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At a time that belongs to neither the past nor the future, the planet of Krull...a world peopled by creatures of myth and magic...faces annihilation. Slayers, alien beings commanded by the seemingly omnipotent Beast, are everywhere, and only one man can oppose them. Prince Colwyn must journey to a faraway cavern to recover the mystical Glaive, a key to extraordinary powers required to defend his world. On his quest, he gathers about him an unlikely army, with which he travels through Krull, witnessing sights and events beyond his wildest imagination, searching for his young bride and the Beast that holds her captive.

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Audience Reviews for Krull

  • Jun 03, 2016
    Should be required viewing for film students, otherwise it's probably entirely missable.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 02, 2015
    Having revisited this film more than 30 years since I last saw it as a boy, I enjoyed "Krull" even more that I did then. The special effects are surprisingly strong for a film made in 1983 (for the most part), and the film score is excellent. Costumes are cheap but effective. The acting is dismal, but you do get to enjoy early performances from the likes of Liam Neeson and Robbie Coltrane. "Krull" is enjoyable as silly, retro fantasy fun.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • May 15, 2013
    Early 80's cheesefest with plenty of ideas ripped off from Raiders of the Lost Ark, ET, and notably Star Wars. Pretty dumb idea to throw half-retarded Storm Trooper look-alikes with laser-firing swords in the mix of vague storytelling of a rescue fantasy. I also wonder what drew Liam Neeson and Robbie Coltrane to star in this mess as their early roles.
    Max G Super Reviewer
  • Sep 12, 2010
    Peter Yates' underrated but enjoyable sci-fi fantasy film is worth a look despite a predictable formulaic plot, it contains plenty of creativity and some impressive practical visual effects. The story concerns the planet Krull, which has been besieged by an evil entity known as the Beast. It inhabits a mountainous black fortress that changes location at every sunrise. A young prince named Colwyn, superbly played by Ken Marshall, who embarks on a perilous quest with his loyal band of companions to destroy the evil Beast, after his father is slain, and his beloved princess kidnapped and imprisoned within the black fortress. Fine direction by the late Peter Yates, with solid supporting performances by Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones, Francesca Annis, Liam Neeson, Bernald Bresslaw, and Robbie Coltrane. A lush score by the late great James Horner. Recommended.
    Danny R Super Reviewer

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