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Format: DVD
Sku: 204519409
UPC: 025193298324
UPC 14: 00025193298324
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Based on the comic books by Alex Raymond and the movie serials of the 1930's, Flash Gordon has acquired cult status with it's tongue-in-cheek and campy dialogue, memorable scenes and quotable lines, exotic costumes and flashy colors that continue to resonate with fans. The musical score by Queen, which has reached an almost legendary status, contributes to this thrilling, sci-fi adventure. All-new Digitally Remastered picture with 5.1 Surround Sound, this must-own special edition DVD includes new bonus features and highly collectible packaging that will appeal to all fans!

"This campy extravaganza has it all - heroes, villains, beautiful women and high stakes...a guilty pleasure that everyone can enjoy.  Adam Smith, Empire
" acquired taste indeed, yet one which I find highly entertaining.  D.J. Nock, DVD Times

Editor's Note
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.


Video Features DVD, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal Home Video
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/6/2009
Video Play Time Running Time: 112 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1980
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 61032983
Video UPC UPC: 00025193298324
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Max von Sydow
Video Cast Info Melody Anderson
Video Cast Info Sam J. Jones
Video Cast Info Timothy Dalton
Video Cast Info Alex Raymond - Based On Characters Created By
Video Cast Info Bernard Williams - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Danilo Donati - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Dino De Laurentiis - Producer
Video Cast Info Gilbert Taylor - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Howard Blake - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Lorenzo Semple, Jr. - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Malcolm Cooke - Editor
Video Cast Info Michael Allin - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Mike Hodges - Director


Nominee (1981)
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Danilo Donati, Best Costume Design
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, John Deacon, et. al., Best Original Film Music
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Danilo Donati, Best Production Design/Art Direction

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...A guilty pleasure, thanks to Danilo Donati's great sets..." 07/30/1993 p.8D

Total Film
"...It all balances out as a sort of WIZARD OF OZ adventure experience..." 09/01/2000 p.110

4 stars out of 5 -- "[D]elightfully unexpected....It's fast, fun, trashy in the best sense of the word, beautifully designed..." 09/01/2010

Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "[This] showcases Danilo Donati's production design in all its cheesy glory..." 10/01/2010

Chicago Sun-Times 8 of 10
Not since "Infra-Man" has a movie opened with a development more ominous than the crisis facing Earth at the beginning of "Flash Gordon." But Earth scientists are playing it cool: A NASA spokesman denies that there's anything unusual about an unexpected total eclipse of the sun. Unusual? That the moon is out of its orbit? Ha! It takes a mad scientist like Dr. Hans Zarkov to realize that the Earth is under attack, and speed to the rescue in his private space ship-with Flash Gordon and Dale Arden aboard as unwilling passengers...And there's a cliff-hanging showdown when the Hawk Men, looking amazingly like the winged angels in De Laurentiis' production as "Barbarella" (1968), engage the crew of a space ship in hand-to-hand battle (you know there's something lacking with the Ming technology when the commander of the rocket ship shouts "Stand by to the repel invaders!"). Is all of this ridiculous? Of course. Is it fun? Yeah, sort of, it is. - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Jones,Sam J.
Product attributeLabel:   Mca Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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