POWER OF GRAYSKULL (R. Lobb & R. McCallum, 2017) (docu)

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Re: POWER OF GRAYSKULL (Randall Lobb, Robert McCallum, 2017)

Postby Jox on 15 Aug 2018, 00:35

Review by Brian C. Baer (author of the book "How He-Man Mastered the universe")
https://www.hemanworld.com/2018/08/film ... -universe/

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Re: POWER OF GRAYSKULL (Randall Lobb, Robert McCallum, 2017)

Postby Jox on 21 Aug 2018, 23:05

Wouldn't it be announced on Netflix by now?
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Re: POWER OF GRAYSKULL (Randall Lobb, Robert McCallum, 2017)

Postby Jox on 24 Aug 2018, 16:08

Here it is on Netflix, and apparently watchable worldwide! 8)
https://www.netflix.com/title/80224167

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Re: POWER OF GRAYSKULL (Randall Lobb, Robert McCallum, 2017)

Postby savagesketch on 25 Aug 2018, 08:01

Just finished watching this. Quite a thorough, comprehensive examination of the toy line. As a kid who grew up on He-Man and had way too many of these toys, it was a treat listening to the inside stories on many of these cherished toys. I had no idea that Moss Man used the same mold as Beastman! Same thing with Stinkor; no idea that they just repainted Merman!

What’s also nice is the amount of time that is spent on discussing the film. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Dolph talk about the movie this much and at this much length in any interview. He even agrees that watching it today, the movie still holds up. Also great to see Frank Langella pop up. Would have been nice to also hear from Jon Cypher and Chelsea Fields, but oh well... As to be expected, Gary Goddard is absent from being interviewed. I imagine that this is clearly due to his recent problems/allegations that were unearthed last year. Wouldn’t be surprised if he was interviewed, and those scenes were cut.

Some reviews have mentioned that the documentary rushes to the finish line quickly and doesn’t spend a lot of time on the new incarnations of the toy line. Personally, I think it’s adequate. Not a whole lot you can say, especially considering that the toy line is purely a collectors’ market now...

Overall a solid documentary that’s worth a watch by anyone who’s a fan of the toy line and/or movie!
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Re: POWER OF GRAYSKULL (Randall Lobb, Robert McCallum, 2017)

Postby Jox on 25 Aug 2018, 13:09

savagesketch wrote:What’s also nice is the amount of time that is spent on discussing the film. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Dolph talk about the movie this much and at this much length in any interview.

Yes. Even though I'm sure they got an hour worth of interview they didn't cut as much of it as they did in the fast-paced ELECTRIC BOOGALOO doc on Cannon.

That's often the down side of these "definitive" documentaries that can only dure so much time (90-105 min) and packs as much interviewees as they can so most of the interviewees are heavily truncated. (I'm afraid that can only be the same in the upcoming doc IN SEARCH FOR THE LAST ACTION HEROES). That's why as a cinephile I'll always prefer thorough books to documentaries (who have of advantage a much better visibility on the other hand)

As to be expected, Gary Goddard is absent from being interviewed. I imagine that this is clearly due to his recent problems/allegations that were unearthed last year. Wouldn’t be surprised if he was interviewed, and those scenes were cut.

I was suspecting they might edit him out of the final cut. Goddard was one of their very first interviews back in 2016, there were pics of it that I had put on the MOTU thread but they seem to have been removed as well.
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Re: POWER OF GRAYSKULL (Randall Lobb, Robert McCallum, 2017)

Postby Jox on 29 Aug 2018, 01:14

The one-sheet, as received and framed by a Kickstarter contributor

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Re: POWER OF GRAYSKULL (Randall Lobb, Robert McCallum, 2017)

Postby Jox on 31 Aug 2018, 23:21

The Kickstarter teaser


Behind the scenes with outtakes


Power Of Grayskull: 30+ Interviews Later… (Rob McCallum, June 29, 2016)
http://robmccallumfilms.com/?p=391
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Re: POWER OF GRAYSKULL (Randall Lobb, Robert McCallum, 2017)

Postby Jox on 13 Sep 2018, 00:50

The complete score soundtrack by Matthew Hussey is now available on iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/power ... 1435952769

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Re: POWER OF GRAYSKULL (Randall Lobb, Robert McCallum, 2017)

Postby Jox on 25 Oct 2018, 15:12

Interview with Rob McCallum; the film will be screened at the Forest City Film Festival (FCFF), taking place Oct. 25-28 at the London (Canada) Public Library’s Wolf Performance Hall.
https://news.westernu.ca/2018/10/unstop ... grayskull/
https://www.forestcityfilmfest.ca/sched ... program-23

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Re: POWER OF GRAYSKULL (Randall Lobb, Robert McCallum, 2017)

Postby Jox on 08 Feb 2019, 01:41

Berlin: 'He-Man' Doc Finds U.S. Home With High Octane (Exclusive)
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... ne-1183797
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Dolph Lundgren appears in the documentary, which is also being shopped at the European Film Market.


Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, a documentary based on the eternally popular brand, has found a home in North America with High Octane Pictures. The company also will be repping the film to international buyers at this year’s European Film Market.

High Octane president Galen Christy made the deal with FauxPop Media’s Randall Lobb (Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Rob McCallum (Nintendo Quest: The Most Unofficial and Unauthorized Nintendo Documentary Ever!) shortly before EFM.

"The Masters of the Universe brand is bigger than ever — as this very solid documentary reminds us — and we’re excited for North American audiences to see it," said Christy. "This is both an insightful and very entertaining film that’ll appeal to fans and non-fans of Masters."

From concept to comic book, cartoons, movies and beyond, the enormous popularity of Masters of the Universe has spawned legions of loyal fans who’ve turned the cosmically powered barbarian into an industry. Decades after its creation, the Masters of the Universe brand is still going strong — a franchise rich in collectibles, conferences and, more importantly, universal themes that still resonate with audiences after all these years. The film also covers sister series She-Ra, which remains just as popular.

By talking to industry insiders, artists, writers, voice actors and the fans themselves, the filmmakers will uncover the truth behind the Power of Grayskull, revealing the rich meaning in a childhood hero whose appeal is much more than simple nostalgia.

Among interviewees on the documentary, Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella, who reflect on their roles as He-Man and Skeletor in the 1987 feature film version of Masters of the Universe.

Power of Grayskull is currently available on Netflix and will be released on DVD and other VOD platforms later this year by High Octane Pictures across North America.
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Re: POWER OF GRAYSKULL (Randall Lobb, Robert McCallum, 2017)

Postby Jox on 02 Aug 2019, 20:54

September 3 on DVD and Digital from High Octane Pictures
https://www.newsarama.com/46352-he-man- ... video.html
https://www.iconvsicon.com/2019/08/02/h ... september/
https://geekvibesnation.com/he-man-docu ... september/

I wish I had gotten the crowdfunding Blu-ray edition with the extras...

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