By Richard Donner

  • Genre: Richard Donner
  • Release Date: 1985-04-12
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Director: Richard Donner
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 632 Ratings


In medieval times, a youthful pickpocket befriends a strange knight who is on a mysterious quest. This unlikely duo, accompanied by a watchful hawk, are enveloped in a magical adventure. Matthew Broderick ("The Freshman," "Glory"), Academy Award-nominee Michelle Pfeiffer ("Batman Returns," "Dangerous Minds") and Rutger Hauer ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Blade Runner") star in this medieval romantic adventure, nominated for two Academy Awards. Co-starring John Wood ("Sabrina"). Produced and directed by Richard Donner ("Maverick," "Superman"), Siskel & Ebert call this "fabulous... a magically wonderful movie... a real classic!" The Los Angeles Times says it "soars... it's enchanted, enthralling, marvelous; a bold, beautiful vision" and Gene Shalit calls it "amazing... a double popcorn picture that casts a spell, which is why 'Ladyhawke' spells pleasure."




  • 5-star movie, 1-star format

    By Mark-L
    Ladyhawke is a wonderful movie/story. It's been out on BluRay for a while now, so I'm not sure why they have refused to update the version here from the old SD 4:3 release to the widescreen HD version. I would buy it in a second if they did.
  • DON'T BUY: Great movie, unacceptable quality & format

    By Michael Corkwood
    Love this movie, but this version is terrible. It's not letterbox, but pillarbox - techically 'full screen' if your TV is from 1995 - and the quality isn't even up to SD standards - more a bad copy of a VHS cassette. Disappointed that iTunes is selling such a poor quality version in such an outdated format. Requesting a refund.
  • Decent movie ruined by presentation.

    By Swashbuckler332
    This is a good movie with some nice performances (the prog rock passages in the music score doesn’t really work, but it at least the filmmakers tried something different), but unfortunately the 4:3 pan-and-scan transfer that iTunes has is completely unwatchable in today’s day and age.
  • Fantastic

    By Calliope8
    I love the movie!!!!
  • Ladyhawke

    By cbr001
    This is an amazingly fun movie that I've loved for years. Too bad about the horrible full-screen, pan-and-scan copy. Wish I could return it. I have seen high-quality, letterboxed versions, so I know they exist. I was looking forward to watching it but was severely dissapointed.
  • Terrible Picture!

    By Shaka
    Great movie but terrible picture. it's 2019 and this movie is only available in Standard Definition. This is unacceptable and should be updated for HD or 4K.
  • Terrible print of great movie

    By Llelldorin
    Ladyhawke itself is a great movie. This is a ghastly print that looks like it was printed straight from a VHS tape—poor resolution, panned and scanned to the old NTSD 4:3 aspect ratio... just awful.
  • Where is widescreen???

    By UndeadPup
    This movie was shot in widescreen! Full screen is terrible. This needs the widescreen treatment!!!
  • Widescreen and HD version please?

    By NHL NBA
    We're is the widescreen and HD version? I mean the trailer for the movie is widescreen why can’t the movie be widescreen? I like this movie but not in full screen. So I'm not giving a full screen version 5 stars.
  • please release HD

    By jesusfreak0280
    Great movie! I want to buy but am hesitant since not available in HD.