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Flash Gordon (1980) - Special Edition

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Flash Gordon (1980) - Special Edition


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Parental guidance is recommended for younger viewers.

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"Great. Classic comic-book sci-fi"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

I first saw this film at the cinema as a kid and enjoyed it then. Has not lost its appeal. The plot is a bit corny and the special effects are no Avatar CGI but that is part of the appeal. A classic good vs evil story which still appeals.

"Good little movie"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Had been after this movie for a long time and was very pleased to find it on Mightyape. And was not dissapointed. Great movie with a great sound track supplied by Queen.

"What a blast from the past!! What was I on that day?"
4 stars"
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After seeing this in 19?? I thought how much I enjoyed it and decided to see it again. Still outrageously corny, although with time the ‘special effects’ are definately ‘special’. Good fun on a rainy night with friends.


Pathetic Earthlings... Who Can Save You Now?

Flash Gordon (Sam J. Jones) is zapped from Earth into a sci-fi adventure on planet Mongo with his beautiful companion Dale (Melody Anderson). In an attempt to put an end to Ming the Merciless' (Max Von Sydow) plan to destroy the Earth, Flash battles Ming's goons and declines the advances of the luscious Princess Aura (Ornella Muti). With the help of Prince Barin (Timothy Dalton) and Prince Vultan (Brian Blessed), Flash Gordon takes the Ming empire by storm


When the totalitarian planet of Mongo decides on a whim to obliterate Earth, it's up to the lunk-headed 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 '30s screen serialization, this cotton-candy-colored 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
Release date NZ
July 1st, 2009
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Special Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 2.35 : 1
Length (Minutes)
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
  • Fantasy
  • Sci-Fi
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