The Dark Crystal

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On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race of Skeksis find and use the crystal for evil.

  1. David Odell


  2. Frank Oz


  3. Jim Henson


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  1. Jim Henson

    Jim Henson


  2. Kathryn Mullen

    Kathryn Mullen


  3. Frank Oz

    Frank Oz

    Aughra, A Keeper Of Secrets / Chamberlain

  4. Dave Goelz

    Dave Goelz

    Fizzgig, A Friendly Monster

  5. Steve Whitmire

    Steve Whitmire


  6. Brian Muehl

    Brian Muehl


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 33m

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $40,577,001.00

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Release Information

  • December 17, 1982
    PG, Theatrical



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A review by Datapotomus

By Datapotomus

Some old things just don’t really hold up.

I was hoping that this movie was going to be a lot better than it was. To myself, I thought it would be great as this was one of Jim Henson’s more notable films. However, the story didn’t really grip me all that much. That could be because today we have a ton of these movies. The one where the is the hero who must overcome an orphan story to become the hero that they are today.

However today, that has been all, but played. There could be the argument that it wasn’t done at the time all that well, and that is why this movie is good. However, I’m... read the rest.

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