Once long ago, before there was such
a thing as time, the world was shrouded
Then came the splendor of light,
bringing life and love into the Universe,
and the Lord of Darkness retreated deep
into the shadows of the earth, plotting
his return to power… by banishing light
But precious light is protected,
harbored in the souls of Unicorns, the
most mystical of all creatures.
Unicorns are safe from the Lord of
Darkness, they can only be found by
the purest of mortals… Such a mortal
is Jack, who lives in solitude with the
animals of the forest.
A beautiful girl named Lily loves Jack
with all her heart. In their innocence, they
believe only goodness exists in the world.
Together they will learn there can be
no good without evil… No love without
hate… No heaven without hell… No light
The harmony of the Universe
depends upon an eternal balance. Out
of the struggle to maintain this balance
comes the birth of Legends.
One of Tom Cruise’s best films is also a bit of a cult classic. When Ridley Scott’s fantasy flick, “Legend” came out in 1985, it captured our imagination like never before. The soundtrack, the creatures, Tim Curry’s performance as “Darkness”, Mia Sara as “Princess Lili” all blended together perfectly and left us breathless and spellbound. (Yeah, we had a huge crush on Sara after this one.)
Recently the soundtrack for this film has been re-released on vinyl and to celebrate this, The Flood Gallery has asked artist Vance Kelly to create an homage to the film. The end result perfectly pays tribute to the film that is still one of our all-time favorites after all these years. Here is what The Flood Gallery had to say about the project.
To celebrate the recent vinyl reissue of the LEGEND soundtrack, The Flood Gallery will be releasing a new and exclusive print by Vance Kelly. Measuring 24 by 36”, both a regular and variant edition will be available. The regular edition features metallic gold ink, in an edition size of 100, and the variant is accented with silver, edition size of 40. Ridley Scott’s 1985 cult fantasy film LEGEND famously starred a young Tom Cruise, had two soundtracks and was represented by one of the most iconic looking horror bad-guys in the history of cinema, known as “Darkness”. The original Jerry Goldsmith score was preferred by Scott and was used in the Director’s Cut (2002) including several songs: “My True Love’s Eyes”, “Living River”, Bumps and Hollows”, “Sing the Wee” and “Reunited”.