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Dazzler 10/10/2012 4:14:19 AM

This DVD was my test in the store for getting my super HD tv.  It's amazing how Samsung can bring out the lines in faces. 

monkeyfoot 10/10/2012 8:34:52 AM

I remember kind of liking it way back when I first saw it. I knew of Cannon's ultra cheap movie budgets on Chuck Norris and Van Damme films back in the day so I wasn't expecting much. It was a fun matinee with friends then.

I'm wondering if Goddard mentions in his commentary about using Jack Kirby's New Gods comic as inspiration for the movie. I've read that in some old interviews.

Speaking of Kirby, I hear he's in the new movie Argo portrayed by an actor. His artwork was part of the true story for the fake film the CIA used in rescuing American hostages in Iran. Will Mania be doing a review of the film because of its sci-fi/comics connection?

redslayer 10/10/2012 1:45:36 PM

My First question when I saw this movie was: Where is Orko? 

After that, pretty much everything started to crumble down.  The only thing worth mentioning about the film is the Evil-Lyn was popping out of her uniform :)

death4sale 10/10/2012 3:19:46 PM

Cannon always meant to make a pseudo-sequel to this movie but it eventually became CYBORG. The sequel was going to have He-Man (called Prince Adam in the script for Part 2) working as a coach at a High School on Earth. They had the sets build for it and it was ready to go but they went bankrupt. They were also about to shoot a live-action Spider-Man film back then but as I said, they went bankrupt. They also had sets built for Spider-Man but couldn't use them. They decided to make use of those sets and change Masters of the Universe 2 into Cyborg using those recycled sets. Amazing what information you learn when spending far too much time searching the Internet.

The final sword battle was filmed by Goddard and co. with only a few people present as they apparently broke into the set during the early morning without anyone knowing. They couldn't make use of the entire set so the DP decided to use that dark lighting where he blacked everything out to convey an epic feeling and to get around that pesky budgetary constraints.

I will be picking this up on bluray. It's still a fun movie for me. Me thinks I know far too much about this movie.

jppintar326 10/10/2012 5:34:47 PM

 I always liked this guilty pleasure and I still do.  As to where Orko was, the technology to make a realistic looking Orko didn't exist back in the 80s, so they replaced him with Gwildor.  I liked Meg Foster as Evil Lyn.  She was very well cast.  I always took this movie on its own terms and not compare it to the animated series.  I'll be buying this Blu Ray.

SmokingFrog77 10/10/2012 7:41:19 PM

I seem to recall that Goddard had always wanted to make a New Gods movie, and used the Masters of the Universe property to basically merge the two universes. I guess that makes He-Man Orion?

Phetus 10/10/2012 9:49:13 PM

 This was a gem from my childhood, and in recent years I even tried my hand at writing a more faithful script for a MOTU film, just for my own writing amusement. But this film definitely had a lot more in common with the New Gods property than with the actual toy line or animated series that it inspired.

 

thezillaman 10/15/2012 11:50:42 PM

 cool ass movie. brings back good times..

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