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Masters Of The Universe [DVD] [1987]

Dolph Lundgren , Frank Langella , Gary Goddard    Parental Guidance   DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster, Billy Barty, Courteney Cox
  • Directors: Gary Goddard
  • Writers: Gary Goddard, David Odell, Stephen Tolkin
  • Producers: Edward R. Pressman, Elliot Schick, Evzen Kolar, Menahem Golan
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Warner
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Jun 2003
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009B0RI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,217 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Heroic He-Man (Dolph Lundgren) battles the evil Skeletor (Frank Langella) for possession of the Cosmic Key on the planet Eternia. A live-action development of an animated series which also served as an advertisement for a range of action figures.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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This film is based on the original He Man cartoon and as cheesy as it is, it feels like you're part of an adventurous comic book story. What is refreshing is the lack of CGI and complete seriousness modern films now have. I saw this film as a child and it always makes me feel nostalgic. The acting in this film isn't brilliant apart from Frank Langella as Skeletor who in my opinion does a geat job, and I guess I can't really fault Courtney Cox, Robert McNeil, or James Tolkan because if it were to really happen chances are that's how a suspicious cop, and 2 confused teenagers would probably act. Even so it's just meant to be a fun action film and the acting really doesn't ruin the film. If you have never seen the cartoon series of He Man it doesn't really matter as you'll still understand the plot and story anyway.

So if you're bored of looking at CGI and bland films like Terminator 4, and you're looking for a fun retro fantasy/action film give this a go.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A review of Masters of the Universe 10 April 2000
By julius
Format:VHS Tape
He-man's one and only outing in the film industry features Dolph Lundgren as the butch hero and later star of friends, Courtney Cox as his heroin. The film is surprisingly classy in parts and isn't at all 'cheezy' or tacky in any way. The plot is well structured and keeps you glued to the screen throughout, as well as delivering a good balence of action,adventure, romance and humour. I would reccomend this film to fans of He-man the cartoon, although it doesn't warrent its PG certificate as some of the scenes are quite graphic. The acting is genreally sound and this film stands out as one of the better aspects of the He-man franchise. All in all a very good film that is worth watching.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The perfect, boxing day movie! 24 July 2006
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Gary Goddard's take on the classic He Man cartoon series is a cult classic, which kids, teens and younder adults will really enjoy... It would make an ideal Bank Holiday tea-time movie!

'Masters' finds HeMan and friends diving into our world and time, pursued by the evil Skeletor and his dark amy.

The brilliant cast include a young courtney cox, and the guy who played school-principal Mr. Strickland, in Back to the future.

Skeletor for me, stole the show - the make up is fantastic and it's actually very believable!

This movie rocks!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars i have the power 26 May 2013
By popfan
A movie that on its release was dragged through the critical mud, but has the years have gone by it has been transformed into a cult classic. Based 100% on the he-man cartoon it surrounds skeletors invasion of greyskull and subsequent quest for untold power, With only he=man played by dolph lungren to save the day and a band of humans. The movie is great fun with lots of cheesey lines and a debut performance from courtney cox,
The movie is family friendly and very 80s, skeletor is the real star of the show and makes the movie
dont expect the best movie ever but enjoy it for what it is
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic of the universe 3 Mar 2009
Masters of the universe is a classic film and anyone who is a child of the 80's will remember the cartoon this film is based on. This film shows 2 up and coming stars of now such as robert duncan mc neill for star trek voyager and courteny cok from friends fame. The film covers action and comedy and some great moments to remember. I would give this film 5 out of 5.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SciFi 30 Mar 2009
By Ahriman
Masters of the universe is one of the most inspiring films of my youth and it's the reason why I get started to become a real SciFi-freak.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars its only a little fun..... 4 May 2003
Lets get one thing straight, Masters of the Universe doesnt have a strong link with the cartoon series that preceeded it. He-Man, Skeletor and another couple of the cast are characters from the cartoon but there are also large amounts that did not feature.
The plot is centered around a young female and her boyfriend who stumble upon the Cosmic key by accident. The key is needed by He-Man to save the sorceress and by Skeletor to gain super strength and leads to all kinds of crazy scenarios, at first on Earth and then on Eternia.
The cast could be stronger and features Courtney Cox and Dolph Lungdren as well as one of the crew from Star Trek Voyager (wow he gets around!). As with any Lungren film, the plot isnt too clever, the acting worse but the action is fun. Plenty of battles and destruction make it an easy film to watch without much thought necessary. A happy ending, a catchy tune, plenty of action, some genuine moments of amusement (particularly the whole Japanese synthesizer garb and police detective Lubik) and a happy ending make the film worth watching on more than one occasion, whether a fan of the cartoon series or not.
In an interesting side note, the actress who plays Monica's ( Courtney Cox) mother in friends also appears in the film as the sorceress. A script for a sequel was made but duo to the falling popularity of the cartoon it was adapted and becamse Cyborg starring Jean Claude Van Damme!
A note to all who rememeber this film or are yet to discover it - Dow-ne-now-ne-now-now!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I have the power! 2 April 2014
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A camptastic cheesy 80's scifi classic, this film based on the Masters Of The Universe toys sees He Man and friends come to Earth after their home planet Eternia is taken over by Skeletor who follows them wanting a cosmic key. Not to be taken seriously in any way though of course back in 1987 it was taken seriously by critics who slated the film which flopped but has become a cult classic since the film stars a young Dolph Lundgren as He Man with Frank Langella as Skeletor both hamming it up and a very young Courtney Cox years before Friends and Scream also stars as an Earth teenager that befriends He Man and his group of freedom fighters while her boyfriend Robert Duncan Mcneil would later go on to star in Star Trek Voyager and the film also includes James Tolkan from Back To The Future and Top Gun as a cop. Dated effects but a lot of fun to watch. Think of it as a kind of if Star Wars came to Earth.
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Published 1 month ago by samantha
3.0 out of 5 stars WHAT CAN ONE SAY?
As a teenager I remember He man every monday, I was dissapointed to learn the film was very little like the animation. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mike Rowland
1.0 out of 5 stars Disapointment
I was very disappointed as it dosent play on my dvd player. I was very much looking forward to watching this film as i hadnt seen it in years. Im not very happy.
Published 1 month ago by Justine Pennells
5.0 out of 5 stars quality
I managed to back up dvd. Arrived in reasonable time. Best quality. Arrived undamaged. Aura DVD Copy was used for dvd backup by members
Published 5 months ago by Andrew Mann
1.0 out of 5 stars it wouldn't work :(
Love this film from being young, put sorry to say this us import won't work on any of my 3 dvd players :( gutted. Fantastic film tho
Published 7 months ago by nic
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