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  Flash Gordon on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital [read more]
  He'll save every one of us
  STUDIOCANAL is excited to announce the new 4k, Ultra High Definition restoration of Mike Hodges' cult classic FLASH GORDON (1980), in honour of the film's 40th anniversary. The film will be released on 4K UHD Collector's edition, Blu-ray, Steelbook, DVD and digital on August 3rd, with special screenings TBC. FLASH GORDON will also be distributed by STUDIOCANAL in France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand this Summer.

FLASH GORDON is the 1980 space opera film adaptation directed by Mike Hodges (Get Carter, Black Rainbow) based on the comic strip of the same name created by Alex Raymond and adapted for the screen by Michael Allin (Enter The Dragon) and Lorenzo Semple Jr (King Kong). Produced by Dino De Laurentiis (Serpico, King Kong), with cinematography by Gilbert Taylor (Star Wars IV: A New Hope, Dr. Strangelove), the film is also notable for the soundtrack, which was composed, performed and produced by Queen with orchestral sections by Howard Blake.

Our planet is under attack! An unexplained energy wave has pulled the Moon out of orbit, sending it careening towards Earth. Strange natural disasters bombard our world. Baffled scientists are at a loss as to the cause of the chaos. A lone voice - brilliant, but disgraced, scientist Hans Zarkov (TOPOL) - is convinced that these catastrophes are of extraterrestrial origin and predicts that we only have 10 days before the Moon crashes into Earth, destroying all life. Humanity is doomed!

Realising that he alone cannot stop these sinister attacks he forces football hero Flash Gordon (SAM J. JONES) and New York travel-agent Dale Arden (MELODY ANDERSON) aboard his makeshift rocket ship at gunpoint. Their destination - the mysterious Planet Mongo. On this strange new world all life cowers under the cruel reign of Ming The Merciless (MAX VON SYDOW), an intergalactic tyrant who demands absolute loyalty under pain of death. Aided by his menacing, golden-masked henchthing Klytus (PETER WYNGARDE) he holds the fates of whole peoples in his icy grip, and Earth is but his latest plaything. Check out the new trailer above - you know you want to.
  Graeme Clark [8 May 2020 at 23:05]
     

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