The Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal (1982)

Another world, another the age of wonder.

  • Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
  • Release Date: 1982-12-17
  • User Rating: 7.115/10 from 1076 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: ITC Entertainment
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Directors: Jim Henson, Frank Oz.
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On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race of Skeksis find and use the crystal for evil.


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  • Jim Henson

    as Jen / High Priest, Ritual Master
  • Kathryn Mullen

    as Kira, a Gelfling
  • Frank Oz

    as Aughra, a Keeper of Secrets / Chamberlain
  • Dave Goelz

    as Fizzgig, a Friendly Monster / General, Garthim Master
  • Steve Whitmire

    as Scientist (voice)
  • Louise Gold

    as Gourmand
  • Brian Meehl

    as Ornamentalist / Urzah / Dying Master
  • Stephen Garlick

    as Jen (voice)
  • Lisa Maxwell

    as Kira (voice)
  • Billie Whitelaw

    as Aughra (voice)
  • Percy Edwards

    as Fizzgig (voice)
  • Barry Dennen

    as Chamberlain / Podling (voice)
  • Deep Roy

    as Additional Performer
  • Kiran Shah

    as Additional Performer
  • Jack Purvis

    as Additional Performer
  • Bob Payne

    as Historian, Scroll Keeper
  • Michael Kilgarriff

    as General (voice)
  • John Baddeley

    as Historian (voice)
  • David Buck

    as Slave Master (voice)
  • Charles Collingwood

    as Treasurer (voice)
  • Sean Barrett

    as Urzah (voice)
  • Miki Iveria

    as Podling (voice)
  • Patrick Monckton

    as Podling (voice)
  • Susan Westerby

    as Podling (voice)
  • Joseph O'Conor

    as Narrator / Urskeks (voice)
  • Thick Wilson

    as Gourmand (voice)
  • Jerry Nelson

    as High Priestess / Dying Emperor (voice)
Directing Jim Henson Director
Directing Frank Oz Director
Writing David Odell Screenplay
Production Jim Henson Producer
Production Gary Kurtz Producer
Production David Lazer Executive Producer
Camera Oswald Morris Director of Photography
Editing Ralph Kemplen Editor
Sound Trevor Jones Original Music Composer
Crew Kiran Shah Stunts
Sound Nicholas Stevenson Sound Editor
Crew James Acheson Special Effects
Writing Jim Henson Story
Art Harry Lange Production Design
Art Brian Ackland-Snow Art Direction
Art Terry Ackland-Snow Art Direction
Art Charles Bishop Supervising Art Director
Art John Marshall Art Direction
Art Malcolm Stone Art Direction
Art Peter Young Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Brian Froud Costume Design
Directing Dusty Symonds First Assistant Director
Art Richard Holland Set Designer
Editing Brian Mann Dialogue Editor
Camera Derek V. Browne Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Betty Adamson Wardrobe Supervisor
Sound Michael Clifford Music Editor
Sound Dina Eaton Music Editor
Crew Jean-Pierre Amiel Choreographer
Production Bi Benton Production Coordinator
Art Reg Bream Draughtsman
Art Katharina Kubrick Assistant Art Director