MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE
1987, Park Circus/MGM, 106 min, USA, Dir: Gary Goddard

“I have the power!” A battle fought in the stars comes to Earth as the popular Mattel toy line comes to the big screen. After stealing a cosmic key, Skeletor (a perfectly cast Frank Langella) seizes control of the planet Eternia and is on the brink of ultimate power – unless He-Man (played by living action figure Dolph Lundgren) and his allies (including a pre-“Friends” Courteney Cox) can stop him. Elevated by Bill Conti’s epic score, this underrated fantasy courses with pulpy energy - Marvel Comics artist Jack Kirby was reputedly a source of inspiration. With Billy Barty, Meg Foster, Jon Cypher and Chelsea Field.


SKIN TRADE
2014, Magnet Releasing, 96 min, USA/Thailand, Dir: Ekachai Uekrongtham

When New Jersey detective Nick Cassidy (Dolph Lundgren, who also co-wrote the screenplay) cracks down on human trafficker Viktor Dragovic (Ron Perlman), the ruthless gangster escapes to Bangkok - after killing the policeman’s family. Determined to destroy Dragovic and his entire organization, Cassidy heads for Thailand, where he finds an ally in local cop Tony Vitayakui (Tony Jaa). Michael Jai White and Peter Weller costar in this action-packed thriller.


ROCKY IV
1985, Park Circus/MGM, 91 min, USA, Dir: Sylvester Stallone

In the biggest box office hit of the ROCKY series, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) is killed in the ring by Soviet heavyweight Ivan Drago (a very imposing Dolph Lundgren), and Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) travels to Russia to avenge his old friend’s death in an epic 15-round bout. Made while Cold War tensions were high, ROCKY IV shamelessly waves the U.S. flag, but when James Brown sings “Living in America,” you’ll feel like doing the same.


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