Main Content

Flash Gordon [Saviour of the Universe Edition] [DVD] [1980]

SKU:1083475
Release Date:05/04/2010
Rating:
$9.99

Item Added.View List

Add to List

    No lists found. Create one today.
    Add Item
    Cardmember Offers

    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (95 out of 101)

    Special Features


    • Alex Ross, renowned comic artist, on Flash Gordon
    • Writing a classic: screenwriter Lorenzo Semple, Jr.
    • Flash Gordon 1936 serial episode

    Synopsis


    Flash Gordon
    Heroic earthling Flash Gordon saves the world from the nefarious Ming the Merciless in this lavish, intentionally campy adaptation of the famous sci-fi comic strip. The story is as basic as space operas get: Ming (Max von Sydow) has developed a plan to destroy the Earth, and Flash (Sam J. Jones) and his attractive companion, Dale Arden (Melody Anderson), are called upon to stop him. Along the way, Flash must battle Ming's goons and the temptations of a luscious space princess. Previously the basis for a more straight-faced 1930s adventure serial, Flash's story is mined here for exaggerated, cartoon humor by screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr., a central figure in the similarly campy '60s Batman television series. The simplistic plot mainly serves as an excuse for spectacular sets and cartoonish action sequences, all set to an appropriately over-the-top rock score by Queen. Certainly not a film to turn to for serious excitement, fine performances, or character development, Flash Gordon has nevertheless developed an appreciative cult of fans who admire the film's humorous approach and the detailed, colorful production design. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Sam Jones
      Sam Jones - Flash Gordon
    • Melody Anderson
      Melody Anderson - Dale Arden
    • Topol
      Topol - Dr. Hans Zarkov
    • Max von Sydow
      Max von Sydow - Emperor Ming
    • Ornella Muti
      Ornella Muti - Princess Aura




    Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.