Carpenter’s most underrated, possibly best feature finally receives its due at the hands of Shout! Factory.
It belongs in the same bucket as another unfairly maligned 1986 mythical fantasy with a bad script, The Golden Child.
It laughs at its hero, but recognizes that he is a hero nonetheless.
The awe-inspiring camerawork combines gorgeous color, expansive landscapes, and a set of beautifully incorporated symbols.
One of cinema’s greatest cinematographic performances combines with a director’s epic vision and superb craftsmanship to create a visual masterpiece.