The Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal

A FILM BY: Jim Henson, Frank Oz
WRITTEN BY: David Odell (screenplay), Jim Henson (story)
STARRING: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz

70mm Blowup with Magnetic Sound from Universal

A young Gelfling named Jen sets out to restore order to his planet by recovering a glass shard from the broken and powerful Dark Crystal. A delightfully creepy collaboration between Jim Henson and Frank Oz, THE DARK CRYSTAL presents a darker side of the muppets and features some of the bet animatronics of the '80s (which still hold up beautifully today). Variety noted the film was a welcome lesson in morality for parents and children alike, and "the outstanding character is the Aughra, an ancient one-eyed harridan of an oracle who somehow reminds one of a truly blowsy Shelly Winters."

Technical Information

Production Year: 1982
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 93 mins
Format: 70mm