I remember the first time I saw Krull.

I found this movie amazing. Terrible effect piled on top of terrible effect, crazy invented accents, but a story that still captures my attention 30 years later.

Times are tough over on planet Krull, and about to get a whole lot tougher. A young prince is to wed a young princess and bring peace to their two kingdoms when the Beast magically shows up in his space going Mountain, Slayers in tow, and screws it all up. The Beast kidnaps the princess while the prince has but one hope left. He strikes out to find THE GLAVE! Will the prince and his awesome gang of bandits, wizards and magical creatures be enough to save the girl and the planet? Duh.

I need a glave of my own.

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Previously on Boing Boing...

Krull: the movie... and the wedding

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  1. I kid you not, the novelization of this is in my bathroom right now. It's by Alan Dean Foster.

    It's uh, on par with the quality of the movie. Yeah, let's say that.

  2. Ergo The Magnificent...the name doesn't begin to describe his awesomeness. Even though I can only remember David Battley in one other film--Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory--I think of myself as a fan. Short in stature, tall in power, narrow of purpose and wide of vision, for me he made what was an otherwise forgettable summer film memorable. Every few years I watch Krull again...and every time I'm tempted to just fast forward through all the non-Ergo parts.

  3. Oh man, I had such a crush on Lysette Anthony as a teen.

    And the fate of the Cyclops brings a tear to my eye to this day.

    Even if an entire generation's concept of what a "glaive" should look like has been horribly skewed...

  4. Best movie EVER about the power of arranged marriages.

    Seriously, go back and watch it. Somehow, the arranged marriage of the protagonist and the girl allows them to have a super power that kills Krull at the end.

    Political love conquers all.

  5. Yeah the Krull arcade game was awesome and trippy, with those Robotron and Defender style cycling rainbow colors. I can't even remember if I saw the movie, but man I loved this game!

    And for @wishlish here's the Atari 2600 version, didn't even know there was one!

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