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Trivia / Krull

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For the film:

  • Box Office Bomb: Budget, $27 million (not counting marketing costs), $50 million (counting them). Box office, $16,519,460. In New York City, for instance, the film opened and closed on the same day in many theaters; even in 1983, that was rare for a film.
  • Creator Killer: This is one of multiple projects at the time that ended the career of writer Stanford Sherman.
  • The Danza: Almost. Lyssa is played by Lysette Anthony.
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  • Dueling Movies: With The Dark Crystal.
  • DVD Commentary: The commentary track consists mostly of the crew making excuses about the special effects and the cast name dropping famous people they've worked with in other films.
  • Executive Meddling: Frank Price, then-president of Columbia Pictures, determined that an unknown American actress would help stateside ticket sales better than an unknown English actress. Price met with Lysette Anthony and told her that all of her dialogue had been dubbed by Lindsay Crouse.
  • Follow the Leader: The interaction between the Beast and Lyssa would be done much much better in Legend (1985), though Tim Curry had a lot to do with that.
  • Fountain of Expies: The Glaive.
  • Hey, It's That Sound!: The dub for the death screams of the Slayers was taken from the Mayar shrieks in At the Earth's Core.
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  • Scully Box: Bernard Bresslaw, who was 6'7" tall, wore lifts to make him several inches taller.
  • Star-Derailing Role: The film killed Ken Marshall's movie career before it could even get started — fortunately, he found a recurring role in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Michael Eddington.
  • What Could Have Been: In the original screenplay, Colwyn saves Ynyr from the spider in the Widow of the Web's cave by killing it with the Glaive. But, it was cut from the movie.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Krull Wiki.


For the pinball

  • The Shelf of Movie Languishment: Krull was a completed game, with full playfield designs, artwork, and sound effects finished and ready for the assembly line. However, the high cost of the game (due to its use of a second, full-sized playfield underneath the main level) and the box-office failure of the movie caused Gottlieb management to get cold feet and kill the project.