Friday, 13 December 2013

The Dark Crystal Directors Cut!

This fantastic version is actually the first directors cut....definitely much darker than the final release. There is no narrator and the Skecksis say hardly anything in English at all. Audiences did not respond well to this test cut so they redubbed the whole film! Some things make more sense in this version...like why Jen can't work out what he's got to do...it's not so clear for him in this version, which is why it makes sense when he figures it out with Augra later on. With the original I was always like...the dude told you that in the first place! The Skecksis are properly scary in this version too!
One of the people on that first test showing has meticulously restored the original footage over 2 years, well worth a watch!