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The Dark Crystal

(DVD - 1999)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Jen, a Gelfling (one of the last survivors of the elfin-like race), is told of a prophecy by his master, a wise and gentle mystic. Jen sets to the task of returning the crystal shard to the all powerful Dark Crystal, making it whole again, and restoring light to the world.
Title: The dark crystal
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia Tristar Home Video, 1999
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Jim Henson Productions ; directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz ; produced by Jim Henson and Gary Kurtz ; screenplay by David Odell ; story by Jim Henson
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1982
For specific features see interactive menu
"This dual layer disc contains a widescreen version which is presented in the original aspect ratio, approx 2:35:1"--Container
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Restrictions on Access: For private home use only
Summary: Jen, a Gelfling (one of the last survivors of the elfin-like race), is told of a prophecy by his master, a wise and gentle mystic. Jen sets to the task of returning the crystal shard to the all powerful Dark Crystal, making it whole again, and restoring light to the world.
ISBN: 0767821653
9780767821650
Branch Call Number: DVD Action DARK
Credits: Executive producer, David Lazer ; music, Trevor Jones.
Performers: Voices: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire.
Study Program: Gozalz
System Details: DVD
Other Language: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Subject Headings: Elves Drama Mystics Drama Crystals Drama
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Fantasy films
Children's films
Science fiction films
Topical Term: Elves
Mystics
Crystals
Publisher No: 02849 Columbia Tristar Home Video
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Meet the darker side of Henson. A beautiful film.


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Jul 30, 2014
  • DYLANNANOLAN rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

good vs evil

Jan 10, 2014
  • aurora625 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Love, love, love it!!! The storyline, the music, everything. Own it of course. Just relax and let your imagination flow with this one. Beautifully done.

May 17, 2012
  • TubbyTabby rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I first decied to watch this film when I heard the theme song on YouTube and thought, "that must be a great film." Well, certainly, it's a good film, but not as grand as the theme song might suggest. Okay, so it's not the Muppets: instead, this is a tolkienian quest fantasy. It's a very incredible film, and certainly better and more imaginative and than any kid's movies released today![Albiet, it's not as "dark" as the critics suggest]. Despite that, this is still an overral hit and miss. the film is a bit too fast-paced, and ther is kind've a lack of emotion. The characters basically retain monotone expressions throughout the entire film, for example. Despite that, I reccomend watching it.

Sep 25, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is simple, classic story of good versus evil that is only strengthened by the fact that late great and very skilled puppeteer Jim Henson was behind it. This is one of those movies that I think everyone should see at least once, and you will either love it or hate it. I would recommend this to fans of fantasy adventure type flicks.

Aug 20, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was a fantastic movie! The puppets and puppetry were amazing. The story was a great one and the voice cast did a fabulous job. I really enjoyed this film. And for a bonus, the special features on disk two were excellent. I loved learning about how the movie was made. NOTE: Parents should note the PG rating. Some of the puppets and some of the action might be too scary for young children.

Jul 27, 2011
  • wgrien rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Soo boring...

Mar 05, 2010
  • duende rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Nothing else like it. the puppet's are incredible. Eye candy for sure.

Nov 11, 2009
  • Kuma rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is an old favourite of mine!

Feb 13, 2009
  • DavidB rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A Haiku for Jim Henson and Frank Oz:

Why is there no shrine
Made of gold or foam to you
There’s one in my heart

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Sep 25, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Aug 20, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

jgrnlees thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Sep 25, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.

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Sep 25, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Sep 25, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Aughra: End, begin, all the same. Big change. Sometimes good. Sometimes bad.

Sep 25, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Jen: Where are we?
Kira: Safe.
Jen: I don't think anywhere is safe any more.

Sep 25, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Jen: Wings? I don't have wings!
Kira: Of course not. You're a boy.

Sep 25, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Jen: The prophecy didn't say anything about this!
Kira: Prophets don't know everything!

Sep 25, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Historian: Hold her to you, for she is part of you, as we all are part of each other.

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Sep 25, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The Dark Crystal Trailer

Aug 20, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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