Dark Crystal (1982)
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Another world. Another time... In the age of wonder.
|Gelfings attempt to save the world from evil in this elaborate fantasy. Special features: dual layer widescreen version, subtitles: english, spanish, the world of dark crystal documentary, character profiles and drawings, deleted scenes, alternate language sequences, talent files and much more.|
Editor's NoteFeaturing 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.
Cast & Crew
|Frank Oz - Director|
|Jim Henson - Director|
|Oswald Morris - Director of Photography|
|David Lazer - Executive Producer|
|Trevor Jones - Musical Score|
|Gary Kurtz - Producer|
|Jim Henson - Producer|
|David Odell - Screenplay|
|Jim Henson - Story|
Plot SummaryA 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.
British Academy Awards (1984)
|Roy Field, Brian Smithies, Ian Wingrove, Nominee, Best Special Visual Effects|