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Watch: Fan Made Director's Cut Of 'The Dark Crystal' Featuring Rare Footage & Original Dialogue

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2013 10:03 AM
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Taking an idea from the imagination, putting it down on paper, sharing it with others, getting money to realize it and then making a movie is a long, long journey and inevitably, compromises will be made. And that's generally what happened with Jim Henson's cult fave "The Dark Crystal." Originally conceived as something a bit more intense than what eventually landed in theaters, a fan has taken it upon himself to try and create something closer to Henson's vision, fashioning their own "director's cut." And a helluva lot of work went into it.

5 Fractured Fairy Tale Movies Worth Watching After 'Snow White And The Huntsman'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 31, 2012 11:57 AM
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Once upon a time there existed a cinematic landscape where not every feature-length fairy tale movie was drawn from a classic story, and the descriptor “fractured fairy tale” didn’t just mean gross-out humor and a Scottish-accented Mike Myers playing a big green ogre. While some of those films have certainly succeeded (this writer has a soft spot for the first “Shrek”), the kind of tale that the likes of the Brothers Grimm would collect in their oeuvre of beloved folklore was often of the darker-hued variety – pitting characters in bleak struggles that would see them rise from the ashes as better individuals for it in the end. Yes, the stories were simple, but they also served as a basis for many of the storytelling tropes that are used today – and may have influenced a few of our own moral compasses, with the fables acting as parables for life's lessons.

'The Dark Crystal' Sequel 'The Power Of The Dark Crystal' Goes On Hiatus, Directors Spierig Brothers Move On

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • February 14, 2012 12:39 PM
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Fans of ‘80s cult film “The Dark Crystal” may hang their heads in sorrow today, as it looks as if the decades long development hell for The Jim Henson Company’s sequel to the 1982 fantasy epic helmed by Henson and Frank Oz has taken a bad turn once again.

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