Sept. 7, 2010, 1:17 a.m. CST
Who hasn't had a Krull wedding?
Sept. 7, 2010, 1:19 a.m. CST
Sept. 7, 2010, 1:20 a.m. CST
a "article" no one gives a shit about to even say 1st.
Sept. 7, 2010, 1:23 a.m. CST
(yes, the plural is intentional -- this site has seriously been lacking for months now)
Sept. 7, 2010, 1:23 a.m. CST
...people I've seen asleep in a movie theater. Tracking down the couples is a cool idea, though.
Sept. 7, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST
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Sept. 7, 2010, 1:36 a.m. CST
That opening music is still probably one of the best pieces of music by James Horner, if not one of the best from all of modern day film. It's bombastic and fun. Too bad the CD's kinda hard to find at a reasonable price. And yeah this movie is just a big ole delightful hunk of goofy cheese.
Sept. 7, 2010, 1:38 a.m. CST
Does that count?
Sept. 7, 2010, 1:40 a.m. CST
You're grasping for news that no one gives a shit about.
Sept. 7, 2010, 1:49 a.m. CST
I thought the Spider Web scene was really cool.
Sept. 7, 2010, 1:55 a.m. CST
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Sept. 7, 2010, 2:06 a.m. CST
The reason nobody could be tracked down is because one of the grooms lost control of his glaive and ended up killing everyone.
Sept. 7, 2010, 2:07 a.m. CST
by Charlie & Tex
...most of the other fantasy film scores that James Horner composed.
Sept. 7, 2010, 2:13 a.m. CST
and that was after hyping up the glave it ends up getting stuck like an axe in a tree trunk and then the beast is revealed to be this huge creature. Yeah a glorified ninja star is really gonna take out something the size of a building.
Sept. 7, 2010, 2:31 a.m. CST
what the fuck is it
Sept. 7, 2010, 2:39 a.m. CST
The beast was a victim of his huge fortress. He couldn't go anywhere really.
Sept. 7, 2010, 3:28 a.m. CST
Why the fuck would anyone have a Krull wedding? If I'd have been allowed then I'd have had a Flash Gordon wedding - space rohypnol, space oompa loompas and Brian Blessed being a goonie bird outside. <br>Do you, BritishRocketGroup take this woman to be your woman of the hour?<br>Of the hour...yes!<br>Unfortunately Mrs BRG wanted a dream day where she felt like a princess and didn't like the idea of being blasted into space when I grew weary of her.<br>Sigh.<br> So, instead I'm having a Hawk the Slayer Funeral, lots of luminous ping pong balls, a giant that's only slightly taller than a dwarf and disco spaghetti western music.
Sept. 7, 2010, 3:29 a.m. CST
I keep renting this film every few years. It's not a favorite movie of mine and I don't even know if I like the film, but every few years I get this desire to watch it again... not sure why.
Sept. 7, 2010, 3:55 a.m. CST
by Johnny Wishbone
Weddings are pretty boring, so by association a "Krull Wedding" is shit and boring.
Sept. 7, 2010, 5:18 a.m. CST
The slayers and their exploding slug skulls were creepy as fuck.<p> This could actually be ripe for a remake if they made it very dark and menacing.
Sept. 7, 2010, 6:14 a.m. CST
sorry pal...lovejoy didn't pop his clogs till 2001. after KRUD he he did a shit load of stuff...including ALIENS Burton's BATMAN, LOST IN SPACE and on...wuz a nifty editor though....not as good as terry rawlings...and he did edit some shit too:can ya say JACK FROST?
Sept. 7, 2010, 6:16 a.m. CST
...should have stopped with BULLIT imho...
Sept. 7, 2010, 6:19 a.m. CST
by Mr Nicholas
Sept. 7, 2010, 6:20 a.m. CST
not JACK FROST...Mister Frost....sorry Ray if yer up there...
Sept. 7, 2010, 6:33 a.m. CST
For a: preempting my wedding idea that was also turned down by my own fiancée - (even though I converted her to loving Flash Gordon, tsk - she too wants a reding in white, not black and her husband to be wearing a collar that doesn't have a three foot circumference done in gold leaf, there's just no accounting for taste with women) and b: mentioning Hawk the Slayer in the same post. Jeez, what terrific films - neither of them should have worked and yet were so totally goonie perfect. Luminous ping pong balls and all!
Sept. 7, 2010, 6:37 a.m. CST
Krull was a flawed bit of fantasy fun and I get a lot more enjoyment out of it - still - than I did out of those LOTR films. If there really were couples who did this and it wasn't a fake stunt it'd be great to have AICN track them down as a story. Good luck Knowlesy.
Sept. 7, 2010, 6:50 a.m. CST
yup...there he was, basically this convict/soldier/barbarian/lothar of the hill people type dude with hardly any lines, if any (i need to rewatch), so that when he dies near the end (did he fall down a chute or get crushed in that closing room?) you pretty much don't care. the screams that the beasts army made are a very memorable sound though! and the husks of 'skin' they'd leave when faking people scared the shit out of me as a kid. Strangely enough, i had some M.U.S.C.L.E figures based on those beast soldiers, si KRULL must have been pretty popular in japan?
Sept. 7, 2010, 6:57 a.m. CST
by judge dredds fresh undies
or even a particularly good film, i still have a fondness for it. Young Liam Neeson! Tucker Jenkins! Bernard Bresslaw as a cyclops! Dubbed Lysette Anthony!
Sept. 7, 2010, 7:05 a.m. CST
I even used shop class to make myself one, that's how cool I thought it was! Krull is one of those movies that doesn't really hold up as you get older, but I will say this: its DVD release is the perfect example of how a DVD ought to be done. It's jammed back with great features, including one of the greatest features ever: a scan of the comic book that plays while scored to music from the film.
Sept. 7, 2010, 7:05 a.m. CST
Sept. 7, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST
But I bet Yoko was having NONE of it!
Sept. 7, 2010, 7:17 a.m. CST
Why would I want to get shot at by third level stormtroopers when at a Star Wars wedding, I can get shot by the real thing? The movie is just ok and I think someone hit on the nose that the glave was just a piece of junk while true love won the day. Utter bullshit.
Sept. 7, 2010, 7:18 a.m. CST
...with her poofy 80's perm. Why do people geek on Krull anyway. Only saw it once, I was a kid, and even then thought it was boring. Good concept, bad execution.
Sept. 7, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST
So, no Krull weddings have ever happened. Why aren't there cyclopses around anyway? What's the deal with that? There's all kinds of genetic disorders, midgets of every size and shape, ginats, there was even an elephant man... but no cyclopses. WTF with that, anyway?
Sept. 7, 2010, 7:22 a.m. CST
After cutting that prick in half, he puts on his sunglasses.<p>Amen.
Sept. 7, 2010, 7:22 a.m. CST
...but ginats would probably be pretty fuckin' weird, too.
Sept. 7, 2010, 7:23 a.m. CST
Women with insect genitalia.
Sept. 7, 2010, 7:24 a.m. CST
by Samuel Fulmer
Or a Conan one??
Sept. 7, 2010, 7:25 a.m. CST
Christians can just never be original.
Sept. 7, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
. . . turned out it wasn't legit. Our preacher was killed and replaced by an evil doppelganger w/ creepy black eyes and long fingernails.
Sept. 7, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST
Bride and bridesmaids all wear lowcut stripper minidresses, the groom and his attendents all walk down the aisle in slo-mo, bathed in backlighting... then everything starts blowing up.
Sept. 7, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST
by Wyrdy the Gerbil
dont they appear in Perdido Street Station
Sept. 7, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST
if the fx department can't find a way to make the giant villain, o I don't know, MOVE then they shouldn't have done it...worst final confrontation in any movie ever!
Sept. 7, 2010, 7:45 a.m. CST
and I still do. I wasn't alive when it came out. instead i discovered it on vhs on the bottom shelf of my local rental place when I was 8. I don't agree with Tim Kirk, If I had a fucking glaive from krull i think it would probably be the coolest thing in the world.
Sept. 7, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST
The Xbox 360 game DARK SECTOR had a weapon exactly like a glaive in it – helped me scratch a 20+ year itch, even if the game itself is only so-so. Watching KRULL as a kid in the UK was a bit odd – so many of the characters were played by people I saw every week on utterly shit TV shows (apart from Todd Carty – GRANGE HILL fuckin’ RULED back then).
Sept. 7, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST
by My best friend
Don't watch these movies you watched when you were 5 ever again. Because they were great then but they suck now. I wtched krull after many years and now it ruined a good memory of the film. I won't be watching Critters ever again that for sure
Sept. 7, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST
It was an interesting idea very poorly executed at a time when special effects were not up to the task. Remaking it would make no sense because very few people fondly remember tge source material
Sept. 7, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST
Came out around the same time as Krull. I remember watching it on Betamax - one of the handful of people in the UK who made the mistake of buying it instead of VHS. Like Krull, it also had a smattering of unusually talented actors and actresses, including if memory serves me correctly, Angelica Houston. Had a memorable love scene involving water, I think.
Sept. 7, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST
...makes plenty of sense because very few people fondly remember the source material.
Sept. 7, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST
Love Krull, but watch this film, you'll see that Krull borrowed a lot from it. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086244/
Sept. 7, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST
Look, the dialogue's a bit dodgy, some of the effects are shonky, and there's some suspect acting. However there are some fucking great aspects to that film - some nice ILM style visuals, utterly EPIC music, a funky weapon, neat touches like the Slayer's head worms, Freddie Jones, Alun Armstrong, the Black Fortress interiors, and I think the spider sequence is genuinely fantastic, and much creepier than a CG Shelob. It's flawed, but its charming as fuck and never fails to entertain me. I've watched it to death and I still love it.
Sept. 7, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST
But shortly after the ceremony, Slayers broke in, killed both our fathers, and kidnapped my bride. I... I don't like to talk about it...
Sept. 7, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST
You can keep Krull, it's shit.
Sept. 7, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST
I was in costume as Lex Luthor, my best man was dressed as Clark Kent. My bride was made up to look like Dixie, Lex's squeeze in the movie. Her maid of honor was costumed as Lacey Warfield. The ring bearer looked like the kid who played Jeremy(a fate I wish on no one). The minister was dressed as the immortal Nuclear Man. Entertainment was provided by Jon Cryer/Lenny Luthor, who appreciated the gig(this was before his television series). The hall was decorated to look like the fake Milton Keynes UN. Sydney Furie gave the toast. In the low budget spirit of the film, catering was provided by Jack in the Box. A good time was had by all.
Sept. 7, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST
thank god, it wasn't Angelica Houston, she did decapitate a dude though, end of line.
Sept. 7, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST
by jon pertwee
brilliant idea to weed out the three or four aicn readers who've actually slept with a woman.
Sept. 7, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST
Getting old sucks.
Sept. 7, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST
Man many fond memories. Not enough sword and sorcery movies being made these days.... Ahh that opening music
Sept. 7, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST
by Bodenland Unbound
Sept. 7, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST
by Arcadian Del Sol
someone scratched cocksucker on the hood of the limo.
Sept. 7, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST
The glaive is tied with the 3 bladed sword from Sword and the Sorcerer as the best movie weapon of the 80's.
Sept. 7, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST
Flash Gordon, Krull or Ice Pirates... which one had this classic line: "I think we should take the black one, definitely. He'll go very well with the new wallpaper."
Sept. 7, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST
I didn't realize that the same writer wrote Krull.
Sept. 7, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST
An entirely different use of fire and water in that scenario!
Sept. 7, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST
at least that's what the back of the dvd said. I remember having a little movie storybook about it from the secondhand store. I don't remember seeing Liam Neeson in it.
Sept. 7, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST
What The Fuck!?!
Sept. 7, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST
by krull rules
KRULL is the most underrated fantasy film in history. A true masterpiece by a fantastic director Peter Yates. KRULL was also a badass coin-up arcade game.
Sept. 7, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST
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Sept. 7, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST
Fareal posted: "The Beast, with his moving castle, was interesting. It moved to a different location everyday." Hmm, like the Island (well, with the exception that it didn't do it every DAY mind you, but you still get the idea)?
Sept. 7, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST
by JT Kirk
Goddamn it, now it's "official" when a staffer does it, it'll just bring out more firsters. You guys can all get firsted in the firsthole!<p>Anyway, yeah, slow "cool news" cycle, huh? Coax is a dead zone and the front page has so little cool news on it right now, if it weren't for the eyesore page design I'd wonder if I was in the wrong place.
Sept. 7, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST
by JT Kirk
it was awesome! I also saw Kull in theaters when I was an adult, and it was a little awesome too, sorta. But the Krull glaive really stuck with me, and I hated the video game for not being cooler with the glaive.
Sept. 7, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST
...and my opinion hasn't changed. Light years if difference between the leaden and dull Krull, and the campy underappreciated fun of Flash Gordon.
Sept. 7, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST
Why didn't I think of that!
Sept. 7, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST
Saw it in theatres. Still enjoy watching it from time to time. Redhead princess was pretty too.
Sept. 7, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST
It kinda sucked but I liked the stop-motion spider.
Sept. 7, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST
by El Hermano Politico
...Krull is a great movie. Yeah, its hokey and hackneyed storytelling, but it's a such a fun production that if you get bogged down in nitpicking the story, you have kind of missed the point. The art direction and production design is fantastic and the effects, while a bit dated now are very effectively used. It's one of the best movies ever made by 12 year old boys. That and Monster Squad.
Sept. 7, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST
What is wrong with Krull? I think it's a good adventure film with some great elements. And the Glaive was a very unique, cool weapon. I always hoped for a sequel, "Beyond Krull", where their son went out into the universe, as the prophecy stated...
Sept. 7, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST
I wiped my ass with pages from multiple library books. Thanks for making me do that. Next time can't we just get a news post about Harry's awesome iPad? Now THAT'S real fucking news.
Sept. 7, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST
by Media Messiah
I don't know why it hasn't been completely forgotten about?
Sept. 7, 2010, 9:10 p.m. CST
I friggin loved playin the Krull video game. I like how it was just 2 joystics w/no buttons. The sounds were way rad as well. Krull & Discs of Tron were the best movie games.
Sept. 7, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST
by LT Weezie
I LOVE KRULL, and the score is indeed, one of Horner's finest. I had to comment about the Talk-Backer who, in so many words, said getting their Betamax was a mistake! NOT TRUE! Beta was ahead of its time, and the picture produced was ALWAYS superior to VHS. The only reason VHS became the dominant format was because "Joe Football" didn't care about the quality of the recording--he just wanted to fit 6 hours of recording on one tape. I still have all my original machines, and they are in working order (15 plus) and still am able to play tapes that I originally recorded back in 1977. I have a ton of ads and interviews from STAR WARS and STAR TREK TMP, which are priceless, and not even on the "special features." I probably have about 5000 tapes total. I am, however, tranferring the ones I plan on keeping to DVR, just because it is at this time, a superior format! You can still purchase Beta equpment and tapes. And the best repair station is Mr. Betamax on the web!
Sept. 7, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST
Everybody in that film was on the fasttrack, I tells ya!
Sept. 7, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST
I saw the flick on HBO in a hotel when I was 10. Never seen it since, but I never forgot it. Damn good stuff.
Sept. 7, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST
A movie best remembered for giving us the term Krullian Effects, and thats not a good thing. -Tig
Sept. 7, 2010, 10:16 p.m. CST
For those of you raving about the score, you might want to check out the score for a little called Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Sept. 7, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST
At Walmart's VHS Bargain bin-Goodtimes Video had some guilty pleasure gems for around 8 dollars back in the day. Seems genre films were heavily overshadowed by Return Of The Jedi around that year that it was extremly hard to thrive or impress. If Krull were to be relased today it would make as much as the Expendibles because its seems like cheese fest by the loads. I mean Vampires Suck is still making money that tells u something. I have to think I miss the films of back of the day. Yea its crap but good crap.
Sept. 7, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST
"Short in stature, tall in power, narrow of purpose and wide of vision. And I do not travel with peasants and beggars. Goodbye!" Someone had to say it.
Sept. 8, 2010, 3:28 a.m. CST
Was there a wedding scene in the movie? I'm just... not getting this concept.
Sept. 8, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST
I genuinely thought I was the only person to remember this movie. I saw it in the cinema in 1983 and I've never sen it since, but I have given it as a standard answer for the past 30 years to the question "what is the worst film you've ever seen". I was 14 back then I understood that it was a muddled hopeless pile of shite. This movie wasn't cheesy , it was terrible. Bernard Breslaw of Carry On fame was the cyclops and even then you could see it was the worst make-up ever. Truly, truly bad movie.
Sept. 8, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST
Could you have picked him and Liam Neeson as the breakout stars from that film?
Sept. 8, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST
I didn't mean to suggest that I thought that Beta was inferior to VHS. It wasn't for the reasons you accurately stated. However, in the UK at least (I can't speak for the US) almost everyone bought VHS, so the Betamax tapes were phased out within a year or so. Shame.
Sept. 10, 2010, midnight CST
Krull+Remake=Epic Fail! No matter how good it would be.