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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Tony Church ...
Bernard Archard ...
Belinda Mayne ...
Dicken Ashworth ...
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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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Release Date:

29 July 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dragons of Krull  »

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$47,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Ken Marshall was cast in the lead central role in the film having recently portrayed the title role in the then recent television series of Marco Polo (1982). See more »


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 »


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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Referenced in Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) See more »

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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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