Film 7: Flash Gordon (1980)

The evil emperor of the planet Mungo, Ming the Merciless, threatens to destroy the Earth just for fun. Time is running out and it’s left up to Flash Gordon to try and stop him!

Flash Gordon (1980)

Flash Gordon (1980)

Featuring a music score by Queen, dazzling costume and set designs, and Brian Blessed with wings, Flash Gordon has understandably become a celebrated cult classic since its release in 1980.

Based on the successful comic series first published in 1934, this fabulously over-the-top sci-fi fantasy is the product of an unexpected creative pairing — Mike Hodges (of Get Carter fame) and Dino de Laurentiis, the producer behind other genre cult classics Barbarella (1968) and Dune (1984).

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