Dark Crystal

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Enjoy incredible footage from the Henson archives in this 2-disc 25th Anniversary Edition of The Dark Crystal. Travel back in time to the faraway planet of Thra. Cheer on the Mystics as they fight to overthrow the evil Skeksis and take back control of their planet! When Jen, a member of the Gelfling tribe, sets out to find the crystal's missing shard, his dangerous journey brings him face to face with monsters at every turn. Determined to restore peace to their planet, Jen will not back down! From the brilliant imagination of Jim Henson, this masterpiece of animation recounts the timeless tale of good vs. evil and has become a cult favorite of children and grown-ups alike!

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Studio Sony
SKU 204714427
UPC 043396185807
UPC 14 00043396185807
Format DVD
Release Date 8/14/2007
Rating Rating
Actors
Name Henson,Jim
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Cast & Crew
Brian Ackland-Snow, et. al. - Art Director
Dave Goelz - Voice Of
David Lazer - Executive Producer
David Odell - Screenplay
Frank Oz - Voice Of
Harry Lange - Production Designer
Jim Henson - Based On Story By
Jim Henson - Producer
Jim Henson - Voice Of
Jim Henson, et. al. - Director
Kathryn Mullen - Voice Of
Oswald Morris - Cinematographer
Ralph Kemplen - Editor
Trevor Jones - Original Music By
Awards
Nominee (1984) British Academy Awards, Roy Field, et. al., Best Special Visual Effects
Reviews
ReviewSource Variety
Review The Dark Crystal, besides being a dazzling technological and artistic achievement by a band of talented artists and performers, presents a dark side of Muppet creators Jim Henson and Frank Oz that could teach a lesson in morality to youngsters at the same time it is entertaining their parents...While there is plenty of humor in the film, it is actually an allegory of the triumph of good over evil, of innocence over the wicked...The creation of a small world of memorable characters is the main contribution of Henson and Oz. The outstanding character is the Aughra, an ancient one-eyed harridan of an oracle who somehow reminds one of a truly blowsy Shelley Winters.
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ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource DVD Town
Review A fantasy film noir. The Muppets on steroids. The Brothers Grimm through the eyes of Edgar Allan Poe. Directors Jim Henson and Frank Oz produced a fairy-tale tour de force in their 1982 release, "The Dark Crystal," featuring amazingly intricate inventions from the Creature Shop, imaginative sets, dark landscapes, and a bleak, moody atmosphere. All for the good...When the prophecy is finally fulfilled, the good and bad factions literally reunite into one and turn into creatures who look suspiciously like Don King. It was a long time coming, but that final shot amused me. Perhaps it's not enough to recommend a whole show, but it's more than a lot of films provide in their entirety. "The Dark Crystal" is imaginative and inventive in appearance, if not in action. However, if the film's "look" alone can sustain you for an hour and a half, you'll have a good time.
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Reviewer John J. Puccio
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Anniversary Edition, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, French, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Henson,Jim
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Boston Globe ...The Dark Crystal is fantastic!
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Elaborate fantasy...with imaginative [characters].
Mike Pinsky, Daily Reviews ...Jim Henson's most inspired and ambitious work.
Vincent Canby, The New York Times Significant and timeless!
Washington Post ...a one-of-a-kind imaginative marvel...

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