7 January 2013

Sock puppet goblin worms and Neil Gaiman as David Bowie in this sweded Labyrinth clip

Neil Gaiman as Jareth the Goblin King in Labyrinth

Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm a huge fan of the classic Jim Henson movie, Labyrinth. That film epitomises all the glory and cheese that was 80s fantasy, and I love it. What could be better than a recreation of a scene from Labyrinth? Well, a recreation of Labyrinth enacted by Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman! Hit the jump to see it in its glory.




Neil Gaiman in a wig, cloak and masquerade mask is a pretty creepy look, but not as eye-burningly horrific as watching Labyrinth itself on Blu-Ray. Some things aren't meant to be seen in high-definition, and David Bowie's tightly clothed crotch is one of those things. What has been seen, cannot be unseen...

28 comments:

  1. Oh, that was awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I couldn't not share it - it's too awesome!

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  2. I think Bowie is safe - he won't be replaced.

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    1. Very true. Quite timely given he's just released a new album too!

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  3. Ha! Loved it. Kinda hard not to with Gaiman and Palmer. Thx!

    ~VR Barkowski

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  4. Thanks for pointing us at this! That was GLORIOUS.

    My cousin made us rent Labyrinth once when I was younger, and I thought it was weird and terrible. Then a few years later I felt drawn to watch it again. And I just can't ... figure it out. I keep coming back to it. I can't figure out if it's terrible or brilliant, the most creep-tastic storyline or the most inspired.

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    1. I find with Labyrinth that you have to have seen it as a kid to fully appreciate it as an adult. It's creepy, yes, but it's awesome :)

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    2. I would actually be an exception to that. I think I was 20 or 21 when I first saw Labyrinth and I just fell deeply in love with the film. Part of that would of course be an enormous fondness for Jim Henson and the true magic that happens with the way those puppeteers can make obviously unreal characters seem so very real. But again a big part is the deeper coming of age message that is woven into the story.

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  5. Labyrinth is one of my guilty pleasures, love the film. It has some questionable things in it, okay really only one: David's tights, but overall it is a really nice layered film dealing with, among other things, the bittersweet agony of growing up and letting go of childhood.

    And other than Bowie's trousers I like the bluray. Now I wouldn't want to see it in 3D! LOL!

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    1. Oh gods; my eyes! A 3d labyrinth would be a travesty. You're right; the Bowie crotch should be skipped in Blu-ray but the rest looks great :)

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  6. I used to think I was the only one who watched that movie. I rented it for my kids the first time I watched. Terrified them.

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    1. And rightly so :) It's still an epic movie :)

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  7. LOVE IT! My friend Amy used to be able to recite all the lines of Labyrinth in its entirety. And one year she dressed up as David Bowie for Halloween, using my riding boots and whip. It was pretty epic.

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    1. Your friend Amy is awesome. The next time you see her, tell her from me :)

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  8. lol!! I used to love that movie... but then I haven't seen it since the 80s either... ;)

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    1. Watch it again - it's just as good some 25 years on :)

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  9. LOL. I have yet to read a Gaiman book. I have a couple on my bookcase though.

    .......dhole

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    1. I highly recommend giving them a read :)

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  10. Hi Jamie
    I love Labyrinth too. After your comment I must say I'm glad I don't have blue ray. Nancy

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    1. I'd advise against it, at least just for that scene :)

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  11. SMELLS BAAAAD!
    My most oft used Labyrinth quote :) (I work in a sealed lab with 30 blokes)

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    1. I love it! The guys at the office aren't that big on Labyrinth, so any quotes I make would fall on uneducated ears ;)

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    2. That is so funny Zoe. We (wife, daughter and I) all quote films a lot too and for us the most frequent Labyrinth quote's are "I smell nothing! The air is sweet, and fragrant..."

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  12. Eep! How come I haven't seen this before? Wonderful stuff.

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    1. I came across it randomly, so I don't think it's that widespread (yet)

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