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Krull (1983)

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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Peter Yates
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Marshall ... Colwyn
Lysette Anthony ... Lyssa
Freddie Jones ... Ynyr
Francesca Annis ... Widow of the Web
Alun Armstrong ... Torquil
David Battley ... Ergo
Bernard Bresslaw ... Cyclops
Liam Neeson ... Kegan
John Welsh ... Seer
Graham McGrath ... Titch
Tony Church Tony Church ... Turold
Bernard Archard ... Eirig
Belinda Mayne Belinda Mayne ... Vella
Dicken Ashworth ... Bardolph
Todd Carty ... Oswyn
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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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A world light-years beyond your imagination. See more »


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragons of Krull See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$47,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,469,415, 31 July 1983

Gross USA:

$16,519,460
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Stereo (Dolby Stereo)| Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

To date, July 2014, the only Ken Marshall starring role in a movie where he received top-billing. 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

Prince Colwyn: The glave is nothing but an ancient symbol. It doesn't really exist.
Ynyr: It exists. Up there in a cave on the highest peak.
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Referenced in This Is Automat (2002) See more »

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Nothing here you haven't seen already, but competently done.
4 April 2004 | by Jonathon DabellSee all my reviews

In the wake of Star Wars, fantasy films about brave heroes trying to rescue kidnapped princesses were suddenly in demand. Krull was one such film to jump aboard the band-wagon. There are also elements here of Robin Hood (the costumes look like they've been borrowed from natives of Sherwood Forest, and the hero is aided by a rogue's gallery of "merry men") and Perseus and Andromeda (the hero has to complete several mini-tasks before he can get on with his main quest).

Prince Colwyn (Ken Marshall) has just married the beautiful Princess Lyssa (Lysette Anthony) when their city is raided and the princess is kidnapped. She is taken away to a heavily defended citadel. Colwyn sets off to rescue her, and during the course of his quest he picks up additional companions, including a bumbling magician (David Battley), a courageous cyclops (Bernard Bresslaw), and a gang of honourable bandits (which includes Alun Armstrong, Liam Neeson and Robbie Coltrane).

Krull is highly derivative, but reasonably entertaining. The special effects are decent for the time, but probably look a little primitive to over-spoilt modern eyes. Marshall's leading performance is extraordinarily bland, but his unashamed earnestness actually becomes part of the fun once you get used to the fact that he's trying desperately to play it seriously (without a shred of success!) The supporting characters are more interesting and are fairly well-played (despite the hopelessly hokey dialogue they have to contend with). In general, Krull is a likable movie which tries to keep up its lively pace, and manages to provide a fair number of thrills for youngsters and sci-fi afficianados. If you don't expect too much from it, you'll come away satisfied.


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