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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe - Volume One
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe - Volume One
Actor: voice cast - Cam Clarke - Kathleen Barr - Lisa Ann Beley - Gary Chalk - Brian Dobson - Paul Dobson - Michael Donovan - Scott McNeil
Director: Various
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Animation
UR     2008     4hr 46min

This was a revival of the classic 80's cartoon He-man and the Masters of the Universe for the modern age, it focused on the early adventures of Prince Adam, who, having just become Eternia's most powerful guardian He-Man, ...  more »


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Actor: voice cast - Cam Clarke - Kathleen Barr - Lisa Ann Beley - Gary Chalk - Brian Dobson - Paul Dobson - Michael Donovan - Scott McNeil
Director: Various
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Animation, Adventure, Science Fiction, Animation, Science Fiction, Kids & Family, Animation
Studio: Navarre Corporation
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 02/19/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 4hr 46min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

This series recaptured the feel of the original.
Brent W. Patterson | Virginia, MN United States | 01/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While it was short-lived Masters of the Universe (2,002) series was a great show. It was begining to hit it's stride when it was cancelled. Thus so many children did not get to see the world of He-man. But with this DVD set they still can. And it is well worth the $16 pre-order for Volume One. As always the people at BCI will do a top notch job. The episodes had morals that were not aired in the US, moral similar to those on the '80s cartoon. These are included in these releases and so much more."
The Tradition Revisited On DVD At Last
ONENEO | Buffalo, NY | 01/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"At long last, fans are treated to what many consider the most accurate and exciting rendition of the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe saga. Debuting in 2002 under the Mike Young Productions umbrella, this latest rendition of the He-Man source material closely follows the original Filmation standard set in the early 1980s with modernized animation quality and in-depth stories that further built upon the original characters and environments.

While the show lasted for 2 full seasons (26 first/ 13 second) it looks like the good folks at BCI (based on the 286 minute run time) have decided to break the show into three 13 episode sets. Keeping that in mind, it appears as though the first volume will contain the following season 1 episodes across 3 discs:

The Beginning Part 1
The Beginning Part 2
The Beginning Part 3
The Courage of Adam
Sky War
The Deep End
Siren's Song
The Ties That Bind
Dragon's Brood
Mekaneck's Lament
Night of the Shadowbeasts

If it is anything like prior BCI/ Ink & Paint releases, there is a strong chance these sets will be absolutely loaded with extra features including writer commentary and director/ producer interviews. These are the same individuals who released the entire He-Man/ She-Ra DVD sets, which are generally regarded as beautifully packaged and digitally remastered to perfection. This is a must-buy collection for any fan of the He-Man Animated Universe.
Defect in the 1st disc
Janice Catalano | 02/22/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"BCI Guy has passed along some official information with regards to the February 13 news entry, about the replacement discs for the Volume 1 MOTU DVD set:

"The replacement disc for Mattel's He Man Volume 1, Disc One can be ordered by either sending an email to or calling 866-641-3472. Please include your name, your address, a daytime telephone number and the store name and location where you purchased your DVD.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe - Defect Found on Upcoming Vol. 1 Set; BCI to Replace Disc via Toll-Free Number

Victims Will Also Reportedly Receive A Free 'Gift' For Their Troubles
Posted by David Lambert

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002) - Volume 1 won't arrive on DVD until this coming Tuesday, February 19th for most fans. But one fan managed to snag a copy very early at a local shop, who sold it to him before street date. This turns out to be good for publisher BCI, because the fan - who goes by the name "Aran" on the message boards at, soon posted a message letting them know that there was an issue with one of the episodes on these discs:

Houston, we have a problem ....

I'm missing a scene episode 4 "The Courage of Adam". The problem starts at the end of chapter 3 (ends at 15:30): Adam had been captured by Skeletor, Orko and Cringer are in Snake Mountain and Gringer[sic] has just found Adam, but is scared away by Tri-Klops's doomseeker, leaving Adam in chains.

The next scene shows Prince Adam, Teela, Man-at-Arms & Ram Man exiting Snake Mountain about to be attacked by Skeletor and his new bone monster.

The battle between the Faker-He-Man & the Evil warriors and the rescue of Prince Adam by Teela, Man-at-Arms & Ram Man is completely missing. I have no scratches on the disc, the clock doesn't make a jump and I checked on both my DVD-player and my computer. The problem happens with and without the commentary.

After a few days of investigating, a BCI spokesperson who posts to those message boards under the name "BCI Guy" gave an answer explaining the situation, and what the studio will do to resolve it. We thank readers Branon Fisher and Chad Carter for quickly e-mailing us here at TVShowsOnDVD with that information, and we immediately contacted BCI to confirm and to request a press release. We were told that a press release will probably be coming soon, but in the meantime we were asked to simply quote the "BCI Guy" message from the message boards:

Sorry for the delay getting back to everyone, but I needed to make sure we were totally sure what happened, how we could fix it, and what we could do about it before reporting anything.

The masters that we received from Mattel are complete - the scene is not missing. The problem was in authoring. There is a layer break in the episode (Disc 1, Episode 4) and when the layer switches, it skips over about 3 minutes of the program. Unfortunately, it's during a transition and there is no visible or audible break, so the only way to notice it's there is through story continuity. And no one that watched the check discs caught that it was missing. Honestly, that's not a valid excuse - it should've been caught by someone, and the authoring house needed to realize that one episode was running 3 minutes short. It's inexcusable, and we're taking drastic measures to fix this problem once and for all. We're committed to giving everyone the best possible product - content, features, packaging and quality control. 3 out of those 4 is not nearly enough, so we're moving Volumes 2 and 3 to a new authoring house that has assured us of the quality and depth of their Quality Control department.

We have already reauthored Disc 1 and will have replacements available by street date - Feb 19th. We will be setting up an 800# to request replacement discs which we will ship out along with a new exclusive bonus item for your trouble and as an apology from us.

We are certain that all He-Man fans (and fans of BCI's other products) join us in gratitude for taking their commitment to quality so seriously. It's a big step to switch authorizing houses, but as we see that is among the steps taken here by BCI in light of this situation.

It seems likely that many of the fans reading this will get the "bad" version of the disc on this release when purchased on street date next Tuesday, but I for one don't mind since they will make it so easy to call and get a replacement (and a free exclusive bonus "gift" item, besides). Stay tuned and we'll have more information for you about that, including the toll free number and other details, just as soon as this is available.

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Nate D. Taylor | Three Rivers, MI United States | 02/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Finally the newest He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series is coming to dvd! I really enjoyed the show though it was very short lived. It reminded me a lot of the original, and there were a couple of things that I thought were better. For one Prince Adam being a teenager, and then turning into He-Man. Cringer not talking was a bonus! I think this cartoon, and the revival of the classic toyline, would've been more successful if it had been advertised better, and on a different network!! Maybe we would've seen a new She-Ra series as well. Who knows? There's a rumor that a Masters movie is in the works at Warner Bros and if it does well will bring the revival of the toy line once again. We'll see....."