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Jim Henson‘s 1982 fantasy film The Dark Crystal has gone down in history as a master class in puppetry magic. And it’s important to the creative team behind the new Netflix prequel series that they get that aspect right.

At New York Comic-Con, director Louis Leterrier and creative executive producer Lisa Henson, Jim Henson’s daughter, promised that The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will preserve the practical techniques of the ’80s classic and revealed a few more details about the highly anticipated 10-episode series.

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The Dark Crystal TV show details

Are you ready to return to Thra?

That’s the home world of the Gelflings, a race of alien creatures who warred against another race called the Skeksis in the 1982 puppet-driven film The Dark Crystal. Over a year ago, we wrote about the announcement of Netflix’s The Dark Crystal TV show, and now The Jim Henson Company’s Brian Henson has offered an update about the state of the production and more details about the story’s time period. Read More »

The Dark Crystal Prop Replicas

The Dark Crystal celebrated its 35th anniversary at the end of 2017, drumming up even more interest in the Jim Henson production that first hit the big screen, and many collectible houses are still celebrating.

For those of you who don’t know, the fantasy film follows a young man who goes on a quest to find a shard of the dark crystal, a powerful gem that once provided balance to the universe. It’s the key to bringing peace back to the world after it was taken over by the evil Skeksis. Now ans of the fantasy adventure can now have a piece of The Dark Crystal themselves.

No, we’re not talking about the titular crystal itself (not exactly anyway), but instead you can get your hands on two prop replicas: the emperor’s scepter and the Castle of the Skeksis. Check out both of The Dark Crystal prop replicas from Chronicle Collectibles below. Read More »

Labyrinth Christmas Sweater

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 year, Jim Henson’s 1980s favorites Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal will join the ugly Christmas sweater party, each with a couple new holiday wardrobe options. They’ll complete the perfect Christmas ensemble and show your nerdy side to anyone in your vicinity. Check out The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth Christmas sweaters below. Read More »

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We hadn’t given much thought to more stories set in the world of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal since the long-brewing sequel was abandoned and turned into a comic book last year. But now, during the 35th anniversary year of the original 1982 movie, it looks like we’ll be returning to the world of Thra once again.

Netflix and The Jim Henson Company have announced a new prequel TV series called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Learn everything we know about it and watch a quick teaser below.
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The Dark Crystal sequel

That very long-gestating Dark Crystal sequel is finally happening… but not in the form we originally expected. Boom! Studios and Henson Company have announced a 12-issue comic book series titled The Power of the Dark Crystal, based on an unproduced screenplay by David OdellAnnette Odell, and Craig PierceRead More »

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The Toy Box is a weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.

As usual, there are some new Star Wars and Star Trek items, a bunch of Funko exclusives coming to Comic-Con this summer, some action figures for A Clockwork Orange and 2001: A Space Odyssey, an Evil Dead 2 video game, a special Saga action figure two-pack and much more.

Check out everything in this edition of The Toy Box after the jump.

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The Best Films and Shows Leaving Netflix in December 2015

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It’s time for our monthly tragedy. It’s time to take a deep breath and see what movies and television shows are departing Netflix in December, so we can throw together a must-watch-now list and try to see everything before it goes. The films leaving Netflix this month include a few bonafide cinematic classics, a vital superhero movie, two Jim Henson favorites, and two of the best horror movies ever made.

Read on for our recommendations for the shows and movies leaving Netflix that you need to watch right now.

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Transformers 4

If I asked you to name the most iconic movie franchise of all time, would you say TransformersMark Wahlberg would — and he’s pretty sure the new one will be the biggest film of 2014. Also after the jump:

  • Transformers 4 will use the Dolby Atmos sound system
  • Ninja Turtles, Minions, and more are getting special 3D glasses
  • Dwayne Johnson says Jon M. Chu won’t be back for G.I. Joe 3
  • Lego Movie co-financer will not be asked back for the sequel
  • Get updates on the Dark Crystal and Fraggle Rock movies
  • Leland Orser, of Taken and Taken 2, will return for Taken 3
  • Neal McDonough will be the bad guy in Paul Blart 2
  • Jurassic World is looking for extras in Louisiana

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Conan the BarbarianThe ThingPoltergeistThe Road WarriorStar Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Tron, and that’s just the beginning. Yes, the Summer of 1982 was probably the best one in the history of movies and that’s why the Alamo Drafthouse is celebrating with a summer long, 30th anniversary celebration screening a slew of the most exciting films released that year. Plus, there’s now a significant update jumping off last month’s announcement.

Tickets for the first screening, Conan the Barbarian, go on sale Tuesday morning along with a limited number of passes that’ll get you into eight of the screenings. Second, the series has expanded significantly, adding films such as The Dark Crystal, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Vice Squad, The Secret of Nimh, Friday the 13th Part 3, Q: The Winged Serpent, Pink Floyd: The Wall and more. Third, Blade Runner will not be screened (bummer).

And finally, in accordance with the /Film sponsored screening of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial on June 8 (tickets on sale May 25) we’re proud to exclusively debut the Mondo poster for the film by artist Dan McCarthy. Check out the poster, the important links, full lineup and more after the jump. Read More »