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There's something inescapably appealing about this camp 1983 Star Wars-meets-The Lord of the Rings knockoff that encourages the viewer to overlook its many silly shortcomings and simply enjoy the fun. James Horner's rollicking music score certainly helps, as does the epic-scale CinemaScope photography of the breathtaking Italian landscapes. The costumes and extravagant production design are also great to look at, and much of Derek Meddings's visual effects work still looks striking. Freddie Jones stands head and shoulders above the rest of the cast as the wise Ynyr, while the two romantic leads, Ken Marshall as Prince Colwyn and Lysette Anthony (with an overdubbed American voice) as Princess Lyssa, are mere formalities on which to hang the plot. The all-British supporting cast includes Todd Carty, Bernard Bresslaw, Robbie Coltrane, Liam Neeson, and the gorgeous Francesca Annis. If you feel the need for some escapist sword-and-sorcery fantasy, then Krull delivers in full measure.--Mark Walker
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CastAlun Armstrong, Liam Neeson, Dicken Ashworth, Tony Church, Robbie Coltrane, Bernard Bresslaw, Bill Weston, Andrew Bradford, Freddie Jones, John Welsh, Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Francesca Annis, David Battley, Bernard Archard, Todd Carty, Clare McIntyre, Bronco McLoughlin, Gerard Naprous, Belinda Mayne
DirectorPeter Yates
Genre:  Action, Adventure
Release Date:  July 29, 1983
MPAA Rating:  PG
Screen WriterStanford Sherman
DVD Release Date:  April 3, 2001
Runtime:  120 minutes
Studio:  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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review by . April 30, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
Take the whiz-bang fantasy of films like the "Lord Of The Rings" trilogy, mix in two parts "Star Wars," and add a pinch of modest flicks like "Legend," and you have the perfect formula for "Krull." Though the cheese factor is quite high, Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, and friends make the best of this fantasy/sci-fi flick.    Ten times better than the schlock on SciFi Channel, "Krull" has a little something for everyone. There's a nasty bad guy(The Beast) who is intent on taking …
review by . February 03, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
... KRULL isn't a terrible movie (believe me, there are a lot of worse films out there, even in the sci-fi field... However, nor is it that good of a movie either. The premise of the film is interesting: evil dark lord kidnaps newly married queen and her presumed dead king seeks to find her. Well, that's not interesting, the interesting part is that the dark lord's castle keeps moving to a different location on the planet of Krull every 24hrs and only one or two people know where its going to show …
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