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.
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 94 minutes, on the screen. Recalling the worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien, Henson tells the story of a race of grotesque bird-like lizards called the Skeksis - gnomish dragons who rule their fantastic planet with an iron claw. A prophecy tells of a Gelfling (a small elfin being) who will topple their empire, so in their reign of terror they have exterminated the race, or so they think...The orphan Jen, raised in solitude by a race of peace-loving wizards called the Mystics, embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of the Dark Crystal (which gives the Skeksis their power) and restore the balance of the universe.
Henson and co-director Frank Oz have pushed puppetry into a new direction: traditional puppets, marionettes, giant bodysuits and mechanical constructions are mixed seamlessly in a fantasy world of towering castles, simple huts, dank caves, a giant clockwork observatory and a magnificent landscape that seem to have leaped off the pages of a storybook. Muppet fans will recognize many of the voice actors--a few characters sound very close to familiar comic creations--but otherwise it's a completely alien world made familiar by a mythic quest that resonates through stories over the ages. --Sean Axmaker--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a classic of a film. Jim Henson at his best. A very clever mix of puppets, with actors controlling life size figures. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Michael
exactly what i wanted in a very good condition and arrived quicklyPublished 15 days ago by elaine lawer
Where as the Effects and Creatures of Dark Crystal are Outstanding.It was a rather muddled Film.Okay so the Beauty of it all along with the Skilled Puppetry kept you watching but... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Mrs. D. Moncrieff
a classic Henman production it is not dated at all love the baddies scexcies rulePublished 1 month ago by Mrs L Santi
If you love puppets you will love this film.A Jim Henson classic.Published 1 month ago by GlovePuppet