The Dark Crystal (1982)
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. Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
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Netflix to Release Dark Crystal Prequel Series 05/18/2017 1:21 PM EDT
Netflix will be releasing The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, the prequel series to the 1982 Jim Henson film, The Dark Crystal, with production beginning this fall. The series will be comprised of 10 episodes and will take place long before the film's timeline. It will feature the famous creatures from Jim Henson's Creature Shop with the Jim Henson company producing. Louis Leterrier will be dire... More>>
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