Krull [Blu-ray] [1983]

  • SKU: 9083196
  • Release Date: 09/30/2014
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (49 out of 54)

    Synopsis


    Krull
    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. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Lysette Anthony
      Lysette Anthony - Lyssa
    • Freddie Jones
      Freddie Jones - Ynyr
    • Francesca Annis
      Francesca Annis - Widow of the Web
    • Alun Armstrong
      Alun Armstrong - Torquil
    • Image coming soon
      David Battley - Ergo



    Customer rating

    4.3
    91%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Helping to define my childhood

      Posted
      Nightshyfter
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      I had lots of favorites as a kid. Superman, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, He-Man, Weird Science, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, so many more... and Krull. I would watch it whenever it came on TV. When I would visit my grandparents, I would get them to rent it on VHS(since we didn't have a VCR at home), and I would watch it REPEATEDLY! I'm sure they tired of it quickly, but they tolerated it because of how much they could see I loved it. When I got older and graduated to DVD, I was elated to eventually find it and snatch it right up! None of the magic was lost, of course. However, as an adult, I could see the obvious cult appeal as it was by no means an Oscar contender on any level. Still, the magic remained. A gigantic alien castle-ship invading a gorgeous Arthurian-like planet(GREAT cinematography!). Horrific looking aliens with laser weapons that reminded me of the original V. An alliance between rival kingdoms to battle the alien menace, cemented by the marriage of Prince and Princess. The new King's quest to rescue his bride and slay the Beast. And the ancient and powerful Glaive! **..shudders..** Oh, I wanted one of those!! Still do, actually! Classic and, at the same time, totally original!! No, the acting was not Oscar-caliber, but there were some not-yet-realized gigantic talents in that movie!! Robbie Coltrane(Harry Potter's 'Hagrid') as Rhun and Liam Neeson(Duh!) as Kegan. Even Ken Marshall went on to play one of my favorite recurring characters on Star Trek: Deep Space Nice, Lieutenant Commander Michael Eddington, who would leave Starfleet to join the rogue Maquis. GREAT story line, and Ken was GREAT in it!! Thing is, I don't believe Krull was ever meant to be an Oscar contender. Someone had an idea. King Arthur vs. space aliens!! And it was BEAUTIFUL!! And let me tell you something, here... the time is ripe for a sequel!! :-D I've had the perfect story line for a sequel for years!!! Pure magic! Would I recommend Krull to a friend!? You bet!! In fact, I've had to place my order for the new Blu-ray with Amazon since it's already back-ordered at Best Buy. :-( :-D

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Destined to be remembered

      Posted
      Paulta
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      This movie is half way between being so bad, it's good and being so good, it's er...good. It's neither too camp, nor badly acted, nor does it have any really dire special effects. But then again, the acting isn't brilliant nor are the effects stunning (except for the spider, which is pretty good). In short, it's OK. The hero's main weapon is a kind of giant shuriken-thing which slices through almost anything. It's also under his mental control, which is nice, but as he's non-too bright we don't get to see any of the really wicked things you COULD do with a flying circular saw if you had an imagination.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Cheesy '80s Sci-Fi....what's not to like?

      Posted
      Clobbersaurus
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      I was shopping the store looking for something different. I called a friend and told him I couldn't find anything, and he mentioned he'd just bought this on Blu from the $7.99 bin. That's all I had to hear. I remember bits of it from my youth but it was just the sort of different thing I was looking for. If you're feeling unsure of what to watch, go back to the past and pick something like this out. It's a nice break from all of the CGI garbage we're being forced to watch these days.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A fun cult classic that is not as good as it can

      Posted
      Rosaliz000
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      be. This is a wonderfully campy movie that was released on the heels of the fantasy kick in the early 80's after Conan the Barbarian. Sadly the Blu-Ray Master is very limited in the scope. The disc only contains the movie, with no extras and there aren't even subtitles!!! The special edition of Krull on DVD was packed with so many features and extras that this makes the Blu-Ray pale in comparison. Pick this up if you love this movie, otherwise get the more feature packed DVD.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fun modern fantasy!!!

      Posted
      Marcmak
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      I first saw this movie when it was first released in 1983. 32 years latter, it's still a very entertaining movie. It combines the elements of fantasy, sword & sorcery, with a science fiction twist. While not on the same level as Star Wars, it has move in common with type of movies that Ray Harryhousen made. Ie: "7th voyage of sinbad" of note the film also has actors Liam Neeson, in one of fist screen roles, as well as Robbie Coltrane.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic 80s Cheese

      Posted
      dpatch
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      Looking for a great 80s sci-fi/fantasy movie to waste a couple of hours? Look no further than Krull. The film offers everything there is to love about this type film: tons of great practical effects, hammy acting, a stunning score, and grand adventure. Krull is a fun movie, and is recommended for fans of 80s flicks. The films looks great on Blu-ray, but unfortunately contains no bonus material.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Great Dvd, Disappointing Movie

      Posted
      kevman79

      Here is an absolutely outstanding special edition dvd to a movie that was not so outstanding. 'Krull' presented a cool story, beautiful production design, and mediocre performances. Unfortunately, the whole movie is just kind of boring, and the action sequences quite disappointing. It is a movie that could have been so much more. Displayed here nicely though in its original 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen ratio.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun little Sci-Fi throwback

      Posted
      GooRoo4Ever
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      A childhood favorite that's a little corny in hindsight but that still holds up well. A fantasy sci-fi picture with plenty of action, good characters, solid acting, and fair production values. The Blu-ray delivers a very good, naturally film like image. Sound is pretty good, too. Sadly, there are no supplements, but the disc is rather cheaply priced, so that's no surprise.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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