If you’re a child of the ’80s like me, here’s a blast from the past complete with wisecracking Brownies, ugly dog-beasts and a disgusting multi-headed monster:
The fantasy adventure “Willow,” directed by Duncan native Ron Howard and co-written and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. On Tuesday, the movie made its debut on Blu-ray.
Fully digitally restored, the Blu-ray includes new, never-before-seen exclusive content. Among the bonus features are deleted scenes with Ron Howard commentary, a behind-the-scenes featurette “Making of an Adventure” with Ron Howard introduction and “Willow: An Unlikely Hero — Personal Video Diary of Warwick Davis.”
Here is the synopsis for the 1988 film: When young Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis) finds an abandoned baby girl, he learns she is destined to end the reign of the wicked Queen Bavmorda (Jean Marsh). In order to protect the child, Willow must team up with a rogue swordsman (Val Kilmer) and overcome the forces of darkness in the ultimate battle of good versus evil.
And here is the Blu-ray trailer as well as a preview from back in the day, when trailers were super-serious and very weird: