The Dark Crystal

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The last of the Gelfings, Jen and Kira join forces and embark on a dangerous journey to "heal" a precious Dark Crystal and restore order to their planet.


  • Jim Henson
  • Kathryn Mullen
  • Frank Oz
  • Dave Goelz
  • Steve Whitmire
  • Louise Gold
  • Brian Muehl
  • Bob Payne
  • Mike Quinn
  • Tim Rose

Did You Know?


  • This movie made slightly over forty million dollars from a fifteen million dollar budget. Many parents felt the movie was too scary for their children.
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  • When Jen and Kira are climbing into the Castle via the water duct, Kira bumps her head on the tooth of the water-spouting gargoyle.
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    • Jen: The prophecy didn't say anything about this!
    • Kira: Prophets don't know everything!
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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)