Ron Howard's WILLOW Is Coming To Blu-ray; Check Out The Trailer

Before The Lord Of The Rings, before Game Of Thrones, we had George Lucas and Ron Howard's fantasy adventure Willow. The 1988 movie is generally seen as a bit of a noble failure, but I for one loved it as a kid. Have a look at the trailer..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 12/14/2012






For those that might be too young to have seen this all those years ago, it is a fun flick and I'd recommend a watch - despite a pretty wretched performance from Val Kilmer that is.

Special Features:

WILLOW is presented in widescreen with 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio (Lossless). Special features include:
● NEW Willow: Deleted Scenes with Ron Howard
● NEW Willow: An Unlikely Hero Personal Video Diary of Warwick Davis
● The Making of an Adventure with an all new introduction from Ron Howard
● From Morf to Morphing with an all new introduction from Dennis Muren
● Matte Paintings
● Easter Egg


A baby girl is discovered in a river by Ranon and Mims, the children of Willow Ufgood, a dwarf farmer and magician and the baby girl is taken into the care of Willow's family. But when a terrifying dog-like creature attacks Willow's village, whilst tracking down the baby. Willow consults the village council and the wizard The High Aldwin. The High Aldwin gives Willow a task and Willow leaves the village and embarks on the task to give the baby girl to a responsible person. But Willow soon learns the baby is Elora Danan, the baby girl destined to bring about the downfall of the evil sorceress Queen Bavmorda. Joined by his allies: swordsman Madmartigan, sorceress Fin Razel and the Brownies Franjean and Rool, Willow takes it upon himself to protect Elora from Queen Bavmorda, who intends to kill Elora and prevent Elora from fulfilling her destiny. And Willow and his allies are pursued...










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DioFoRio - 12/14/2012, 3:24 PM
Madmartigan,Madmartigan! Just watched this again last month
ScabbyJ - 12/14/2012, 3:25 PM
Yes!
Jollem - 12/14/2012, 3:29 PM
he stole our blackroot
RorMachine - 12/14/2012, 3:32 PM
I loved the music..still great. Everything else..I dunno, I'm a bit afraid to watch it again!
Scooby - 12/14/2012, 3:36 PM
Val Kilmer, he had some serious talent. What happened to him? "Bad career choices, tabloid scandals, drug use, alcoholism, weight gain, on-set temper tantrums, fist fights, tonguing Paris Hilton, and The Island of Dr. Moreau" (Lebeaus's Blog)
Thegeekygurl - 12/14/2012, 3:43 PM
This film was a near miss but definitely a miss. I watched the Potter films for the 1st time a few weeks ago and I had to think back to this films potential to have been Potter but it just wasnt in the story. And the characters were cliche and weak. And the cute dwarf thing in the 80's films was really never that cute.
bhorwith22 - 12/14/2012, 3:48 PM
Disney's acquisition of LucasFilm is already paying off, it seems.
ChillBill66 - 12/14/2012, 3:50 PM
LISTEN AND LISTEN WELL! This is one of my childhood favorites and a fond memory. THERE SHALL BE NO COMIC FANBOY BASHING ON THIS MOVIE!! and if so... I WILL FIND YOUR YOUNG, NERDY, ASSES AND NAIL THEM TO MY WALL!!! LOL
ChillBill66 - 12/14/2012, 3:52 PM
HOW IS THIS A FAIL IF IT CAME OUT IN THE DAMN 80'S????? THINK ABOUT 80'S MOVIES!!!
RedeyeJedi - 12/14/2012, 4:07 PM
@Ror- I say go for it man. I watched it for the first time in years about two months ago and loved it. Don't get me wrong, it's cheesy, but in a good way.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 12/14/2012, 4:13 PM
that little guy always creeped me the hell out as a kid.....as did most midgets/dwarfs ect in films.
rea1dea1stee1 - 12/14/2012, 4:13 PM
val's MRS was so hot in this film!!! top movie
Triptheorist - 12/14/2012, 4:14 PM
One of the most underrated movies of the 80's.
Happy11 - 12/14/2012, 4:15 PM
@ror I know what you mean I loved that film when I was 9 also because it had iceman from top gun lol in the early 90s Val Kilmer was my favourite actor. I know what you.are thinking because he was also Batman but actually it was after willow, the doors and tombstone so when he was announced to take over from keaton I was all for it, I thought he was ok as Batman at the time but after the saint in 97 he quickly went downhill. But back to willow I watched a bit of it on tv a few year ago and all I'll say is sometimes you wish you were young again lol
edmundo - 12/14/2012, 4:24 PM
six posts in a row for Tea and no boobs? What happened to the Tea we knew and loved. In a platonic way not a carnal way
Scooby - 12/14/2012, 4:33 PM
@teabag dude, where do you find those awesome pics? I mean seriously, they're all gold :)
edmundo - 12/14/2012, 4:34 PM
Its a boobami! That raises my spirits( insert punch line here)
Thanks !
jessepostal - 12/14/2012, 4:36 PM
Hope it's a good transfer this time around, just got the dick Tracy blu and its a little disappointing :(
Scooby - 12/14/2012, 4:40 PM
I liked Val Kilmer back in the day, but I guess he had some issues and couldn't figure himself out. Don't we all? Hehe. This movie I haven't seen in ages, but I think I'm going to now, just so I can feel like a kid again :)

Scooby - 12/14/2012, 4:42 PM
@teabag lol! Well, you're effort is much appreciated! Thanks!
Scooby - 12/14/2012, 4:45 PM
@teabg every single one man, every single freakin one . . . just awesome!
Julesimanerd - 12/14/2012, 5:17 PM
Oh i'm sorry. PECK, PECK. PECK PECK PECK PECK!
DEATHbyEXILE - 12/14/2012, 5:22 PM
Happy11 - 12/14/2012, 5:27 PM
@teabag 79 as well brilliant time.
MutantEquality - 12/14/2012, 5:36 PM
One of my first love and one of the starts of my addiction to red heads.

JR - 12/14/2012, 5:40 PM
ahh the good ol days, Im getting one of this
lanternstorm - 12/14/2012, 7:04 PM
I remember getting the little Willow magic tricks in the boxes of Cookie Crisp cereal when this movie hit theaters... definitely a cult classic.
Pooh - 12/14/2012, 8:16 PM
Just thinking about Madmartigan today--"the greatest swordsman who ever lived".



MisterMagurlypse - 12/14/2012, 8:16 PM
I loved this flim, still do, so I'm picking this up for sure.
gaikinger - 12/14/2012, 10:00 PM
Really bad movie....nuff said.
StarkReactor - 12/14/2012, 11:47 PM
I'll own this...it really is a classic.
I've seen it countless times growing up, and honestly, it's like a more fun version of all three Lord of the Rings movies rolled into one.

How did anyone not mention the Brownies at this point?
monstalova - 12/15/2012, 12:12 AM
Ror this is a classic!! Val Kilmer showed how good he was especially with comedy. Joanne Whalley is SEXY! Its just a really fun adventure movie.
The last half hours not that great though :)
Still is great fun... We need more movies like this made now. Everyone wants to make serious realistic movies these days.
Movies are supposed to be fun and take you away into another universe ( so yo speak)
monstalova - 12/15/2012, 12:13 AM
*so to speak*
AlexDeLarge87 - 12/15/2012, 1:28 AM
Love this when i was kid. The skull helmet was [frick]ing awesome. :)

They are going all Lord of the Rings in the bluray cover thou which to me kinda sucks.
VictorHugo - 12/16/2012, 2:07 AM
Loved as a kid, but i haven´t seen it in ages. I still have the soundtrack, which was magnificent, it was James Horner at his best. Curious to see this soundtrack was used on many other trailers.

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