Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|He-Man She-Ra - A Christmas Special|
Actors: Lana Beeson, Melendy Britt, George DiCenzo, John Erwin, Linda Gary
Directors: Bill Reed, Ernie Schmidt
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Animation
The holiday season comes to the magical worlds of Eternia and Etheria in He-Man and She-Ra A Christmas Special! When Orko accidentally winds up on Earth during the Christmas winter he befriends two children who share stor... more »
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A holiday cartoon classic!
Melissa Niksic | Chicago, IL United States | 09/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am so glad that "He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special" will be released on DVD in time for the holidays! I still have my old VHS copy of the show that I recorded from television back in the 80s, and I still watch it every year.
Characters from the "He-Man" and "She-Ra" cartoons come together in this special holiday episode. Adora has returned to Eternia to celebrate Christmas with her parents and her twin brother, Adam. She's also brought a bunch of friends from Etheria with her to join in the fun. The holiday celebrations turn sour when Orko is playing in one of Man-at-Arms' new defensive devices, a Sky Spy. Poor Orko inadvertently launches the ship, and he ends up taking a trip into space and landing on a mysterious planet called Earth. Orko meets two children, Alishia and Miguel, who are lost in the woods. They join Orko in the Sky Spy to get out of the cold just as Man-at-Arms figures out how to bring the ship back to Eternia...with Orko and the kids in tow.
Of course, Christmas with He-Man and She-Ra wouldn't be complete without everyone's favorite villains. Skeletor and Hordak are commissioned by their boss, Horde Prime, to kidnap the children and deliver them to him...Horde Prime believes that they are the source of the "disgusting Christmas spirit" that is polluting his universe, and he is determined to get rid of them! Skeletor and Hordak compete against each other to see who can kidnap the children first. Alishia and Miguel end up spending a good portion of time with Skeletor, and in my opinion, that's the best part of the show. We get to witness the evil Skeletor become attached to these two kids and their Manchine puppy, Relay. It's hilarious!
In the end, Skeletor becomes filled with the Christmas spirit, and he saves the children from what would have been certain doom at the hands of Horde Prime. The kids get to enjoy Christmas and are eventually returned to their Earthen parents safe and sound.
Overall, this Christmas special is one of my favorite parts of the "He-Man" and "She-Ra" series. All of our favorite characters are together in one place, which is a lot of fun. There are also plenty of new characters, including the Manchines, who are a bunch of little robotic people and animals. Even though we get to see a lot of He-Man and She-Ra in this episode, Skeletor is the real star of the show...I crack up every time I see him get all sentimental on the screen!
I'm thrilled that this DVD is finally being released. Now that the "He-Man" series has slowly started to trickle out on DVD, hopefully "She-Ra" won't be far behind!"
A Great Holiday Special With Bonus Features
Dorrie Wheeler | 12/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fans of the popular He-Man and She-Ra cartoon franchises will be pleased to know that they can pick up He-Man She-Ra A Christmas Special this holiday season. This release is especially important because this is the first time the cartoon character of She-Ra has officially arrived on a U.S. DVD release.
The He-Man She-Ra Christmas Special has long been a fan favorite because it united characters from both of the popular shows. The special originally aired in the fall of 1985. The Royal Palace is rejoicing because it is the first time that the twins (Adam and Adora) will be spending the holiday season together. He-Man's little friend Orko finds mischief when he decides to sneak into Adam's Sky Spy. When the Sky Spy launches, Orko crash lands on the planet earth. When Orko and the Sky Spy are transported back to Eternia Orko has two earth children he befriended with him. He-Man and She-Ra have to fight evil in order to make sure that the kids make it back to Earth in time for Christmas. The running time of the Christmas special is 45 minutes.
It's really cool to see Hordak and Skeletor interact. It's also really neat to see the characters from the She-Ra series. Mermista and Perfuma are two of the She-Ra characters included in the holiday special.
BCI did much more than just release this special on DVD. This special is chock full of bonus features and cool extras. The Christmas special and the bonus material all fit on one colorful disc. The disc features the image of He-Man and She-Ra.
*The Holidays and Morals of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
*The Heros and Villains of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
*2 collectible 4' X 6' exclusive He-Man and the Masters of the Universe art cards by Phil Jimenz and David Mack
*I Have The Power" music video featurette
*A Montage of Morals
*Trivia and Fun Facts
*English and Spanish Language Audio
*The complete "A Christmas Special" script
Will kids today like enjoy it?
I think so. Thanks to the recent BCI He-Man DVD releases my young kids are familiar with the He-Man character. When the set arrived they couldn't wait to watch it and they were especially engaged in the story of the two lost kids and Orko.
This is the third BCI He-Man DVD related release this year. This past summer The Best of He-Man and the Master of the Universe arrived on DVD. This fall, He-Man and The Masters of the Universe Season One, Vol. 1 arrived. On February 14th, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Season One, Vol 2. will arrive on DVD. No season sets have been announced for the She-Ra series.
Great show, great DVD!
Jem | MD, USA | 03/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"BCI has done a phenomenal job with this DVD, and the He-Man releases. This DVD has lots of extras, has a high quality transfer and a nice case. The special is good for the whole family and a nice introduction to both shows.
Fans of She-Ra can be especially excited that the series will finally be released by BCI, the same people resonsible for He-Man. This summer The Secret of the Sword will be issued, followed by Volume 1 of the series in the fall. Yeah!"
Brings back wonderful memories
M. Vargas | 03/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have to admit it, I was so excited to see that the Christmas special came out on DVD! She-Ra was my all time favorite cartoon of the 80's and I will never forget it. I loved the characters, the stories, the morals, etc., and such a cartoon portrayed a lot of characters that seemed realistic with every day issues. I remember, everyday after school, I used to leave in such a hurry because I did not want to miss She-Ra (sometimes I used to leave my little sister behind because she would not hurry up).
I still have recorded on VHS about 1 entire episode of She-Ra and part of another one. She-Ra was a very cool hero for us girls and as for the guys it was He-man, which I think was so nice, since several episodes were cross overs. Everytime I think of She-Ra it brings back a lot of my elementary school memories of my friends and teachers. My biggest disappointment was when from one day to another She-Ra was off the air.
When (hopefully) the entire series of She-Ra "Princess of Power" comes out on DVD, I will absolutely buy it."