The Dark Crystal

 

 

synopsis

Jim Henson ventures into Tolkien territory in his all-Muppet fantasy feature The Dark Crystal. The titular Crystal maintains equilibrium in a mythical kingdom. When the Crystal is broken, the evil Skeksis take over, killing off the good-guy Gelflings and enslaving everyone else. Two of the Gelflings have survived: Jen was raised by the all-knowing Mystics, while Kira grew up amongst the swamp-dwelling Podlings. Jen and Kira join forces to “heal” the precious Dark Crystal and restore order to their world. Adults may find the whole affair a little precious, while children may be disturbed by the film’s mortality rate.

cast:

Jim Henson ; Kathryn Mullen ; Frank Oz ; Dave Goelz ; Steve Whitmire ;

crew:

Lew Grade (executive producer) ; Jim Henson (producer) ; Duncan Kenworthy (associate producer) ; Gary Kurtz (producer) ; David Lazer (executive producer) ; Bruce Sharman (associate producer); Trevor Jones (Music) ; Oswald Morris (Cinematography)

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