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Director’s cut of The Dark Crystal

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 06, 2013

Using a black & white workprint of The Dark Crystal that Jim Henson and Frank Oz wanted to release, YouTube user scoodidabop made a full-length director’s cut of the film. It’s a bit rough in spots, but the original vision is all there.

Production was supposed to have begun on a Dark Crystal sequel, but according to the Muppet Wiki, the project has been shelved.

They’re making a Dark Crystal sequel

posted by Jason Kottke   May 07, 2010

It’s called Power of the Dark Crystal.

Set hundreds of years after the events of the first movie, when the world has once again fallen into darkness, “Power of the Dark Crystal” follows the adventures of a mysterious girl made of fire who, together with a Gelfling outcast, steals a shard of the legendary crystal in an attempt to reignite the dying sun that exists at the center of the planet.

It couldn’t possibly be better than the original: