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The Dark Crystal [DVD]

Jim Henson , Frank Oz    To Be Announced   DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Jim Henson, Frank Oz
  • Producers: Jim Henson, Gary Kurtz
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: To be announced
  • Studio: Uca
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Jun 2012
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0087EAS0S
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,135 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Jim Henson and Frank Oz, the creators of the Muppets, directed this puppet fantasy set on a planet without light. Jen, the last of an elfin race, can only restore light to the world by retrieving the missing shard of the Dark Crystal. His quest is complicated by evil forces who want to use the crystal to destroy all life.

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Dark Crystal (1985)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Maciej TOP 500 REVIEWER
This is one of the sweetest and most delightful fantasy movies EVER. It was made mainly for the young public, but I confess that although being now in the second half of my life, I still cherish this movie greatly.

So - here, instead of a barrel chested half-naked barbarian, the main hero is Jen, a Gelfling, a pixish diminutive being with delicate face, orphaned in his early childhood and raised by a race of benevolent ancient creatures, the Mystics. One day, when Jen is already a young adult, he is told, that he was chosen to accomplish a great mission - he is the one and the only one who can save the world...

Begins an incredibly perilous journey, during which he will meet a fair maiden Gelfling, find a magic item of major importance, face monsters and traitors and ultimately go to the fortress of evil, where dwells hideous Skeksis... who are desperate to catch Jen, but really not to hug him...

Well, this is the same story we all saw already dozens of time - but this one has some unique features. First - all the characters are puppets, marionettes, etc. and still look really great, even in our time of CG special effects. The music is very impressive. The vision of the world is totally unique - nothing familiar for us, Earthlings, it is clear that this story is happening long time ago, in a galaxy far far away...

The girl Gelfling is possibly one of the sweetest creatures I ever saw - she is clearly a fairy princess (and she will prove it at a moment in the movie). Jen is a very kind and quiet hero, but definitely not a whimp - and his noble attitude will impress the most hardened hearts... In one word, this movie is a monument of cinema! See it with your kid, with your date or with your dog and a beer - but see it you must!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 11 July 2014
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great dvd wort the money
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5.0 out of 5 stars When three suns align 22 Feb 2014
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Whenever you think of Jim Henson's Muppets, the fuzzy kooky variety shows and entertaining adventures of Miss Piggy, Gonzo and Kermit the Frog come to mind.

But these versatile puppets have been used for far more dramatic effects in "The Dark Crystal," an exquisite little fantasy story that happens to be entirely populated by puppets. Not a live person in sight, from start to finish. Henson and Brian Froud conjured up a gloriously detailed world -- full of fantastical flora and fauna, crystalline castles and strange creatures -- and wrapped it around a solid coming-of-age story.

On another world, there are two strange races that appeared one thouysand years ago -- the enormous, gentle, peaceful Mystics, and the nasty, vulture-like, vicious Skekses who ruin the surrounding lands. Both races are somehow connected to a massive crystal that was broken a thousand years ago, and now a shard is missing from it. What's more, three suns are about to come into conjunction, and the shard has to be back in place when that happens.

The Mystics have cared for one of the last Gelflings, an orphan named Jen whom they rescued from the insectile Garthim. As the conjunction approaches, they send him out to find the lost shard. Along the way, Jen gains the crystal shard for himself, and meets the only other living Gelfling, Kira. Now they must both evade the Skekses' Garthim henchmen and bat-winged spies, and somehow infiltrate their castle. But what will happen when the suns line up, and the crystal is completed?

Many fantasy movies slap together a story that has been told many times before, but increasingly without interest -- throw in swords, some monsters, a brave prince or farm boy, and some evil witch/queen/wizard/Dark Lord.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars yay! 24 May 2013
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came quickly and very pleased
used to watched this when I was a child
and forgot how weird and fun it was
worth a watch for a crappy dvd night in
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