80s Sci-fi and Fantasy
A King has made a pact with a dragon where he sacrfices virgins to it, and the dragon leaves his kingdom alone. An old wizard, and his keen young apprentice volunteer to kill the dragon and attempt to save the next virgin in line - the Kings own daughter.
In a fantasy adventure, set in a world peopled by creatures of myth and magic, a prince embarks on a quest to find the magical Glaive and then rescues his young bride. Colwyn (Ken Marshall) is the leader of a mythical sword-and-sorcery group in pursuit of "the Beast" that has kidnaped his fiance, Lyssa (Lysette Anthony). (Original Title - Krull) © 1983 Barclay's Mercantile Industrial Finance. All Rights Reserved.
Legend, from director Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Gladiator), is a visually stunning fantasy-adventure in which pure good and evil battle to the death amidst spectacular surroundings. Set in a timeless mythical forest inhabited by fairies, goblins, unicorns and mortals, this fantastic story stars Tom Cruise as a mystical forest dweller, chosen by fate, to undertake a heroic quest. He must save the beautiful Princess Lily (Mia Sara) and defeat the demonic Lord of Darkness (Tim Curry), or the world will be plunged into a never-ending ice age.
A young boy listens to while his grandfather reads him the adventures of Buttercup, the most beautiful woman in the world, and Westly, the man she loves, in the fairy-tale kingdom of Florin.
George Lucas presents Howard the Duck the comedy adventure about a fast-talking, cigar-chomping, beer-loving duck from a parallel universe who somehow winds up in Cleveland! The incredible fantasy has Howard the object of everybody's desire, in love with a rock singer (Lea Thompson), and doing battle with the evil Dark Overlord as he attempts to return to his own planet. One of the most talked-about movies of all time, the wacky, elaborately produced spoof of life, love, comic books and horror movies is a hidden treasure the whole family can enjoy.
A lonely young boy with a love of books becomes drawn into a timeless world of fabulous creatures--a world that only he can save from certain destruction--as he discovers that he is the hero of The Neverending Story.
Jim Henson ventures into Tolkien territory in his all-Muppet fantasy feature The Dark Crystal. The titular Crystal maintains equilibrium in a mythical kingdom. When the Crystal is broken, the evil Skeksis take over, killing off the good-guy Gelflings and enslaving everyone else. Two of the Gelflings have survived: Jen was raised by the all-knowing Mystics, while Kira grew up amongst the swamp-dwelling Podlings. Jen and Kira join forces to "heal" the precious Dark Crystal and restore order to their world. Adults may find the whole affair a little precious, while children may be disturbed by the film's mortality rate. (c) 2007 TM & © 1982, 2007 The Jim Henson Company. All Rights Reserved. THE DARK CRYSTAL mark & logo, characters and elements are trademarks of The Jim Henson Company. All Rights Reserved.
A young girl, who enters a world of her own creation, experiences her first awareness of love, responsibility and danger. (c) 2007 TM & © 1986, 2007 The Jim Henson Company. LABYRINTH mark & logo are trademarks of The Jim Henson Company. LABYRINTH characters © 1986 Labyrinth Enterprises. All Rights Reserved.
The classic Greek myth of Perseus and Andromeda re-told with an all-star cast. To win the right to marry his love (Andromeda) and fufill his destiny, Perseus must complete various tasks including taming Pegasus, capturing Medusa, and answering riddles. The result is a timeless adventure that's a treat for kids and adults. MPAA Rating: PG (c) 1981 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The combined talents of two of today's most prominent filmmakers - Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Steven Spielberg ("Munich," "War of the Worlds") and Richard Donner ("16 Blocks," "Lethal Weapon") -- created this box office hit that delights the young and the young at heart. When a group of ordinary kids discover a secret treasure map, their sleepy seaport lives are suddenly transformed into a fun-filled, roller-coaster ride filled with heart-pounding adventure and peril. Starring Academy Award-nominee Sean Astin ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "50 First Dates"), Emmy-winner Joe Pantoliano (TV's "The Soprano's," "The Matrix"), Academy Award-nominee Anne Ramsey ("Throw Mamma From the Train," "Scrooged"), Emmy-nominee Martha Plimpton ("Running on Empty," "Parenthood"), Corey Feldman ("The Lost Boys," "Stand By Me"), Kerri Green ("Lucas," "Summer Rental"), Josh Brolin ("Into the Blue," "Hollow Man") and Robert Davi ("Hot Chick," "Die Hard"). MPAA Rating: PG The Goonies © 1985. Package Design & Supplementary Material Compilation (c) 2007 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Dolph Lundgren stars in this live-action film version of the popular television cartoon series (based on a collection of Mattel action figures). Lundgren is He-Man, a well-muscled super-hero, battling the evil Skeletor (Frank Langella) for control of the universe. Skeletor has designs on conquering the planet Eternia, a ravaged utopia ruled over by the Sorceress of Greyskull Castle (Christina Pickles). He-Man is summoned to stop Skeletor's plans. But when the wily dwarf Gwildor (Billy Barty) utilizes his Cosmic Key, He-Man and Skeletor finds themselves transported to California. There, a waitress named Julie (Courteney Cox) and her boyfriend Kevin (Robert Duncan Mitchell) come across the Cosmic Key and become embroiled in the intergalactic battle between He-Man and Skeletor.
When a brilliant video game maker named Flynn (Jeff Bridges) hacks the mainframe of his ex-employer, he is beamed inside an astonishing digital world and becomes part of the very game he is designing. It's an epic adventure that everyone will enjoy!
The classic time travel adventure. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travels to the 1950s in a Delorean built by Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd). After he inadvertantly interferes with the flow of history, he must reunite his parents before he ceases to exist!
David Freeman (Joey Cramer) is an ordinary boy destined for a most extraordinary adventure -- aboard a spectacular, futuristic spacecraft. After a mystifying disappearance, David returns--possessing vast, undiscovered knowledge about the farthest reaches of the universe. With these sudden navigational powers, David is able to take the fantastic flying machine anywhere he desires, accompanied by both its wisecracking robotic commander, Max, and an assortment of bizarre extraterrestrial creatures! Embark on a fun-filled, fast-paced journey of fantasy and adventure as David takes off on the flight of a lifetime! Also featuring Sarah Jessica Parker and the voice of Paul Reubens.
In this sequel to the 1984 film, our young hero, Bastian, again bored with the real world, returns to his storybook's magical land of Fantasia and attempts to slay the evils that threaten the extinction of goodness.
Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) and Alex Winter (The Lost Boys) deliver "spirited performances" (The Hollywood Reporter) in the original righteous comedy about the two ditzy dudes from San Dimas, California. Also starring George Carlin, this hysterically funny historical comedy is a "snappily directed" (Time), "bouncy good time" (The Boston Globe) and a party that goes on and on! Bill (Winter) and Ted (Reeves) have spent so much time forming their rock band, The Wyld Stallyns, that they're flunking history. Whoa, duuuude! And when Ted's dad threatens to send him away to military school, Bill and Ted realize it could mean the most heinous end of The Stallyns! Luckily, a guardian angel from the future, Rufus (Carlin), has come to them with a most bodacious solution: a time-traversing phone booth to take them into the past to learn about the world from some of history's most influential personalities. Their journey through time turns out to be a blastÄ…but will they learn enough to pass their class?
After a lightning bolt gives it human emotions and intelligence, a military robot escapes and finds refuge at the home of an animal-loving pacifist.
"Greetings, Starfighter! You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier against Xur and the Kodan Armada." So begins an adventure of galactic proportions in The Last Starfighter. After Earthling Alex (Lance Guest) conquers the Starfighter video game, he is recruited by alien Centauri (Robert Preston) to be part of an elite legion of fighters. Leaving behind his trailer park home for the outer regions of space, Alex becomes the last hope for the beleaguered Star League and hundreds of worlds - including Earth. The Last Starfighter is the ultimate video game fantasy come true!
From Academy Award-winner Steven Spielberg comes this delightful fantasy about never giving up on your dreams. When a real estate developer tries to get rid of the last five tenants of a derelict tenement building, they need nothing short of a miracle to stay off the streets. But hope does arrive, in the form of tiny extraterrestrial beings that glide in through an open window. These intergalactic visitors may not speak the same language as the humans who find them, but they may be the solution to keeping everyone in their homes. Starring Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy and Elizabeth Peña, it's a whimsical, funny and heartwarming journey the whole family can enjoy.
Spoofy-goofy comedy, otherworldly special effects, spectacular space creatures, bedraggled 'bots, and biceps-ripplnig swashbuckling highlight this cult fave. In the future, as the galaxy's water supply starts to run out, a band of pirates searches for a new water source. MPAA Rating: PG (c) 1984 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved
More than seven centuries ago, in an age of enchantment and adventure, a pickpocket barely escapes a notorious dungeon and is rescued by a knight in black armor, on whose arm rests a glorious Ladyhawke.Michelle Pfieffer, Rutger Hauer and Matthew Broderick star in this enchanted swashbuckling tale of two lovers cursed to live together yet apart. By day, the beautiful, green-eyed Isabeau d'Anjou (Pfieffer) becomes a hawk, and by night her champion, Etienne Navarre (Hauer), transforms into a wolf. Only for a few brief seconds at dawn and dusk can the two be together as man and woman. But with the help of the wily Phillipe Gaston, known as the Mouse (Broderick), the lovers battle the evil bishop who, jealous of their love, cursed them for all eternity.
In their makeshift laboratory, three boys use an amazing discovery and their ingenuity to build their own spaceship and launch themselves on a fantastic interplanetary journey.
Richard Dreyfuss stars as cable worker Roy Neary, who along with several other stunned bystanders experience a close encounter of the first kind - witnessing UFOs soaring across the sky. After this life-changing event, the inexplicable vision of a strange, mountain-like formation haunts him. He becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents, much to the dismay of his wife and family. Meanwhile, bizarre occurrences are happening around the world. Government agents have close encounters of the second kind - discovering physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitors in the form of a lost fighter aircraft from World War II and a stranded military ship that disappeared decades earlier only to suddenly reappear in unusual places. Roy continues to chase his vision to a remote area where he and the agents follow the clues that have drawn them to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind - contact. - 1977, renewed 2005, 1980, 1998 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The U.S.S. Cygnus is perched precariously at the edge of a black hole -- the vast, empty nothingness where space and time end. Anything that crosses its border enters a universe of the complete unknown. In this story of genius robots and mad humanoids,audiences take a spectacular descent into nature's ultimate mystery -- The Black Hole.
For the first time ever on digital, Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of Darth Vader and the evil Empire.
A vehicle floats in midair ... a coat rack comes to life and attacks a sheriff ... and wild animals are putty in the hands of Tony and Tia Malone in Disney's thrilling fantasy adventure about the psychic powers of two young orphans. Their clairvoyance prompts evil millionaire Aristotle Bolt (Ray Milland) to lure them to his mansion to exploit their powers. While escaping, they meet a friendly campter (Eddie Albert) and begin to unravel the mystery of their origin. Soon, all three are fleeing townspeople who have branded the children witches ... but then IT happens! Someone with even greater powers takes over and leads the children -- and the audience -- into a dazzling and unexpected experience ... on that is truly out of this world!
In an unknown era--a fantastic ancient time of bird warriors--witches and barbarian hordes, evil priests rule society. But one young hero with the supernatural ability to communicate with animals dares to rebel against tyranny: The Beastmaster. Ripped from his mother's womb by the evil priest, Maax (Rip Torn), Dar (Marc Singer) survives the human sacrifice that Maax intends and grows into a fearsome warrior bent on revenging the murder of his parents. Now, with the help of beautiful slave girl Kiri (Tanya Roberts) and his animal friends--a huge black panther, bears, an eagle and ferrets Kodo and Podo--Dar takes the battle to the Maax and his barbarian minions.
Enter the world of Willow. Journey to the far corners of your imagination, to a land of myth and magic, where dream and reality live side by side…to a place that never existed, a time that never was. It is a world where a young man named Willow lives out an adventure that explodes beyond the boundaries of his own hopes and fears. Master storyteller George Lucas joins forces with director Ron Howard to bring Willow to audiences everywhere. It is a tale of excitement and laughter, of brotherhood and personal virtue, of hope and heroism, and most of all pure adventure. 1988 Lucasfilm Ltd. (LFL) All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization.
A youngster gets accidentally involved with a group of dwarfs who are on a mission to steal treasures from various historical eras.
A government funded project looks into using psychics to enter people's dreams with some mechanical help. When a subject dies in his sleep from a heart attack Alex Gardner becomes suspicious that another of the psychics is killing people in the dreams somehow and that is causing them to die in real life. He must find a way to stop the abuse of the power to enter dreams.