ABOUT THE FILM

Masters of the Universe is a 1987 film directed by Gary Goddard and starring Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Jon Cypher, Chelsea Field, Billy Barty and Courteney Cox. It is based on the Mattel toyline from Masters of the Universe. It was released theatrically in the United States on 7th August 1987, and was a critical and commercial failure but became a popular cult film.

STORYLINE

On the planet Eternia, the dark lord Skeletor has taken over Castle Greyskull, and imprisoned the Sorceress, and Skeletor has begun draining the Sorceress’ powers as he attempts to claim the powers of Greyskull and become master of the universe. Mighty warrior He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe and his companions: loyal soldier Man-at-Arms, his daughter Teela and a dwarf inventor named Gwildor finds themselves on Earth, by Gwildor’s creation, the Cosmic Key, a device that can open portals that lead to anywhere in the galaxy, which Skeletor requires in his goal for universal conquest. But when the Cosmic Key is discovered by Julie Winston and her boyfriend Kevin Corrigan, both unaware that Earth is about to become a battleground, as Skeletor and his vile minions arrives on Earth, as they go in pursuit of He-Man and his companions who are searching for the Cosmic Key so they can return to Eternia and defeat Skeletor.


Masters of the Universe UK Quad


FILM DETAILS

Title
Masters of the Universe
Year of Film
1987
Director
Gary Goddard
Starring
Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster, Chelsea Field, Billy Barty, Courteney Cox, Robert Duncan McNeill, Jon Cypher, James Tolkan, Christina Pickles
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Box Office
Budget: $22,000,000 (Estimated)
Opening Weekend: $4,883,168 (USA)
Gross: $17,336,370 (USA)

POSTER DETAILS

Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
Final
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1987
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Jean Mascii
Size (Inches)
40″ x 30″
NSS # / Printer Markings
None
Tagline
A battle fought in the stars, now… comes to earth.

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