Competitions: Win 30th anniversary Labyrinth Blu-Ray and companion book

Published On October 13, 2016 | By Joe Gordon | Books, Competitions, Film TV & Theatre

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Jim Henson’s iconic fantasy film Labyrinth, which famously boasted a very young Jennifer Connelly (many years before her Academy Award) and the wonderful and much-missed David Bowie, perfectly cast as the Goblin King. Directed by Henson from a script by former Python Terry Jones, with concept art by the great Brian Froud and produced by Star Wars creator George Lucas, the film ticks all of our geek boxes wonderfully. Connelly’s selfish teen is forced on a perilous quest against the clock to rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King, traversing the eponymous Labyrinth, while the viewer is treated to some utterly ravishing visuals, special effects (that Escher-like staircase scene!) and, being Henson, also some wonderful creatures (all made for real, pre-CG days, gorgeous examples of the model and puppet-maker’s art).


For the anniversary Sony Pictures has had the film restored in ultra high-resolution 4k from the original 35mm camera negative, so we can wallow in those lavish visuals with beautiful clarity, along with a plethora of special extras, from behind the scenes featurettes to a rare on-camera interview with Connelly about the film. Titan Books also marks the thirtieth anniversary with lavishly illustrated book, Labyrinth: the Ultimate Visual History, and we have some copies of the Blu-Ray discs and the book up for grabs for a couple of lucky winners.


To be in with a chance of scoring this loot, simply email (subject: Labyrinth) by midnight on Sunday 30th of October with your contact details and the answer to the following question: What is the name of David Bowie’s Goblin King?:

A) Jareth
B) Jared
C) Jor-El



    • The winner will be drawn at random from all entries, and only they will be contacted personally. Prize must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
    • Forbidden Planet International do not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the Internet or email problems. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Entrants must supply full details as required on the competition page, and comply with all rules to be eligible for the prizes.
    • No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently.
    • Unless otherwise stated, the Competition is not open to employees of: (a) the Company; and (b) any third party appointed by the Company to organise and/or manage the Competition; and (c) the Competition sponsor(s).
    • This competition is promoted by Forbidden Planet International. Forbidden Planet International’s decision is final in every situation and no correspondence will be entered into.
    • Forbidden Planet International reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
    • Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when entering this competition.

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Joe Gordon

Joe Gordon is’s chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

2 Responses to Competitions: Win 30th anniversary Labyrinth Blu-Ray and companion book

  1. Kevin Friend says:

    Fantastic competition! Labyrinth is a brilliant movie. One of my favourites, if not my all time favourite Jim Henson movie. David Bowie was brilliant as the goblin king.

  2. Joanna Phillimore says:

    Fabulous Competition!