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The Dark Crystal: Collector's Edition

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The Dark Crystal: Collector's Edition

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
director:
Jim Henson, Frank Oz
author:
David Odell
genre:
Kids and Family, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a B

The Jim Henson-Frank Oz collaboration of yesteryear is a lot like ”The Lord of the Rings” in that it features a young male on a quest to conquer evil. Only this time, he’s a puppet. Said puppet is sent by a wise Mystic (also a puppet) on a journey to end a thousand years of suffering at the hands of the wicked Skekses (puppets, more of them). The look and feel of the film may seem dated, but this live-action yet actorless exercise is distinct enough to stand apart from typical fantasy fare.
EXTRAS The deleted scenes and making-of doc are enlightening and entertaining. However, fans will really geek out over the reproduced notepad that features Henson’s original outlines and story ideas. Not that I did or anything.