Masters of the Universe

Masters of the Universe

Director: Gary Goddard Cast: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster
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Masters of the Universe

Dolph Lundgren stars in this live-action film version of the popular television cartoon series (based on a collection of Mattel action figures). Lundgren is He-Man, a well-muscled super-hero, battling the evil Skeletor (Frank Langella) for control of the universe. Skeletor has designs on conquering the planet Eternia, a ravaged utopia ruled over by the Sorceress of Greyskull Castle (Christina Pickles). He-Man is summoned to stop Skeletor's plans. But when the wily dwarf Gwildor (Billy Barty) utilizes his Cosmic Key, He-Man and Skeletor finds themselves transported to California. There, a waitress named Julie (Courteney Cox) and her boyfriend Kevin (Robert Duncan Mitchell) come across the Cosmic Key and become embroiled in the intergalactic battle between He-Man and Skeletor.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/08/2009
UPC: 0883929085132
Original Release: 1987
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 17,965

Special Features

Closed Caption; Feature-length commentary by director Gary Goddard; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dolph Lundgren He-Man
Frank Langella Skeletor
Meg Foster Evillyn
Billy Barty Gwildor
Courteney Cox Julie Winston
Chelsea Field Teela
James Tolkan Detective Lubic
Christina Pickles Sorceress of Castle Greyskull
Robert Duncan McNeill Kevin Corrigan
Jon Cypher Duncan, Man-at-Arms
Pons Maar Saurod
Anthony de Longis Blade
Robert Towers Karg
Barry Livingston Charlie
Jessica Nelson Monica
Gwynne Gilford Mrs. Winston
Walter Scott Mr. Winston
Peter Brooks Narrator

Technical Credits
Gary Goddard Director
Hanania Baer Cinematographer
Fredric B. Blankfein Asst. Director
Anne V. Coates Editor
Bill Conti Score Composer
Richard Edlund Special Effects
Michael Flynn Associate Producer
Yoram Globus Executive Producer
Daniel Gluck Set Decoration/Design
Menahem Golan Executive Producer
R.J. Hohman Special Effects
Robert Howland Art Director
Michael Johnson Set Decoration/Design
Kathe Klopp Set Decoration/Design
Evzen Kolar Associate Producer
John Larson Sound/Sound Designer
Bruce Miller Musical Arrangement
David Odell Screenwriter
Edward R. Pressman Executive Producer
Elliot Schick Co-producer,Production Manager
Walter Scott Stunts
William Stout Production Designer
Victoria Thomas Casting
Stephen Tolkin Screenwriter
Julie Weiss Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Westmore Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Masters of the Universe
1. Credits [2:42]
2. Skeletor's Decree [2:41]
3. The Cosmic Key [5:48]
4. Through the Open Door [5:29]
5. Escape to Earth [3:25]
6. Fast Food and Farewell [4:24]
7. Cemetery Discovery [2:30]
8. Invitation to the Dance [2:40]
9. Flaming Fantasy [3:17]
10. Julie's Rescuers [3:53]
11. Kevin Goes for a Ride [4:17]
12. Primitive Land Boat [1:07]
13. Penalty for Failure [2:47]
14. Mixed Signals [5:02]
15. Collaring Kevin [2:40]
16. Julie and Friends [2:51]
17. Music Store War [5:33]
18. What Mom Wants [3:11]
19. Backup Needed [1:37]
20. Air Centurions [4:41]
21. Taken Prisoner [5:18]
22. Seeking the Right Tones [5:03]
23. In Skeletor's Hands [3:08]
24. "Ready to Deal Now?" [2:32]
25. Master of the Universe [2:54]
26. Greyskull Court in Chaos [3:12]
27. Our Final Battle [3:19]
28. Good Journey [2:45]
29. New Improved Future [2:11]
30. End Credits [4:11]

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Masters of the Universe 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He-Man Live This is an adaptation of the series. It's not the cartoon characters. Any who expects it to be, will be disappointed. Like the cartoon this has a world where science and sorcery thrive. Action sequences involving both. This also has dimensional travel. Plus new character are introduced - good and evil ones. This is a live movie. Where He-Man, Man-at-Arms, and Teela are hunted and on the run. Where Skeletor is hours away from finally steeling the Power of Grayskull. The Eternian forces of good and evil come to Earth and battle. Then return to Eternia where Skeletor's forces are driven from Grayskull. The finale is an impressive duel between He-Man and Skeletor.
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I grew up loving He-man and Masters of the Universe, but unfortunately this film falls short of depicting a picture that does it justice. He-man in the 80s was great, and with all the older cartoon series hitting dvd, I can only keep my fingers crossed. The directing, script, and characterization in this movie were all poorly done. I doubt that any editing even went into this. A whole universe war is going on in the middle of the city, and no cops? Not to mention multiple contradictions in the story. In one scene Evil-lyn is interrogating one of the characters with a 'truth' device, shortly afterwards this character recalls events he previously could not remember when questioned by the evil princess. This and much more ruin the chances of a decent movie. My suggestion, make a new movie and do it right. But even better yet, as the dying cartoon and toys have shown, maybe the past is just better left in the past. A great series in its time, but only in its time.