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Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Casts Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Simon Pegg, Mark Hamill, and More

Netflix and The Jim Henson Company have announced the all-star voice cast for their highly anticipated upcoming series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. They also shared three new photos of the three main characters!

The cast will be led by Taron Egerton (Kingsman), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones). They will play the three Gefling heroes in the story, Rian, Brea, and Deet.

They will be joined by Helena Bonham-Carter, Toby Jones, Alicia Vikander, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg. That’s not all, though! Some of the other Gefling characters will be voiced by Caitriona Balfe (Outlander), Harris Dickinson (forthcoming Maleficent 2), Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen), Theo James (The Divergent Series), Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox), and Mark Strong (Kingsman).

Then there’s the Skeksis and the Mystics, who will be voiced by Harvey Fierstein
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‘The Dark Crystal’ 4K Uhd Blu-ray Review

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal is a one-of-a-kind experience that has rightfully gained cult classic status since its original release in 1982. Hot off the 35th anniversary comes a timely 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray that takes full advantage of the film's recent 4K remastering effort.

There wasn't a film like The Dark Crystal when it was released and there hasn't been once since. Imagine the highly complex Jabba The Hutt larger-than-life puppet and its many operators from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Now imagine a wholly original fantasy film where every single character is constructed and performed that way.

Beyond The Dark Crystal's artistry from the mind of Henson, artist Brian Froud and legendary Frank Oz is a story as old as time itself. A struggle between good and evil portrayed through the spiritually driven Mystics and their evil counterparts, the hardened and selfish Skeksis. And an unlikely hero
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Labyrinth Returning to Movie Theaters April 29th, May 1st and 2nd

Movie lovers will journey into Jim Henson’s magical Labyrinth this spring when the 1986 fantasy-adventure returns to the big screen for three days only as a nationwide fan celebration from Fathom Events, The Jim Henson Company and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Audiences are encouraged to attend the screenings in costume to celebrate the nostalgia and legacy of this beloved film.

Starring David Bowie as Jareth, the Goblin King, and Jennifer Connelly as Sarah, who must rescue her baby brother by finding her way through the massive maze of the title, “Labyrinth” will play in movie theaters nationwide at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 29; and at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, and Wednesday, May 2 (all local times).

All presentations of the film will include introductions by Brian Henson and Jennifer Connelly, captured exclusively for Fathom Events. In addition, audiences will enjoy a special theatrical screening excerpt
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Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Returning to Us Theaters for Three Days Beginning This April

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Fathom Events, the Jim Henson Company, and Sony Pictures Entertainment are teaming up to honor the Goblin King by brining Labyrinth (read Patrick Bromley's 30th anniversary reflection on the film here) back to select theaters in the Us for three days only beginning April 29th, including special video introductions by Brian Henson and Jennifer Connelly:

Press Release: Denver – February 26, 2018 – Movie lovers will journey into Jim Henson’s magical“Labyrinth” this spring when the 1986 fantasy-adventure returns to the big screen for three days only as a nationwide fan celebration from Fathom Events, The Jim Henson Company and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Audiences are encouraged to attend the screenings in costume to celebrate the nostalgia and legacy of this beloved film.

Starring David Bowie as Jareth, the Goblin King, and Jennifer Connelly as Sarah, who must rescue her baby brother by finding her way through the massive maze of the title,“Labyrinth
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The Dark Crystal 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & Digital Release Details

The story of The Dark Crystal continues to live on in many forms since its release 35 years ago, which is a sign of a truly timeless narrative. To celebrate the film's recent anniversary, it is being re-released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and digital platforms on March 6th, and we have the complete list of bonus features for the 4K restoration.

Press Release: Culver City, Calif. (December 20, 2017) – Revisit the masterful fantasy epic from the brilliant imagination of Jim Henson when The Dark Crystal debuts on 4K Ultra HD and returns to Blu-ray and digital on March 6 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The visually spectacular tale of a young hero who must find a legendary relic in order restore harmony to the universe has been fully restored in 4K from the original camera negative. Additionally, the Blu-ray is housed in a lavish, limited edition 24-page Digibook, complete with rare archival photos and behind-the-scenes stories.
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‘The Dark Crystal’ 4K Debut and Blu-ray Re-release Set for March

Jim Henson's 1982 cult classic The Dark Crystal movie is gearing up for a return to the limelight in 2018 with a new Netflix series, brief return to cinemas this February, and a debut on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has locked in March 6th, 2018 as The Dark Crystal 4K Uhd Blu-ray release date in celebration of the film's recent 35th anniversary. On that same date the studio will re-release a Blu-ray version in new digi-book packaging (see above) and a new transfer based off the newly remastered 4K version.

Both the 4K and Blu-ray editions of The Dark Crystal comes with all the legacy bonus features and one all-new extra. 'The Myth, Magic and Henson Legacy' takes viewers behind the scenes of this iconic film with stories from Lisa Henson and Toby Froud.

Legacy extras include:

Deleted Scenes

Commentary with Brian Froud

Picture-in-Picture Storyboard Track

Original Skeksis
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Delve into the World of Thra in Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: A Discovery Adventure

Boom! Studios and The Jim Henson Company have announced the upcoming release of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: A Discovery Adventure, an oversized hardcover that offers fans an immersive, interactive experience based on the beloved film.

Debuting May 2018, readers are invited to join Jen and Kira on a grand adventure through the world of Thra in their journey to restore the Dark Crystal. Help them find the missing shard, evade Skeksis, and heal their land in this stunning book, gorgeously illustrated by Ann Marcellino. Each page of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: A Discovery Adventure contains detailed artwork with hidden treasures waiting to be found as readers rediscover the magic of the film, with lush spreads that present Jim Henson and Brian Froud’s fantastical vision of Thra and the wonderful creatures that live there. The book also features bonus challenges that take viewers deeper into the enchanting landscapes,
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'The Dark Crystal' Prequel Series Coming to Netflix

All your nostalgia belongs to Hollywood, and much of it is now owned by Netflix. The streaming service announced today a partnership with The Jim Henson Company to produce a new series based on the 1982 fantasy film The Dark Crystal. Don't worry, it will involve practical puppets. And the imagination of Brian Froud, the creature, costume and conceptual designer on the original.  The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistence will be a 10-episode prequel series about three Gelflng characters rebelling against the Skeksis. Louis Leterrier, who directed The Incredible Hulk and the Clash of the Titans remake, is directing the whole thing. There will be some digital effects, but as you can see in the teaser below, the look and feel of The Dark...

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Dark Crystal Prequel Series Coming To Netflix

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While Jim Henson and his legendary creature shop may be best known for giving the world The Muppets, there was a time in the 80’s when the puppetry master was forgoing the brightly coloured felt for decidedly darker kiddo fare, most notably Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal. While Labyrinth has endured mostly because of the David Bowie of it all, the love for The Dark Crystal has grown over the years because of its perfectly realised world full of fantastical creatures and it’s groundbreaking animatronics. For those children of the 80’s who have been waiting decades for another trip to the world of Thra, your prayers have been answered with Netflix announcing a ten part mini series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. What’s even better, the film’s original conceptual designer, Brian Froud, is on board to design the series’ new characters. The series will chart
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Skeksis meets Netflix: ‘The Dark Crystal’ returns

Cult fantasy The Dark Crystal is set to be revived at Netflix, this time as a prequel series.

The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance tells the story of what happened before the events of Jim Henson‘s 1982 movie. Taking us back to the planet of Thra, it focuses on a quest by a trio of gentle Gelflings to defeat the crystal-fuelled tyranny of the wizened Skeksis race.

Age Of Resistance aims to bring the world created by Henson and artist Brian Froud to the streaming generation. A proposed follow-up, The Power Of The Dark Crystal, was abandoned as a film a few years back. The ten episode run will be written by Jeffrey Addiss, Will Matthews, and Javier Grillo-Marxuach, who are also executive producers alongside Lisa Henson and The Jim Henson Company.

They are joined by Now You See Me helmer Louis Leterrier, who will direct the saga. It
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Netflix to Shoot ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Prequel Series This Fall

Netflix has pulled off what multiple other producers and studios have failed to do over the past 15 years or so. They're bringing back The Dark Crystal world and age of wonder as a 10-episode prequel series and released a short teaser to whet our appetites for the return of Skeksis and Garthim.

The new series is titled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and will be set well before the events of the 1982 The Dark Crystal movie. Pre-production is underway in the U.K. with shooting scheduled to commence this fall.

Expect The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance release date to land somewhere in 2018.

Louis Letterier (Tycoon, The Incredible Hulk) will produce alongside Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford. Letterier will also direct with Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews (Life in a Year), as well as Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost), writing the scripts.

The Dark Crystal has remained memorable for
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Netflix brings back 'The Dark Crystal'

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Netflix brings back 'The Dark Crystal'
Streaming giant producing TV prequel to cult 80s fantasy.

Netflix has announced a 10-episode prequel series to cult 1982 Jim Henson fantasy film The Dark Crystal, and has released the first teaser.

Watch the trailer below or on mobile Here.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will start shooting this Autumn. A release date has not yet been announced.

Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me) will direct the show. Brian Froud, the designer on the original film, returns to create new fantastical creatures alongside the Jim Henson company. Henson died in 1990.

The trailer features archive footage of Henson discussing the first film - a commercial dissapointment at the time after making $40m at the box office - alongside behind-the-scenes shots of the new production.

Netflix has made a habit of bringing back beloved films and TV shows, including Arrested Development, Fuller House and Gilmore Girls.

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Netflix announces 400 new jobs in Europe
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'Dark Crystal' Returns: Netflix Preps Prequel Series to Jim Henson's 1982 Film

'Dark Crystal' Returns: Netflix Preps Prequel Series to Jim Henson's 1982 Film
Netflix and the Jim Henson Company are prepping a prequel series to Henson and Frank Oz's 1982 fantasy classic, The Dark Crystal. The new series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, will comprise 10 episodes and is scheduled to begin filming this fall. A release date has yet to be announced.

Age of Resistance will be set many years before The Dark Crystal, which chronicled the journey of Jen, a Gelfling, who's tasked with repairing the Dark Crystal to prevent the evil Skeksis from ruling the planet Thra forever. In the new series,
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Netflix’s new original series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a prequel to the 1982 classic movie – First Trailer!

Author: Zehra Phelan

News just in that 35 years after Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal enraptured audiences around the world, the beloved creatures from the production will be making an appearance yet again in a Netflix 10 episode series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and to celebrate we can take a look at a teaser that accompanied the launch.

The new series, which is to be filmed in the UK, is to be set many years before the events of the original film and will be filled with state-of-the-art creatures created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ and Brian Froud, the original feature’s conceptual designer.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discovers the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.
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Netflix announce ‘The Dark Crystal’ prequel

A beloved classic from the 80s marks its return as Netflix announce they will bring The Jim Henson Company’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance exclusively to its subscribers around the world. The 10-episode fantasy adventure series is a prequel to the ground-breaking 1982 fan favourite The Dark Crystal, and takes place many years before the events of the film. The series will be shot in the UK, and will star an ensemble of fantastical, state-of-the-art creatures created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and Brian Froud, the original feature’s conceptual designer.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.

From the press release:

Feature film director Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me,
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Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Prequel Series Lands at Netflix and There's a Teaser!

The Jim Henson Company has been developing a prequel series to the classic 1982 film The Dark Crystal called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. That series is set to air on Netflix! The series is scheduled to start shooting in the fall, but we have a teaser trailer for you to watch showing what is to come, and it's awesome! It shows off some of the pre-production work being done including concept art and the building of the creatures that will be used. If you're a fan of the original film, this is definitely something to get excited about!

The fantasy adventure series takes place many years before the events of the first film. There will be ten episodes in the series and it will be created using "an ensemble of fantastical, state-of-the-art creatures created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and Brian Froud, the original feature’s conceptual designer.
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Doctor Who: leaks, secrecy and publicity

Mark Harrison Apr 12, 2017

The balance of secrecy and publicity is a tricky one for Doctor Who to keep, but spoilers are simply a question of manners...

This article contains no spoilers for the forthcoming tenth series of Doctor Who. However, the comments section may discuss recently revealed plot details.

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Patrick Troughton, the character actor, has been chosen by the BBC to replace William Hartnell as Doctor Who in the children's television serial.”

This is how the Manchester Guardian reported the first ever regeneration of Doctor Who's lead character, in a news in brief column published back in 1966. There's no way of overstating how media coverage of the show has changed in the last 50 years, but the last two casting announcements
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Revisiting Wolf: a werewolf movie with a secret identity

Guy Buckland Apr 12, 2017

We took at look back at 1994's Wolf starring Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer, and found it to be a highly entertaining watch...

The animal is out. Nicholson. Pfeiffer. Wolf.

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Frankly, that sparse poster copy would have been enough to tempt most punters into the cinema in 1994, but a werewolf movie starring a man who already appeared to be mid-transformation in real life would have been a deal-sealer for many a horror aficionado. Which is perhaps why, when appraising Smiling Jack’s extensive filmography, Wolf is often drudged up from the file marked ‘oh yeah, I forgot about that one’.

Because Wolf is many things; but it ain’t a horror film.

In fact, trying to pin Wolf
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80s fantasy movie moments that terrified us as kids

Ryan Lambie Mar 22, 2017

Fearsome monsters, grasping hands, and a suggestive tree. Here are 10 fantasy movie moments that scarred us as kids...

Sooner or later, you're going to see a scary movie. Whether you sneak down and watch a horror film on late night television, watch a Nightmare On Elm Street sequel round a friend's house or watch clips of slasher movies on YouTube, horror movies are always out there, waiting in the wings for the young and curious.

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But long before most of us graduate to the stage of our lives where we start seeking out 18-rated movies of gore and terror, we reliably encounter scary moments in what might initially seem to be harmless family adventure films.

The 1980s was an
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The Dark Crystal

Considerable production power (courtesy of Star Wars’ producer Gary Kurtz) was brought to bear on this 1982 fantasy epic from Jim Henson in what is essentially a 93 minute Muppet Show episode made on a grand scale and with a far grimmer atmosphere. Henson’s dream project was impeccably conceived with the help of English fantasy artist Brian Froud and a huge crew of wizardly animatronics experts. Though it faced considerable box office opposition at its release (in the form of E.T. and Tootsie), Henson’s labor of love still managed to find its audience.
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