Flash Gordon


Danilo Donati's production design in all its cheesy glory...

Flash, A-ah! Thirty years after Mike Hodges’ camp classic blasted onto screens it’s back, comic-book visuals maxed out in sumptuous Blu-ray.

This anniversary edition is strangely lean on extras, with just a director interview and commentary where Hodges struggles to fill the running time (“There’s a childlike quality to Flash Gordon that reminds me of Bush...”).

All is forgiven thanks to the transfer, which showcases Danilo Donati’s production design in all its cheesy glory as rocket ships wobble and football hero turned spaceman Flash (Sam J. Jones) finds he only has 14 hours to save the Earth.

Now cue that epic bass line and Brian Blessed’s whisper/ shout: “Gordon’s alive?!”

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