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Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon

Sam Jones
Director: Mike Hodges Cast: Sam Jones
Sam Jones
, Melody Anderson
Melody Anderson
, Topol
Mike Hodges
Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon

Sam Jones
Director: Mike Hodges Cast: Sam Jones
Sam Jones
, Melody Anderson
Melody Anderson
, Topol
Mike Hodges


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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.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/18/2020
UPC: 0760137383086
Original Release: 1980
Rating: PG
Source: Arrow Video
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 9,495

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sam Jones Flash Gordon
Melody Anderson Dale Arden
Topol Dr. Hans Zarkov
Max von Sydow Emperor Ming
Ornella Muti Princess Aura
Brian Blessed Prince Vultan
Timothy Dalton Prince Barin
Peter Wyngarde Klytus
Mariangela Melato Kala
John Osborne Priest
Richard O'Brien Fico
John Hallam Luro
Philip Stone High Priest Zogi
Kenny Baker Actor
Peter Brace Actor
Andrew Bradford Actor
Jim Carter Azurdian Man
Celeste Actor
Irene Champlin Actor
Imogen Claire Actor
Graeme Crowther Battle Room Controller
Malcolm Dixon Actor
Peter Duncan Young Treeman
Michael Edmonds Actor
Terry Forrestal Actor
Leon Greene Colonel in Battle Control Room
George Harris Prince of Ardentia
John Hollis Klytus' Observer
Richard Jones Dwarf
Stanley Lebor Mongon Doctor
John Lees Actor
Oliver Macgreevy Actor
John Morton Actor
Anthony Olivier Azurian Man
Michael Potter Actor
Eddie Powell Actor
Racquel Actor
Terry Richards Ming's Brute
Ken Roberson Actor
Tiny Ross Actor
Deep Roy Princess Aura's Pet
Roy Scammell Hawkman
Eddie Stacey Actor
John Sullivan Hawkman
Burnell Tucker Airline Pilot
Trevor Ward Actor
Frederick Warder Actor
Chris Webb Actor
David Neal Captain of Ming's Air Force
Leslie Crawford Actor
Mike Cottrell Actor
Marie Green Actor
Robbie Coltrane Man at Airport
Suzanne Danielle Serving Girl
William Hootkins Munson
Karen Johnson Ming's Serving Girl
Sophie Sandmoon Girl
Viva Cytherian Girl
Bobbie Brown Hedonia

Technical Credits
Michael Hodges Director
Michael Allin Screenwriter
Howard Blake Score Composer
Derek Botel Special Effects
Richard Conway Special Effects
Brian Cook Asst. Director
Malcolm Cooke Editor
Dino de Laurentiis Producer
Danilo Donati Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
George Gibbs Special Effects,Special Effects Supervisor
John Graysmark Production Designer
Gerry Humphreys Sound/Sound Designer
Robin O'Donoghue Sound/Sound Designer
Harry Oakes Cinematographer
Queen Score Composer
Ferdinando Scarfiotti Production Designer
Lorenzo Semple Screenwriter
Ivan Sharrock Sound/Sound Designer
Gilbert Taylor Cinematographer
Harry Waxman Cinematographer
Bernard Williams Executive Producer

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