The Dark Crystal

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.

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Film Cast:

  • Jen / High Priest, Ritual Master: Jim Henson
  • Kira, a Gelfling: Kathryn Mullen
  • Aughra, a Keeper of Secrets / Chamberlain: Frank Oz
  • Fizzgig, a Friendly Monster / General, Garthim Master: Dave Goelz
  • Scientist (voice): Steve Whitmire
  • Gourmand: Louise Gold
  • Ornamentalist / Urzah / Dying Master: Brian Meehl
  • Jen (voice): Stephen Garlick
  • Kira (voice): Lisa Maxwell
  • Aughra (voice): Billie Whitelaw
  • Fizzgig (voice): Percy Edwards
  • Chamberlain / Podling (voice): Barry Dennen
  • Additional Performer: Deep Roy
  • Additional Performer: Kiran Shah
  • Additional Performer: Jack Purvis
  • Historian, Scroll Keeper: Bob Payne
  • General (voice): Michael Kilgarriff
  • Historian (voice): John Baddeley
  • Slave Master (voice): David Buck
  • Treasurer (voice): Charles Collingwood
  • Urzah (voice): Sean Barrett
  • Podling (voice): Miki Iveria
  • Podling (voice): Patrick Monckton
  • Podling (voice): Susan Westerby
  • Narrator / Urskeks (voice): Joseph O’Conor
  • Gourmand (voice): Thick Wilson

Film Crew:

  • Producer: Gary Kurtz
  • Stunts: Kiran Shah
  • Editor: Ralph Kemplen
  • Original Music Composer: Trevor Jones
  • Special Effects: James Acheson
  • Director: Frank Oz
  • Set Decoration: Peter Young
  • Art Direction: Terry Ackland-Snow
  • Music Editor: Michael Clifford
  • Director of Photography: Oswald Morris
  • Supervising Art Director: Charles Bishop
  • Art Direction: Brian Ackland-Snow
  • Art Direction: Malcolm Stone
  • Set Designer: Richard Holland
  • Screenplay: David Odell
  • Story: Jim Henson
  • Executive Producer: David Lazer
  • First Assistant Director: Dusty Symonds
  • Costume Design: Brian Froud
  • Production Design: Harry Lange
  • Choreographer: Jean-Pierre Amiel
  • Camera Operator: Derek V. Browne
  • Music Editor: Dina Eaton
  • Sound Editor: Nicholas Stevenson
  • Art Direction: John Marshall
  • Dialogue Editor: Brian Mann
  • Wardrobe Supervisor: Betty Adamson
  • Production Coordinator: Bi Benton
  • Draughtsman: Reg Bream

Movie Reviews:

  • 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 not a fan of that argument. As older movies can still hold up even though they have the same overarching story as the movies in the genre that succeed them. This one, I didn’t feel like had any real differences except it was done with puppets. The fact that you have puppets in a movie should not be the selling point. The selling point should be that you can use those puppets to tell a better story.

    In summation. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t all that good. It was right in the middle of the road for a movie.

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