Flash Gordon (1980)

Flash Gordon (1980)

An incredibly fun and campy sci-fi adventure, Flash Gordon is considered a cult classic. It was released in 1980 and went for a fun, goofy vibe similar to the old Batman TV series.  The soundtrack provided by rock music legends Queen, adds a space opera element only makes the film more enjoyable.

Alex Raymond’s famous comic strip blasts to life in the action-packed sci-fi adventure Flash Gordon. When energy waves pull the moon out of orbit, New York Jets quarterback Flash Gordon (Sam J. Jones) unwittingly finds himself heading for the planet Mongo, wherewith assistance from beautiful Dale Arden (Melody Anderson)—he’ll take on Ming the Merciless (Max von Sydow) and rescue humankind. Featuring spectacular thrills, out-of-this-world special effects, and unforgettable music by Queen, Flash Gordon is an exciting live-action adaptation of one of the most popular characters of all time! Also, watch for the appearance of future James Bond, Timothy Dalton as Prince Barin.

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