MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

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

Postby savagesketch on 07 Jul 2021, 04:57

Latest episode of the podcast is here, this time chatting with MOTU production designer, William Stout! Enjoy!!!

https://imustbreakthispodcast.wordpress ... -universe/

As always, please feel free to rate and review the show on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever else you go to subscribe!
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jox on 09 Jul 2021, 21:28

Proof that Dolph had kept one of the several He-Man swords made for the film
https://www.instagram.com/p/CREF6onLMS7/
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jox on 20 Jul 2021, 09:21

Never-seen theatre lobby cardboard

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

Postby Jox on 21 Jul 2021, 08:22

The first advance teaser poster (1986)

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The 1987 Dolph Lundgren ‘Masters of the Universe’ Is Still Bonkers — and Great
Rewatching the 1987 'Masters of the Universe' is a revelation.
https://www.fatherly.com/play/masters-o ... -lundgren/

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

Postby Jox on 21 Jul 2021, 20:55

Courteney Cox famously got her career launch a Brian De Palma-directed Bruce Springsteen music video ("Dancing in the Dark") and now she's directed one herself (for artist Brandi Carlile)
https://variety.com/2021/music/news/bra ... 235024425/
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jamesflavell on 30 Jul 2021, 23:40

Gallery of MOTU film costumes,1987, with design details

https://filmcostumecollection.omeka.net/items/show/1122
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jamesflavell on 06 Aug 2021, 11:03

Splendid! Thanks for sharing this.

What great films we were given in those days! (unlike nowadays.... :( )
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jox on 11 Aug 2021, 16:54

Principal photography began 35 years ago today! :oops:

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The frame below is from a 2K scan of my 35mm teaser trailer reel:

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

Postby bomaz on 25 Aug 2021, 09:56

French radio show (in... french, obviously). Should be interesting, but I haven't had time to listen to it yet.
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jox on 25 Aug 2021, 14:48

It's nice to hear they did an episode on MOTU, but there's nothing there we don't know, it's more for old fans who haven't been in the loop regarding MOTU...
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jamesflavell on 27 Aug 2021, 01:12

As you say, interesting, though nothing much new here.

I guess that this has been occasioned by the Netflix/Kevin Smith animation Masters of the Universe Revelation.

If anyone was thinking of following this recent offering up then don't bother - it's APPALLINGLY bad!!! Absolutely dreadful in every way - apart from the artwork, which is quite good - but let down by jaw-droppingly inept plotting, characterisation and outright twisted narrative intent. The reaction of outraged fans is - in my view - wholly justified. It's earned itself the nickname 'Devastation' and an overwhelmingly negative reaction - apart from a handful of critics who were very much on message with its essentially feminist and anti-heroic message. It has all the charm and charisma of modern politicised Hollywood (ie none) and is - at best - a completely wasted opportunity for the property.

However, it's an ill wind that blows no-one any good - as the saying is: one widespread reaction is that this illiterate disaster has made a great many people re-evaluate the 1987 film in a much more positive light.

As one reviewer put it: "Having seen Smith's handling of MOTU, I now appreciate the Goddard movie more than ever before and am glad that something positive has come out of this debacle. Come back, He-Man Dolph Lundgren - all is forgiven!" :D
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jox on 27 Aug 2021, 12:42

Although I agree to disagree, I would prefer if we steer clear from the heated "discussions" over MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: REVELATION part 1 on this forum...
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jox on 07 Sep 2021, 11:23

Seems like the late Geoffrey Holder (Bond villain in TO LIVE AND LET DIE) was once considered for Skeletor although Langella was the top choice.

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