Trivia: In the scene where you get a look at Sarah's bedroom, if you look closely you'll see that many of the objects in her room resemble people or obstacles she meets in the Labyrinth. For example the book ends holding up her books look like Hoggle, she has a toy maze (labyrinth) and the doll in the music box is dressed in the same dress she wears at the ball. The music box also plays the tune of the song that Jareth sings to her at the ball.
Trivia: More shots that Jareth's "hidden" face is visible are at the Bog of Eternal Stench. When Hoggle hangs on as Sarah tries to pull him up, he says, "Oh it doesn't matter what it's like. It's a bog of Eternal Stench." In the next wide shot when he yells, "Help." and then after the stone ground gives way under their feet, in the two wide shots, Jareth's face is seen on the jagged stone wall on the right of the screen.
Trivia: These all come straight from the Labyrinth DVD. The Goblin City required the biggest panoramic backcloth ever made. The Enchanted Forest that Sarah visits was constructed from 40,000 sprays of artificial leaves, 120 truckloads of tree branches, 1,200 turfs of grass, 850 pounds of dried leaves and 133 bags of linchen. The Shaft of Helping Hands was made up of 150 human hands as well as 200 foam rubber hands. The Bog of Eternal Stench has to be the best effect in the whole movie, it was made up of 30,000 gallons of water, mixed with a ton of celacol (stuff to thicken the water with, a paste almost) brown and blue dyes, liquid paraffin and hundreds of little glass beads were also thrown in to add to the effect.
Trivia: At the very start of the scene where Jareth gives Hoggle the 'poison' peach, there are four rocks which Hoggle walks past. They each make a part of Jareth's face- chin, nose/mouth, eyes/forehead and hair. When Jareth appears, he is leaning on one of the rocks, but from that angle, his face is no longer apparent.
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Trivia: Just after the worm says, "If she had kept on going down that way, she'd gone straight to that castle.", there is a wide shot of Sarah in the stone wall maze and Jareth's hidden face is visible on one of the straight stone walls of the maze at the upper right of the screen.
Trivia: When David Bowie is wiggling the crystal ball on his hands/fingers in front of Jennifer Connelly (the gift he offered Jennifer Connelly in the beginning of the film, so she would give up the search for her brother) it is in fact someone standing behind him whose arms are David Bowie's pretend arms, as it is very difficult to do for a 'lay' person and even the artist (who couldn't see what he was doing) wasn't perfect, as it required numerous takes to get it right.
Trivia: This is only on the DVD. As Hoggle walks off saying "There's one thing for sure, she'll never get through the labyrinth" look at the top left corner of the screen and you'll see the face of Jareth (David Bowie.) You see his face again, when Sarah and friends are walking through the forest, and Sir Didymus says "We should reach the castle well before day." Look at a tree to the right of the screen and you'll see the face.
Trivia: Jim Henson was incredibly disheartened by the critical backlash against the film (mainly aimed at its frightening imagery and simplistic story) and its failure at the box office, and it left him greatly depressed. However, shortly before he died, his son told him that the film was finally finding a strong and dedicated cult-audience thanks to its home-video releases, finally fulfilling the potential he initially saw in the film and giving him a sense of peace regarding the film. The film has since gone on to become more and more popular in the ensuing years, and is now considered something of an "80's classic" and to this day is still a hot seller on DVD and Blu-Ray.