Masters of the Universe (1987)

35mm film, Metrocolor, 1.85:1
Dolby, English

An American fantasy film directed by Gary Goddard.

Plot Summary

When the forces of the evil Skeletor overrun Castle Grayskull on the planet Eternia, a small group of survivors led by He-Man flee with the Cosmic Key to Earth where they are assisted by humans Julie Winston and Kevin Corrigan when they lose the key.


Directed by: Gary Goddard
© MCMLXXXVII [1987] Cannon Films, Inc. and Cannon International
The Cannon Group, Inc. presents a Golan-Globus production in association with Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation. A Gary Goddard film
Executive Producer: Edward R. Pressman
Produced by: Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus
Co-producer: Elliot Schick
Associate Producers: Evzen Kolar, Michael Flynn
Written by: David Odell
Director of Photography: Hanania Baer
Film Editor: Anne V. Coates
Music by: Bill Conti
Sound Mixer: Ed Novick
Costume Designer: Julie Weiss
Makeup Conceptual Designer: Michael Westmore
Key Makeup Artist: Todd Mcintosh
Hair Stylists: Zandra Platzek, Lori Benson
Lead Special Effects: Arthur Brewer
Visual Effects Produced by: Richard Edlund
Visual Effects in 65mm by: Boss Film Corporation
Production Designer: William Stout
Concept Designer: Edward C. Eyth
Special Designs by: Jean “Moebius” Giraud

Dolph Lundgren (He-Man)
Frank Langella (Skeletor)
Billy Barty (Gwildor)
Jon Cypher (man-at-arms)
Courteney Cox (Julie Winston)
James Tolkan (Lubic)
Chelsea Field (Teela)
Robert Duncan McNeill (Kevin)
Christina Pickles (sorceress)
Meg Foster (Evil-Lyn)
Tony Carroll (beastman)
Pons Maar (Saurod)
Anthony Delongis (Blade)
Robert Towers (Karg)
Barry Livingston (Charlie)
Jessica Nelson (Monica)
Gwynne Gilford (Mrs Winston)
Walter Scott (Mr Winston)
Walt P. Robles (Carl the janitor)
Cindy Eyman (Gloria)
Peter Brooks (narrtor)
Richard Szponder (pigboy)

Alternative Titles

Amos del universo – Argentine, Uruguayan title
Los amos del universo – Mexican, Venezuelan title
I dominatori dell'universo – Italian title
Gospodari svemira – Serbian title
He-Man – A világ ura – Hungarian title
He-Man – I dominatori dell'universo – Italian DVD title
He-Man – Universums härskare – Swedish title
He-Man dünyalar hâkimi – Turkish title
Oi kyriarhoi tou sympantos – Greek video title
Les maîtres de l'univers – French, French Canadian title
Masters del universo – Spanish title
Masters do Universo – Portuguese title
Masters of the Universe: The Motion Picture – advertising title
Masters: Amos del universo – Peruvian tile
Mestres do Universo – Brazilian title
Władcy Wszechświata – Polish title
Οι Κυρίαρχοι του Σύμπαντος – Greek title
Господари на вселената – Bulgarian title
Повелители вселенной – Russian title

See also
Cyborg (1989)
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983-1985)
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002-2004)
Masters of the Universe (2019)

Extracts included in
Blockbusters 80, la folle décennie d'Hollywood (2017)
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)
Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
Playtime Masters (2017)
Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2017)
Soirée spéciale Dolph Lundgren: Le Doc (2000)


Cinefex no.31 (August 1987) pp.46-67 – illustrated article
City Limits no.324-325 (17 December 1987) p.39 – review
Films and Filming no.399 (December 1987) pp.28-29
The Hollywood Reporter vol.293 no.24 (26 August 1986) p.24 – credits
The Hollywood Reporter vol.298 no.23 (11 August 1987) pp.6, 44 – credits, review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.54 no.647 (December 1987 pp.373-374 – credits, synopsis, review
Screen International no.508 (3 August 1985) p.12 – note
Screen International no.562 (23 August 1986) p.7 – note
Screen International no.615 (29 August 1987) p.31 – review
Starburst no.112 (December 1987) pp.8-11 – illustrated interview with Dolph Lundgren (He-man Dolph Lundgren Masters of the Universe by Alan Jones)
Starburst no.301 (August 2003) p.67 – DVD review (Masters of the Universe by David Richardson)
Time Out no.904/5 (16 December 1987) p.39 – review
Variety 12 August 1987) p.16 – credits, review