Flash Gordon

  • Film
  • Fantasy films

Forget the hi-tech droidery of the current strain of sci-fi, Flash Gordon time warps us thirty years back into the baroque world of wedding-cake sky castles, crystal swords, hawk-men, and chaps who have just twelve hours to save the world, armed only with a lantern jaw and a clean pairof tights. The narrative is a little plodding, but adult punters will soon slip back into areverie for the lost visions of Saturday morning cinema, and their kids can get off on the extraordinary undercurrent of febrile sexuality. Acting honours go to von Sydow as Ming the Merciless and Mariangela Melato as his dark-eyed henchperson. Flash himself is as thick as a brick, but will no doubt appeal to gentlemen who prefer blonds. 

Release details

Duration: 115 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Michael Hodges
Screenwriter: Lorenzo Semple Jr
Cast: Brian Blessed
Timothy Dalton
Max von Sydow
Melody Anderson
Peter Wyngarde
Ornella Muti
John Osborne
Mariangela Melato
Sam J Jones
Chaim Topol
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