David Bowie’s Jareth is a loud character in Labyrinth. I don’t mean vocally, I mean visually. He’s got the big 80’s hair, his juggling crystal balls, the ability to turn into an owl, and dare we mention his three-dimensional crotch? The image of Jareth is so striking, it’s almost as if he’s visible throughout the whole movie, even in scenes where his character doesn’t even appear.
Actually, that’s exactly the case.
It seems that David Bowie’s visage makes several appearances in some blink-and-you’ll-miss-it scenes. And it apparently took us 27 years to notice.
Thanks to our pal Scott Hanson at the Muppet Wiki (and ToughPigs!), we have hi-res images and timecodes for seven of these hidden faces. Give each of the pictures below a click and see if you can find
So now the question is: What does it mean? Is Sarah going crazy, seeing the face of her pursuer everywhere? Is the labyrinth inside Jareth’s mind? Is David Bowie just completely egotistical? Did he bribe the production designer? Hypothesize at your own risk.
Once again, many thanks to Scott Hanson for the screengrabs! Click here to search for the hidden Bowie crotches on the ToughPigs forum!
by Joe Hennes – Joe@ToughPigs.com