcast and in-flight licensing, physical media, and more. Shout! Studios owns and manages a large portfolio of contemporary and classic feature films, series, animation, and documentaries. The company’s creative acquisition mandate has established it as a leading independent distributor, with partners and properties including Aardman Animations, ALF, The Carol Burnett Show, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, the Roger Corman New Horizons Pictures Library, GKIDS, Studio Ghibli, ITV Studios, The Johnny Carson Show, LAIKA Studios, Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson), and Sesame Street, alongside many others. Shout! Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties including anime, and the company releases genre and horror films and television shows under the Scream Factory imprint. Shout! Studios also produces, acquires, and distributes new films, and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! TV and its family of FAST channels. Shout! Studios is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Studios, visit ShoutStudios.com