2007 marks the 25th anniversary of "The Dark Crystal" and the 21st anniversary of "Labyrinth". As reported earlier, The Jim Henson Company and Sony Home Entertainment are planning to celebrate the occasions with all-new two-disc DVD releases of each film – restored, remastered and loaded with goodies!
You will once again be able to experience the mystical realm of imaginative creatures, fantastical journeys, and the epic battle between light and dark with "The Dark Crystal 25th Anniversary Edition" DVD. This special 2-disc anniversary edition will hit stores on August 14, 2007 and will feature a brand new high-definition film transfer. Bonus features include audio commentary by Brian Froud, hours of previously unreleased footage from the Henson archives and all-new "Reflections on The Dark Crystal" featurettes that include new brand new interviews with writers and performers - including as David O’Dell, Brian Froud, Brian Henson and many others. Full disc details are expected to be released soon with the full rundown of features and extras.
Viewers will once again be treated to a place "where everything seems possible and nothing is what it seems" with the "Labyrinth Anniversary Edition" DVD (also available on August 14, 2007). This 2-disc collector's edition DVD will include more than 60-minutes of all-new featurettes which will feature brand-new interviews with the film’s creators, puppeteers, and others behind the magic – including George Lucas, Brian Henson, Brian Froud, Karen Prell, Dave Goelz, Toby Froud and many others. Aside from the new featurettes, the DVD set will also include an astounding array of recently rediscovered footage, a new high definition transfer of the film, audio commentary by Brian Froud, new stylized packaging, and much much more!
The full disc details and bonus feature listing, along with cover art, for each of these releases is expected to surface soon. I will keep you posted with all the details on these highly anticipated 2-disc DVD releases as the information is released.