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The Dark Crystal
The Dark Crystal
Actors: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire
Directors: Jim Henson, Frank Oz
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
PG     1999     1hr 33min

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, ...  more »

     

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Actors: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire
Directors: Jim Henson, Frank Oz
Creators: Bruce Sharman, David Lazer, Duncan Kenworthy, Gary Kurtz, David Odell
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, 3-6 Years, 7-9 Years, 10-12 Years, Fantasy
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/05/1999
Original Release Date: 12/17/1982
Theatrical Release Date: 12/17/1982
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Member Movie Reviews

Nick W. (Nick1899) from FORT WORTH, TX
Reviewed on 4/29/2014...
This is an important movie to add to my collection. It was a staple to my childhood and I simply had to have it. It's almost like watching the Muppets on acid. It's great for families and the kid in all of us. It puts us in the middle of a world clearly not our own and takes us on a journey we do not expect. Congrats to Jim Hensons studios for making something that sticks with us that know from our youth. It goes hand in hand with Labyrinth. A must have.
Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL
Reviewed on 3/29/2014...
This movie was very well done. I saw it at the theatre and had to have it in my library when it was released.
Cathleen W. (meionnamei) from OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
Reviewed on 2/13/2011...
I hadn't seen this since I was a child. It had been so long ago when I saw it that when I ordered this and started watching it, it was like I was experiancing it for the first time. It was all new and magical to me. Despite it being made in the eighties, the imagery and storyline and puppetering can still be apreciated today. I believe that they were ahead of their time when they made Dark Crystal that i doupt at the time that they knew what they had on their hands. And I strongly hope that no one goes and makes a remake of Dark Crystal. They would ruined everything and the magic of this little film. Five stars I gave it because it deserves it.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
ROBIN D. (springbird43) from ROCKFORD, IL
Reviewed on 10/1/2010...
what can I say muppets!love all the different characters
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

A true fantasy classic that looks born anew on blu-ray
D. White | NY USA | 03/28/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The timeless excellence of this fantasy classic has been well-described over the decades, so instead this quick little review will just make notes regarding the recent blu-ray incarnation.

Put simply, the film overall looks incredibly sharp, colorful, and vibrant. Swords gleam with the sharpest of edges, the most exquisite details of the often ornate clothing become clear, forests burst in luxuriant green. The age of the film is still treated with appropriate respect, as film grain can be seen in wider outside daytime shots that always make it more visible, as well as occasional flat grey-suffused zones where background art was later overlaid. I can't imagine a better balance in bringing an older movie to--not just adequate, but top-flight--blu-ray quality while staying so true to the original state.

Audio is also nicely improved in terms of clarity for the blu-ray, though there is less opportunity for improvement here than for the visuals. In addition, a great many welcome extras complete the package. Highlights from the past include the nearly one-hour archival documentary "The World of the Dark Crystal", an aged but still entertaining and thorough look behind the scenes of the original film production.

Finally, there are a few blu-ray specific extras. Best of these is the superb "Storyboard Track - Picture-in-Picture" function, wherein panels will pop onscreen (such as "Concept Art - The Castle of the Crystal") to provide background info or concept art for immediate comparison to the currently playing scene."