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Krull (1983)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  29 July 1983 (USA)
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A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.

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Lyssa
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Widow of the Web
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David Battley ...
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John Welsh ...
Seer
Graham McGrath ...
Tony Church ...
Bernard Archard ...
Belinda Mayne ...
Vella
Dicken Ashworth ...
Bardolph
Todd Carty ...
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Storyline

From the sky will come the Black Fortress. From the Fortress will come the Slayers to devour the planet of Krull. Then shall a girl of ancient name become queen...she shall choose a king...and together they shall rule the planet. And their son shall rule the galaxy. Written by Stanford Sherman

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fortress | planet | rescue | monster | king | See All (98) »

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A world light-years beyond your imagination. See more »


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Release Date:

29 July 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dragons of Krull  »

Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Dolby Stereo)

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(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Composer James Horner's music re-uses re-arranged elements from his 1982 score for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). See more »

Goofs

When Ynyr comes back from the widow of the web and declares "At sunrise the Black fortress will appear in the Iron desert!" he falls over. As he does so he damages the 'rock' he is standing on, revealing the polystyrene it's made from underneath. See more »

Quotes

Lyssa Widow of the Web: These are the sands of my life. Accept them and the spider will have no power to harm you. But your own life runs out with the sand.
Ynyr: But what about your life?
Lyssa Widow of the Web: I give it to the girl who bears my name.
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A superb classic that should be more revered..
18 February 2000 | by (London, England (Honestly)) – See all my reviews

I love these sorts of films; attempts at fantasy which diverge from the usual sort of run of the mill stuff. Krull remains original even now. Where computerised effects are mainstream today, in this film they are rarely used and the crew get round it with more hands on methods; making the entire piece look far more realistic.

Granted the plot could be a little cliched, but the way in which the story tackles it is good, and you won't be bored by the various chapters that are presented. You get whisked away and there is enough background and adventure to substantiate the film and you aren't left wondering if there could have been more to it, but rather, you are immersed *in* the film and finish watching it with a sentimental 'Aww.. that was brilliant, is that it? I want more..' The various characters that the protagonist meets throughout the story is cool, and really lends to the effectiveness of the developing background. It all becomes entwined, and makes for a fulfilling plot.

If you liked Legend (Tom Cruise, Mia Sara) for its different direction or Dragonslayer for its dynamic special effects, then you'll probably like this similarly-aged colleague of that era.


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