Monday, October 4, 2010

Guess what I'm giving away? Here's a hint: Best. Mullet. Ever. (closed)



The flowy mullet, the incredible eye make-up, the tight, tight pants.

I am talking about my childhood dream hunk, David Bowie.


Obviously.


I used to dance around the house, singing the theme song to his greatest movie at the top of my lungs.

"Dance magic!" "Dance magic!" "Dance magic!" "Dance magic!!!"

Chantel and Amber knew to run when they heard this. I took the lyrics as instructions, and liked to incorporate them into my dance moves.


As Chantel mentioned in this post, my favorite babysitter introduced me to The Labyrinth at an early age.

It was creepy and weird and strangely seductive.

Everything a 6 year old could want in a movie.

(Fun fact: this movie came out in 1986, 1 year after I was born. But I didn't see it until 5 years later. Because my parents hate art.)

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Since it's October, the perfect month for creepy movies, I am going to do a giveaway.

Right now.

For this movie:



Or this version:



(you pick)


How to enter:

Leave a comment telling me what you love/hate about this movie. Or maybe a memory about watching it.

That's it.

.....Well, ok. I'll give you some more options.

For additional entries, follow me somewhere, or share this giveaway somehow. I'll leave those details up to you.

If you are entering multiple times, be sure and leave separate comments for each entry. That way I won't miss any.

This giveaway will end on Sunday, October 10, at midnight.

And it's open to US residents only (not because I'm a hater, but because I will be using my amazon super saver shipping, and I want that part to be free).

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We have a winner! thank you all for participating, and for having such sophisticated taste in movies and music.

To see who won this giveaway, and to check out my Goblin King inspired hairdo, check out the post
 And the winner is...


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131 comments:

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

Hmmm . . .I was about 10 when this movie came out, and I saw it a bunch of times. My brother hated it and made fun of me every time I watched it.

Dixie Mom said...

You crack me up. And I had no idea you were born THE YEAR BEFORE I GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL! How on earth do you even know David Bowie? I think my college girl could use a Labrynth education....but not on blue ray...she is too poor for that! :)

The Doll said...

I loved The Labyrinth. It is one of my favorite movies. The first time I remember watching it I was around 5 or 6. I used to have Dreams/Nightmares (they weren’t scary at first but they scared me at the end) of being stuck in The Labyrinth. That is the one reoccurring dream I remember having and still have it to this day.

~~Mia~~ said...

oh my lanie, you are too funny!! never ever watched it!!! (i'm canadian, so i'm out, but you know i have to comment on every single blog post anyway) :) :) :)

Kendra and Caleb said...

Holy freaking cow! I never knew we had so much in common. Other than I was born many years before you...I love this movie. My sister and I break into that song all the time! I tried teaching it to Caleb but he just stares at me. Why did you ever move away?

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

YAY! Love that movie... hence why my cat is named Sir Didymus. ;) The dog almost was Hoggle, but then my daughter pulled a fast one and named him Mushu. Can you guess where THAT came from?

Another bit of trivia... David Bowie actually did the baby noises in Magic Dance. ;) And I was 4 when the movie came out... didn't see it till I was 15 though. ;(

You remind me of the power,
what power?
Power of the voodoo
Who do? You do
Do what? Remind me of the babe!

(longest comment ever.)

Amber Dawn said...

Oooh Oooh...SO I linked my blog up to your tinkle story below but I bet people wondered about my comment if they opened up to your labryinth story vs. your tinkle story lol. :)

Amber Dawn said...

Oh hey did that count as an entry because I want that movie badly?! :) Please say yes lol

Just Rhonda said...

You can't pick me since I live in Canada, but I thought I'd share my memory. When I was little we had taped this show off the tv and then lent the movie to someone else and they accidentally taped a football game over half of it. I was devastated!!! :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I first saw this with a friend of mine. We're both bloggers and it was the first time I'd been to her house b/c I had to travel and it was her birthday so she made us all watch it. She ADORED the movie. I really like anytime David Bowie is singing honestly. :)

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Amber said...

I haven't actually seen it but my mom loves it so I'd love to win to watch with her!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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oh, and I follow via gfc

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p.s. feel free to enter my giveaways!!

Staci J said...

Haha!! This is so fun! I actually have never seen this movie but want to, does that count:)
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Staci J said...

I'm also a follower of your blog!

jkebeans said...

I love this movie. David Bowie is the best, Jennifer Connelly comes next, and of course Hoggle and the bog of eternal stench. Lots of fun for kids and adults. The songs are really great and the muppets are fun too.

southerngirl said...

I'm pretty sure it was this movie that's given me my lifelong crush on David Bowie (Seriously! Jareth's hot!) I saw Bowie in concert (finally) on his last tour and was so sad he didn't do As the World Falls Down.

However, it's Magic Dance that I sometimes wind up singing randomly.

Mysharona said...

I loved the effects in the movie.

babytrees said...

I loved the Jim Henson Muppets in the movie

Megan A. @ Megan Homemade said...

O.M.G. I LOVE this movie!!! It's probably my favorite movie. My husband makes fun of me every time I put it in, but I don't care because it's so awesome!

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nightowl said...

I haven't seen this movie but I love creepy movies.
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dlhaley said...

What a good movie.I love the music. This would make a great gift to my granddaughter.dlhaley(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

Christine said...

OMG!!!!!!! This was one of my favorite movies of ALL time. And ironically, I was telling my 17 yr old daughter about this movie just the other day. She's never seen it and I've always wanted to sit down with her and watch it. After all, she doesn't believe me that fairies bite. LOL

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Gosfam said...

without a computer for a couple of weeks I have missed reading your blog. I love the Labrynth movie. I admit when I was younger I got nightmares a lot and some of them stemmed from this movie, but I am so over it now :) Would love to win.

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Jeannette said...

OMG love that movie! My bff and I used to watch it all the time and *giggle* at his um pants? lol

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Kimberly said...

oh my gosh, oh my gosh!!! Best.movie.ever. I also saw this for the first time when I was young and continued to repeat, "you remind me of the babe... what babe?... the babe with the power... what power?... the power of voodoo... who do?... you do... do what?... remind me of the babe!" driving everyone in my house crazy. I LOVE the little worm "'ello!" and the scariest part by far was the junkyard scene when she thinks she's back in her bedroom and then the walls cave in... AH!!! Phew.

ps. I also made a reference to this in a post I did about 2 year olds and makeup.
http://bugaboominimrme.blogspot.com/2010/04/things-my-two-year-old-taught-me-part-v.html

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caity said...

What don't I love about this movie? My favorite part is Ludo, he reminds me of a dog I had.

Kenzie said...

I was five when this movie came out, but I will admit I have never seen it. But what I do want to see if you with a mullet!

Clarissa Emily said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Labyrinth? Where do I even begin? I think I first saw it when I was 6 or 7. I remember running away into the hallway and hiding because I was so freaked out by those creepy muppets that took their heads off. I had nightmares for a couple years after that afraid they would would come out of my closet or from under my bed and try to take my head off. And for that reason, I won't let my 6-year-old watch it...yet.
BUT... I really liked Luto. He's my favorite. To this day I randomly will say "Rocks friends" or "Smell BAAAAD!" Good times.
On a side note: This was the movie my husband and I watched on our 2nd date. :)

Theresa said...

Oh my gosh! We LOVE this movie at our house. My 5 year old has been watching it since she was 3. She calls it the "save the baby" movie. And yes, Best Mullet Ever

the thrifty ba said...

never saw this movie. never.
my parents were meaner than yours.

alishka babushka said...

honestly? i have never seen this movie. ever. but that's not a huge surprise since there are a lot of movies i have never seen. you should pick me so i can see it!

Emma B. said...

LOL oh my gosh, David Bowie creeped me out so much in this movie! (especially the tight pants!) But it is a classic - we watched it all the time growing up! My favorite were all the weird looking muppets.

P.S. - Thanks for joining my new "Terrifying Tuesday" blog hop on Cheapskate 4 Life! I am your newest follower. Have a wonderful day!

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JeanHasBeenShopping said...

Bowie did rock the mullet!
I don't have a memory to share. I can't recall a darned thing about the movie to save my life. Maybe that is why I should win!

Rick Bryant said...

Jennifer Connelly was well cast.

toughturtles said...

Jennifer Connelly great job

janimal said...

Oh my! I remember when this movie came out. I grew up in England in the 70s and LURVED David Bowie. Still do. HE is the best part of the movie. Sigh.

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Fox and Amy said...

Ha--awesome! My best friend Ru is a huge Bowie fan and for years she would randomly yell "You remind me of the babe. Who? The babe with the power!" Even if we were walking down the hall at school. Good times. Love it!

mogrill said...

This movie was a huge part of my childhood. I loved it and watched the VHS hundreds of times. My daughter now loves it and we watch it about once a month...one of the best movies EVER.
Thanks for the chance.
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Bacallsmom said...

I thought it was a great movie. I especially liked these lines from the movie:

Sarah: That's not fair!
Jareth: You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is?

A bit of practical wisdom there.

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Jenn S. said...

Labryinth is one of the best movies ever!! I just love Hoggle.


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Sunnyvale said...

My daughter loved this movie, I liked the music

jmcharries said...

I remember watching this as a child. I used to watch this and The Dark Crystal all the time!

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DB said...

This isn't really about the movie seeing as I'm a young'un and utterly movie retarded, so I haven't see it. [I mean, I haven't even seen Star Wars...It shouldn't be a surprise.]

But I saw a kid with a mullet that's almost identical to that one the other day. It completely made my life. Oh, the thrills of living in the deep South.

Deb said...

I would be in Bowie heaven to win this and be able to rewatch it whenever I like!! One of my favorite movies of all. BIIIIIIIGGGGGGG Bowie fan here, going all the way back to The Man Who Sold The World. Yep, that far back.

I remember when Labyrinth came out. It was in the summer, extremely hot (kinda like this past summer ha!) and the air conditioning went out in my apartment. While they were fixing it, I went to the movies so I could at least stay cool. The matinee show was Labyrinth. I loved it SO MUCH that I sat through it TWO MORE TIMES before going home!! True story!!

Do you think Labyrinth is where J.K. Rowling got "Hogwart"?

One of many many favorite scenes in the movie: Hoggle wants payment for helping Sarah. She offers her cheap bracelet in desperation. Hoggle asks what it is, Sarah answers with a shrug, "Plastic." {{BIG GASP}} from Hoggle!! I guess plastic is rarer than diamonds in the Labyrinth. :)

"You have no power over me..." Not true. Bowie STILL has power over ME! :D

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Mia J. said...

I haven't seen this movie but my husband loved it so would like to try to win it for him.

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Stephanie said...

I remeber when I first seen this movie I was little and it scared me to death I remember snuggling up to my dad and him telling me that it was ok it's just a movie but I've now grown to love it and it always reminds me of my dad.
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Rob and Kate Taylor said...

when I was in my teens my mom would talk about this movie that would completely creep me out. The things she would say just seemed so strange ... until ... we found it!!! Labyrinth was that movie that she talked about.

You'd said that it came out in 1986 when you were 1 yet you had not seen it til' you were 5... Well I was born in 1988, and hadn't seen it til' I was 16 I think.

HILLARY said...

That is so funny, I always try to talk with my hands and quote "She chose down" and no one ever gets it!
I also try to say "Smell Bad" in the same way but it either doesn't sound the same or others just don't understand!
I haven't seen it for a very long time!
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Lucky's Luna said...

I used to watch Labyrinth a lot as a kid because it was always on TV and I remember trying to tell my parents how David Bowie is in it, after David Bowie was shown on tv for something else, and they were like no no no, he is a singer he is not an actor and being very frustrated because I knew it was him! I love all the creatures in the movie!

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For The Luv Of Boys said...

Oh I LOVE this movie!! I was JUST telling my friends that my kids haven't seen it yet and I feel guilty. My favorite part??? I love it all - especially that song. But, I love when they are going thru the Bog of Eternal Stench. It sounds like he's calling the big white dog my name - Ambrosia. lol

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Little Foots said...

Oh my! I thought I was the only one. I don't want to enter because I have 2 copies of the move but I can't help but confess to you that I ADORE David Bowie, especially in this movie. I think this movie started my attraction to him! I love your blog! =)

McKell said...

oh i love you for this!! seriously, this is one of my FAVORITE movies!!! David Bowie is a dreamboat in this :)
i love everything about this movie! i like the creepy hands..."Yes, which way?! She chose down....she chose down!!" Lol.
I hope I win!!

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Taryn LC said...

I couldn't ask for a better give away! I ADORE THIS MOVIE!!! My mom and sister do as well. :) My favorite scene is with the purple worm. Worm "'allo" Sarah "Did you just say hello?" worm "No I said 'allo, but that's close enough." LOL. I would love to have this movie for when I have my baby! (In a few months) :D Thanks!

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Becky said...

I love labrynth! Are you sure about those song lyrics, though? We always thought it was "slap that baby, make it pee!" But we were weird kids...

guru said...

When the movie came out I was the mother of 2 preschoolers. Yikes! How did that happen. Anyway, my kiddos loved this movie. My older daughter would say "Goblin King, Goblin King" and the younger one would run and hide saying "Don't take me, Goblin King!"
Now I would love to give the movie to my grand daughters. I'm sure they will love it as much as their mothers' did, way back when.

Chisum's Crew said...

I love, love, LOVE this movie! And it's all about David! :D trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Deborah Wellenstein said...

The best thing about this movie is Bowie. "As the World Falls Down"-wow!

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Nicole D. said...

My favorite part is the Bog of Eternal Stench! Smells BAAAAAD! :)

loni said...

I hate this movie, but my partner loves it...I don't know why!

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I actually haven't seen this movie, but I would love to, thanks for the chance!

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Dave said...

I love everything about this movie. It is one of my favorites, filled with imagination, wonderful amazing puppets, and wildly creative places like the Bog of Eternal Stench and the Goblin City. Jim Henson, your death was such a tragic loss to the world. I often wonder how many other treasures like Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal he might have given us had his life not been cut so tragically short. I already own Labyrinth on DVD, but would LOVE to see this film on Blu-ray! Thank you for the chance to win.

Erica C. said...

I just remember David Bowie being awesome!

Rachel said...

I love hating this movie - I would like to pair it with Grease 2 on a double feature night.

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jsc123 said...

I love Labyrinth.
My favorite was the worm on the wall who was always asking "How bout a cup of tea"

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chucosgirl said...

I absolutely love this movie my kids are 10 and 14 and i had them addicted to this when they were little they would watch it over and over again atleast 5 times a day lol. (chucosbabygirl(at)yahoo(dot)com)

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Laura said...

I loved the characters in this movie and when they would break into musical numbers. It is such a great fantasy.
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I loved the special effects! wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

iplaytrack1224 said...

Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
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Jamie said...

My college roommate had a Labyrinth poster on the wall in our room, so David Bowie stared at me every night. I had never seen the movie before, so she made me watch it and I enjoyed it very much :)

Mary said...

This is absolutely one of our favorites! It was always my daughter's favorite. It was a lot like her favorite book growing up "Outside Over There" by Maurice Sendak.

"You remind me of the babe...."

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saturdaynightfever said...

It has the presence of Bowie!

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I was in my twenties when this movie came out and I still loved it. And I think that;s my favorite part of it, it transcends age.

It was always kind of provocative, I thought, this older being (Bowie) having a thing for and underage girl. Fantasy or not that was pretty steamy.

And even though I'm not a Bowie fan, I thought he played the part well.
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coribeans said...

I was 16 when the movie came out and was an instant fan. Love, love, love David Bowie!!! I made both my kids watch the movie too. My daughter fell in love with the Goblin King, while my son and husband both think I'm off my rocker.

jandsfox_143 said...

My sister and I used to watch this when we were kids..we loved it!
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Michele said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I remember watching this movie multiple times, we even owned it when it first came out. I'll be completely honest though. I've been talking about getting this movie because, I loved it. I just don't really remember anything except those tight pants, LOL.

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Leah9114 said...

I used to watch this over and over again with my cousin when we were kids. We still sing the 'you remind me of the babe' song when we're together for laughs. That's my fave part of this movie!

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vegan4life said...

like the music ty.
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dddiva said...

We love this because David Bowie totally rocks it.

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tallcapp said...

I have never seen this movie but David Bowie is always intriguing to watch and Jennifer Connelly is such a fine actress, that I would like this DVD.

amyd said...

I remember watching it when I was younger,loved it and of course david bowie rocked!
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Janet said...

I love this movie, have seen it quite a few times. Let my niece and newphew watch it and they thought it was so funny.
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see above said...

I've always liked Labrynth because of the door knockers. I have no idea why, but they stick with me and every time I see a knocker or someone even says knocker, thats what pops into my head. This is a great giveaway, thank you. Fingers crossed :)

dlhaley said...

I love everything about this movie.

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gmmerrell said...

I was extremely terrified of this movie as a small child. I'm not sure why because when I got a little older I loved it. But I still remember being scared

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rsbryswrrl said...

I just love that David Bowie is in it.

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sweetsue said...

I am embarrassed, but I have not seen this movie. I would love to though!
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ShesAnAngel said...

I remember this movie well cause I was an 80's kid! My sister and I watched it but we had no idea how big David Bowie was at the time (dumb parents didn't explain that part!) We loved it and when my daughter was old enough, I rented it and we watched it together and now she loves it :D

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ShesAnAngel said...

I shared this giveaway on facebook, I love how you said he had the Best.Mullet.Ever. lol!

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Gianna said...

I remember being creeped out by his stretch pants as a kid LOL

Atreau said...

I remember being afraid of this movie. I remember there were muppets of some kind in it.

guettel78 said...

I remember loving this film as a kid, especially because I was drawn to Jennifer Connelly's dark beauty and mystique, but what's funny is that my memory of Labyrinth's intertwined with another Jennifer Connelly fantasy film I saw the same year, "Phenomena" (which I think had the title of "Creepers" when it was released), so my brain has mixed up the two to the point that I have a razor-wielding monkey attacking David Bowie. :) Needless to say, I need to see this movie again, and it would be awesome to do so on blu-ray. Thanks a lot!

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dvice said...

I love the actors in it

Auriette said...

I was in college when the movie came out. I really like a lot of the imagery and costumes. I remember seeing a couple who did a gorgeous reproduction of David Bowie's and Jennifer Connelly's costumes for a convention in 1986 or '88. I'm pretty sure I have the soundtrack on vinyl somewhere around here, too. I'd love to have the DVD.

Tor said...

The first time I saw this movie, it gave me nightmares. It was worse than Alice and Wonderland.

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