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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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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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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 »


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Release Date:

29 July 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dragons of Krull  »

Box Office

Budget:

$47,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,469,415 (USA) (31 July 1983)

Gross:

$16,519,460 (USA)
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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Prior to the departure of the cast, and the majority of the crew to Italy, sixteen Clydesdale horses, accompanied by eight grooms, were led into three large trailers, and began a long overland trip from England to filming locations in the Abruzzi Mountains in central Italy. Before boarding the Dover ferry, that would transport the equines to France, a passport for each horse had to be presented, which caused a sensation at the customs crossing point, as each passport contained two photos, one a "before make-up" shot, and one an "after make-up" shot. See more »

Goofs

The widow and her "reflection" of her younger self in the mirror move differently. See more »

Quotes

Ergo: Got any sugarballs?
Titch: No.
Ergo: Gumdrops?
Titch: No.
Ergo: What kind of boy are you? Boys always have candy.
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A superb classic that should be more revered..
18 February 2000 | by (London, England (Honestly)) – See all my reviews

I love these sorts of films; attempts at fantasy which diverge from the usual sort of run of the mill stuff. Krull remains original even now. Where computerised effects are mainstream today, in this film they are rarely used and the crew get round it with more hands on methods; making the entire piece look far more realistic.

Granted the plot could be a little cliched, but the way in which the story tackles it is good, and you won't be bored by the various chapters that are presented. You get whisked away and there is enough background and adventure to substantiate the film and you aren't left wondering if there could have been more to it, but rather, you are immersed *in* the film and finish watching it with a sentimental 'Aww.. that was brilliant, is that it? I want more..' The various characters that the protagonist meets throughout the story is cool, and really lends to the effectiveness of the developing background. It all becomes entwined, and makes for a fulfilling plot.

If you liked Legend (Tom Cruise, Mia Sara) for its different direction or Dragonslayer for its dynamic special effects, then you'll probably like this similarly-aged colleague of that era.


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