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Flash Gordon [DVD]

Sam Jones , Melody Anderson , Flash Gordon    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sam Jones, Melody Anderson, Chaim Topol, Max von Sydow, Ornella Muti
  • Directors: Flash Gordon
  • Producers: Queen
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: Italian
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Aug 2008
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0019GJ460
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,216 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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When the totalitarian planet of Mongo decides on a whim to obliterate Earth, it's up to the quarterback Flash Gordon and his oddball companions to make the universe safe for democracy. Based on the classic (and infinitely more reputable) comic strip and its 1930s screen serialisation, this candy-coloured trash classic deserves immortality for Queen's unforgettably pulsating soundtrack alone. The legendary Max von Sydow appears to be having a blast as the evil Ming the Merciless, while Ornella Muti, as his daughter, is the living embodiment of what attracts adolescent boys to comics in the first place. (She makes Barbarella look mundane.) One of the most shamelessly entertaining movies ever made, this is a knowingly absurd sensory freak-out that'll have the viewer blissfully checking the sky afterward for signs of Hawkmen. --Andrew Wright

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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sad but true - I love this film 11 April 2007
By Douglas Traill VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Loved this film when I was a kid, and now that I've kids of my own - I still love it !

Telling the story of Flash Gordon's trip to Mongo to try and rescue Earth for the wicked designs of Ming the Merciless : Ruler of the Universe.

This film is over the top in all departments : from Brian Blessed's brilliantly loud Vultan, through the cheesy sets and effects, to the wonderfully outlandish costumes.

While not Academy Award material, it is a fun film, and at the end of the day, that's all that matters.

Not a big fan of extras and commentaries on DVD's - normally I'll go for a standard edition over a 'Special' edition every time, but not this time. Brian Blessed's commentary is fantastic. He is so passionate and enthusiastic - must be listened to.

Highly recommend.
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73 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true classic! With a Queen soundtrack!! 3 Oct 2005
By A Customer
Format:DVD
You can say what you like about Flash Gordon. You can say it's a camp, over-saturated cheeseball of a movie that rips spectacularly badly from the original Star Wars (even though Star Wars is partly based on the old Flash Gordon serials of the '40s). You can say that Sam Jones couldn't act his way out of a paper bag. But there's no denying how brilliant it is for these reasons!
And what about the unforgettable performances from Brian "Gordon's alive!!" Blessed and Max Von Sydow camping it up big time as Ming the Merciless, not to mention great turns by Topol as Dr. Zarkov and Timothy Dalton as 'that smarmy prince guy'.
But there is one thing that really steals this movie, and that's the soundtrack by Queen! 'Flash! Aaaaah! Saviour of the universe!'. This is a movie that everyone must see in their life at some point.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars genius 5 Feb 2002
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
need i say any more. whoever thought of having a planet called mongo taken over by a bloke called ming, and involving brian blessed as a birdman, and someone called clitus, should be given 10 oscars right now.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a movie! 14 Jan 2004
By A Customer
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
What can you say? Max von Sydow having a blast; Sam 'J' Jones looking so wooden he should be varnished and sponsored by Ronseal; Ornella Muti in the most fantastically figure-hugging spandex, Peter Wyngarde in high camp mode as General Klytus. And then there's Brian Blessed, immortalised forever with acting so over the top that he STILL hasn't landed, twenty-seven years later.

These things alone should make this film a cult classic, but then add the wonderful, art-deco visuals to complete the B-movie look and a Queen soundtrack to die for and you have something peerless and just so much fun.

They don't make films like this now, more's the pity.
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55 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Camp, cheesy, over-the-top brilliance 3 Jun 2003
Format:DVD
Gordon's Alive. Of course he is, and Brian Blessed's wearing a nappy and cardboard wings so you'd better take him seriously. Timothy Dalton looks embarrassed to be there, and Flash and Dale are so wooden you could put nails in them. But so what. The music's ace, Ming's really rotten, his daughter's really fit, and Peter Duncan out of Blue Peter gets killed by a tree beast.
Flash, Flash, we love you, but we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth. Buy it. You'll love it.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tell me more about this man Houdini 13 Oct 2005
Format:DVD
I already had this on DVD but purchased the special edition for the extras. The Brian Blessed commentary is as you would expect,OTT and full of love and enthusiasm for this classic movie. The best for me though is the director Mike Hodge's commentary as he hardly pauses for breath the whole movie and talks us through each scene and tells us how it was done etc etc etc. As for the movie itself it really works thanks to the primitive special effects and gaudy set design. As a hero Flash doesnt really do much and Timothy Dalton (very good here) probably knocks off more bad guys than our eponymous lead, but with excellent support from Blessed and co. it doesnt matter too much. Max von Sydow is an excellent Ming although for me he isnt in enough scenes and my personal favourite is when the evil one offers our hero a kingdom, its a scene ripped straight from the comic books. The picture quality is much the same as the original dvd but the sound has really been overhauled and Queens blazing tracks over the final few reels of film have sounded better. An excellent dvd and probably the best package of this film released since it appeared in 1980.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Family Entertainment 20 April 2009
Format:DVD
I bought this item for my 6 year old son as I remember enjoying it from my childhood. He loves it! The acting is cheesy but the one liners are funny which makes it enjoyable for young and old. A good all round family movie especially those who loves the superhero type.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Saviour of the Universe 7 Sep 2010
Format:3.5" and 5.25" disks
The film itself gets 5 stars from me everytime. But alas, the transfer is simply not worth it and the U.S. release is far superior in quality.

I purchased the Steelbook so that I would have the nice container to display in my film collection, I also have the previous DVD Steelbook release that contains the joyous commentary by Brian Blessed which is absent from both the U.S. and U.K. Blu Ray. The extras were skimpy on both Blu Ray versions but the U.S. transfer is far superior in detail and grain.

Buy the U.K. Steelbook for the case, but purchase the U.S. Universal release for the quality presentation.
The Queen CD that came with the U.K. Steelbook was nice, but I already own it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 15 days ago by suzanne Dighton
3.0 out of 5 stars Flash Gordon - great comic book stuff let down by picture quality
An iconic film that my children used to watch over and over again. This is great comic book stuff, with the brilliant soundtrack of Queen, but only gets three stars because the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by D. Bird
5.0 out of 5 stars action
if you enjoy fantasy, family fun and action packed adventures, then this is a very good film to buy. highly recommended.
Published 1 month ago by julie flitney
5.0 out of 5 stars still awesome
what else is there to say about the legendary film flash gordon it still looks the same as you remember it all those years ago. Read more
Published 1 month ago by SON OF SATCH
4.0 out of 5 stars OTT
Very good film quality - no interruptions or "snow"!!!! Completely over-the-top production design. Camp as Christmas!!!! Just as I remember it!!!!!
Published 2 months ago by Kevin Russell
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
This film hits me on so many levels. Must be my age. We'll wrapped, quick shipping so no complaints here
Published 3 months ago by chezscouse
4.0 out of 5 stars 'COMIC-BOOK-ACTION'
I remember as a Kid, attending what we used to call the 6p Saturday morning rush
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