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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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Belinda Mayne ...
Vella
Dicken Ashworth ...
Bardolph
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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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(Dolby Stereo)

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2.35 : 1
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The production utilized ten sound stages at Pinewood Studios, including the the biggest of them all, the gigantic 007 Stage, which was used for the exteriors of the swamp sequence. See more »

Goofs

A bandit who is supposed to be struggling in quicksand up to his neck manages to throw Colwyn a heavy sack, and is obviously standing on something solid as he does so. See more »

Quotes

Ynyr: Well, I too was young once. I too loved as you do. But your love will be luckier than mine. What I told you was that I knew how to find the fortress and that is by seeking the vision of the blind emerald seer.
Prince Colwyn: But his place isn't known either.
Ynyr: It is known to me. It is a day's journey from here. Come.
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Great adventure film!!
13 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The creature was a bit too cheesy, but the story was enthralling, the score is beautiful, and the acting was surprisingly good.

It's very much like a fairy tale, but futuristic at the same time. It begins in a castle that is part medieval, part sci-fi. There is a prophecy that the beast and his slayers (the evil force of the movie) will be brought down by the union of these two families that have previously been enemies (somewhat Romeo and Juliet). The fighting family theme doesn't last long. The slayers delay the wedding by kidnapping the bride, Lyssa and taking her to the black fortress. The black fortress appears in new locations every 24 hours, and finding it will take the groom, Colwyn, on many different paths. I won't spoil the film, but the adventure that unfolds as Colwyn tries to rescue her was incredible, and at times scary. Be on the lookout for a cyclops, flying horses, giant spiders, and many more wonderful surprises.

This is definitely a movie for those who enjoyed Willow or The Princess Bride.

Added bonus: seeing Liam Neeson before anyone knew who he was.


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