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Who else remembers 'Krull'?

Remember Krull? The sci-fi/fantasy movie, which came out 25 years ago this summer, is probably in nobody’s pantheon of great genre films, yet people remember it vividly. Despite its ho-hum kidnapped-princess plot and its wispy leading man (Ken Marshall, who also starred in a mini-series around the same time about Marco Polo), Krull had visual imagination to spare, including its sequences of flame-hoofed horses and a particularly scary pre-LOTR segment with a giant spider. If you’re of a certain age (as I am), you probably have fond memories of whiling away many a weekend afternoon watching genre cheese like this on HBO.

Over at The House Next Door, the group bloggers (including my friend and former EW.commer Justine Elias) have been having a tremendously entertaining discussion about Krull, in all its glories and shortcomings, complete with illustrative YouTube clips. Check it out and savor it; after all, as one blogger notes, Krull is the kind of sci-fi/fantasy film that Hollywood simply wouldn’t make today, mainly because it’s not based on a pre-sold property like a bestselling novel or a videogame. Oh, and enjoy the Krull trailer below, and please share with your fellow PopWatchers your own memories of Krull (or movies like it) that you watched during your geeky, misspent youth.

Originally posted June 17 2008 — 7:46 PM EDT

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