Goblins and faeries and bulges oh my! It's The Wizard of Oz by way of Jim Henson in the 1986 cult-classic Labyrinth. Donna didn't discover this one until college, Carlos had hazy memories of it that were all mixed up with scenes from The Neverending Story, and Chris saw it when he was too young to retain most of it and didn't watch it again until he was in his early 20s.
It's often imperative to be introduced to movies like this at the right age or else you run the risk of not getting what all the fuss is about. Despite the fact that none of us had a particularly deep connection with this film as children, that wasn't an issue here. We all loved Labyrinth and still do.
Topics include: the filmmakers disinterest in the real world segments which result in a clunky first 10 min and a cloudy overall message, earlier versions of the script that depicted Jareth as a more menacing opponent, how the film's initial failure effected Henson, our mixed feelings about the songs David Bowie wrote for the film and how they're used, our attempt at making sense of the "one always tells the truth and the other always lies" sequence, and much more!