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Masters of the Universe (1987)

Masters of the Universe (1987)
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Frank Langella Frank Langella
Skeletor
Meg Foster Meg Foster
Evil-Lyn
Billy Barty Billy Barty
Gwildor
Courteney Cox Courteney Cox
Julie Winston
Robert Duncan McNeill Robert Duncan McNeill
Kevin Corrigan
Jon Cypher Jon Cypher
Duncan (Man-at-Arms)


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David Odell David Odell
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Gary Goddard Gary Goddard
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2 years, 5 months ago at Feb 7 17:57
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I remember seeing this film as a double feature with "The Neverending Story" when my mom recorded it on VHS from an airing on TBS from 1993 when I was very little and my memory of it was very hazy. I do know my cousin is a huge He-Man fan and I eventually rewatched it not that long ago as a grown adult. Needless to say, this adaptation was pretty poor. The special effects were cheesy, the acting w... read more
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The world of Eternia in the aftermath of Skeletor's war on Castle Grayskull, which he has won after seizing Grayskull and the surrounding city using a cosmic key developed by the Thenorian locksmith Gwildor. The Sorceress is now Skeletor's prisoner and he begins to drain her life-force as he waits for the moon of Eternia to align with the Great Eye of the Universe that will bestow god-like power upon him.
Release date: 7 August 1987
UPC: 085393707323
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" Based upon the cartoon series. "Masters..." has a great mythology and unique characters so the potential is high. Meg Foster as Evil-Lyn with her piercing unique eyes is perfect for a villainness and Dolph Lundgren is not that bad as He-Man, but Frank Langella should have looked like a skeleton instead of having that pathetic make-up that ruin what should have been a wonderful looking villain and Billy Barty is a terrible comic sidekick. The film also looks too much as a TV show especially all "


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