MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

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

Postby Jox on 16 Jan 2021, 19:05

Jox wrote:300-pages special magazine/book coming in December with interviews, storyboards, and never-seen photos! 8)
http://www.meimag.de
https://www.planeteternia.de/cgi-bin/news.pl?newID=4055
https://translate.google.com/translate? ... wID%3D4055
- Über 200 (teils bisher unveröffentlichte) Konzeptzeichnungen & Storyboards

- Interviews mit Darstellern & dem Produktionsteam:
Dolph Lundgren (He-Man)
Chelsea Field (Teela)
Anthony de Longis (Blade, Skeletor-Stuntdouble, Kampftrainer)
Pons Maar (Saurod)
Gary Goddard (Regisseuer)
William Stout (Produktionsdesigner)
Stephen Tolkin (Drehbuchautor)
Ken Sax (Setfotograf)

- SchleFaZ Spezial: Interview mit Oliver Kalkofe

- Statements:
Richard Szponder (Pigboy)
Stuart Land (Skulpteur)

- Fotos & Berichte von den Dreharbeiten

- Film-Toys & Merchandise

- Über 700 Bilder/Fotos/Zeichnungen etc.

- Cover: Original Filmposter von Renato Casaro

3 exklusive MEIMAG-Aufkleber zum Film mit Motiven (2x He-Man/Dolph & 1x God Skeletor) von Set-Fotograf Ken Sax.

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

Postby Jox on 21 Jan 2021, 21:01

I highly recommend the book referenced above, even if you can't read German, it's a 400-pages bible filled with never-seen concept arts, storyboards and stills, and it deals with every stage of the production and making of, plus memorabilia, VHS-laserdisc-DVD-Blu-ray releases, the video game etc... Really a fantastic effort! 8)

You can order it at
http://www.hordak.de/realfilmband.htm (send an email at meimag@ordak.de)
or an ebay:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/333864957279?Vi ... 3864957279
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jox on 22 Jan 2021, 19:02

Here is a look inside the book

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

Postby Jox on 27 Jan 2021, 17:59

Another look at the book, in German this time

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

Postby Jox on 28 Jan 2021, 12:26

Dolph Lundgren Knife prop only at Dallas Vintage Toys



Saurod concept art by William Stout

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

Postby Jox on 10 Feb 2021, 15:06

Editor Anne V. Coates (LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, ELEPHANT MAN) on MOTU and Gary Goddard, 1992:
https://soundcloud.com/thebehp/anne-v-coates-side-4
https://historyproject.org.uk/interview/anne-v-coates
Transcript:
https://media.learningonscreen.ac.uk/be ... _BECTU.pdf
Have you done any of your special effects yet on video? I mean the actual finished, final special effects.
No. No.

On high definition.
No. No, I mean that’s... And again, as you say, that’s an area where one, I would use it.

Mm.
It’s just that, I don’t work a lot on special effects movies. And we didn’t use them, the real one I did was Masters of the Universe, and we didn’t really use, we weren’t using that there. I find all that fascinating, I mean like Terminator 2, some of the special effects in there are quite extraordinary to me.

They are indeed, yes. Yes.
And very revolutionary. But, no, and I quite like to do, I’d like to do... I don’t like special effects movies actually, because you spend so much time having to fit yourself in round what special effects do that it ceases to become your scene really in the end.

Mm.
But, that’s why I only did one, I turned down several, like, Flash Gordon and, I can’t remember what others, you know, because I didn’t want to do special effects. In the end, I thought... Well I missed Fatal Attraction because I wasn’t in the union, which I was very disappointed about, and Masters of the Universe was in the wings waiting, so, as I say, it got me into the union in the end. But, that was special effects, and that was quite interesting, it was very interesting as a film generally because the director was a first-time director, really didn’t know what he was doing. So Menahem Golan put me on the floor to block out all the scenes with him every night. So I was cutting in the daytime and blocking out the scenes on location at night, and getting no sleep. And...

No disrespect to you, that particular film I thought always had the Cannon aspect to it.
Oh definitely. Cheap.

Kind of, cheap, yes. [laughs]
Cheap, is what it was. Well that’s why you see it could have done with more interesting special effects. No it wasn’t, no, it wasn’t a film I’m particularly proud of actually at all, but it is, yah, in a way it is, because the way the director was shooting, it would never have gone together. I mean you know, people used to see the rushes and they used to say, ‘What are you going to do, how are you ever going to cut it?’ And in fact that it kind of looks OK when it’s finished, in itself, but you know those things, they’re not blatantly obvious, because the film was, I didn’t think the script was very good or anything about it, and they didn’t use He-Man very interestingly, and, you know, I mean... And Dolph is awful. The only thing that was quite good I thought, Frank Langella. But funnily enough, we’ve all stayed friends. I’m great friends with that director, I saw him just the other day when I was back in LA, and the actors, and Frank, we’ve all remained friends. It’s really strange.

[inaudible], was it Tobe... No it wasn’t Tobe Hooper was it?
No, it was Gary, Gary Goddard his name is. He’s never done another film. But he runs those big sci[??] shows that go, Universal tours have. And he’s got... I don’t think he’s got one in Euro Disney but he runs, you know those sci/side[??27:15] shows when you have, King Kong doing things or the, at a Universal Studio tour, he’s got a couple of those.

The sort of Disney [inaudible] really.
Theme thing. Yes.

Or, a theme park, yes.
Yes, theme park. He’s actually opening his own theme park in... He’s a multimillionaire, Gary, he doesn’t need to direct films. But all he really wants to do is direct films. But he’s just opening his own theme park in, just outside Tokyo. Seven floors of...
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby savagesketch on 15 Feb 2021, 05:59

This month we're chatting everything He-Man! Corey Landis, one of the directors of the long-gestating documentary, TOY MASTERS and the creator of the TOY MASTERS podcast series joins the show to chat his film and podcast as well as the entire MOTU franchise and toyline! Only the podcast can hold adventure this big! Enjoy!!!

https://imustbreakthispodcast.wordpress ... ey-landis/
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jox on 16 Feb 2021, 19:13

You're so lucky to have been able to see TOY MASTERS!

I think they used my photo as a 5 year-old holding Skeletor (along with other fans during the end credits), did you recognise me? :wink:
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jox on 24 Feb 2021, 14:56

RIP Cinefex magazine...

If you haven't read their report on the production of MOTU, you should:
http://www.motumovie.com/2010/02/cinefe ... ticle.html

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

Postby Jox on 10 Mar 2021, 13:52

Cannon promo reel for AFM 1986 (February). MOTU teaser at 4:20

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

Postby Jox on 28 Mar 2021, 18:13

The Essential Cannon Films Scores by our dear Tom Jolliffe
https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2021/03/ ... ms-scores/
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jox on 03 Apr 2021, 21:03

The German MOTU book can now be ordered on William Stout's website store:
https://www.williamstout.com/catalog2/p ... ca99aaf3b6
At last, the book so many Masters of the Universe movie fans have been waiting for! This is a deluxe German paperback book/magazine on the film and its associated products. Within its a massive 400 full-color pages are over 130 drawings, designs and paintings by the film's production designer William Stout. This is the largest collection of Stout film designs ever collected, and the only time his Masters of the Universe film designs have been collected so thoroughly.

The 8.75" x 5.25" 400 page book includes lots of behind-the-scenes photos and lots of designs intended for the film that never made it to the screen.

Although the text is in German, each purchaser of this volume will also receive a copy of the book's extensive Stout interview in English. Unless requested otherwise, Mr. Stout will also sign the cover of each book.

WARNING: Supplies are limited!

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