In 1982 The Dark Crystal marked a dark time for the usual family friendly Jim Henson Production. While most gave praise to Henson and Director Frank Oz for broadening the expectations of a film cast by Muppets, parents feared The Dark Crystal’s dark nature and monster like creatures, and most stayed away during the films initial release.
For those of us that had parents brave enough to endure the nightmare inducing Skeksis, we will be forever haunted and intrigued by the power of The Dark Crystal! Like most great moments in film, some risk is required to push the medium forward and during our 11/29 35mm presentation of The Dark Crystal we celebrate Henson’s risk taking masterpiece!
Before you revisit the land of the Gelflings enjoy this great documentary about the creation of The Dark Crystal!!!