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BTDesign Award
Masters Of The Universe (1987)

Cast: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Courteney Cox, Billy Barty, James Tolkan, Christina Pickles, Meg Foster

Director(s): Gary Goddard

Language: English

Genre: Action / Disaster


He-Man battles the evil Skeletor for control of the universe. In order to save the day, our hero must, within 24 hours, find the cosmic key that will free the Sorceress, whom the wicked Skeletor has locked up. The key has somehow made it to Earth, where a musician and his girlfriend mistake it for a "new Japanese synthesizer" -- until they find themselves pursued by Skeletor's villainous henchman.


motleymitch wrote on October 9, 2006, 1:17 pm
Here ya go, Deril!
(I never saw it, though it looks like crap. It got 22% on the tomato meter!)

Look out, it's Beastman!

Deril wrote on October 9, 2006, 2:06 pm
I was excited when this came out because I was a HUGE Heman fan, that being said, this movie is BULLSHIT!

What a waste of time. I'd love to see a good version of Heman made with a large budget. Skelator could be done like Pirates of the Carribean (part 1). CGI Beastman. Merman could be similar to that guy in Hellboy. Cringer & Orco would also have to be CGI'd. Not sure who would be a good fit to play Adam / Heman, but there is potential for a great story, great action & special effects. The movie Willow always reminded me a little bit of what I'd like to see this movie look like as far as creativity is concerned.

just looking for a web pic, and I see pictures of Nick Cage & Skelator??? Are they re-making this? Mikey? Rob? Anyone??

Just found this...
October 14, 2004 - IGN FilmForce is checking with its sources to get a comment on the wild He-Man and the Masters of the Universe casting rumor that's begun making the rounds online. CRI Online, the website of China Radio International, is reporting that director John Woo could be eyeing his Face/Off star Nicolas Cage to play the role of the evil Skeletor in the new film adaptation of the popular '80s afternoon cartoon.

Cage has reportedly been speaking to Woo about the role, but as the site reports, his commitment to the Ghost Rider film may prevent him from taking the part.

CRI also tips that Woo may approach Sex and the City's Jason Lewis for the lead role of Prince Adam/He-Man. Lewis, who played Smith Jerrod during the sixth season of Sex, recently wrapped shooting on the films My Bollywood Bride and The Jacket.

Who knows what's under that hood, but Skeletor even has the receding hairline to match!

Deril wrote on October 9, 2006, 2:08 pm
here's a um..pic....umm of Jason Lewis who was mentioned above as playing Adam / He-Man

Deril wrote on October 9, 2006, 2:25 pm
This pic is just to keep us straight after the previous pic (Not that there's anything wrong with it)


motleymitch wrote on October 9, 2006, 2:46 pm

motleymitch wrote on October 9, 2006, 2:48 pm

motleymitch wrote on October 9, 2006, 2:49 pm

motleymitch wrote on October 9, 2006, 2:49 pm

motleymitch wrote on October 9, 2006, 2:50 pm
SERIOUS catfight!
motleymitch wrote on October 9, 2006, 2:56 pm
Foxy Boxing!

motleymitch wrote on October 9, 2006, 2:59 pm
Bikini Brawl!

motleymitch wrote on October 9, 2006, 3:03 pm
Robot Wars!

Deril wrote on October 10, 2006, 4:02 pm
That's great, cause they've had a hell of a time
MasterWoodsman wrote on October 10, 2006, 9:26 pm

Love the robots, Mitchy!

Nice job everyone!
motleymitch wrote on September 2, 2011, 7:49 am
What an odd thread....

So, on the eve of my 40th birthday, I watched this with Deril.
*sigh* So this is my life.
Anyways, what a ridiculously bad film. A supremely low budget affair, ripping off everything from Star Wars to Superman to Labyrinth to Flash Gordon......but with lesser talent, money, direction & plot. There is really only one set built here - the interior of Skeletor's lair - and the rest takes place on Earth, in what mostly seemed like the parking lot of a Denny's. There is lots of filler time when no action is happening and we are treated to fascinating and exciting scenes of Man-At-Arms having ribs for lunch , or one of the human protagonists playing his keyboard, and similar boring mundane things. The make-up is awful - Skeletor had some weird make-up/lighting that made him look like he just messily ate a blueberry pie, Beastman was a walking shag rug, He-Man was sporting a mullet, and instead of Orko, we get an annoying troll-ish sidekick that looked like he was cut from deleted scenes of Labyrinth. Hindsight is always 20/20, but this film suffers from a perennial state of 80's-itis. Not so coincidentally, many action/flying scenes looked similar to the crappy FX in the recently-viewed-by-me film Superman IV: The Quest For Peace. NOT high praise. There's no back-story to explain He-Man and his co-horts, they just appear and get right into their monosyllabic battle for Greyskull. Lundgren himself can't seem to muster any charisma or energy from the role (and he's suspiciously absent quite often while we have to watch then humans running around, including that annoying short bald guy whp played the principal in the Back To The Future series - another film ripped off here BTW), and can barely make the effort to throw any life into his signature catchphrase, "I have the power!", sword aloft.
Basically, the film exudes the look and excitement of the crappy 80's toys and merchandise than it does of the better story these characters could've potentially aspired to. Embarrasing, is what it is, and I want my 90 minutes back!

Deril wrote on September 2, 2011, 2:11 pm
Wow was that ever a horrible movie.
I guess i saw it back in the day (since I rated it previously) but i remembered nothing about it. I must have watched the first 20 minutes years ago and gave up on it. Well last night we stuck it out through the whole mess and to Mitch's point, I want my 90 minutes back!

I stand by my original thought. This could be re-made with some budget (and effort) and there is enough meat on these characters and the original series to really make a solid movie / trilogy.

Even on a scale of Lord of the Rings. think of the potential this franchise has.

Will someone step up and green light it?

What's your rating of this movie?


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