Thursday, May 15, 2008

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe - Volume 1

He-Man got an upgrade.

The insanely popular cartoon series in the 80's got a makeover. With some minor changes to the story (but not too much that would have betrayed the original) He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe returned, introducing them to a new generation. He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe - Volume 1 is the first DVD released containing the beginning episodes of this modern series. All the familiar characters like He-Man, Skeletor, and Man-At-Arms are here from the original. Some look just as they did in the 80's, and some had slight changes done to their appearance. However, this version did stay true to the spirit of the original show. This DVD set takes you to the beginning of the saga, all the way when Adam found out he was destined to become He-Man. This is something I always wished the older show did more of. There were some unanswered questions I had about how he actually got his magic sword. For all I knew, he said in the intro of the old show that he just "held up is magical sword". Anyway, the animation here is obviously much more advanced than the older. So you can expect the action to be a lot more intense as the Masters Of The Universe battle against Skeletor's evil army. This DVD set woke up the inner He-Man fan that's been asleep since I was a kid. Overall, this is an awesome collection of an animated series that keeps the Masters Of The Universe legacy running strong.

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