He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Season 1, Volume 1

BCI Eclipse Company

Pour yourself a bowl of Frankenberry and squeeze into those Underoos—the ’80s revival has reached its peak of perfection! The long awaited DVD release of the first season of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe finally has arrived from the storied kingdom of Eternia. Unlike the recent, despicably treated Thundercats release, He-Man comes with digitally restored picture and sound, new documentaries, storyboards, scripts and character profiles. Through the first 33 episodes, this box set reminds us why Orko was so annoying, how horribly Beastman suffered from an acute case of asthma, and that some cartoons just aren’t complete without public-service announcements. The action is simplistic, the jokes corny, and the plots predictable; quite simply, it is pure childhood joy.