- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: PG
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 14, 2007
- Originally Released: 1982
- Label: Sony Pictures
- 2-Disc Set
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Japanese
- Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned
- Subtitles - English, French, Japanese - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Brian Froud
- Documentary: Making of "The World of the Dark Crystal"
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Character Designs
- Work Print Scenes
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 12/15/1982
"...A dazzling technological and artistic achievement by a band of talented artists and performers..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/28/2003
"...This live-action yet actorless exercise is distinct enough to stand apart from typical fantasy fare..."
A fantastical, puppet-filled adventure, this tale co-directed by Muppet creator Jim Henson and Frank Oz reveals the story of Jen, a young Gelfling boy chosen by prophecy to mend the Dark Crystal, which broke 1,000 years ago and plunged the land under the dominion of the evil, quarrelsome Skeksis. Fearing the prophecy, whose fulfillment would mean the end of their reign, the Skeksis exterminated the Gelflings--all but Jen and Kira, a girl he meets on his journey to the crystal. Pursued by the Skeksis and their dark creatures, Jen and Kira race to the crystal, even as their time runs out.
Family (General) |
Fantasy Worlds |
- THE DARK CRYSTAL was co-director Frank Oz's first directorial effort.
- Co-directors Frank Oz and Jim Henson were famous for playing Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, respectively, in Muppet performances.
- Jim Henson and his Creature Shop based the film's characters on designs by fantasy artist Brian Froud.