The Dark Crystal
Release: December 17, 1982
Release: December 17, 1982

Another planet, another time. 1000 years ago the Dark Crystal was damaged by one of the Urskeks and an age of chaos began. Now the time of the great conjunction of the three suns is near. If the crystal is not healed now the control of the evil Skekses will last forever. Jen the last of the Gelfings nearly exterminated by monsters controlled by the Skekses starts his dangerous journey to find the missing shard of the crystal. Will he be able to heal the crystal and restore order on the planet?

Aughra: "Gelfling come! Make you crawl like the worms you are! -Aughra"
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Urskeks: "Now, we leave you the Crystal of Truth. Make your world in its light. -Urskeks"
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Aughra (to Jen): "Are you afraid of me? Hm? Think I'm going to eat you? -Aughra (to Jen)"
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Jen: "When single shines the triple sun, what was sunderred and undone, shall be whole, the two made one, by Gelfling hand or else by none. -Jen"
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Dying Emperor: "I...I....I......I......I am still....the....Em...per...or.....gaaaaaaaah..... -Dying Emperor"
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Chamberlain Skekzy: "Please! Please make peace!! PLEASE!! -Chamberlain Skekzy"
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Chamberlain Skekzy: "MmmmmmMMMMMMMMMMmmmm!! -Chamberlain Skekzy"
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Kira.: "I thought I was the only one. -Kira."
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Jen: "You're a gelfling? I thought I was the only one. -Jen"
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Aughra: "Ya look like Gelfling... SMELL like Gelfling... maybe y'ARE Gelfling! -Aughra"
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Aughra: "What was sundered and undone shall be whole - the two made one. -Aughra"
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Aughra: "THE GREAT CONJUNCTION IS THE END OF THE WORLD! Or the beginning. Hm! -Aughra"
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General: "Trial by stone! -General"
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Jen & Kira: "Wings? I don't have wings. Of course not. . .you're a boy. -Jen & Kira"
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10 years, 6 months ago
Don't know what was scarier the Skeksis or the big Bug Thingies, one of the last live puppetry films ever made. This was rather disturbing for a kids film, especially when they drained essence from the poor little elf creature and his eyes turned white and lifeless.
    11 years, 6 months ago
    This is definately one of the best Fantasy films of the 80s.
    No humans, beautiful sets, all puppets, and a fantasitc score by Trevor Jones. This film should've been considered a revolutionizer!
      12 years, 6 months ago
      My drama teacher in highschool forced us to watch this and I hated it, but my friends and I kept imitating and laughing about those noises the lizard things kept making.
        12 years, 6 months ago
        Well, This is the first movie to completely use realistic puppets by Jim Henson's Creature Shop without a single real human or animal character at all. This is a movie in which no humans realistic muppets created from cloth and foam latex or so.
          12 years, 8 months ago
          i totally love this movie a sequels comin out!
            12 years, 9 months ago
            I like this movie! I like the Skeksises.
              13 years, 5 months ago
              This is one of my all time favorite movies.
                13 years, 7 months ago
                This movie gave me the willies!!! even though i remember watching it so many times. al the puppet looking things...weird. i had the book that had the tape to it and i would read it all the time...good movie though =-)
                  13 years, 7 months ago
                  Loved this movie as a kid. The skeses were nasty! So awesome. I kinda always wished the mystics had a little more GRRRRRR ya know they were kinda bland.
                    13 years, 10 months ago
                    loved dis movie whe i was little i always thought the jim henson muppets were real lol he always did such a good job on his characters
                      14 years ago
                      Is scared the crap out of me as a kid too. Especially the Skeksis. But as I grew up it became one of my favourite movies. Glad I bought it on DVD with all the special features.
                        14 years, 6 months ago
                        loved this movie
                          14 years, 7 months ago
                          They are not remaking it. They are making a sequel called "The Power of the Dark Crystal." It should be out in theaters sometime in 2008.
                            14 years, 8 months ago
                            This movie was creepy as hell, I heard they're making a remake! Hmmmmmm, I wonder if it will be any good.
                              14 years, 9 months ago
                              omg i remember this show it was awsome lol a bit scary at 1st but thn it was awsome
                                14 years, 10 months ago
                                This movie always scared the sh*t out of me as a child. I was a big fan of "Labyrinth" but I dont think their in the same league at all.
                                  14 years, 11 months ago
                                  I loved the Landstriders and the Gelflings, liked the Podlings but they were kinda annoying lol, hated the Skekses and they were creepy.
                                    15 years, 1 month ago
                                    Sorry, Crystle. That movie is Labyrinth. I sure miss this movie. It's on DVD, but unfortunately, it's widescreen.
                                      15 years, 9 months ago
                                      The second trailer of The Dark Crystal that is listed was a cool trailer debuting it's re-release on video and it's first release onto DVD.

                                      I remember there was a simalar trailer with Jim Henson's other fantasy adventure movie, Labyrinth. A trailer that debuted it's re-release on video and first time on DVD.

                                      In fact when I sent movie trialers to RetroJunk, I sent that Labyrinth trailer. I hope it'll be posted sometime soon...
                                        15 years, 9 months ago
                                        I just bought this movie a week a go an 2 disc special edition.
                                        and i must say that this was a fantastic movie.
                                          15 years, 10 months ago
                                          When i see it now i think its amazing a great adventure! I couldnt watch it when i was younger tho! Scared the sh!t out of me!!
                                            15 years, 11 months ago
                                            love this movie, saw it for the first time just recently. but a new found classic in m book
                                              16 years ago
                                              This was, and still is, one of my favorite all time movies. I read the novelization before i watched the movie (on HBO i think), and they both fit together to create a stunning masterpeice.
                                                16 years, 1 month ago
                                                I almost always have time to watch this. It's really well done but on TV it looks like it's claymation and in the theaters it was puppets.
                                                  16 years, 1 month ago
                                                    16 years, 4 months ago
                                                    A very disturbing but yet delightful movie!
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