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Dark Crystal Re-Release Trailer: Jim Henson's Classic Returns Theaters

Fathom Events has announced their partnership with Universal Pictures and the Henson Company to bring The Dark Crystal back into movie theaters for a special 2-day event. The 1982 movie directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz is a childhood favorite for many, which has been watched dozens of times by the most hardcore fans. Netflix has the prequel series Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, on the way, so a repeat viewing of the 80s classic on the big screen might the perfect way to get sucked back into this story of Skeksis and the Mystics.

The 2-day event takes place next month on February 25th and February 28th in 500 theaters all over the United States. In addition to showing The Dark Crystal in its entirety, the movie begins with a brand-new introduction by Lisa Henson who reflects on the making of the truly one-of-a-kind movie. Not only is this special
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The Dark Crystal – Fathom Events on the Big Screen February 25th & 28th

“Kira! Call the animals! You have the gift!”

The unprecedented vision and mythic storytelling of Jim Henson’s 1982 epic fantasy-adventure “The Dark Crystal” returns to cinemas nationwide for a special two-night presentation from Fathom Events, The Jim Henson Company and Universal Pictures. Each screening of “The Dark Crystal” will also feature a brand-new featurette with Lisa Henson, CEO and President of The Jim Henson Company, who reflects on the making of this one-of-a-kind film and its creative legacy.

A milestone in fantasy filmmaking, “The Dark Crystal” was co-directed with Frank Oz (Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and produced by Gary Kurtz (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back). Following its two-day-only theatrical presentation, “The Dark Crystal” will debut on 4K Ultra HD and return to Blu-ray and digital on March 6 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Who: Fathom Events, The Jim Henson Company and Universal Pictures When: Sunday, February 25, 2018, 2:00 p.
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Bleak Life Lessons We’ve Learned From “The Neverending Story”

The ‘80s brought us plenty of childhood nightmare fuel, like the Skeksis from The Dark Crystal and Pee Wee’s Large Marge. But one of the biggest offenders in the “Are you sure this is a children’s movie?” category is, hands-down, The Neverending Story. On its face, the story of a shy unicorn-loving nerd who experiences a magical adventure thanks to a mysterious book should be a slam dunk. Thanks to the extremely worrying imagination of author Michael Ende and a production team who had to figure out how to shoot a literal nothing, we ended up with a parade of

Bleak Life Lessons We’ve Learned From “The Neverending Story
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The Dark Crystal 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & Digital Release Details

The story of The Dark Crystal continues to live on in many forms since its release 35 years ago, which is a sign of a truly timeless narrative. To celebrate the film's recent anniversary, it is being re-released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and digital platforms on March 6th, and we have the complete list of bonus features for the 4K restoration.

Press Release: Culver City, Calif. (December 20, 2017) – Revisit the masterful fantasy epic from the brilliant imagination of Jim Henson when The Dark Crystal debuts on 4K Ultra HD and returns to Blu-ray and digital on March 6 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The visually spectacular tale of a young hero who must find a legendary relic in order restore harmony to the universe has been fully restored in 4K from the original camera negative. Additionally, the Blu-ray is housed in a lavish, limited edition 24-page Digibook, complete with rare archival photos and behind-the-scenes stories.
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‘The Dark Crystal’ 4K Debut and Blu-ray Re-release Set for March

Jim Henson's 1982 cult classic The Dark Crystal movie is gearing up for a return to the limelight in 2018 with a new Netflix series, brief return to cinemas this February, and a debut on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has locked in March 6th, 2018 as The Dark Crystal 4K Uhd Blu-ray release date in celebration of the film's recent 35th anniversary. On that same date the studio will re-release a Blu-ray version in new digi-book packaging (see above) and a new transfer based off the newly remastered 4K version.

Both the 4K and Blu-ray editions of The Dark Crystal comes with all the legacy bonus features and one all-new extra. 'The Myth, Magic and Henson Legacy' takes viewers behind the scenes of this iconic film with stories from Lisa Henson and Toby Froud.

Legacy extras include:

Deleted Scenes

Commentary with Brian Froud

Picture-in-Picture Storyboard Track

Original Skeksis
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Horror Highlights: The Dark Crystal 35th Anniversary Vinyl Score, Sightings DVD Contest, Q&A with The Rizen Director Matt Mitchell, A Demon Within

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Jim Henson and Frank Oz's The Dark Crystal recently had its 35th anniversary, and Enjoy the Ride Records is joining the celebration with five deluxe anniversary vinyl versions of Trevor Jones' soaring score for the film. In today's Horror Highlights we also have a DVD giveaway for the new alien film Sightings, a fun Q&A with The Rizen writer/director Matt Mitchell, and the poster and trailer for A Demon Within.

The Dark Crystal 35th Anniversary Vinyl Score: From Enjoy the Ride Records: "In celebration of the 35th Anniversary of The Dark Crystal, the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available across five deluxe anniversary edition vinyl variants*, courtesy of The Jim Henson Company and Enjoy The Toons Records. This Deluxe 35th Anniversary Edition is pressed on 180-200 gram limited edition colored vinyl, complete with die-cut center labels** and housed in a 400gsm gatefold jacket. This release
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Jim Henson’s ‘The Dark Crystal’ Is Returning To Theaters For Two Nights Only

It is interesting to note that the cult classic called The Dark Crystal will be making a limited return to the movie theaters in the not so distant future. To be exact, the movie will be shown in a small number of movie theaters on February 25 and February 28, meaning that interested individuals might want to buy tickets for themselves sooner rather than later. With that said, it should be mentioned that The Dark Crystal will be released in a 4K resolution, which should offer movie-goers something new. Furthermore, this new release will be paired with an interview featuring

Jim Henson’s ‘The Dark Crystal’ Is Returning To Theaters For Two Nights Only
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The Dark Crystal 4K Restoration Coming to Theaters in February from Fathom Events, The Jim Henson Company, and Universal Pictures

Presented by Fathom Events, The Jim Henson Company, and Universal Pictures as a two-night event, the recently restored The Dark Crystal (1982) will mesmerize audiences in theaters on February 25th and 28th. Keep reading for more awesome news on the beloved film from the minds of Jim Henson and Frank Oz:

Press Release: Denver – December 12, 2017 – Thirty-five years after it first stunned audiences and critics with its unprecedented visions and mythic storytelling, Jim Henson’s 1982 epic fantasy-adventure “The Dark Crystal,” co-directed by Henson and Frank Oz, will return to big screens nationwide in a special two-night presentation from Fathom Events, The Jim Henson Company and Universal Pictures.

Newly restored in 4K (at select theaters), “The Dark Crystal” is a visually spectacular tale of a young hero who must find a legendary relic in order restore harmony to the universe. A watershed in fantasy filmmaking produced by Gary Kurtz (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back
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The Dark Crystal Returns to Theaters in February

The Dark Crystal Returns to Theaters in February
35 years later, The Dark Crystal remains one of the finest works to ever come from the mind of Jim Henson. To celebrate the recently restored, 4K version of the movie, Fathom Events is re-releasing The Dark Crystal in theaters this February, which comes a year after the Dark Crystal 2 comic was released. Many fans of the classic have never had the chance to experience it on the big screen and this gives them the opportunity to do just that. But the screenings are only happening on two nights, so if you want to go, you'd better clear your schedule and get tickets asap.

The Dark Crystal will play in U.S. movie theaters on Sunday, February 25, and Wednesday, February 28, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time on both days. So you'll have a couple of chances to catch the movie in theaters. Tickets for the event
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Delve into the World of Thra in Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: A Discovery Adventure

Boom! Studios and The Jim Henson Company have announced the upcoming release of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: A Discovery Adventure, an oversized hardcover that offers fans an immersive, interactive experience based on the beloved film.

Debuting May 2018, readers are invited to join Jen and Kira on a grand adventure through the world of Thra in their journey to restore the Dark Crystal. Help them find the missing shard, evade Skeksis, and heal their land in this stunning book, gorgeously illustrated by Ann Marcellino. Each page of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: A Discovery Adventure contains detailed artwork with hidden treasures waiting to be found as readers rediscover the magic of the film, with lush spreads that present Jim Henson and Brian Froud’s fantastical vision of Thra and the wonderful creatures that live there. The book also features bonus challenges that take viewers deeper into the enchanting landscapes,
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Recommended New Books on Filmmaking: ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ Francis Ford Coppola, David Bowie & More

It’s been a stellar year of cinema and pop culture-themed books, and the texts (and Blu-rays) in this round-up all make fine gifts. One additional book that should be on your year-end list is Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier. It’s a satisfying companion to season three of Peaks, not to mention Frost’s own Secret History of Twin Peaks. So be sure to check out Nick Newman’s recent interview with the Peaks co-creator.

Live Cinema and Its Techniques by Francis Ford Coppola (Liveright)

The legendary Francis Ford Coppola has spoken of “live cinema” with regularity over the years, specifically with respect to 1981’s One From the Heart. That film, a box office flop now held in some regard, is an essential part of Live Cinema and Its Techniques, a fascinating new book authored by Coppola himself. The lessons from that experience, Coppola says,
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about “The Dark Crystal”

If you can remember The Dark Crystal then you had an awesome childhood. One of Jim Henson’s greatest creations ever, this film was something unlike anything that had come before it in that it used a level of imagination that wasn’t above and beyond but was still incredibly impressive and detailed to such a degree that another one would be more than appreciated if such a thing were to ever have the possibility of happening. The tale of the planet Thra and the sundering of the Dark Crystal is one that children have loved for years upon years now, even

10 Things You Didn’t Know about “The Dark Crystal
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The Dark Crystal: Netflix Prequel Series to Begin Filming This Week

The Dark Crystal is coming to Netflix soon. According to Cultbox, filming has begun on the streaming service's upcoming TV series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.Based on the 1982 film from Jim Henson, the upcoming series "returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world." Louis Letterier serves as director and executive producer.Read More…
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NYC Weekend Watch: Michael Haneke, German Cinema, Rialto Pictures, and More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Film Forum

A Michael Haneke retrospective begins as does a restoration of The Crime of Monsieur Lange.

The Film Society Lincoln Center

“The Lost Years of German Cinema” features rare cinematic gems from Fritz Lang, Helmut Käutner, Robert Siodmak, and more.

Anthology Film Archives

“Generation Wealth” kicks off with The Bling Ring, Spring Breakers, L’Argent,
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The Holidays Won't Be Complete Without These Dark Crystal and Labyrinth Christmas Sweaters

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth are two classic films from the 80s that many of us grew up with in our lives. Now you can flaunt your love and fandom for them during the holidays with these four awesome Christmas sweaters from Fun.com.

The holidays just won't be complete without owning at least one of these sweaters. And if you think they're ugly, well, then they are perfect for any ugly sweater holiday parties that you might end up attending!

Here's the description of The Dark Crystal sweaters:

Christmas is a time for joyous celebrations, but it's also a time for complete disarray. Moms are frantically racing to the malls, dads are battling with tangled holiday lights, and kids are trying to do as many good deeds as possible to land on Santa's 'nice list.’ We couldn't image the chaos that would erupt if we decided
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Cool Stuff: ‘The Dark Crystal’ and ‘Labyrinth’ Christmas Sweaters Are Pure Magic

Cool Stuff: ‘The Dark Crystal’ and ‘Labyrinth’ Christmas Sweaters Are Pure Magic
The weather has only just started to cool down as we ring in the fall season, but plenty of retail outlets are already getting out their Christmas decorations and gear for eager holiday lovers who have already bailed on Halloween. That includes a new batch of ugly Christmas sweaters to make your friends jealous. This […]

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UTA Signs The Jim Henson Company (Exclusive)

The Jim Henson Company, the puppet-based production house behind Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, has signed with the UTA.

The partnership will focus on expanding the company's feature and primetime television slate, as well as Vr, gaming and digital initiatives.

"As we become more active in film and primetime, a partnership with UTA's highly motivated team will bring together our creative and innovative legacy with the top talent in the industry, leading to some exciting announcements very soon," said CEO Lisa Henson.

Founded in 1955 by puppeteer Jim Henson as Muppets Inc., The Jim Henson Company was behind the popular...
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UTA Signs The Jim Henson Company (Exclusive)

UTA Signs The Jim Henson Company (Exclusive)
The Jim Henson Company, the puppet-based production house behind Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, has signed with the UTA.

The partnership will focus on expanding the company's feature and primetime television slate, as well as Vr, gaming and digital initiatives.

"As we become more active in film and primetime, a partnership with UTA's highly motivated team will bring together our creative and innovative legacy with the top talent in the industry, leading to some exciting announcements very soon," said CEO Lisa Henson.

Founded in 1955 by puppeteer Jim Henson as Muppets Inc., The Jim Henson Company was behind the popular...
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Interview: Christopher Landon Reflects on Disturbia & Discusses Why We Need PG-13 Horror

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Earlier this year, D.J. Caruso’s Disturbia turned 10 years old, and since I was already chatting with him for Happy Death Day, I could not resist chatting with Christopher Landon about the project, which became a turning point in his career as a then up-and-coming screenwriter with huge aspirations.

He discussed how Martha Stewart was the inspiration behind Disturbia, as well as how he channeled his own personal grief into the script. Landon also gave his thoughts on why we always need good PG-13 horror films (and that’s a sentiment this writer is very much in agreement with).

One movie that I feel deserves a little more love is Disturbia, and it turned ten years old earlier this year. I really enjoyed it, and I know it's cool to hate on Shia Labeouf now and everything, but I loved him in it. And he has this great relationship with Carrie-Anne Moss,
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