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7.9 out of 10

The Dark Crystal

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Overall 8
Audio 6
Extras 8

The Dark Crystal Review

29 August 2010
  • Excerpt: It’s strange that the two lead puppets in Dark Crystal are so stiff. With all of their lavish surroundings, amazingly full and rich creations elsewhere, the two Geflings look completely out of place. They almost look like they belong in an episode of the quirky Thunderbirds series, an odd distinction in what becomes a technical masterpiece elsewhere. Jim Henson’s talents were not just in puppeteering, but in imagination.
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The Dark Crystal Blu-ray Review

12 October 2009
  • Excerpt: The Film A dying race in a dying land, with a dying ruler -- this opens the tale of The Dark Crystal . The race of the Skeksis lives for and by the power of the Dark Crystal, a gem with mystical properties that was damaged long ago, causing strife among the world's inhabitants.  The Skeksis' one fear is that a gentle being known as a Gelfling will cause their final downfall, so they make it a point to eradicate that species.
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Overall 9

The Dark Crystal

High-Def Digest
25 September 2009
  • Conclusion: ‘The Dark Crystal’ still retains its charm after all these years. Sure the puppets look a little dated and their mouths don’t move fully to the dialogue being spoken, but they still have that creative essence of Jim Henson. This is one of those films that can be watched over and over. It has garnered cult status for a reason. It’s fun, inventive, and full of heart. Considering its age, the movie looks and sounds fantastic in HD.
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