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Cool Videos: The unofficial director's cut of The Dark Crystal is a thing of beauty

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Jim Henson's THE DARK CRYSTAL is a childhood favorite of mine and a testament to the power of Jim Henson's creativity. Unlike The Muppets or Sesame Street, THE DARK CRYSTAL's plush creations inhabit a darker world full of the threat of death and doom. Upon it's release in 1982, THE DARK CRYSTAL had undergone a significant series of changes to make it less brooding and dark. While this was not Henson's vision for the movie, he complied.

Now, over thirty years after originally being released, a fan has uploaded a version made by Frank Oz and Henson. Using editing software, this fan remastered the workprint as an amazing tribute to Jim Henson's original plan for THE DARK CRYSTAL. Coming together from various sources, including the workprint and other sound sources as well as bonus footage on DVD releases of the movie, we now have a full length look at what THE DARK CRYSTAL was meant to be.

Check out the full video for free on YouTube via the embed below.

Source: Blastr

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10:52PM on 12/07/2013
oh cool. I will have to check this out. I've never actually seen the film. I just watched Labyrinth a few months ago after my wife said she watched it as a kid and loved it. David Bowie is great in it.
oh cool. I will have to check this out. I've never actually seen the film. I just watched Labyrinth a few months ago after my wife said she watched it as a kid and loved it. David Bowie is great in it.
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12:49PM on 12/07/2013
There's another one titled "The Darker Crystal" that followed the same idea of rebuilding the workprint. Have yet to watch either but it's always nice to see The Dark Crystal get some love.
There's another one titled "The Darker Crystal" that followed the same idea of rebuilding the workprint. Have yet to watch either but it's always nice to see The Dark Crystal get some love.
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1:33PM on 12/06/2013
Definitely adding this to my 'movies to watch' list.
Definitely adding this to my 'movies to watch' list.
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10:01PM on 12/05/2013

Wow, for serious?

Huge fan of the original... will have to carve out time for this for sure.
Huge fan of the original... will have to carve out time for this for sure.
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6:25PM on 12/05/2013

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I'll have to watch this when I get the chance. THE DARK CRYSTAL was a flawed but ambitious project. I'd love to see this the way Jim Henson intended.
I'll have to watch this when I get the chance. THE DARK CRYSTAL was a flawed but ambitious project. I'd love to see this the way Jim Henson intended.
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5:40PM on 12/05/2013
From the shortened headline on the front page I definitely thought this was the announcement of a director's cut for the Dark Knight or the Dark Knight Rises and got ridiculously excited. Alas...
From the shortened headline on the front page I definitely thought this was the announcement of a director's cut for the Dark Knight or the Dark Knight Rises and got ridiculously excited. Alas...
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