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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 so restore order to his world.


  • John Baddeley
  • Stephen Garlick
  • David Buck
  • Barry Dennen
  • Percy Edwards
  • Michael Kilgarriff
  • Lisa Maxwell
  • Brian Muehl
  • Jerry Nelson
  • Joseph O'Conor

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Imagine for a moment Lord of the Rings peformed by puppets and hydraulically operated monsters against a background of realistic fantasy, and you have an idea of The Dark Crystal. It's the kind of film that children may take for granted, but that adults are transfixed by; there is much oohing and aahing in the seats. [20 Dec 1982, p.B8]

Metacritic review by Bill Cosford
Bill Cosford
Miami Herald

The Dark Crystal sees through a dark crystal: There is much to marvel at, but there is much that is obscure, and much that may not be there at all. [17 Dec 1982]

Metacritic review by Jay Scott
Jay Scott
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)