The Secret of the Sword
The Secret of the Sword (1985)

This animated feature is a spin-off from the television cartoon series He-Man. In it, He-Man and She-Ra, who are long-lost brother and sister, join together to fight the forces of the evil Hordak.

Rated: G
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Release Date: March 22, 1985
DVD Release Date: November 6, 2006
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Mark Salisbury
Time Out

The amalgam of fairytale, sci-fi and Greek mythology is exciting.

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Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media

Classic '80s duo teams up in battles, bravery, friendship.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

A Saturday morning kiddie cartoon stretched out to feature length, which by some lights is an awfully long time.

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

I was surprised to see that the movie was even better than I remembered. And though it's no longer my favorite, it endures as an affecting cinematic experience.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

Though hardly a lost classic, the cartoon's irony-free approach and bizarre characters show why it resonates today.

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