KrullDirector: Peter Yates
Meant to be a whimsical sword-and-sorcery film about a prince out to save his princess from the jaws of the Beast, Krull has enough scenes borrowed from blockbuster predecessors (Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Robin Hood, Star Wars) and is gentle enough to be rather derivative, ordinary fare. Prince Colwyn (Ken Marshall) has inherited a kingdom under siege by the evil Beast, and not only has to rid the land of the monster, but he has to rescue his bride Lyssa (Lysette Anthony) from the Beast's clutches as well. In his magical land, horses can sometimes fly, medieval castles can harbor weapons that light up, and before he can defeat the Beast, the prince has to get his hands on the glaive (French for "double-edged sword"), a razor-sharp, magical weapon capable of killing the monster. One of the more notable aspects of Krull is that a 30-year old Liam Neeson plays the bit part of Kegan, in only his third full-length feature film.
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- Mill Creek Ent
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- [Wide Screen, Color]
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Cast & Crew
|Ken "Hiwatt" Marshall||Prince Colwyn|
|Francesca Annis||Widow of the Web|
|Bernard Bresslaw||Rell the Cyclops|
|Anthony Bermans||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Francesco Chianese||Art Director|
|Derek Cracknell||Asst. Director|
|Tony Curtis||Art Director|
|Norman Dorme||Art Director|
|John Evans||Special Effects|
|Colin Grimes||Art Director|
|Stephen B. Grimes||Production Designer|
|Geoffrey Helman||Associate Producer|
|James Horner||Score Composer|
|Nick Maley||Makeup Special Effects|
|Ted Mann||Executive Producer|
|Derek Meddings||Special Effects|
|Mark Meddings||Special Effects|
|Anthony Mendleson||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Michael D. Murphy||Cinematographer|
|H. Nathan||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Kelvin Pike||Camera Operator|
|Tony Reading||Art Director|
|Ivan Sharrock||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Herbert Westbrook||Set Decoration/Design|
|Paul Wilson||Special Effects|
|Nigel Wooll||Production Manager|
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I remember watching this on TV when it came out I was 11 at the time and bought it on VHS and still have it. At the time it was state of the art movie, now a days you can see some of the flaws that's ok it's still a good movie, but it's cool to see a young liam neeson in it.
I would have to say that this movie is cool.It's kinda like a mix of Star Wars and a medieval tale.I would like to have that throwing star.
ladyhawke, the princess bride, willow and labyrinth. awesome how movies back then were sorta cheesy but still pretty good. i saw this on demand and recognized that chakram like weapon which appeared in that south park easter episode. this is the story of a prince, a band of fighers, who help him get back his bride who has been kidnapped by an alien where his mountain fortress arrived from space. cool to see liam neeson before he was well known. some of the scenes i noticed seem a little awkward. the landscapes were amazing, and i noticed that it was face paced including that any fantasy film must have a creepy spider scene. some scenes reminded me of movies or shows from xena warrior princess to indiana jones with the romance like of the princess bride.
Krull is one of the best fantasy movies that I have ever seen and probably will ever see. I have seen this movie so many times and never grow tired of it.
This movie is TIGHT!!! Krull was one of the only movies of the 80's that makes E.T. look like rubbish. My favorite part is where the guy off Krull (maybe Tom Seleck??) throws that star thing and it totally hit the green-nosed man (evil) in the schlongo. I don't know if anyone saw it, but the main character was laying some mean side-pipe in that movie. I hope people rally around this movie as I feel it makes a case for love-making. I wish I could be a Krull someday.