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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Colwyn
... Lyssa
... Ynyr
... Widow of the Web
... Torquil
... Ergo
... Cyclops
... Kegan
... Seer
... Titch
Tony Church ... Turold
... Eirig
Belinda Mayne ... Vella
... Bardolph
... 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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Release Date:

29 July 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dragons of Krull  »

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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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(Dolby Stereo)| (Dolby 5.1)

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(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 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) manufactured by D. Gottlieb & Co., a Columbia Pictures Industries Corporation company, the producers of this film, who also developed a never released "Krull" pinball-parlor game. See more »

Goofs

When in the trapped spiked room, the spikes are obviously stopped or pulled by the actors when they grab them, especially by the actor on the floor who is supposedly having a spike pass through him. It's obvious he is pulling the spike toward himself. See more »

Quotes

Prince Colwyn: Would you follow a king to the black fortress?
Torquil: Now I know you're a lunatic. I wouldn't follow me own father to the black fortress.
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A very, very, very good fantasy movie.

I remember that when i saw this for the first time i wasn´t very impressed. I remember that i didn´t like the "laser" beams that came out of the bad guys weapons. I remember thinking KRULL wanted to be a STAR WARS but it wasn´t very good at it.

Then as the years passed, i got to watch KRULL on video, and somehow i started realy to like this movie. By this time i had read a couple of fantasy books and i started to appreciate the attention to details in KRULL and the way the whole concept was organized as a movie.

Since then, each time i see it, i realy enjoy it more. Ok, it´s not the perfect fantasy movie, but compared to the usual more recent unimaginative excuses for movies that come out of Hollywood, (see "Neverending Story III" or "Warriors of Virtue"), this movie KRULL is a brilliant fantasy masterpiece.

KRULL has an excelent and different atmosphere, a much, much better script than WILLOW, excellent characters, a fantastic magic weapon, a good set design and it follows the Dungeon and Dragons formula in a very imaginative way, compared to the more recent movies.

The actors do their jobs well, (try to spot Leam Neeson) the situations are imaginative and the soundtrack is realy good and very atmospheric also.

The only minor fault in this production, is the way in wich we can immediately tell, when the outdoor scenes are filmed in indoor studios, because there is immediately a big contrast between the natural magnificent landscapes and the ones that are built in the studio. Which is a shame because sometimes it spoils the movie atmosphere. Anyway, who cares! KRULL is an excellent fantasy movie, and someone should make a directors cut from it and re-release it, because it might teach many hollywood executives how a good fantasy movie should be made. Even with its flaws !

A fantastic High Fantasy movie ! Go see it. It´s a shame this movie is so forgotten. Excelent stuff.


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