Starring: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster, Courteney Cox, Robert Duncan McNeill, Chelsea Field
Director: Gary Goddard
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Warner Home Video
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Run Time: 106 minutes
Film: 3 out of 5 stars
Extras 1.5 out of 5 stars
I am a child of the 80’s and I grew up watching “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe”. So you could film came out in 1987, that I was one happy five-year old. Well as an adult, I have realized that this film isn’t that great after all. I am still a big fan of Dolph Lundgren even though he wasn’t the best He-Man. I mean come on “Adam” use your damn sword already. It is not surprised that this film was a critical and box office disappointment. Still this film is still fun to watch (and make fun of). It helps that that it looks nice on Blu-ray well, good job Warner Brothers! Be sure to watch through the credits! I am still waiting for Skeletor to return in a better sequel.
Warner delivered a nice Blu-ray release for this film celebrating its 25th Anniversary. It’s 1080p transfer does a good job of showcasing this film’s action and special effects. The release also includes the original audio track, DTS-HD MA 2.0. It works well with the action but nothing spectacular that makes you stand up and scream “I have the power!”. Ok, so the for quarter century anniversary, I was hoping for a lot more in the special features department. There is a commentary track with Director Gary Goddard. It is cool to hear his comments on the film but overall is nothing special. Lastly there is a (laughable) theatrical trailer. I won’t why this film tanked?
Synopsis: Planet Eternia and the Castle of Greyskull are under threat from the evil Skeletor who wants to take over the planet. A group of freedom fighters, led by the heroic He-Man are accidentally transported to Earth by a mysterious Cosmic Key which holds the power to make Skeletor all-powerful. Once on Earth, He-Man joins alliances with two teenagers as they attempt to find the key and return home.