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Krull
Krull 1983
Directed By Peter Yates
Written By Stanford Sherman
Cast Ken Marshall, Liam Neeson, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones
Produced By Ron Silverman
Film Editing By Ray Lovejoy
Cinematography By Peter Suschitzky
Music By James Horner
Country

United Kingdom, United States

Language

English

Release Date

July 29, 1983

Runtime

121 Minutes

Rating PG
Distributed By

Columbia Pictures

Budget $50,000,000
Gross $16,519,463

Overview

The planet Krull is invaded by an army of alien Slayers. This invasion force is led by a powerful and evil entity known only as the Beast. Neighbouring kingdoms hope to thwart the assault with an alliance of their armies. Both Kings plan to cement this alliance with the marriage of their respective progeny - Prince Colwyn from one kingdom and Princess Lyssa from the other. But a strong contingent of Slayers prevents the marriage ceremony from being completed by killing everyone in attendance and kidnapping the princess. Prince Colwyn survives this attack and is determined to rescue her. He must travel far to reach the Black Fortress where she is held. Ynir the Old One tells him of a magical weapon, known as the Glaive, which can help him defeat the Beast and rescue Lyssa. Along the way he meets a clumsy magician, a band of rogues, a cyclops and an old mystic. They must overcome such foes as a giant spider, a shape changer and a vast army of Slayers before finally confronting the Beast.

Plot

Cast

  • Ken Marshall as Colwyn
  • Lysette Anthony as Princess Lyssa
  • Freddie Jones as Ynyr
  • David Battley as Ergo the Magnificent
  • Bernard Bresslaw as Rell the Cyclops
  • Alun Armstrong as Torquil
  • Liam Neeson as Kegan
  • Robbie Coltrane as Rhun
  • Dicken Ashworth as Bardolph
  • Todd Carty as Oswyn
  • Bronco McLoughlin as Nennog
  • Gerard Naprous as Quain
  • Andy Bradford as Darro
  • Bill Weston as Menno
  • John Welsh as The Emerald Seer
  • Graham McGrath as Titch
  • Trevor Martin as The Beast (voice)
  • Francesca Annis as The Widow of the Web
  • Tony Church as King Turold
  • Bernard Archard as King Eirig
  • Clare McIntyre as Merith
  • Belinda Mayne as Vella

Production

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