Mill Creek, who make some fantastic DVD collections (just got their 100 Greatest Horror Classics collection for review and can’t wait to dive in) announced a massive box set celebrating the 30th anniversary of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. I’ve put the entire press release after the jump, but the highlights include all 160 episodes of the series on 16 DVDs, 20 “fan favorite” episodes of The New Adventures of He-Man, the entire run of 2002-2004 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and a boat load of extras. The set has an SRP for $99.98, check out all the details below.
30TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE COLLECTION OF HE-MAN® AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE® CELEBRATES THE HISTORY OF THE ANIMATED FRANCHISE WITH AN EPIC LIMITED EDITION DVD SET LOADED WITH COLLECTIBLE BONUS ITEMS
He-Man® and the Masters of the Universe® Collection Offers Fans 189 Episodes on 22 DVDs of the Three Television Series
Minneapolis, MN (September 18, 2012) To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Masters of the Universe® brand, Mill Creek Entertainment announces the release of the 30th Anniversary Commemorative Collection of He-Man® and the Masters of the Universe® DVD. This epic 22-DVD set chronicles all three Masters of the Universe series, and also includes a bonus DVD containing new and unreleased documentary features, a bonus audio CD with the classic Filmation series soundtrack, an exclusive MOTUC sword accessory and an extensive episode guide booklet all contained in a deluxe display-worthy package complete with a sculpted Castle Grayskull facade.
First launched as a toy line by Mattel in 1982, the Masters of the Universe® television series debuted one year later in 1983, and introduced the iconic phrase, “By the power of Grayskull™…I have the power™!” to fans nationwide incorporating high fantasy with a science fiction twist. The story is set on the planet Eternia® where throughout time war has raged. Heroes King Grayskull®, Vikor® and the legendary He-Man® have heeded the call to rise and fight. These heroes strive to protect the Power of the Universe from the forces of Evil; for he who can harness this awesome power, shall master the universe!
This epic, limited-edition DVD collection celebrates the adventures of The Most Powerful Man in the Universe™ with three animated series that encompass the legacy of He-Man® and the Masters of the Universe®. The collection relives the excitement of the most phenomenal stories ever created in animation across 189 captivating episodes along with hours of ancillary footage and exclusive bonus items that comprise this definitive Masters of the Universe® collector’s set.
The 30th Anniversary Commemorative Collection will be available in December from Mill Creek Entertainment for $99.98 SRP.
He-Man® and the Masters of the Universe®
He-Man® and the Masters of the Universe® battle against Skeletor® and his crew of dastardly villains in the landmark, original animated series based on the successful toyline and created by world-renowned Filmation Studios.
- · Aired on television from 1983-1985
- · All 130 Episodes are featured in the collection on 16 DVDs
- · Six Documentary Featurettes
- · 100 Character Profiles
- · English & Spanish Audio Tracks
The New Adventures of He-Man® and the Masters of the Universe®
A new chapter in the life of The Most Powerful Man in the Universe™ begins when He-Man® is summoned to the future by the inhabitant of an endangered planet, Primus. With the power of good and the way of magic, He-Man® and the Galactic Guardians struggle against the forces of darkness.
- · Aired on television from 1990-1991
- · The top 20 Fan-Favorite Episodes on 2 DVDs
- · Bonus Documentary Featurette
He-Man® and the Masters of the Universe®
This exciting revival of the classic 80s series focuses on the early adventures of He-Man® as he leads the Masters of the Universe® into battle against the villainous Skeletor® and his evil warrior henchman, who scheme to rule Eternia® and spread chaos through the kingdom.
- · Aired on television from 2002-2004
- · All 39 Episodes on 4 DVDs
- · Interviews with Toyline Artists from Mattel and The Four Horsemen
- · 12 Audio Commentaries
- · A PDF Comic Book for Unproduced Episode #40
Additional Collectible Bonus Items
- · Exclusive Power Sword®
o This MOTUC accessory represents the Sword of He-Man® and is offered in the Eternian gold color for this commemorative anniversary edition.
- · Audio Soundtrack
o An 11-Track CD featuring selections from the Filmation He-Man® and the Masters of the Universe® series by Shuki Levy
- · All-New Documentary
o A bonus DVD containing a brand new FANS OF MOTU documentary featurette in addition to ten previously unreleased documentary programs
- · Episode Guide
o A 48-page commemorative booklet and episode guide for all 189 episodes
About Masters of the Universe®
Masters of the Universe® is one of the largest and most popular brands in the history of the male action category. First launched as a toy line by Mattel in 1982, the Masters of the Universe® television series debuted one year later in 1983, and introduced the iconic phrase, “By the power of Grayskull™…I have the power™!” to fans nationwide. The story is set on the planet Eternia® where throughout time war has raged. Heroes like King Grayskull®, Vikor™ and the legendary He-Man® have heeded the call to rise and fight. These heroes strive to protect the Power of the Universe from the forces of Evil; for he who can harness this awesome power, shall master the universe!
About Mill Creek Entertainment
Mill Creek Entertainment is the leading provider of value home video content to the retail and specialty marketplaces. With over 50 million DVDs and Blu-ray discs sold annually the company has established a powerful distribution network that encompasses over 30,000 storefronts and millions of online customers. The company is relentless in its quest to always provide outstanding content and packaging with amazing value propositions to ensure consumer demand and customer satisfaction. Mill Creek offers a tremendous range of content including contemporary and classic feature film and television, kids’ animation, documentary, special interest and fitness. Compilations range from double-features to 100-movie collections as well as 10 to 600 episode TV collections. Driven by its immense library of over 12,000 hours of owned and licensed content and licensing partnerships with major studios and production companies world-wide, the company continues to redefine the value marketplace. For more information: www.millcreekent.com.