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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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A world light-years beyond your imagination. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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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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A gymnasium, equipped with an Olympic-size trampoline, was set up in a vacant storeroom to facilitate the forty stuntmen who had been cast. See more »

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When Rell is being crushed between the walls of the fortress, the walls are obviously made of soft elastic material. See more »

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Ynyr: The beast has many weapons. This was one of them. A changeling.
[Looks at Rell]
Ynyr: How did you know?
Rell the Cyclops: I found the seer's body in the quicksand.
Prince Colwyn: He gave his life for us.
Titch: He was my only family.
Prince Colwyn: We're your family now.
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Destined to be remembered with fondness for years to come.
25 December 2002 | by Rob_TaylorSee all my reviews

This movie is half way between being so bad, it's good and being so good, it's er...good. It's neither too camp, nor badly acted, nor does it have any really dire special effects. But then again, the acting isn't brilliant nor are the effects stunning (except for the spider, which is pretty good).

In short, it's OK.

The hero's main weapon is a kind of giant shuriken-thing which slices through almost anything. It's also under his mental control, which is nice, but as he's non-too bright we don't get to see any of the really wicked things you COULD do with a flying circular saw if you had an imagination.

The cast has a few well-known names in it. Liam Neeson, for example, in his early years. The things actors do before they become famous.

There's also my fave bad actor, Bernard Bresslaw. Sadly, his bad acting is hampered by a dodgy facial prosthetic which hides half his face. So we are not treated to his usual silliness and clown-like mugging. Instead we have to endure the presence of his cyclop's prosthetic throughout the movie. And trust me, it ain't very convincing. Imagine a one-eyed giant whose face has been frozen through Botox abuse and you'll get the idea.

And there's the evil Beast, which the cast are trying to destroy. Apparently it doesn't have legs, and is trapped inside it's fortress. All it can do is blow fireballs at the hero, which are pretty ineffectual. I actually felt a bit sorry for it. The final fight scene was rather like watching someone beat up a disabled person.

But on the whole this movie is alright and destined to be remembered with fondness for years to come.


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