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Ladyhawke

Ladyhawke

Blu-ray Disc - 2015
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Based on a 13th century European legend about a beautiful maiden, a stalwart knight and a pickpocket. The knight and the lady were once lovers, but the curse of the jealous Bishop of Aquila has fated them to be "always together, eternally apart". By day, she is a hawk; by night he is a wolf. Only as night turns into day can they share a sorrowful glimpse of what once had been. The knight and the pickpocket unite in an attempt to break into the Bishop's stronghold to end the evil spell.
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Warner Bros. Entertainment,, [2015]
Branch Call Number: BLU FEATURE LAD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : Blu-ray, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,surround,DTS-HD Master audio 5.1,rda
video file,Blu-Ray,1080p high definition,rda

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mMat
Jun 10, 2018

thank you public library for rekindling the nostalgia of watching ''Ladyhawke'' on HBO while drooling pudding pops onto my parents orange couch. This movie has a great cast of 80's actors in pleasant locations and cool (non-★-cgi) fight scenes. If my purple pot haze is flashing back correctly.. the Alan Parson's music was the ONLY aspect which kept this movie-★-gem on the dusty DVD shell at uncle Dave's house.

Similar fantasy films from the 1980s are:

''the Beastmaster''★ , ''Conan the Barbarian''★ , ''Excalibur''★ , ''Legend'' , ''Dragonslayer'' , ''Willow'' , ''the Dark Crystal''★ , ''Labyrinth'' , ''the Lord of the Rings''★ , ''Fire and Ice'' , ''the Black Cauldron'' , ''Heavy Metal'' , ''the Last Unicorn'' .

According to .. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089457/trivia
.. the original working title for ''Ladyhawke'' was ''LordWolf''.

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Ferrous1
Jan 03, 2018

A formulaic fantasy of good vs. evil, the gorgeous visuals, a glowing Michelle Pfeiffer, young Mathew Broderick, and Rutger Hauer at his peak, makes this a very enjoyable movie despite the bad 80’s soundtrack.

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JStuart23
Sep 17, 2017

I watched this movie because I listened to the audio book of Ready Player One. It's an 80's film so music, cast, and locations were all pretty good and entertaining. I though the movie was a little long (like most 80's movies). Overall, not one of my favorites. I hate being an adult and over-analyzing everything I watch. I never saw this as a kid so I don't have an attachment.

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patch666
Jul 01, 2016

Beautiful movie ~

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lukasevansherman
Dec 22, 2013

I saw this as a kid in the 80s, so despite its shortcomings (namely Alan Parsons's cheestastic score), I have a soft spot for it. Good cast, nice locations and some cool fights. Would make a good film series with other 80s fantasy movies: "Willow," "The Dark Crystal," "Labyrinth," "The Black Cauldron," "Legend," "Dragonslayer," "The Last Unicorn." Originally it was going to be called "Lordwolf."

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JennyLovern
Apr 19, 2013

Beautiful. Gorgeous movie from the (80s?). The music's a little cheesy, perhaps to some...but I dont mind it. It's a classic. It is not tedious or dull at all, as someone has said here (in my opinion). The ending is incredibly epic and satisfying. What someone may call 'tedious' is probably actually the character development that takes place, which I thoroughly enjoy.

Library_Dragon Apr 19, 2013

A friend introduced me to this movie in college and I really loved it. It reminded me of medival tales such as Bisclavret (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisclavret).

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epurys
Apr 19, 2013

I like the idea of the plot they have going, but I wouldn't watch this again. Way too tedious for me.

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AcyYua
Oct 30, 2009

This movie has not aged well. The synthesizer music is definitely 80s and the script wasn't all that captivating.

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ladyhawk
Mar 12, 2008

I love this movie! A Knight turns into a wolf at sundown and a Lady turns into a hawk at sunrise. Man and animal travel with a medieval young man with a sense of humour in their quest to be together as a couple.

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ladyhawk
Mar 29, 2008

Wisdom is beyond price, my son. Be grateful that you have it.

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