SUPERGIRL
1984, Warner Bros., 124 min, UK/USA, Dir: Jeannot Szwarc

After an energy source for a community of Krypton survivors is accidentally whisked to Earth, Kara-El (Helen Slater) chooses to go to Earth to find it and bring it back. Upon her arrival, Kara becomes just as powerful as her cousin but encounters dangerous battles and unexpected obstacles including an evil witch (Faye Dunaway). Peter O'Toole, Mia Farrow and Brenda Vaccaro costar in this magical SUPERMAN spin-off, the first superhero film with a female lead.


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.


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