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Masters of the Universe

  • Drama
  • 1987
  • Gary Goddard
  • 101 mins
  • PG

Summary

The heroic warrior He-Man sets out to bring an end to the evil Skeletor's reign of terror, but is transported to Earth by a cosmic key, with his arch enemy's henchman in hot pursuit. Fantasy adventure, starring Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster and Billy Barty.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

It is exceedingly difficult to make convincing live-action versions of cult cartoon strips, and this big-screen version of the momentarily popular TV series is one of the least successful attempts. Dolph Lundgren has the necessary physique for He-Man and Frank Langella has been splendidly made-up for the role of Skeletor. But the story - about a cosmic key that will enable its holder to become master of the universe - is uninspired, while the special effects look painfully cheap.

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Credits

Cast

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He-ManDolph Lundgren
SkeletorFrank Langella
Evil-LynMeg Foster
GwildorBilly Barty
Julie WinstonCourteney Cox
KevinRobert Duncan McNeill
Man-at-ArmsJon Cypher
TeelaChelsea Field
Detective LubicJames Tolkan
SorceressChristina Pickles
BeastmanTony Carroll
SaurodPons Maar
BladeAnthony De Longis
KargRobert Towers

Crew

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DirectorGary Goddard

Details

Theatrical distributor
Cannon Releasing UK
Language
English
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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