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Masters of the Universe (1987)

The heroic warrior He-Man battles against lord Skeletor and his armies of darkness for control of Castle Grayskull.

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On the planet Eternia, the dark lord Skeletor has taken over Castle Greyskull, and imprisoned the Sorceress, and Skeletor has begun draining the Sorceress' powers as he attempts to claim the powers of Greyskull and become master of the universe. Mighty warrior He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe and his companions: loyal soldier Man-at-Arms, his daughter Teela and a dwarf inventor named Gwildor finds themselves on Earth, by Gwildor's creation, the Cosmic Key, a device that can open portals that lead to anywhere in the galaxy, which Skeletor requires in his goal for universal conquest. But when the Cosmic Key is discovered by Julie Winston and her boyfriend Kevin Corrigan, both unaware that Earth is about to become a battleground, as Skeletor and his vile minions arrives on Earth, as they go in pursuit of He-Man and his companions who are searching for the Cosmic Key so they can return to Eternia and defeat Skeletor. Written by Daniel Williamson

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From a distant galaxy... they have come to Earth. See more »


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7 August 1987 (USA)  »

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Masters of the Universe: The Motion Picture  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,336,370 (USA)
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Trivia

Dolph Lundgren went on record in a French magazine interview by saying that working on the "Masters of the Universe" movie was "a nightmare" for him. Lundgren said it was a five month filming schedule, two of which were done during night time, and he was proposed by the crew in doing a sequel while filming Red Scorpion (1988), but he turned down the offer. Ironically, in an interview with the IO9 website while he was promoting The Expendables (2010), Dolph Lundgren said he would return to appear in a new "Masters of the Universe" movie, as either a cameo or even reprise the role of He-Man. See more »

Goofs

When He-Man hangs upside down while pursued by Skeletor's Air Centurion, his hair does not hang down. However, since he's "hanging from" an anti-gravity platform, on which he's standing, from his point of view he's standing the right side up. If his hair would fall down (the real down), then his entire body would follow, but that does not happen. Apparently, that's how those anti-gravity platforms work. See more »

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Narrator: At the center of the universe, at the border between the light and the dark stands Castle Greyskull. For countless ages, the Sorceress of Greyskull has kept this universe in harmony. But the armies of darkness do not rest, and the capture of Greyskull is ever most in their minds. For with those that control Greyskull, will come the Power... The power to be supreme... the power to be almighty... the power to be... Masters of the Universe!
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Crazy Credits

After the closing credits have ended, Skeletor's head, sans cowl, pops up from the waters of the pit he was thrown in, and says "I'll be back!". See more »


Soundtracks

Living In A Box
Written by Marcus Vere (as M. Verv) and Steve Pigott (as S. Piggot)
Performed by Richard Darbyshire (as Living In A Box)
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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Great lazy Saturday afternoon movie.
13 October 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio.) – See all my reviews

If you're looking for a film to sit back and take in on a lazy Saturday afternoon, look no further. "Masters of the Universe" is one of the best examples of this type of film. There is no deep thinking, you just sit back and watch. I really enjoyed watching this, it's the kind of movie you can get wrapped up in, just like "The Ice Pirates". All in all a worthwhile view.


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