The Jim Henson-Frank Oz collaboration of yesteryear is a lot
like ''The Lord of the Rings'' in that it features a young male on a
quest to conquer evil. Only this time, he's a puppet. Said puppet
is sent by a wise Mystic (also a puppet) on a journey to end a
thousand years of suffering at the hands of the wicked Skekses
(puppets, more of them). The look and feel of the film may seem
dated, but this live-action yet actorless exercise is distinct
enough to stand apart from typical fantasy fare.
EXTRAS The deleted scenes and making-of doc are enlightening and entertaining. However, fans will really geek out over the reproduced notepad that features Henson's original outlines and story ideas. Not that I did or anything.