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The Dark Crystal (1982) Poster

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The original home video release replaced the theatrical end credit roll (the credits rolled over an image of the last shot of the film) with a different, video-based one (end credits rolling over an image of Aughra's face.). Subsequent home video releases restored the original end credit roll.
The 5.1 audio track created for the 25th Anniversary DVD and subsequent Blu-ray contains some additional dialogue not present in any previous video version, nor in 35mm theatrical prints.
  • When Jen is at Aughra's, trying to decide between the three shards, his voiceover now includes the line "I know," just before he pulls out his pipe.


  • After the Scientist's line "Oh it will make you young again sire," he goes on to say, "...and as Emperor you deserve it."


  • When the second landstrider is attacked by the Garthim, Kira is heard yelling, "NO!"


  • As Kira calls the animals to freedom in the laboratory, the Scientist can be heard shouting, "Back! Back to your cages!"


  • Additionally, Jen's gasp when he sees Kira's footprint (just before Fizzgig startles him) is missing.


On the 1999 DVD, the end credits music contains an odd edit about 40 seconds into the credit scroll. About 25 seconds of music is replaced with a section from later in the cue. This affects both the stereo and 5.1 audio tracks, but on the isolated score track the cue plays out as it does in the theatrical version.
A Skesis funeral scene for the Emperor was cut from the original release. The negatives from this scene were lost, but a home video of the scene appeared years later on special-edition LDs and DVDs.

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