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Ladyhawke
ID:
1985
Comments:
Director: Richard Donner
Screenplay: Edward Khmara, Michael Thomas, Tom Mankiewicz
Producer: Richard Donner, Lauren Shuler
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfiefer
Genre: Adventure, comedy, drama

Running Time: 121
Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1 (NTSC )
Sound: Dolby
Subtitles: English, Cantonese, Spanish
Features:
Studio:  20th Century Fox / Deltamac DVD Region:  1 PG-13
DVD Release:  Discs:  (Cloud) []
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Reviews:  It's amazing how many people have seen this film even though it was never a critcal success at the box office. Ladyhawke boasts an outstanding cast (I believe this to be Rutger Hauer's 2nd best film next to Blade Runner) and an excellent script with an original storyline that many should find quite engaging. The costumes are first rate and the sword fights are the most effective I have seen in film to date (neither Excalibur nor the insulting First Knight were ever as effective with their fight sequences; it should never look like you're swinging tooth picks around; swords are heavy and fighting with them is exhausting; the director obviously realized this fact and utilized it effectively in the finale--excellent).

The soundtrack was developed by Alan Parsons (of the Alan Parsons Project). It therefore has a a somewhat modern sound to it, but Parsons works his musical magic to make it work with the medieval time frame. I think it's a wonderful touch to the movie.

Overall, a beautifully shot film, high production quality, and an original story. This is a first-rate film that should please most. This film never fails to impress me.


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