Category Archives: Dark Crystal scene-by-scene

The Dark Crystal scene-by-scene, part 9

I freakin’ love The Dark Crystal! Let’s watch it! We’ve reached one of the movie’s big set pieces, 24:36-28:01 on the Blu-ray. Now that they’ve met, Aughra leads Jen into a cave. He follows, losing track of her in the … Continue reading

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The Dark Crystal scene-by-scene, part 8

I freakin’ love The Dark Crystal! Let’s watch it! Today we rejoin Jen on his quest, 21:44-24:35 on the Blu-ray. In the previous scene, the Dark Crystal showed the Skeksis an image of Jen, and some in the audience might … Continue reading

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The Dark Crystal scene-by-scene, part 7

I freakin’ love The Dark Crystal! Let’s watch it! Today, the titular crystal comes into play, 19:31-21:43 on the Blu-ray. We’re still in the Skeksis’ throne room, just after the Chamberlain has been banished and had his clothes ripped from … Continue reading

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The Dark Crystal scene-by-scene, part 6

I freakin’ love The Dark Crystal! Let’s watch it! I took a break over the holidays, but now I’m back and ready for the famous “trial by stone” scene, 14:22-19:32 on the Blu-ray. The scene takes place in the Skeksis’ … Continue reading

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The Dark Crystal scene-by-scene, part 5

I freakin’ love The Dark Crystal! Let’s watch it! Just a short couple of scenes this time, 13:01-14:21 on the Blu-ray. We see one of the Mystics playing a harp-like instrument, using two of his four hands — the two … Continue reading

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The Dark Crystal scene-by-scene, part 4

I freakin’ love The Dark Crystal! Let’s watch it! After all that exposition, it’s time to have some fun, and by “fun” I mean “unimaginable Skeksis horror.” 9:46-13:00 on the Blu-ray. Time for another establishing shot of the castle, much … Continue reading

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The Dark Crystal scene-by-scene, part 3

I freakin’ love The Dark Crystal! Let’s watch it! Time for our first real dialogue exchange between characters, 6:26-9:43 on the Blu-ray. Dark clouds are shown in the sky, and wind rustles tall grass. This shows a storm is coming, … Continue reading

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The Dark Crystal scene-by-scene, part 2

I freakin’ love The Dark Crystal! Let’s watch it! Today, we meet the Mystics and our hero Jen as the movie’s opening exposition-a-rama continues on. Today we’re watching 4:09-6:25 on the Blu-ray. After leaving the Skeksis’ castle, we get a … Continue reading

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The Dark Crystal scene-by-scene, part 1

I freakin’ love The Dark Crystal! Let’s watch it! The first post in this series will examine the first scene and the opening credits, 0:00-4:08 on the Blu-ray. There’s a lot to go over in this first scene, so I’ll … Continue reading

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