Aug 19 2009

10 Classic Scenes from The Dark Crystal

Published by at 9:00 am under Lists,Movies

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Apparently, there’s a sequel to The Dark Crystal currently in the works.  I’d normally be incredibly skeptical, but the fact that The Henson Company is responsible for the project gives me a glimmer of hope that it’ll be worth watching.  After all, it was the late, great Jim Henson that gave us the original film, a shining beacon of creativity and originality in the otherwise murky sea of visual excrement that passes for entertainment these days.  The Dark Crystal featured a fully-realized universe filled with memorable and terrifying creatures, each with their own cultures and religions.  Far from just a “kid’s movie,” The Dark Crystal didn’t pull any punches and at times was downright scary.  I think that even amongst the never-ending barrage of CGI in today’s movies, were The Dark Crystal released today, it’d still be a hit.  After the jump, take a look at 10 classic scenes from one of the all-time great fantasy films, The Dark Crystal.

Skeksis drinking Podling essence, with original Skesis dialogue

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPaKNafdJ18

Trial By Stone

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjpg-DHzvjM

The Emperor on his deathbed

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVIrGONcCu4

Fizzgig loses his mind

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0iRbfxPpVY

The Skeksis feast (disgusting)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVgZlaVtEu8

Landstriders!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DBkjvXHgj4

Podling party

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_0jMjdzESs

The death of Jen’s Uru master

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I163DeYR4u8

After the Prophecy is fulfilled

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j52ViOP1iyg

Chamberlain is exiled

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HH7uHAzI1I





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6 responses so far

  • IcemanD

    …and then the crystal cracked

    I love this movie. When is the sequel do out?

    The Blu-Ray version of the original is out Sept. 29/09. I may just have to buy that.

    Fun fact: The Crystal Method’s “Trip Like I Do” samples the opening voice over from the Dark Crystal.

  • Madison

    @ IcemanD

    I am pretty sure the sequel – Power of the Dark Crystal – is due out some time in 2011.

    As for that Crystal Method song…well, I gotta go download that now.

  • IcemanD

    @ Madison: Make sure you download the original song (found on the album titled Vegas). There was a remix done with Filter and the “Dark Crystal” intro is not in that version. Besides, that remixed version does not do the original justice.

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  • http://GhostTheory.com Henry

    WHAT??

    You leave out Augra’s Observatory and leave in the Podling party!

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