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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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Cast

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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
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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 (97) »

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Beyond our time, beyond our universe...there is a planet besieged by alien invaders, where a young king must rescue his love from the clutches of the Beast. Or risk the death of his world. See more »


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Release Date:

29 July 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dragons of Krull  »

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Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Dolby Stereo)

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Several games were developed and released as promotional tie-ins with the picture. These included two Parker Brothers games, a card game and a board game; a home video game developed for the Atari 5200 SuperSystem, but because of low sales, this was changed to the Atari 2600 video game console platform; and a 1984 arcade game, _Krull (1983) VG_, manufactured by D. Gottlieb & Co. [us], a Columbia Pictures (producers of the film) Industries Corporation company, who also developed a never released "Krull" pinball-parlor game. See more »

Goofs

In the first shot of the Black Fortress, the film is being played backwards as shown by the smoke from the burning torches trailing in the wrong direction. Later the same shot is re-used but played forwards, showing the Slayers returning to the fortress after they have kidnapped Princess Lyssa. See more »

Quotes

Prince Colwyn: Lyssa!
Ynyr: She's alive.
Prince Colwyn: Where?
Ynyr: Stay still.
Prince Colwyn: Where?
Ynyr: For now, beyond your reach.
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A gem from the Fantasy Boom of the 80's
24 July 2005 | by (Scottsdale, AZ) – See all my reviews

This has always been one of my favorite movies for some reason. That doesn't necessarily mean that it's good; just that I like watching it.

I highly recommend this movie to anyone searching for a good fantasy title from the 80's. I would put "Krull" right up there with Ladyhawke, both Conan's, Willow, and the Dark Crystal.

What separates this fantasy film from the others is a plot involving a more science fiction- type element. Visitors from somewhere in space have landed on a planet named Krull to wreak havoc. After they snag up our hero, Prince Colwyn's bride-to-be, he goes on a quest to save her with the help of a star-shaped boomerang with knives called the Glaive and a band of strange characters including a cyclops and a goofy guy who can change into animals.

Good time fun worth the rental price. What else do you need here?

For film buffs, check out early performances by Liam Neeson and Robbie Coltrane.


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