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The Dark Crystal
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The Dark Crystal 1982

From Amazon: Jim Henson's fantasy epic The Dark Crystal doesn't take place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but like Star Wars it takes the audience to a place that exists only in the imagination and, for an hour and a half, on the screen. Recalling the worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien, Henson tells the story of a race of grotesque birdlike lizards called the Skeksis, gnomish dragons who rule their fantastic planet with an iron claw. A prophecy tells of a Gelfling (a small elfin being) who will topple their empire, so in their reign of terror they have exterminated the race, or so they think. The orphan Jen, raised in solitude by a race...

Directed By:
Jim HensonJim Henson
Frank OzFrank Oz
Written By:
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Jim HensonJim Henson
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The Dark Crystal Movie Review by Zara (11/24/2009)

I just watched this movie with my kid and looking up its release date stuns me. It means that I was younger than she was when my mom took me to see it in the theater and I still remember the experience. A strange mixture of magic and the concept of good and evil living within us all, this was one of Jim Henson's steps away...

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The Dark Crystal Movie Review by AJ (2/6/2007)

This is certainly one of my all-time favorite movies, and I have memories of seeing this film in the theater that are not far behind those of the first Star Wars film. The Dark Crystal tells the tale of Jen the Gelfling, the last of his kind, and the arduous journey that he faces as he seeks to find his destiny. Pretty...

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