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The Dark Crystal


  • Score: 72

    from 3 reviewers

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  • The Dark Crystal shines with timeless charm, inventive puppetry, and strong storytelling.

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    Dolby TrueHD

  • Video: 72

  • The Dark Crystal's Blu-ray release impresses with vibrant colors, enhanced depth, and clear details, despite minor flaws due to its age.

  • Audio: 65

  • The Dark Crystal's Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack offers clear, authentic audio with limited surround sound, excelling in front channel clarity and faithful to the original, despite its vintage constraints.

  • Extra: 68

  • The Dark Crystal Blu-ray enchants with comprehensive extras: Brian Froud's insightful commentary, a deep-dive making-of documentary, interactive features like The Book of Thra and SkekTek's Challenge, and unique glimpses into the film's original language and deleted scenes.

  • Movie: 73

  • 'The Dark Crystal' masterfully blends Jim Henson's creativity and intricate puppetry in a dark, captivating fantasy world, highlighted by timeless storytelling and rich visuals.


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