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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