Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History is the definitive 30th anniversary exploration of the Jim Henson classic, featuring rare artwork, interviews, and on-set photos. Just in time for the 30 year anniversary, we have a trailer for this magical book. It arrived in stores this week, and is available for purchase right now.
Three decades after its release, Labyrinth, starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, continues to enthrall audiences with its winning mixture of fairy tale whimsy, fantastical creatures, and unforgettable music. Filled with a wealth of rare and unseen behind-the-scenes imagery, Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History explores the creation of the film as seen through the eyes of the artists, costume designers, and creature creators who gave the beloved fantasy classic its distinctive look.
Featuring exclusive interviews with the talented crew and cast, including Jennifer Connelly, Brian Henson, Brian Froud, and George Lucas, this deluxe book brings together a wealth of rare sketches and concept art with numerous insert items, such as story notes from Jim Henson, sketches from character designer Brian Froud, and many more treats for fans of the film. With stunning visuals and unparalleled insight into the creation of a true modern classic, Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History is the perfect companion piece to one of the best-loved fantasy films of all time.
About the book’s contributors, Paula M. Block is the co-author of the novella Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Lust’s Latinum Lost and numerous nonfiction books about the entertainment industry, including Star Trek The Original Series 365, Star Trek 101, Monk: The Official Episode Guide, The 4400 Companion, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, The Secrets of Star Trek Insurrection, Star Trek: Action!, and The Magic of Tribbles. She is also the co-editor of Pocket Books’ popular short story series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. She has been a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, the Midwest correspondent for Biotechnology Newswatch, and the international editor for Chemical Week. After 19 years overseeing and editing licensed publishing for Paramount Pictures and CBS Television, Paulamoved to Southern Oregon, where she and her husband, author Terry J. Erdmann, write a monthly entertainment column for The Jacksonville Review.
Terry J. Erdmann is the co-author of the novella Star Trek: Deep Space Nine-Lust’s Latinum Lost and numerous nonfiction books about the entertainment industry, including Star Trek The Original Series 365, Star Trek 101, Monk: The Official Episode Guide, The Last Samurai Official Companion, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, The Secrets of Star Trek Insurrection, The Magic of Tribbles, The Tribble Handbook, Star Trek: Action!, and The 4400 Companion. As a motion picture publicist, he helped to create the marketing campaigns for dozens of films, from Cocoon, Aliens, and Willow, to What’s Love Got to Do With It, Father of the Bride Part II, G.I. Jane, and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. He lives in Southern Oregon, where he and his wife, author Paula M. Block, write a monthly entertainment column for The Jacksonville Review.
Toby Froud is a puppet designer and fabricator. He began his life as Baby Toby in the film Labyrinth and is currently a puppet sculptor at the stop-motion company Laika, where he has worked on ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, and the upcoming Kubo and the Two Strings. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and son. Brian Henson is Chairman of The Jim Henson Company and an Oscar and Emmy Award-winning technological innovator. He is also an award-winning director, producer, writer and puppeteer for film and television. He lives in Southern California. Take a look at the book trailer and the cover art here thanks to Insight Editions L.P.