Tangerine Dream (original version: Jerry Goldsmith)
PD: Assheton Gorton
Cruise (Jack), Mia Sara (Princess Lily), Tim Curry (Darkness), David Bennett (Honeythorn Gump), Alice Playten (Blix), Billy Barty (Screwball)
Scott's flawed fantasy has some merits, visually it’s amazing and the production design and makeup effects are absolutely fantastic.
production itself was bereft with problems, principal photography was completed in 1984, but it took another year for the film to initially be released, before director Ridley Scott decided to
re-edit the material for a 1986 mainstream American release as test screenings reacted badly to the cut already released in Europe.
story had potential, but the film's assets are that it's more beautiful to look at than to listen to (especially with the awful music score in the US version).
Cruise plays a young peasant boy who takes his beautiful young sweetheart to see the last remaining unicorns, but a satanic demon has plans for them and their magical horns, giving him the
strength to turn day into night.
Curry's menacing performance as the devilish "darkness" practically saves this film, which becomes quite mawkish and a little boring in places with the rest of the mythical creatures and it's
unlikely to appeal to young children of today's generation.
Visually, it is a spectacle, but the story lacks any real