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Krull (1983)

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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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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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Taglines:

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 »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Sound Mix:

Stereo (Dolby Stereo)| Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

For nearly four weeks, the cast and crew moved to Pinewood Studio's biggest stage used for the James Bond adventures, the "OO7 Stage", which measured 336' x 139' x 40'. Transformed into an eerie and clammy swampland, dotted with jagged trees and foaming eight-foot-deep pools, this ominous landscape of browns and yellows took over five months of construction. The special effects department created a superbly realistic quicksand mire in which some twenty unlucky technicians at one time or another found themselves. Director Peter Yates had to balance himself on a raft which floated on one of the many pools to survey the massive set. Particularly difficult shots demanded the camera operator don a wet-suit and immerse himself in either "quicksand" or one of the larger pools. See more »

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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

Torquil: [about the journey and Colwyn's offer to unlock the manacles] If we succeed, unlock them. Otherwise I'll die with them on.
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A very, very, very good fantasy movie.
24 August 1999 | by AlcaminhanteSee all my reviews

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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