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Title:
Willow
Author:
Wooll, Nigel.
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2013]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Willow Ufgood leaves his village to carry a special baby to safety. Aided by a swashbuckling warrior, Willow's quest is plagued by danger as the Powers of Darkness scheme to destroy the child-- a child destined to bring everlasting peace and freedom to the land.
General Note:
Originally produced as motion picture in 1988.
Language:
English

French

Spanish
Reading Level:
Rated PG.
UPC:
024543668282

024543668275
Format :
Blu-Ray

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Though Willow was one of director Ron Howard's few box-office disappointments, it definitely deserves a second look. At once an epic celebration and a gentle spoof of the sword-and-sorcery genre, the film concerns the efforts by little person Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis) to protect a sacred infant from the machinations of a wicked queen (Jean Marsh). One source book has assessed the picture as a combination of The Ten Commandments and Snow White. This is true enough, except that neither one of those properties offered such offbeat casting choices as Billy Barty and Jean Marsh. Executive producer George Lucas has (through the conduit of screenwriter Bob Dolman) added elements of his own Star Wars saga to the stew. The results are generally satisfactory, though the film is sometimes weighed down by too much plot, and the action sequences may not be suitable for very young children. Incidentally, this is the film where co-star Val Kilmer met his future wife Joanne Whalley. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi