The Dark CrystalPG

Directed by Jim Henson | UK/USA | 1982 | 1h 33m | Starring Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire

In the mystical world of Thra, young Gelfling Jen embarks on a quest to restore balance to their divided world by healing the powerful Dark Crystal. Along the way, he teams up with Kira and faces the evil Skeksis to fulfil the prophecy and save Thra from darkness. With its innovative puppetry, mythological themes, and emotional depth, Jim Henson’s fantasy has become a beloved family classic that has stood the test of time.

Reviews

‘The Dark Crystal has an ethereal alien quality to its startling visions, far removed from the Earth-bound contours of traditional fairy tales.’
★★★★
Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine

‘Although The Dark Crystal emerged from the darker side of his imagination, it’s still a mesmerising picture that will enchant older children and adults alike.’
★★★★
David Parkinson, Radio Times

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12:30

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1h 45m
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