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Masters of the Universe (1987) Poster

Connections

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Version of 

Remake of 

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) (TV Series)
The movie (Masters of the Universe) features variations of the characters from the He-Man cartoon.

Spin-off 

Cyborg (1989)

References 

Twilight Zone (1959) (TV Series)
Superman (1978)
The opening titles feature similar theme music and scroll out like Richard Donner's 1978 film.
Ms. Pac-Man (1981) (Video Game)
"Ms. Pac Man" is one of the arcade games at Robby's.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
The striking similarity of Skeletor's transport to Jabba the Hutt's palacial barge is just one of the allusions to the Star Wars saga (including Skeletor's physical mirroring of Emperor Palpatine and the Darth Vader costume of Skeletor's army.
The Terminator (1984)
After the credits Skeletor's head appears. He quotes Arnold in The Terminator saying. "I'll be back"

Referenced in 

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (1986) (TV Special)
Dolph Lundgren comments on the Masters of the Universe show
Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future: Flame Street (1987) (TV Episode)
Power and Dread's staff battle is filmed exactly like He-Man & Skeletor's final battle
Wetten, dass..?: Wetten, dass..? aus Ludwigshafen (1987) (TV Episode)
talked about in interview
Dragon Warrior III (1988) (Video Game)
ALF: Hit Me with Your Best Shot (1988) (TV Episode)
ALF refers to Willie and Kate as "He-Man and She-Ra, Masters of the Neighborhood".
Only Fools and Horses....: Dates (1988) (TV Episode)
Jevon says "Rodney's no Masters of the Universe."
Troldspejlet: Episode #1.2 (1989) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann talks about dwarfs, mentions Gwildor from the film + still footage shown
City of Joy (1992)
Oblivion (1994)
Good guy is captured and lashed across his back with an electric whip. The presence of Meg Foster also solidifies the connection between the movies.
The Simpsons: The Blunder Years (2001) (TV Episode)
Mesmerino calls Mr. Burns "Skeletor".
Burnt Face Man: Movie Trailer (2004) (TV Episode)
Music used, mentioned in credits.
South Park: Cartoon Wars: Part 2 (2006) (TV Episode)
Cartman says to Kyle "Let this be our final battle." Skeletor says the same line to He-Man in the Masters of the Universe live-action movie.
The Nostalgia Critic: He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special (2009) (TV Episode)
The Critic mentions this film.
Special Collector's Edition: B.A.D. Cats (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD mentioned
The Spoony Experiment: Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (2011) (TV Episode)
"Taking a Hero from a fantasy world and dumping them in a modern city such as Suburban Commando, Hercules in New York and Masters of the Universe"
The Firebird (2011) (Short)
Nick Karner modeled Koshei after Frank Langella's performance in Masters of the Universe.
The Cinema Snob: Nekromantik (2011) (TV Episode)
"That's better make-up than Batman Forever and Masters of the Universe combined."
The Wizard of Stone Mountain (2011)
Based on same characters; they use the phrase 'Good journey' to say goodbye
The Nostalgia Critic: Heavy Metal (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic does a take on his He-Man gag by adding a "She-Man" take on it.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.200 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Dolph Lundgren was in the film
The Nostalgia Chick: Cutthroat Island (2012) (TV Episode)
calls this a shitty movie that Frank Langella was in.
Mask & Cape: Power-Con/Thundercon 2012 - Part 2 He-Man (2012) (TV Episode)
Episode about the He-man and She-ra properties
DVD-R Hell: Deception of a Generation: Part 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
When Gary and Phil starts talking about the He-Man cartoon, Brad thinks that they are referring to this movie.

Features 

Ms. Pac-Man (1981) (Video Game)
"Ms. Pac Man" is one of the arcade games at Robby's.

Featured in 

The Nostalgia Critic: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2008) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The A-Team/The Karate Kid/Winter's Bone (2010) (TV Episode)
"James Tolkan's Bald Disapproval" segment
Special Collector's Edition: Masters del universo (2011) (TV Episode)
clips shown
The Nostalgia Critic: Babes in Toyland (2011) (TV Episode)
"That's the manliest image since He-Man stepped into his pink cadillac."
Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
Clip shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Christopher H. Andersen looks at He-Man toys in the segment 'Legetøjszonen' + clip shown

Spoofed in 

Sheman: Mistress of the Universe (1988)
For the title and the plot of the story, this movie spoofs Masters of the Universe (1987).
Manés: Manés of the Universe (2011) (Video)
parodies "Masters of the Universe"

See also

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