FILMS: 1980s Flash Gordon Out On DVD!
TOP: The 1980s Flash Gordon movie rocked!
It's been a bit, but the classic 1980 Flash Gordon movie with Max von Sydow, Sam Jones, Tomothy Dalton, Brian Blessed and the cool Queen soundtrack is FINALLY out on DVD! Yahoo! I'm going to have to go out and get a copy... the 1980 Flash Gordon film is one of my all-time favorite movies... I remember wishing I was a Hawkman growing up!
TOP: I wished I was Brian Blessed's Prince Vultan, the Hawkman growing up.
You can find the International Movie Data Base (IMDB) entry on it here:
TOP: This is my idea of a sci-fi villianess!
And here is a Wikipedia entry about the 1980 film:
And another about the history of the whole Flash Gordon genre:
And the other big news, which is a bit late, is that The Sci-fi Channel has funded a new Flash Gordon TV series, which started last week...
Learn more about it here:
TOP: A. New 2007 TV Flash played by Eric Johnson.TOP: B. Old 1980 movie Flash played by Sam J. Jones.TOP: C. Really old 1930's movie Flash played by Buster Crabbe.
Which Flash do you think is the coolest?
A. New 2007 TV Flash played by Eric Johnson.
B. Old 1980 movie Flash played by Sam J. Jones.
C. Really old 1930's movie Flash played by Buster Crabbe.
TOP: Should Ming be blond?
I don't think so.
The other bad news is that the new 2007 TV Ming the Merciless is now apparently a blond person. The producers were apparently too gutless and politically correct to allow a classic "Yellow Menace" Ming like the original authors intended. Bummer, I'll miss the Swedish-Asian Ming played by von Sydow.
TOP: I hope that the 2007 TV series updates the special effects.
...as much as I like Classic cigar-rocket ships.
...with fire crackers up their chutes.
Update (15 August 2007):
Found two new links cogent to the new Flash TV series:
Have a great Monday!
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