Labyrinth at 30: Everything you need to know about Jim Henson's fantasy classic

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Jul 7, 2016, 4:17 PM EDT

Jim Henson's Labyrinth didn't make much of a mark at the box office when it hit theaters in 1986, and it currently sits at a paltry $12.7 million in lifetime ticket sales, according to Box Office Mojo. But, in this case, money doesn't tell the whole story, as the film has become a massive cult classic with the geek community.

And why not? It features creative design from Henson and his team, a young Jennifer Connelly in only her fourth film role, and, most importantly, the immortal David Bowie in a bizarre and amazing turn as Jareth, the Goblin King. Plus, that soundtrack -- try saying, "You remind me of the babe!" in fan circles and see what happens.

It's hard to believe it's been 30 years since this gem first whisked us away to its whimisical fantasy kingdom, but chilly down and don't let the inevitable passage of time get your goat -- instead, join Blastr for a celebration of Labyrinth with a look back at all the trivia you need to know in our latest Blastr to the Past video!

Labyrinth At 30