Flash Gordon

Jones, Sam

SKU: 025192046872

UPC 025192046872
Release Date 2010-06-15
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 112
Format Color
Synopsis New York football star Flash Gordon vaults into outer space to battle the nefarious Ming, supreme ruler of the planet Mongo. Ming intends to conquer planet earth, and hunky Flash teams up with several of his daring female admirers, as well as the brilliant Dr. Zarkov, in an effort to thwart the monomaniacal evil-doer. Features a fun score by rock group Queen.Additional credits include: John Osborne (as an Arborian Priest); Richard O'Brien (as Fico); John Hallam (as Luro); Philip Stone (as Zogi, The High Priest); Denis Postle (Director of the Zarkov brain-drain sequence) Color by Technicolor; filmed in the Todd-AO 35 widescreen process. Estimated budget: $20,000,000 - $35,000,000 Based on characters created by Alex Raymond for his long-running King Features comic strip. Previous Flash Gordon films include: Spaceship to the Unknown (1936); The Deadly Ray from Mars (1938; aka Flash Gordon: Mars Attacks the World); and Purple Death from Outer Space (1940). All three of these features were edited versions of longer serials released by Universal the same year. The serials are, respectively, Flash Gordon (1936), Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938), and Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940). Former Olympic swimmer Buster Crabbe played Flash Gordon in all of these early incarnations. In 1974 a soft-core parody of the Gordon films was released, entitled Flesh Gordon. And Filmation Studios produced an animated version, Flash Gordon to Save the Earth, in 1990....A guilty pleasure, thanks to Danilo Donati's great sets......It all balances out as a sort of WIZARD OF OZ adventure experience...4 stars out of 5 -- [D]elightfully unexpected....It's fast, fun, trashy in the best sense of the word, beautifully designed...4 stars out of 5 -- [This] showcases Danilo Donati's production design in all its cheesy glory...
Cast Melody Anderson (Star)
Max Von Sydow (Star)
Brian May (Additional Music/Songs)
Mike Hodges (Director)
Timothy Dalton (Star)
Mariangela Melato (Star)
Sam Jones (Star)
Danilo Donati (Costume Designer)
Ornella Muti (Star)
Queen (Music Performer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Alex Ross, renowned comic artist, on Flash Gordon Writing a classic: screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr. First episode of the Flash Gordon 1936 serial Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure,Science Fiction,Suspense/Thriller
Attribute Additional Footage,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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