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Retroist Krull Podcast
Welcome to the 2nd episode of the 15th season of the Retroist Podcast. Today’s episode is all about a film I have wanted to cover for years, the 1983 science-fantasy classic, Krull.
I start the episode talking about how my friends liked to play. A film like Krull could be very inspiring to us, but it could also lead to the dangerous shenanigans we seemed to love so much.
Then I move onto the movie itself. I talk about the production, cast, reception, music, possible toy line, the glaive (of course) and much, much more. I also found some fun retro audio clips to play that I think you will enjoy.
Krull is a cult film and is generally not on many people’s list of great films. That said, it’s compelling and not easily forgettable. That is due to the talented cast, the well-done cinematography and a great musical score by a film legend.
I can’t believe I didn’t release this episode sooner, Krull rules.
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2nd episode of the new season!
Took over a minute of my opening story out of the final cut.
I had another story to tell that was about working in the video store where you could rent Krull, but went in a different direction.
I removed a lot about the cast in this one. That section was over 3 minutes longer before a final edit.
I removed some non-Krull retro audio to keep the length down a little more.
You should watch the Krull behind the scenes video.
Here is that Krull wedding gown ad I mention in the episode
I went off on a tirade about the dubbing in the film. It was short, but not needed.
Cut out a section about roleplaying in the world of Krull.
Removed some stuff about the games and video games.
Removed a section where I speculated as to why they chose to make the glaive a throwing weapon. In it, I also speculated about how often a person SHOULD be injured while trying to catch a glaive.
Music on the show is, as always, by Peachy.
Thanks to Christopher Tupa for the fun Krull promotional art he supplied this episode, to change thing s up this season, expect to see more Tupa art in comic form.
Thanks for listening to the show and I hope you have a great weekend.