MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

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Masters Of The Universe - Trailer - 2K Scan: Restoration

Postby Dolph_Fan on 08 Sep 2021, 20:56

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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jamesflavell on 06 Oct 2021, 19:00

Never saw this particular pic before.

From the robe on his shoulders it suggests that this is an on-set photo rather than a formal costumed portrait.
Dolph is seen wearing that robe (or one very like it) in the shots taken of him with Richard 'Pigboy' Szponder.
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jox on 06 Oct 2021, 19:39

I think it was printed once as a thumbnail in one of the HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE magazines.

Dolph has always talked about how cold it was on those shooting nights...
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jamesflavell on 06 Oct 2021, 21:06

Ah, yes - now that you mention it I seem to remember that magazine thumbnail pic. It was very small.

And - indeed - Dolph has often spoken of just how cold it was shooting at night-time in October while wearing the He-Man costume. No wonder he needed that robe! :wink:
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jox on 12 Oct 2021, 11:58

In his new book "A PRODUCER'S LIFE", producer Howard Kazanjian (THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, RETURN OF THE JEDI, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK) included a pre-production photo of him reviewing concept art for MASTERS with Gary Goddard and the too often forgotten "real" producer of the film, Ed Pressman (CONAN THE BARBARIAN, THE CROW etc).

Kazanjian was temporarily set to co-produce MASTERS for a few months before RKO and Warner dropped out the project...

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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jox on 16 Oct 2021, 19:25

Auction for Dolph's He-Man knife
https://propstoreauction.com/m/lot-deta ... lot/80447/

ESTIMATE: £2,500 - £3,500
STARTING: £1,250

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Frank Langella, Washington Post, June 1987
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This summer, however, he returns to the screen in "Masters of the Universe," an epic inspired by a series of Mattel Toys. He plays the arch-villain Skeletor under 40 pounds of prosthetic makeup that suggests what Frank Langella might look like if his face were composed entirely of bones. It was, he thought before accepting the role, a terrific opportunity either to make a complete fool of himself or to create a titanic character on the scale of German opera.

"I think I went pretty far with it," he says.


Frank Langella, New York Times, August 1987
On the screen, he is currently featured as the archvillain Skeletor in the movie ''Masters of the Universe'' - ''a birthday present for my son,'' he says.

https://www.nytimes.com/1987/08/16/thea ... ntary.html
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