Dark Crystal (Blu-ray)

Directed By: Frank Oz Jim Henson

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A gem of a fantasy movie

on 5/17/2012

Directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. This was a masterpiece delivered by Henson's Creature Shop. Visually brilliant. Musically brilliant. The story is also genius. Big feelings in a surreal fantasy world. For adults or the kids (some dark profanity IS NOT suitable for younger children.) Made of puppets and artifical landscapes. If you liked the Lord of the Rings films, you'll love this rare gem. It's like getting lost in a dream, and you won't want to leave. Read More

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Studio Sony
SKU 211314243
UPC 043396196841
UPC 14 00043396196841
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 8/3/2010
Rating Rating
Family (General)
Fantasy Worlds
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Featuring fantastical puppet flora and fauna from Muppet man Jim Henson, this dark but wonderful children's movie follows Jen and Kira, two young Gelflings who are the last of their kind, as they try to fulfill the prophecy of the Dark Crystal. Jen's wise master reveals on his deathbed that only a Gelfling will mend the crystal that cracked 1,000 years ago and placed the land under the dark rule of the evil, selfish Skeksis. To break the prophecy, the Skeksis killed all the Gelflings, and only Jen and Kira escaped their wrath. Now, though, Jen and Kira must journey into the heart of the Skeksis castle to reach the crystal and return the land to its former goodness.^Like all good children's movies, THE DARK CRYSTAL contains enough scary elements to keep the tension tight and the kids enthralled, while the puppet mastery will impress and tickle adults. THE DARK CRYSTAL was the first co-directorial effort of Frank Oz, who went on to direct THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, IN & OUT, and BOWFINGER, among many other comedies.
Plot Summary
Summary A fantastical, puppet-filled adventure, this tale co-directed by Muppet creator Jim Henson and Frank Oz reveals the story of Jen, a young Gelfling boy chosen by prophecy to mend the Dark Crystal, which broke 1,000 years ago and plunged the land under the dominion of the evil, quarrelsome Skeksis. Fearing the prophecy, whose fulfillment would mean the end of their reign, the Skeksis exterminated the Gelflings--all but Jen and Kira, a girl he meets on his journey to the crystal. Pursued by the Skeksis and their dark creatures, Jen and Kira race to the crystal, even as their time runs out.
Variety "...A dazzling technological and artistic achievement by a band of talented artists and performers..." 12/15/1982
Entertainment Weekly "...This live-action yet actorless exercise is distinct enough to stand apart from typical fantasy fare..." 11/28/2003 p.107
Frank Oz
Jim Henson
Name Henson,Jim
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Cast & Crew
David Odell - Screenwriter
Gary Kurtz - Producer
Jim Henson - Screenwriter
Frank Oz - Director
Jim Henson - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1982
Catalog ID 19684
UPC 00043396196841
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 93 minutes
Color Color
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, French, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled
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Video Format Blu-Ray

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