Re-mastered 'The Dark Crystal' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Posted Thu Dec 21, 2017 at 08:55 AM PST by

The classic adventure film featuring some of Jim Henson's puppets gets a 4K makeover in March.

In an early announcement to retailers, Sony says 'The Dark Crystal' will be available on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on March 6.

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.

The releases will feature a BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION of the film from the original camera negative and the Blu-ray edition will be housed in 24 page Digibook packaging. The 4K release will include a Dolby Atmos soundtrack.

Supplements 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

You can find the latest specs for The Dark Crystal linked from our Blu-ray and 4K Release Schedules, where it is indexed under March 6.

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