Rad New Trailer for UK's 4K Re-Release of Classic 'Flash Gordon' Movie
by Alex Billington
May 7, 2020
"Must be my lucky day." Studiocanal has debuted a new trailer for the 4K re-release (in the UK / Europe) of the camp sci-fi classic Flash Gordon, which initially opened in theaters December of 1980. The re-release also celebrates the 40th anniversary, and it's getting a special "Collector's Edition" version in addition to 4K UHD and regular Blu-ray/DVD versions. Sam J. Jones stars as "Flash" Gordon, a football player from New York City who is sent to the planet Mongo. There they find themselves fighting the tyranny of Emperor Ming the Merciless to save Earth. The cast also includes Melody Anderson, Ornella Muti, Timothy Dalton, Peter Wyngarde, Brian Blessed, and the great Max von Sydow as the Emperor Ming. The re-release also includes some killer new poster art created by Matt Ferguson - see more detail here. Everyone knows the classic Queen theme song, but if you've never seen the movie, this is the perfect time to catch up with it.
Here's the new trailer for the 4K re-release (+ poster) of Mike Hodges' Flash Gordon, from YouTube:
Prepare to save the universe with the King of the Impossible! Alex Raymond's famous comic strip blasts to life in the timeless sci-fi cult adventure Flash Gordon! When energy waves pull the moon out of orbit, New York Jets quarterback Flash Gordon unwittingly finds himself heading for the planet Mongo, where - with assistance from beautiful Dale Arden - he'll take on Ming the Merciless and rescue humankind. Flash Gordon is directed by English filmmaker Mike Hodges, who made Get Carter, Pulp, and The Terminal Man before making this film. The screenplay is by Lorenzo Semple Jr. and Michael Allin, adapted from Alex Raymond's classic "Flash Gordon" comic strips. The sci-fi movie was originally released December 1980 worldwide - in the UK & US and many other countries. Studiocanal is re-releasing the new 4K restoration of Flash Gordon direct-to-DVD / Blu-ray (as a "Collector's Edition" in the UK) available this August. Excited?
Ooof so much cheese back in the day... glad I never watched it!
Joe Kundlak on May 7, 2020
Half the time I was watching it, I couldn't believe my eyes or ears...and not in a good way.
kitano0 on May 7, 2020
In a history of trash, this is something very close to the top (to be honest, the competition is strong). Can't wait...
shiboleth on May 7, 2020
Can't wait for what, shiboleth? All I remember about it was how trashy and lame and stupid it was and was the laughing stock of the business. I suppose one can find entertaining really, really bad movies for the laughter, but after a minute or two of that kind of trash I've had my fill. Cheers.
thespiritbo on May 7, 2020
And that's it, Bo. Nothing more. I remember seeing this one as a kid in a movie theater. Didn't expect much and very soon I realized it's a misfire of cosmic proportion. However, as a kid, I kinda liked it with all its silliness (just plain silly, that's what I see in this). So, it's about my nostalgia and if I ever get the chance to see it again, I'll try but I also have strong doubts I will endure the whole thing. Still, sometimes is hard to resist those little stupid things which most definitely won't have the same appeal as they did long ago ... I hope you understand this ...
shiboleth on May 8, 2020
Couldn't have said it better myself even if I tried
Tester on May 8, 2020
...lol...no...no...I do understand. It's just the I wasn't a kid when this one came out so there's no nostalgia involved for myself...and I'm the lucky one...lol...then again...what's the old saying...when I was a child I enjoyed childish things and when I became an adult I put aside childish things...I think our current culture of movies today has forgotten that little ditty...as has the mass audiences. Cheers.
thespiritbo on May 8, 2020
looks great! Look at Max von Sydow way back in the day....apparently he was always awesome! Sure this has shoddy FX and cheesy dialogue, but I'll bet back in the day, this movie was swimming in people's dreams as this type of sci-fi was not around much. The 4K restoration looks awesome, although I do sometimes like to see a little grain...its the nostalgia for me.
Joker's hideout on May 7, 2020
Tester on May 7, 2020
I remember the time I was at NYCC in 2009 or 2008 and I went up to Melody Anderson (who had a booth so far from everything) and I told her how big of a fan I was and asked if I could get a quick picture with her and she shut me down. The owner of the booth next to her was like he is a fan come on! Nothing. I get it...she needed to pay for the booth and its not like shes working, but my wife and I just thought it was funny and walked off. I guess I should've payed and I think I would've if she hadn't been kind of snotty about it.
Why? on May 11, 2020
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