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    The 1987 Masters of the Universe film turns 30 today!

    Aug 7th . 1987.........

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    Crazy, right?!

    There's been some great stuff posted about the movie today. EW.com had a great interview and behind-the-scenes photos with Gary Goddard, and the SyFy Channel blog had a video about it as well. I'm more partial to the latter, since they name-drop my book...

    http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/watch-a...-universe-1987

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    Hard to believe it's been 30 years! I'm starting to feel very old.


    BUT, I'll pop in my Blu-ray of the film, and order up an imaginary bucket of Robby's Ribs
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    Happy 30th!

    Sadly, I don't think it was in the theaters long enough for me to see it. We may have gone on vacation the week it came out. I didn't catch until a year later off a VHS recording

    I do credit it for introducing one of my favorite Evil Warriors in Blade!

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    The Entertainment Weekly article:
    http://ew.com/movies/masters-of-the-...verse-turns-30

    Celebrating the 30th anny (unfortunately, it looks like not much is happening this year):
    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...987-MOTU-Movie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
    The Entertainment Weekly article:
    http://ew.com/movies/masters-of-the-...verse-turns-30

    Celebrating the 30th anny (unfortunately, it looks like not much is happening this year):
    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...987-MOTU-Movie
    I'm pretty excited about the screening at Power-Con next month!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianCBaer View Post
    I'm pretty excited about the screening at Power-Con next month!
    I appreciate this move more in my advancing years. Back when i saw it when I was 9 I basically liked it but was so confused and a little dissapointed. As I got older of course I understood the hows and whys of that movie. I know nostalgia colours it a bit but since I didnt love it only liked it and love it now, it's hardly just nostalgia that makes me like it.

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    30 years later, and I still a good movie to these 'old eyes'.


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    hmm. glad I'm just now seeing this thread because I just now found this a moment ago.

    a fitting spot for it. plus I don't have to start a new thread for it

    embedded for your viewing pleasure.





    and here's another one. also embedded for your viewing pleasure


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    My five year old daughter and I just watched this the other night on DVD! But we didn't finish it as it was her bedtime.

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    It was an enjoyable movie and I watched it before StarWars . i did not like Teela,s costume . Evil Lynn was awesome . I hated Skeletors face make up especially the visible "eyeballs" no excuse for that , I saw plenty of stop motion live action skeletons before that. Skeletors golden helmet reminded me of Thundercat Hachiman, . Naturally i pulled off his helmet at popped it on my skeletor .

    Good or Bad its all we had . I always thought of this as a final episode / apocalypse ending cap to the cartoon .

    Air Centaurians was a cool idea

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    It made sense to see his eyes , made him more demonic and as a kid I thought it was a bit creepy

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    It made sense to see his eyes , made him more demonic and as a kid I thought it was a bit creepy
    It had the opposite effect on me . Instead of a disembodied skull over a body , it looked like a literal face mask to me .

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    I like that Langella's eyes are visible simply because there is so much emotion that can be conveyed through the eyes, and that's even more vital when the actor's face is covered by stiff makeup, as he was in this film. But honestly, they could have dressed him in a dirty potato sack and drawn a skull on his face with markers, and Langella's performance would have still made the character amazing in that movie!

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    It was a Christmas movie in Europe (which might have been a better date for the US as well) so I'll celebrate then.

    This film literally changed the course of my life and gave me a direction for the next 3 decades... It might sounds cliché but it's true, a lot of people got the cinema bug from STAR WARS, I got it from MASTERS and I had plenty of adventures in the movie world, one of them being to work with and befriending real-life He-Man himself...
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    BUT, I'll pop in my Blu-ray of the film, and order up an imaginary bucket of Robby's Ribs

    I will pop in my DVD and order a real bucket of KFC .....................................It too has little white sticks

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    I saw this in theaters when i was 6 as i was excited for it since i heard about a live-action He-Man movie coming back in 1986 on Cinescape, Starlog and comicscene magazine back then and i saw this in one of my city's theaters and thought it was ok at best but there's no Orko. Langella made a good Skeletor and who else thought he sounded like Hordak?
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