The Dark Crystal (1982)
The Dark Crystal (1982) on October 25. Created by Muppet masters Jim Henson and Frank Oz and featuring designs by fantasy artist Brian Froud, THE DARK CRYSTAL is the age-old tale of good vs. evil in a magical, mystical land peopled with the most marvelous creatures. To spin this tale of myth, mystery, and adventure, astounding special effects combining electronics, puppetry, make-up, hydraulics, and craft are used to create a fantastic world. Rated PG. (94 min.)
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