Of course, you can’t talk about Ladyhawke without talking about the soundtrack. It is officially by Andrew Powell, but I think of it as an Alan Parsons Project album. I unironically love it, I used to have it on cassette tape and listened to it endlessly. But it’s hard to deny that it is pretty much completely inappropriate for the movie. So that puts a lot of people off of Ladyhawke completely.
I think Ladyhawke is great; Broderick is funny, Hauer is grim, Pfeiffer is sad and mysterious, John Wood is sinister. The script is great, it has a wonderful symmetry to it, even if the ending is a bit trite.
But now let’s talk about Flesh & Blood. This is the movie that started a lifelong obsession with Jennifer Jason Leigh, who, as far as I am concerned can do no wrong, so shut up! This movie is so over-the-top bonkers crazy (as you would expect from a Veerhoven film). The plague dogs! The crazy inventions! It’s just brutal and dirty and awesome.