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Masters of the Universe (1987)

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A prince turned warrior named He-Man battles against the dark lord Skeletor on the planet Eternia. He-Man and his comrades arrive on Earth and discover two teenage lovers to find the magical Cosmic Key.

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Storyline

The planet Eternia is in the aftermath of Skeletor's war on Castle Greyskull, which he has won after seizing Greyskull and the surrounding city using the Cosmic Key developed by the Thenorian locksmith Gwildor. The Sorceress is now Skeletor's prisoner and he begins to drain her lifeforce as he waits for the Eternia's moon to align with the Great Eye of the Universe that will bestow god-like powers upon him. Once on Earth, He-Man and company team up with two teenagers as they attempt to find the key and return home. However, the evil Skeletor and his vile minions are soon hot on their trail. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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A battle fought in the stars. Now... comes to Earth. See more »


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7 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

The original concept for Blade was to have him in heavy alien make up, chain mail, and a black rubber body glove. However, because of the daunting action sequences, Anthony De Longis feared for his health, so the rubber was trimmed away in the areas that the chain mail would not cover to allow his skin to breathe. De Longis also didn't want to wear heavy make up, so he offered to shave his head instead. See more »

Goofs

When He-Man hangs upside down while pursued by Skeletor's Air Centurion, his hair doesn't 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 doesn't happen. Apparently, that's how those anti-gravity platforms work. See more »

Quotes

Skeletor: People of Eternia, the war is over. My forces are victorious. The Sorceress of Greyskull is my prisoner, and her powers are now joined with mine! Let this be my first decree... those who do not pledge themselves to me shall be destroyed! The new age begins!
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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 »

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References Superman (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Purple Haze
Written and Performed by Jimi Hendrix
Courtesy of Bella Godiva Music
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User Reviews

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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