Category Archives: The Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History The Dark Crystal Book

The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History The Dark Crystal Book

The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History The Dark Crystal Book A true masterpiece brought to life by the ingenious puppetry and peerless storytelling of Jim Henson, The Dark Crystal is revered by an entire generation of fans. For the first time, this deluxe and highly comprehensive book tells the complete story of this deeply personal Henson project, highlighting the unique creative journey and groundbreaking techniques that brought the film to the screen. Drawing from unseen archive interviews with Jim Henson and new interviews with the film’s behind-the-scenes creative team, The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History leaves no stone unturned in chronicling the entire production, from the initial concept based on themes close to Henson’s heart to the ingenious conceptual design, puppet construction, and logistics of the shoot itself. The book also delves into the wider world of The Dark Crystal, exploring the creation of comics, novels, and other official projects inspired by the film. This deluxe coffee-table book contains an in-depth look at the day-to-day production of the film and showcases a huge range of incredible visuals, including candid set photography, previously unseen concept art, storyboards, production notes, and more. The book also features a plethora of amazing removable items, such as script pages, notes, and sketches from Henson, and other unique treasures. Definitive, enthralling, and revelatory, The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History is the last word on an enduring modern classic and the book that fans of the film have been waiting for.

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The World of the Dark Crystal The Dark Crystal Book

The World of the Dark Crystal The Dark Crystal Book

The World of the Dark Crystal The Dark Crystal Book Jim Henson’s 1982 classic The Dark Crystal introduced the world to the remarkable imagination of concept artist Brian Froud, who designed the film’s iconic characters, creatures, and locations. Following the success of the film, Henson and Froud collaborated on The World of The Dark Crystal, a unique book that showcases the gorgeous conceptual artwork created for the film and delves into the lore that underpins Thra, the magical world at the heart of Henson’s story. Now, for the first time in over 15 years, The World of The Dark Crystal is back in print, featuring an abundance of striking art and including all the bonus material from the 2003 Collector’s Edition—a fascinating essay by Froud on the creative process of making the film and a facsimile of a booklet Froud and Henson presented to the film’s early backers. Beautiful, imaginative, and powerful, The World of The Dark Crystal celebrates a landmark fantasy film that continues to win new fans more than three decades after its release.  

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance The Dark Crystal Book

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance The Dark Crystal Book

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance The Dark Crystal Book Set many years before the events of The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s classic 1982 movie, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all-new adventure. When three Gelfling discovers the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.  Revealing the incredible creative process behind the new series, this book will show how Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, legendary character, and costume designer Brian Froud, and director Louis Leterrier brought Thra and its characters to life alongside the artists and puppeteers who are continuing the legacy of the original film.   

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Emperors Scepter The Dark Crystal Prop Replica

Emperors Scepter The Dark Crystal Prop Replica

Emperors Scepter The Dark Crystal Prop Replica “Today, a new emperor must seize the throne.” Chronicle Collectibles proudly presents the first offering from The Dark Crystal: the 1:1 Emperor’s Scepter! Now you can finally own the scepter at the center of the power struggle following the Emperor’s demise, minus having to go through a Trial by Stone. This first-of-its-kind life-size prop replica was made using a scan of the original screen-used prop and is officially licensed by The Jim Henson Company. As a limited-edition, high-end collectible, the 1:1 Emperor’s Scepter will surely be the pride of any The Dark Crystal fan. Featuring ornate detail down to the smallest levels, the 1:1 Emperor’s Scepter is just what The Dark Crystal fans have been waiting for and what every Skeksis desires. Measuring over 27” long, the 1:1 Emperor’s Scepter makes for an impressive prop replica for any fan’s collection. Fulfill the prophecy and make Chamberlain jealous!

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