Good for you, man! :) Those are some awesome DVDs. I hope you enjoy them. You're right about Henson being a major brain behind both Labyrinth
and The Dark Crystal
(Frank Oz was there, too). Also worth noting is that Monty Python member Terry Jones wrote the first draft of the Labyrinth
All three of those movies have a lot of interesting trivia, actually. Just for example:- Did you know that Sir-Not-Appearing-In-This-Film was "played" by Michael Palin's son in Monty Python and the Holy Grail? Or that God was played by a cutout of W.G. Grace, who was arguably the world's first true sports star?
- Did you know that Danny John-Jules, who played the Cat in Red Dwarf, did the voice for one of the Fireys in Labyrinth? Or that another of the Fireys was voiced by Charles Augins, who guest-starred as Queeg in Red Dwarf?
- Did you know that Gates McFadden, who played Dr. Beverly Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation (and spinoffs), actually choreographed the ballroom dance scene in Labyrinth? Gates McFadden used to be a choreographer and a puppeteer with Jim Henson (the reason she also shows up in The Muppets Take Manhattan).
- Did you know that if you speak a Slavic language, you can actually understand some of the language of the Podlings in The Dark Crystal?
And that's just for starters! The movies aren't just entertaining - the stories behind them are, too! Holy cookies!
I'm getting excited just thinking about it...
Seriously, though, those are some excellent movies. You'll get your money's worth out of them, that's for sure! :)And please don't forget that Jennifer Connelly was a minor when shooting Labyrinth.