The Dark Crystal Poster

Release Date: July 10th, 1990

DVD Release Date: October 5th, 1999

PG|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
Jen (Stephen Garlick), raised by the noble race called the Mystics, has been told that he is the last survivor of his own race, the Gelflings. He sets out to try to find a shard of the dark crystal, a powerful gem that once provided balance to the universe. After the crystal was broken, the evil Skeksis used sinister means to gain control. Jen believes that he can repair the dark crystal and bring peace back to the world, if he can only find the remaining shard.

Cast: John Baddeley, Stephen Garlick, David Buck, Barry Dennen, Percy Edwards, Michael Kilgarriff, Lisa Maxwell, Brian Muehl

Director: Jim Henson, Frank Oz

Genres: Fantasy, Family

Production Co: Jim Henson Productions, Incorporated Television Company

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Love interest, Quest, Underdog, Dark, Creative


Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)