Back of the box. . .
“Journey into a mystical time and place that belongs to neither the past nor the present, where extraordinary creatures of myth work their incredible magic, and where a horrific, omnipotent Beast is the ruler. This is the planet of Krull! And it all comes to life in this visually spectacular fantasy-adventure. Prince Colwyn (Ken Marshall) sets out on a daring journey to rescue his young bride who is held captive by the Beast. But slayers and alien beings under the command of the Beast oppose him at every turn. Colwyn must first reach a faraway cavern to recover the legendary Glaive, a key to phenomenal powers, then continue his search, witnessing sights and events beyond his wildest imagination. Facing the Beast, Colwyn must use the magic of the Glaive to save his fantastic planet from annihilation!”
Director: Peter Yates
Starring: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Liam Neeson
Watch the Trailer
Krull is a sci-fi fantasy film with kind of a lot going on. Kingdoms are joined by marriage to defeat “The Beast” and guys in black—slayers—shoot lasers out of spears and turn into little black monsters who retreat into the ground when killed. There are sorcerers, strange magical devices, giant spiders, and a gang of escaped criminals, one of which is a hilarious and young Liam Neeson. Krull teeters between cool scenes that draw you in, and silly shit to make fun of with your friends. Overall, I had fun watching it. If you haven’t seen it and like sci-fi fantasy, check it out.