Flash Gordon-Savior of the Universe Edition

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Product Overview

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!

Specifications

Studio Universal Home Video
SKU 204519409
UPC 025193298324
UPC 14 00025193298324
Format DVD
Release Date 1/6/2009
Rating Rating
Keywords
Adventure
Big Battles
Campy
Cult Film
Futuristic
Good Vs. Evil
Heroes
Recommended
Science-Fiction
Space Opera
Swashbuckler
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
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.
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 -- "[This] showcases Danilo Donati's production design in all its cheesy glory..." 10/01/2010
Empire 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
Directors
Mike Hodges
Actors
Melody Anderson
Max Von Sydow
Timothy Dalton
Mariangela Melato
Cast & Crew
Alex Raymond - Based On Characters Created By
Bernard Williams - Executive Producer
Danilo Donati - Production Designer
Dino De Laurentiis - Producer
Gilbert Taylor - Cinematographer
Howard Blake - Original Music By
Lorenzo Semple, Jr. - Screenplay
Malcolm Cooke - Editor
Max von Sydow - Actor
Melody Anderson - Actor
Michael Allin - Screenplay
Mike Hodges - Director
Sam J. Jones - Actor
Timothy Dalton - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1980
Catalog ID 61032983
UPC 00025193298324
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 112 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Awards
Nominee (1981) British Academy Awards, Danilo Donati, Best Costume Design,British Academy Awards, John Deacon, et. al., Best Original Film Music,British Academy Awards, Danilo Donati, Best Production Design/Art Direction
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review 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.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Jones,Sam J.
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Adam Smith, Empire This campy extravaganza has it all - heroes, villains, beautiful women and high stakes...a guilty pleasure that everyone can enjoy.
D.J. Nock, DVD Times ...an acquired taste indeed, yet one which I find highly entertaining.

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