Enjoyable but flawed fantasy film in both it's theatrical & director's cuts. The cast is uneven, with Tom Cruise, in a rare time, uncharismatic as Jack, though he does show his physical prowess as an action star. Mia Sara, though, is angelic & tempting as Lili in a nice debut. The standout, though, is Tim Curry's brilliant performance as Darkness, who combined with Rob Bottin's brilliant make-up, creates the definitive version of the Devil. Powerful, evil yet sensual with a bit of pathos (you actually feel he has affection for Lili), he is the reason most have fond memories of this film. Behind the camera, Ridley Scott, as usual, crafts a visually stunning film but both the theatrical & director's cuts have their strengths & weaknesses. The theatrical version has a better ending and Tangerine Dream's score is more epic & unique than Jerry Goldsmith's original work (it's a fine score sounds like most other fantasy films). However, the director's cut's longer length gives better character development, along with keeping Darkness completely hidden until his full reveal, making it more impactful. It makes one wish Scott would do a 'final cut' like he did with "Blade Runner", combining the best of both versions. Nevertheless, they are both still enjoyable and while flawed, make for fine fantasy viewing.