He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Season 2
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Follow the mythical adventures of Prince Adam whose secret identity is He-Man who is the most powerful being in the universe.
Together with a loyal band of followers--Cringer, Man-At-Arms, Teela, Orko and the Sorceress He-Man is the only man to thwart the evil warlord and stop Eternia from plunging into darkness forever. It s up to He-Man to protect Castle Grayskull from the evil clutches of his skull-faced nemesis Skeletor and his evil army of super villains.
This collection presents Season Two in its entirety 65 episodes!
BONUS FEATURES include 50 character profiles, 3 documentary featurettes, 6 episode commentaries, DVD-ROM scripts and more!
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe® is a landmark in childrens television history, being the first nationally syndicated television program based on a successful toy line from Mattel®. Originally produced from 1983-1985 by world renowned Filmation Studios.
Top Customer Reviews
Season 2 is great because we're introduced (or re-introduced) to many new characters such as Robot, Buzz-off, Mekaneck, Clawful, Two Bad, Spikor, Webstor, Fisto, and the list goes on and on. I love these DVDs and I WILL share them with my son when he gets older. The bonus features are great--interviews with the writers and animators, character profiles complete with scenes featuring the profiled character, colorful box-enclosed cased, etc. The only reason I didn't get this 5 stars was for the same reason many complain about this DVD set--the packaging. The case is great, but the paper sleeves jammed into a CD cased-sized hole in the case seems cheap, is cumbersome, and detracts from the over-all quality of this set. A must-buy.
But this review is about Mill Creek's Season Two release which I have. There are 8 disc's...the first 7 contain episodes of the series while the 8th is the Extra features disc. As mentioned in another review the discs are housed in paper sleeves...stacked one after the other...which causes one to have to rummage through the discs whenever you want to grab a particular one. The disc I find myself watching the most are Disc's 1 and 4 through 6. I watch disc 7 on occasion but it has the least amount of episodes...BUT it contains the episode giving Moss Man a lot of screen-time: "The Ancient Mirror of Avathar". It's also on this disc that "The Problem With Power" can be found. This particular episode is very deep and is one of just a couple of episodes that shed the good vs. evil overtone and dig deeper into the individual characters. In that episode you see He-Man transform back into Adam for the only time in the Filmation series history and you hear the phrase that he uses to instigate the transformation, too.
Speaking of character studies we get to see plenty of in-depth character studies in "Search for the Past" where the history of the character's are put front and center: King Randor's father, King Miro, turns out to be alive and held prisoner by The Enchantress.Read more ›
On the surface, not too much changes. The initial opening sequence is identical to that of Season One's and there are no major additions or subtractions from the voice cast. However, that's not to say nothing is different. By 1984, (when this season was made) a lot of great new figures were being introduced to the toy line, so we get our first look at iconic characters such as Fisto, Two-Bad, Roboto, Spikor, Moss Man and others. Fortunately, all your favorites from Season One are still here as well.
I'd say there are three major differences between this season and the last.
1) The animation is much better. Sure, Filmation's visual style is still a bit limited in some aspects, but the backgrounds are much brighter and more detailed. Stock footage is still used a bit too much, but even that is at least toned down sonewhat.
2) The storylines are much deeper. Sure, it's kiddie fare still and while there are some episodes that are more laughfest than anything, we are treated to some episodes like "Search for the Past", "The Time Wheel", "Battlecat", "The Rainbow Warrior" and "The Origin of the Sorceress" which greatly expand on the mythos of He-Man and those around him.
3) Skeletor's evil army actually feels like an evil army. One of my biggest complaints about the first season is that the "bad guys" really don't do much.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Its about the same as the first season just with some new characters and such. So if you like the first season you will like the second!Published 3 months ago by Mark R. Penrod
Received Both of the DVDs box set and would say what vwonderful package and everything was in perfect order brings me back to so many wonderful memories as a kid when I put in my... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Isaac p Demedeiros
It would have been a 5 star, but each dvd comes in a paper cover so they are very vulnerable to damage and being lost or misplaced. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Fred Everett
I like to watch these to relive just for the fun fact people with kids will like them also so they can say see this is what I watched when I was littlePublished 8 months ago by scott