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The Dark Crystal Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

[[Performer~P94083~Jim Henson~jimhenson]] ventures into [[Performer~P311280~Tolkien~jrrtolkien]] territory in his all-Muppet fantasy feature The Dark Crystal. The titular Crystal maintains equilibrium in a mythical kingdom. When the Crystal is broken, the evil Skeksis take over, killing off the good-guy Gelflings and enslaving everyone else. Two of the Gelflings have survived: Jen was raised by the all-knowing Mystics, while Kira grew up amongst the swamp-dwelling Podlings. Jen and Kira join forces to "heal" the precious Dark Crystal and restore order to their world. Adults may find the whole affair a little precious, while children may be disturbed by the film's mortality rate. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 17, 1982

Cast

Jim Henson
as Jen
Jim Henson
as High Priest
Kathryn Mullen
as Kira
Dave Goelz
as General
Brian Muehl
as Ornamentalist/Dying Master
Kiran Shah
as Stunts
Stephen Garlick
as Jen
Billie Whitelaw
as Aughra
Percy Edwards
as Fizzgig
Sean Barrett
Frank Oz
as Chamberlain
David Buck
as Slave Master
Joseph O'Conor
as Narrator
John Baddeley
as Historian
Barry Dennen
as Chamberlain
Frank Oz
as Aughra
Simon Williamson
as Chanter
Toby Philpott
as Alchemist
Charles Collingwood
as Treasurer
Robbie Barnett
as Numerologist
Michael Kilgarriff
as General
Thick Wilson
as Gourmand
Sadie Corré
Louise Gold
as Gourmand
Steve Whitmire
as Scientist
Jerry Nelson
as High Priest/Dying Emperor

Crew

Frank Oz
Director
Jim Henson
Director
Jim Henson
Producer
Gary Kurtz
Producer
Jim Henson
Screen Story
Jim Henson
Screenwriter
David Odell
Screenwriter
Oswald Morris
Cinematographer
Marcus Dods
Musical Direction/Supervision
Trevor Jones
Composer (Music Score)
Harry Lange
Production Designer
Terry Ackland-Snow
Art Director
Charles Bishop
Art Director
Malcolm Stone
Art Director
David Lazer
Executive Producer
Peter Young
Set Designer
Brian Froud
Costume Designer
Roy Field
Special Effects
Brian Smithies
Special Effects
Dusty Symonds
First Assistant Director
Gates McFadden
Choreography
Brian Froud
Conceptual Design
Ben Burtt
Sound Special Effects
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