THE DARK CRYSTAL Debuts On 4K Ultra HD™ And Returns To Blu-Ray™ & Digital March 6

LeanneRivett

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Just read this press release from Henson website, not sure if anyone else has seen this:

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. Included among the hours of archival bonus material is the all-new featurette “The Myth, Magic and Henson Legacy,” where fans go behind the scenes of this iconic film with insight from Lisa Henson and Toby Froud.

THE DARK CRYSTAL on 4K Ultra HD includes Dolby Atmos audio and is presented in full 4K resolution with HDR. The 4K restoration also serves as the basis for the 1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray.

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In another time, The Dark Crystal was the Balance and Truth in the Universe, but was destroyed dividing the world into two factions: the wicked Skeksis and the peaceful Mystics. Now as the convergence of the three suns approaches the Crystal must be healed or darkness will reign forever. It is up to Jen, the last of his race, to carry out the prophecy that a Gelfing will return the missing chard of crystal and destroy the Skeksis’ evil Empire. But will Jen be up to the challenge of battling the unknown? Directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz with producer Gary Kurtz (Stars Wars, The Empire Strikes Back), The Dark Crystal is a fantasy masterpiece weaving a timeless myth of Good and Evil.

Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:
  • ALL-NEW: The Myth, Magic and Henson Legacy: Go behind the scenes of this iconic film with stories from Lisa Henson and Toby Froud.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Commentary with Brian Froud
  • Picture-in-Picture Storyboard Track
  • Original Skeksis Language Scenes with Introduction by Screenwriter David Odell
  • The World of The Dark Crystal Documentary
  • Reflections of The Dark Crystal: “Light on the Path of Creation” & “Shard of Illusion”
  • Photo Galleries
  • Theatrical Teaser & Trailer
THE DARK CRYSTAL has a running time of approximately 93 minutes and is rated PG.
 

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I never picked up the DC BluRay, so I might have to track this down. The Froud edition 2-pack of DC and Labyrinth on BlyRay is only $15, so I've been close to buying it when I need something extra on an Amazon order.

Interesting that Lisa Henson and Toby Froud are working on a new commentary - this would have been a nice opportunity to include their short film "Lessons Learned" with this release. I've been searching for that on disc for probably a year now, and even contacted Toby's production company - with no luck.
 

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I never picked up the DC BluRay, so I might have to track this down. The Froud edition 2-pack of DC and Labyrinth on BlyRay is only $15, so I've been close to buying it when I need something extra on an Amazon order.

Interesting that Lisa Henson and Toby Froud are working on a new commentary - this would have been a nice opportunity to include their short film "Lessons Learned" with this release. I've been searching for that on disc for probably a year now, and even contacted Toby's production company - with no luck.
I'm thinking of getting it too, I only have the film on iTunes and it doesn't have any of the extras, which I miss. Paul sent all our DVD's and BluRays to the charity shop a few years ago when we got Apple TV.
 

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I’m really excited to see it in theaters again I wasn’t born when it came out so I’ve only seen it in my living room. :scary:
 

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They have added two new dates for The Dark Crystal screenings. In addition to Sunday, February 25, and Wednesday, February 28, the two new dates are Saturday March 3, and Tuesday March 6, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
 

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I opted for the original BR, as I have no plans to upgrade to 4k anytime soon, and if I ever do, I'll buy this again. Just the difference between DVD and BR is phenomenal. I enjoyed the Original Skeksis Language Scenes - hearing Frank Oz voice Aughra was great, it was like hearing Yoda's voice in another body!
 
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