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The Dark Crystal (1982)

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Starring (View all)
Jim Henson Jim Henson
Jen, a Gelfling
Kathryn Mullen Kathryn Mullen
Kira, a Gelfling
Frank Oz Frank Oz
Aughra, a Keeper Of Secrets
Dave Goelz Dave Goelz
Fizzgig, a Friendly Monster
Steve Whitmire Steve Whitmire
Scientist
Louise Gold Louise Gold
Gourmand (performer)
Brian Muehl Brian Muehl
Ornamentalist
Bob Payne Bob Payne
Historian, Scrollkeeper


Written by
Jim Henson Jim Henson
(story)


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10 years, 8 months ago at Sep 15 5:32
Clean movie - watched as a family. Jim Henson did a great job! Probably too scary for young kids. My 9 & 12 loved it. There is almost 1 hour of behind the scenes (in the extras section) which really shows what went into the making of this film. That part was EXTREMELY good. I let my kids see a couple of the characters from the behind the scenes section first, so they would appreciate the movie a l... read more

A classic

9 years, 7 months ago at Oct 3 14:47
Since I kept hearing good things about this flick, I got really intrigued and I definitely wanted to check it out. Eventually, I really did like it a lot but, somehow, it didn’t really blew me away though. First of all, on a technical level, it was indeed a really impressive feature. Indeed, those puppets and the sets just looked great and I really enjoyed the creatures, the characters and, basi... read more

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7 years, 3 months ago at Jan 25 14:15
Its been a LONG LONG time since i last seen this movie i couldnt even really remember what it was about other then it had puppets and was directed by Jim Henson oh yeah also it was about a crystal. The movie for only being 1 and a half hours fells more like two hours long with the slow build up begining that sets the story for the later half of the movie. Givin the limitations of what they were d... read more
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Description: Jim Henson's fantasy epic The Dark Crystal doesn't take place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but like Star Wars it takes the audience to a place that exists only in the imagination and, for an hour and a half, on the screen. Recalling the worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien, Henson tells the story of a race of grotesque birdlike lizards called the Skeksis, gnomish dragons who rule their fantastic planet with an iron claw. A prophecy tells of a Gelfling (a small elfin being) who will topple their empire, so in their reign of terror they have exterminated the race, or so they think. The orphan Jen, raised in solitude by a race of ... (more)
Release date: 17 December 1982
UPC: 043396028494
Tags: Fantasy (25), Adventure (12), Muppets (10), Magic (9), 1982 (9), Family (8), 1980s (8), Puppets (7), Epic (6), Quest (6), Jim Henson (6), Crystal (4), Animation (4), Surrealism (4), Relic (3), Animated (3), Journeying (3), Innocence (2), Children's (2), Puppet (2)
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"As with The NeverEnding Story, I had a love hate relationship, with this movie. For many, many, mean, reasons. First, there is the Skeksis, then there are scenes were the Podlings, get tortured, then there is a dinning room scene, and the Garthim. To, me back then, the movie was like one big, Muppet filled snuff film. Oh, they definitely got the dark part, of the title right. "


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