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Title: Krull
Post by: Paul H. on April 13, 2000, 01:13:51 PM
The debate is on!  Between Beastmaster, Conan, and Krull. What is the best pure fantasy movie around. While some may want to include Clash of the Titans I feel it lacks any of the atmosphere and actual tension of these three movies.  Beastmaster has the worst acting but has the best creatures. (those Bat people scared the hell out of me when I was young).  Krull is the goofiest but is the most complex.  Conan has the simplest story but that gives it its purity.  I guess I would have to vote Conan since after a few viewings you want to tell Mark Singer to shut the hell up, and Krull makes your head hurt.  But if it comes down to one time viewing; I can't decide.  


Title: Krull
Post by: Vrian Sinth on May 09, 2000, 10:32:11 AM
This is one of my favorite movie since I was a kid!  

I love it at the end of the movie when they're running out of the fortres onto the bridge, it breaks, and the stop to look back!!  Good one!!


Title: Krull
Post by: on August 19, 2000, 07:10:48 PM
James Horner's score really makes this movie work.  And it's the good old pre-Titanic James Horner too, not the "new" James Horner.


Title: Krull
Post by: Mykii on August 21, 2000, 04:47:37 AM
This is one of my favourite movies EVER!!

The best bit is the part in the swamp with the Changeling, It scared the crap out of me when i saw this in the cinema when I was a kid.

Intersting Tit-Bit

A work colleague of my Dad's actually made the prop for the Glaive (y'know the spinning bladed star thing) and a friend of mine knows the actor Alun Armstrong who played Torquil in this movie, Cool Huh?

Did you know that the Cyclops in this and Gort in Hawk The Slayer are played by the same guy? It's Bernard Bresslaw from the Carry-On Movies.


Title: Krull
Post by: Kelly on August 21, 2000, 07:35:58 PM
My mom (!) was the one who introduced me to this movie...which is surprising since she usually goes for films like "Ghost" and "Sleepless in Seattle".  Must've been the mushy love scene between the old guy and the spider woman...heh heh...  I was actually pretty impressed by it.  I love any movie with english accents, so I was happy even if it sucked, but, luckily, it didn't.  A fun little movie, with a lot of action, a bit of romance, and a hell of a lot of heroics.  A little too yucky for me, at least at the time -- I've developed a stronger constitution since then.  Haven't seen this movie in years, but the sound clips bring it AAAAAALLLLL back -- I'd forgotten that the web tinkled like chimes when he climbed all over it...and the spider scared the hell out of me...not a good thing for a mother to make her arachnophobic child watch this...


Title: Krull
Post by: Devin on September 12, 2000, 05:12:50 PM
Dude, this movie rocks!  Yeah, it's cheesy, but there are just some great scenes, some really cool angles and shots, and as the reviewer mentions, Ergo the Magician just makes the film.  I saw this in the theatre when I was a kid, and I remember having bought the Marvel comic book adaptation of the first half at the grocery store on the way to see the movie.  "...it's all very well to have a short name when you're twenty feet tall, but small people need large names to give them weight."  Brilliant.


Title: Krull
Post by: John Isaksen on May 17, 2002, 05:52:13 PM
I Think This Movie is very cool. Because of the special effects in it. My Favorite part is when the fortress explodes


Title: Krull
Post by: Chris on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
It was amusing watching those 'slayers' try to move and fight in rubber outfits. They should have just relied on their laser rifles.

For a Ä27m film the special effects are a let down.
 The blue-screen work , as Andrew points out, is awful particularly the scenes with the Fire Mares.
The Beast is ruined using this method: in the Colwyn vs Beast battle, we are made to believe the monster is some way from Colwyn and approx five metres tall. So when the glaive strikes him, I was surprised to find it  had become a gigantic glaive! (they could at least have made a smaller prop for it)

And the lava in the cavern was wet.


Title: Krull
Post by: Brian on May 07, 2003, 12:08:54 AM
I absolutely loved this movie.  The musical score alone was enough to sell me.  And that glave?  That was just too awesome for words.  Anyone know what happened to the actual prop in the movie?  I wanna find out who has it to see if I can buy it!


Title: Krull
Post by: Clint on April 07, 2001, 11:22:31 AM
I must say, the spider outdid himself...his friend in Ator the Fighting Eagle should take notes.


Title: Krull
Post by: Aurizen_Darkstar on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I thought it was a great movie.  Good special effects.  Plus, it was weird that I happened to rent this after seeing the movie "Dune".  The guy that playe Ynir, and the Widow are in that movie too.  Freddie Jones (Ynir) plays Thufir Hawat in Dune, and The Widow (forget her name) plays Lady Jessica in Dune.

The big surprise was that Liam Neeson is in Krull.  He was pretty unrecognizable (at least to me) when I saw it.


Title: Krull
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This film is now out on DVD. As in most DVDs, the pluses are in the added bonuses to the film. They include audio commentary w/ director Peter Yates, editor Roy Lovejoy, and actors Ken Marshall and Lysette Anthony. A behind the scenes
commentary. The broadcast TV "Journey to Krull" documentary.
A video montage of images from the Marvel Comic w/ sound from the film. Plus four still galleries, an audio essay from "Cinefantastique," and talent files and trailers. Like the cult film, "Lair of the White Worm," this is a cult film which one seems to either love or hate. Put me down on the love side for both films, thus, next to "Lair of the White Worm," this is the second DVD I plan to buy. Enjoy


Title: Krull
Post by: Gareth on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
One of the best and most underrated films ever. It's got a giant spider in it for Gods sake!


Title: Krull
Post by: steve on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
     one of my alltime favs.  my g/f always askes why i buy these dvds(i have many godzilla and cartoon dvds)  you just can't explain to someone how cool this stuff is if they don't believe.
     what kid didn't want a 'krull' to throw in their toy box after seeing this film?  what?  the 'firemares' looked fake??  did anyone get why the'obi-wan'-like old guy and the widow of the web broke up? (she was hot when she was young)
     one of my favorite characters was the cyclops.  being able to see when you are going to die--how crappy is that?  slayers---looked very cool, with the sword/harpoon guns they used.  tell me this though, if they were so badass, why does their brain run away when they get hit once with a sword??
     reguardless, i loved this flick-----memories(da da da do be)


Title: Krull
Post by: Derek on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This movie is killer.  It's really really bad and so excellently cool that i love it! :)  The guy who plays the "old one" is probably one of the worst actors i've ever seen!  He sucked in dune and he sucks in this movie too.  The princess is about the wimpiest woman alive, the prince is blind in his goal and pig headed as hell, the "army" are about as incompetant as can be, and the slayers fight with the collective intelligence of a junior programmer.  Nothing, but NOTHING makes sense in this movie!  I absolutely love it!


Title: Krull
Post by: Bohica on September 18, 2001, 09:29:50 AM
Krull: The movie that defined a generation.


Title: Krull
Post by: Paul F on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I love these type of films, but this one shines of pure class. Britan's answer to Starwars, Good against evil. I can watch this film over and over, the slayers are the dog's and there overall look is slick. When I first saw the trailer that showed the slayers rising out of the water I remember thinking WOW. The fact that the slayers head split open and there brain jumps out and burrows into the ground(where the hell does it go to) was quiet disterbing for a six year old, even now I cringe to see the slayer pretending to be the seer and his nasty hands. But overall the film kick's ass with the great special effects and the music is ace, It's sad to think that they don't make them like this any more.


Title: Krull
Post by: Dan on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Another guilty pleasure film. This one had it all. Lasers, aliens, magic, visionaries, philosophy, bugs in suits of armor. The music was stirring I somewhat repetitive.  My heart goes out to the poor gentleman who played the cyclops. His make up was impressive and I'm still tweaked to find out how the hell did he see ?


Title: Krull
Post by: Fiona on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Yes, this was one of those films you vaguely remembered having watched and loved as a kid and thought no more of until you ended up at university with nothing better to do than buy cheap 80s movies and relive the glory. As a British viewer I was able to appreciate an additional dimension to the film. The young boy who is part of the bandits is the least well known member amongst them who's major role to date is a stall owner in Eastenders. Watch the look of fear on his face as the better known actors are butchered one by one. You should never have left Grange Hill, Tucker!


Title: Krull
Post by: Lightsane on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This movie is the kind of thing you refer to obliquely in a book, and everyone who reads it wonders what you're talking about - except for two or three people who realize what you're talking about and go "hey, cool."


Title: Krull
Post by: Roy Smith on December 16, 2001, 06:56:01 AM
Lysette Anthony was absolutely sexy.  The fact the that any alien Beast with an unholy army would take her as his queen makes perfect sense.  If I had a teleport fortress I know I could get chicks!


Title: Krull
Post by: Lucas Oiler on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
the first b-movie i ever saw, as a 5-6 year old child...but two days ago was the first time i saw it til the end. It was something damn unbelievable back then, i watched Krull with my father and the movie seemed terrifying and extremely dramatic to me. I was puzzled to see Colwyn have 2 friends in one scene and dozen in the next, i closed my eyes when he picked the Glaive and i stopped watching after the Doppelganger-Killing-Seer scene made me shiver and tremble :) Damn, i'd want to get it on dvd...too bad i dont've a credit card


Title: Krull
Post by: Geist on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
The Truth:

"Fire Mares!  Fires Mares can travel a thousand leagues in a day!"

In fact, they travel SOOOOOOOO fast, their hooves are flaming!  That's all you need to know about this movie.

Hehe.  Ok, its entertaining, but geez... "FIRE MARES?!!"

This movie's plot was a total freaking meltdown.  Let's start at the beginning. First we have an advanced alien race holding pep rallys in front of spot lights and fog machines before raiding towns of innocent folk.  Then we have "The Prince" totally unscathed show up at the castle of his bride.

King: I thought you came with 200 men
Prince: We HAD 200 men, only us 20 survived the slayer attack.

Hello?

If your army had suffered 90% casualties at the hands of an alien race, I'd be building a BUNKER or a fallout shelter NOT planning a wedding.  But they go for the wedding instead.  People beat on shields some chick puts fire in the Prince's hand and guess what? The aliens show becuase they've GOT TO STOP that wedding!

What!??

The castle and everyone is killed? Why weren't they  building bunkers like they should have been? Haven't they played StarCraft? But ITS OK because the old man of the mountains knows everything anyway and tells him that the symbol of his kingdom actually ISN'T just a symbol but actually the most powerful weapon on the planet. Too bad  SOMEONE hid it in a pool of lava and it doens't even freak'n work on the BEAST like its suppose to.  

No, we find out later that we need the POWER OF LUV! OK, back to the weapon thing. If you had an all powerful weapon and were being invaded by an alien race, would you:

a) hide it in a pool of lava on a mountain top
b)Hold it at the castle.  

They chose A. So after he gets the boomrang of death he marches off to see the wizard. He picks up some losers first and then meets the wizard.

Wizard: Don't use the glaive until you really, really need it.
Hero (Later):It didn't work!!!
Wizard (Later): Ha! Ha! Sucker!

At this point if I WERE THE HERO I'd pop a pretty important question, like:

Why shouldn't I use the ultimate weapon right freaking NOW (especially since later in the movie when I really, really need it, it won't work anyway)???

But this is OK because the Wizard says: The only way to find out where the beast's tower will appear will be to go the emerald temple... In the MIDDLE of a FREAK'N SWAMP.

OK question? If YOU were going to a build a multi-billion dollar temple where you would put it?

A) Near people who could use the facilities.
B) In the MIDDLE of a FREAK'N SWAMP.

OK, so he and the seven samarui go out. The wizard dies. GOOD. They fight some guys in rubber suits that move really, really slowly and their brains leap out when they die: "EAAHHRHHH!!!" What the freak is that about? Just weird! But that's OK.

Now help me with this:

The Old Man is going to visit his ex-wife, who can know anything. Which tells WHY they split in the first place. Anyway a giant spider is guarding his ex, so he gets the info, she dies, he dies. GOOD.

The bad news is that she tells him the castle will materialize tomorrow 1,000 leagues from here..."

"Fire Mares!  Fires Mares can travel a thousand leagues in a day!"

And so it goes...

And why did the beast go all Blurry during the final combat scene?!?  I saw this in the theatre when I was 12, and I thought that I had gotten popcorn butter on my glasses...

I wish I had.


P.S,  The video game rocked.


Title: Krull
Post by: yuop on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Funniest movie of all time!  We were MST3K-ing this film a decade before we'd ever heard of MST.  It's a good movie for its own sake, and love those laser spears or whatever they are, but twice as funny when you roast it too.  Best moments:

* Old Seer looking like he dies of a major constipation problem.

* Asked what his greatest wish is, the Cyclops responds by saying "Fig Newtons"


Title: Krull
Post by: the OLD one on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
If you don't understand Krull ,have you really contemplated eternity?


Title: Krull
Post by: AlphaWoolf on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This movie is definitely less than the sum of its parts.  And even after seeing it many times over the years I still can't pinpoint why.  While it has some very cool moments it just never escapes a strange stiffness to the proceedings.  Still, a good popcorn movie worth a watch.

Oh, and the first poster makes reference to a contest between this, Conan, and Beastmaster.  Despite much poorer production values relative to the competiton, I find Beastmaster to have the most compelling plot and characters.


Title: Krull
Post by: David on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
God! How I love this movie! Everyone is familiar with the concept of "comfort foods". I have "comfort movies", and "Krull" is VERY high on that list. It cost $27,000,000.00 and I think every single penny shows on the screen. The sets and costumes are trully beautiful. James Horner's score is the equal of any ever composed for film( from the period you should also take note of his scores from "Wolfen", and "Something Wicked This Way Comes"). The cast is wonderful. Ken Marshall is gorgeous and heroic, and also gives quite a nice performance. Lysette Anthony is aristocratic and fairytale lovely. And Freddie Jones is brilliant, as usual, as the Ynir. His magnificent voice and presence lend a true and grand weight, and I've always found him to be the heart of the picture. His scenes with Francesca Annis as the Widow of the Web are genuinely moving. Which brings me to the special effects, almost all of which are brilliant(ok, so the ones in the final battle with the Beast are a little cheesy. They're still fun.). Ergo's morphing is excellent years before CGI came into film, and the scenes of the crystal spider are some of the finest stop motion I have ever seen on film, on par with any of Ray Harryhausen's exquisite work. No matter how many times I see the "Widow of the Web" scene it still exhilirates and astonishes me. Every other aspect of the film shines with this same extreme high quality. These things make "Krull" a trully great film, but there is another, more elusive quality that makes this film so precious to me. I cannot name it. I can only say that whatever it is this film purely, simply, and joyously makes me feel GOOD! It inspires, it satisfies, and it comforts me. Thank God for "Krull"!!!


Title: Krull
Post by: Linmenel on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I loved this movie so much when I was a kid. I guess I'm just a sucker for happy-ending fantasy stories. I lvoed the fire horses though, I want one ^_^


Title: Krull
Post by: Russ on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This is the best movie ever!! I'm a sucker for wide-scale fantasy movies where the hero will stop at nothing to rescue his women!!
  I love the whole idea of the film. The set most of the way through is awesome, especially that of the spider's web.  Why don't they make films like this anymore? Are they too boring now? Movies like this rock. Oh, by the way, if there's any other Krull fans out there, I'd be happy to get in touch with yer! (Or fans of anything else which is cool and fun, like The Karate Kid, Ghostbusters, Labyrinth, etc.). I need to find someone cool for a change.


Title: Krull
Post by: Sheve on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Okay, so this movie is admittedly crap when it comes to quality, plot, etc.  Some part of me just doesn't really care at all because of the nostalgia involved. :)


Title: Krull
Post by: LadyAri on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I've loved this movie since I was a little kid! Which was actually when it came out, lol. I Still love it, slightly cheesy effects and all! But those effects are what makes it such a great movie!!


Title: Krull
Post by: Jim on February 12, 2005, 11:02:28 PM
Just watched the DVD after 20 years,... great movie!


Title: Krull
Post by: Austin on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Underrated in every sense of the word.  Probably my favorite movie of its genre.  Most people I've mentioned this movie to haven't even heard of it.  Some show a glimmer of recognition when I mention the flying-chinese-star-thing (how many people know what a glaive is?).  I still wanna know how he didn't burn his hand off when he reached in the lava to get it.


Title: Krull
Post by: Sam on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I too loved this film, and try to watch it on a regular basis (I'll have to add the DVD to my want list). In answer to one of the questions on the review page (why does a galaxy-conquering army need horses?), think of the Beast and his army as a Lovecraftian supernatural horror that travels the stars, subjugating worlds with eldritch force, rather than a high-tech empire. Yes, the slayers carry "rifles", and bear a more-than-passing resemblance to stormtroopers, but that could be looked at as a superficial resemblance, or parallel evolution. This way, it becomes easier to explain how seers and wise men can hear of the beast (many of Lovecraft's monsters influenced the dreams of humans).


Title: Krull
Post by: Colwyn on October 04, 2004, 08:28:52 PM
Yes, my parents named me after the hero. I have loved this movie since before I was born in 1985; while the movie came out in 1983!


Title: Krull
Post by: Per on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
One of my favorites! It's impossible to find it in video-hireing places nowadays -bad! It was hence about 5-10 years since I saw it. I'm thinking of buy it now so I can see it frequently.


Title: Krull
Post by: Julio Roberts on January 25, 2006, 09:34:25 AM
Although STARWARS has been my favorite movie of that kind, I really find KRULL very entertaining. One of the things Iíll never forget about it is the FLYING STARSHAPED SWORD. ďKid, Iíve flown form one side of the galaxy to the other, and Iíve never seen anything like itĒ. Even today, I still wish I could have one of those.


Title: Krull
Post by: Ergothemagnificent on September 07, 2006, 07:20:20 PM
Why does ergo like gooseberry pies so much?  


Title: Krull
Post by: JR on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Didn't a cleaned up version of this come out in DVD?   If there is...I would get it.


Title: Krull
Post by: on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
This movie had good action and plot. very enjoyable.


Title: Krull
Post by: Shoebox on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Just great.  I watched this when I was a kid, and now I've watched it with my kids, and they really loved it!  They want FireMares to play with too.  


Title: Re: Krull
Post by: Wally on January 18, 2007, 12:47:59 AM
This was one of the first movies that I went to see with some friends and unsupervised by a grownup. Its been so long that I can't remember anything about the storyline. Thinking back, none of us knew what was going on while watching the film. A classic 80's dud, I must find a copy. :smile:


Title: Re: Krull
Post by: D-Man on April 07, 2007, 10:48:58 AM
Krull is a very interesting film.  On some levels, I find it commendable that they were going for some original ideas, and it showed in a lot of spots.  On the other hand, I just couldn't get over some of the FX that didn't quite work out, such as Colwyn's confrontation with the beast. 

Plus the film's simplistic plot and it's run of the mill "Love conquers all" theme didn't help to hold my interest much in a lot of it.  It's a decent enough popcorn film, but I don't quite get what all the fuss is about.  And remember, I'm a child of the 80's as well.  The Glave was cool, no doubt, but you didn't see enough of it in action.  I spent the whole movie wondering when Colwyn was actually gonna use the damn thing, then he just pulled it out, cut through a wall, embedded the thing in the Beast's chest...and that was it. 

I do love the James Horner score though...I love hearing anything of his from before he started doing that boring, faux-celtic garbage in films like Titanic.  We need more rousing, bombastic film scores these days to cut through all the pop-inspired treacle, especially since Basil Poledouris is dead now (God, I miss him so much...  :bluesad:  )


Title: Re: Krull
Post by: HarlotBug3 on July 12, 2007, 01:42:23 PM

Unlike Beastmaster and Conan, Krull just seems to come out of nowhere, a giant budget somehow drawn into the whirlpool generated by an insane orgy between a renaissance fair and a PBS period mystery series. So drama and DND geek at the same time.

I'd always watch it when it came on TV, fascinated by what I couldn't put into words as a kid, a movie that 'got made despite itself'.

Also one of the few fantasy/swashbucklers where more blood and boobies just wouldn't have fit.  :question:

Worth watching, for better or worse.


Title: Re: Krull
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on July 17, 2007, 08:38:58 AM
The darn thing about this film is that you watch it. And you watch it. And you scratch your head. And you wonder why you like it. But, you do.


Title: Re: Krull
Post by: Flangepart on July 18, 2007, 11:31:14 AM
A young pastry chef and his kingdom of dougnut magicians are attacked by the evil "Baker of Souls" and his minions filled with the vile "jelly of hell".
Go see : KRULLER!


Title: Re: Krull
Post by: Lucky on July 24, 2007, 09:19:22 AM
Loved this movie as a kid, seen it in the theatre, great the way they staryted out so many and slowly got picked off one by one going to the castle. Best part by far is when the cyclopse gets crushed by wedging himself in the door of the castle so everyone could get through to storm it. Blew me away as a kid those types of films they seemed to stop producing them after this that? I do agree the beast at the end was a letdown, still two thumbs for this 80's kid.


Title: Re: Krull
Post by: The Rude Dog on June 29, 2008, 11:13:31 AM
Siskel & Ebert shredded this film. I guess they thought better sci-fi was on the horizon. WRONG.


Title: Re: Krull
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on July 10, 2008, 06:21:15 PM
Siskel & Ebert shredded this film. I guess they thought better sci-fi was on the horizon. WRONG.

Which is why I never paid any attention to the opinions of Siskel & Ebert, and when Siskel died, I paid no attention to the opinions of Ebert & Roeper. If I had, I might never have seen two of my favorite films: "Krull" and "Lair of the White Worm."


Title: Re: Krull
Post by: The Slayer on July 17, 2008, 11:10:43 PM
Come my children, seek the Slayer's wisdom at http://www.asktheslayer.therudenews.com/



Title: Re: Krull
Post by: Feisty Cadaver on November 01, 2008, 04:45:57 PM
Even after all these years, the princess is still hot!


Title: Re: Krull
Post by: Alec on November 09, 2008, 12:57:58 AM
 :hot: Just watched this on TV what 25 YEARS after my mum took me to see it at the ABC cinema in Harrow!

I loved this film so much when I was a kid, I made up a game we used to play at breaktime called "Slayers" - basically it involved running around the playground at high speed and then fencing against your foe with one arm, aiming to score a hit and thereby win. Don't know what I was smoking but watching the movie brought back happy memories.

Watching as an adult, it's notable how BLEAK and NIHILISTIC the film is, as the hero's loyal companions get mown down in tragic and meaningless ways throughout - e.g. the guy who gets staked in that trap-room when he's just reaching for his dagger, or the guy who drowns in the quicksand, and obviously the cyclops who dies in the most horrendous and bloody awful way without remark!  :bluesad:

The other thing that struck me is when the fire manes fly across the ravine near the end of the movie, it reminds me very much of Sigur Ros' Glosoli music video - I wonder if Krull was the influence for this beautiful scene?!


Title: Re: Krull
Post by: Wanderer on January 16, 2009, 06:38:11 PM
Love that review. This is oddly one of my favorite films. I knew all the lines in this movie at one time. Had my first born been a son his name was going to be Kegen Alexander.


Title: Re: Krull
Post by: Jennifer on April 22, 2009, 11:33:24 AM
I enjoyed this movie when I was a kid.  I am sorta a sci-fi geek anyway.  I love watching the old style animation.  It's a bit cheesy but in 1983 I thought it was awesome!  I watched it with my kids the other night and they really enjoyed it.  My favorite part is when the slayers rise out of the water.  It is so freaky.  This movie has so many great actors in it and I think that is worth a look.  Liam Neeson is so amazing.  Anyway, this movie makes me feel young again.


Title: Re: Krull
Post by: Mister Gone on September 17, 2009, 08:16:23 PM
Sure it has Liam Neeson in it but no one recognized a young Robbie "Hagrid" Coletrain? He was the fat bandit! It's so great!


Title: Re: Krull
Post by: Jill on May 06, 2010, 07:41:25 PM
 :twirl: I love this movie, my mom and I watched it when I was about 10 and now I want my 10 year old to see it.  I can't wait till it comes on tv I may just have to go rent it or buy it if I can find it. My favorite part is the flying clysdales with the flamming hooves. LOVE IT! :hot:


Title: Re: Krull
Post by: Chad on August 30, 2010, 12:42:58 PM
I didn't much care for Krull. It has the makings of a great camp classic, but I at least need an explanation for the happenings of the film to enjoy it. I ended up ranting about it to my parents for hours to the effect of...

"Where did the aliens come from?!"
"Why are there aliens in a fantasy film in the first place?!"
"Why are the families fighting each other when they should be fighting the aliens?!"
"Why is The Glave such a important symbol?!"
"Why does The Beast absolutely need to bang Colwyn's fiance?!"
"If the Firemares are supposed to be so damn fast, how are they so easily captured?!"
"Why does The Glave let Colwyn use the force to guide it?!"
"Since when was Colwyn a Firebender?!"
"How did everyone get back home if The Black Fortress is constantly teleporting?!"
"Why does this movie make less sense than the backstory of 'Highlander 2: The Quickening'?!"

I felt like Jim Carrey at the end of Batman Forever ("Too many questions... Too many questions...").

Bare in mind that I love bad movies (Yor, Forbidden Zone, and Rocky Horror top the list). I just want a little explanation. And if you don't explain it, you had better keep me placated enough so I don't start questioning it.


Title: Re: Krull
Post by: A Big Teletubby on December 23, 2010, 03:21:00 PM
Very funny and cheesy movie, some of the special effects were actually pretty good, like the slayers death when the things burrow into the ground and the changelings. Other bits were amazingly bad. I was very surprised that you missed one of the worst lines in the movie. When the heroes are getting attacked while climbing the fortress the fat bandit who was played by Robbie Coltrane takes a laser to the gut, and while dying, manages to say "You were right, the voyage was all worth it" and then dies!!! I thought that the people seemed amazingly unfazed and others deaths. When the seer dies his son is like "oh... He was my only family." Then the bandits tell him that they are his family now and he is immediately cheered up!


Title: Re: Krull
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on January 02, 2011, 09:14:44 PM
I remember seeing KRULL in the theatres when it first came out (way back when I was a young teen) and thought it was pretty neat. 

But looking at it now, it's something that dosen't hold me attention for some reason.  I did, however, dig the Slayers and their laser poles and the way they would leave their bodily shells with that hideous scream when they were defeated.

Many of the replies allude to the same thing-it was cool then, but now it's like "what the hell were they thinking, and what the hell was I thinking for watching it?"

I guess you can really never go back again...


Title: Re: Krull
Post by: ralphyralph on March 29, 2011, 04:00:13 PM
Yeah this is a seriously awesome B movie, on par with Battlefield Earth. Why only three drippy thingies for the rating? Should get top marks.


Title: Re: Krull
Post by: Crom on April 17, 2011, 04:24:33 PM
In responce to the op's original post in my opinion Conan the Barbarian is a great film, Beastmaster is a fun film, and Krull is, well, Krull.

Krull is also one of the only films I have ever fallen asleep during back in the heyday of my 80's video rental dominated youth. I don't know if I was just really tired that night, or if Krull really did bore me into sleepy oblivion, but in an age where I watched everything I could get my hands on, pretty much regardless of age, genre, quality, or budget, it was Krull that put me to sleep.

The only other film that I recall doing that on video was a z-grade ninja film that starred Richard Harrison. Now being a child of the 80's, knowing who Sho Kosugi was, I have no problem with that. Sure his films aren't exactly award winners, but at least Sho Kosugi was cool. You know, in the 80's. To crazy kids like me. I always thought of him as kind of like the asian Charles Bronson in a funny sort of way. But knowing who Richard Harrison was, for that I have no excuse, and no child should be exposed to such knowledge at such an age. Maybe not at any age. I mean he called himself Master Ninja Gordon in most of his films for Christ sakes. Sadly there are some things you just can't unlearn... 

Anyway back to Krull, I haven't actually seen it in so long that I don't really even remember it any longer, just fragments really. Hmmm, maybe I should revisit...


Title: Re: Krull
Post by: wolfsemtex on April 22, 2011, 03:01:07 AM
This movie seems to have a massive following.  I have talked to a ton of people that love this movie, and all of them have indicated that they haven't watched it since they were kids.  I somehow missed watching it when I was a kid, and seeing it first time as an adult, I realized even after watching it twice, I could barely remember a damn thing about the movie, other then it being kind of plodding and not making a damn bit of sense (horse riding alien invaders, fire mares that were easier to catch than blind puppies, and the fact that the stupid glaive could have been a game changer in every single fight they were in!).  I love b flicks, but I couldn't bring myself to love this one.  If you have great memories of this flick from when you were young, you might want to think twice before rewatching this one.  Just my opinion though, as I said, some people freaking love this movie! :buggedout:


Title: Re: Krull
Post by: Psycho Circus on April 22, 2011, 06:41:31 AM
One of THE great adventure sword/sorcery type films of the 1980s. Great watching it when you're a kid, but I'll agree I did struggle with it when re-watching as a "grown-up". It does seem to drag and I honestly thought it was a bit more lively and action packed, but I did still get a good nostalgia kick from Krull. Lots of memories came flashing back to me, being plonked in the living room on a Sunday afternoon on the white shag carpet staring in wonder at the images on our wood panelled TV screen....

Plus, Lysette Anthony was great, even if she was dubbed.  :smile: