Adapted from the comics and serial films of the 1930s, this space opera has taken on a cult following since its release in 1980.
American football star Flash Gordon and travel agent Dale Arden crash into a greenhouse owned by Dr Zarkov, who believes an increasing of Earth’s natural disasters are the work of an alien force. The three travel to the planet Mongo and are captured by Emperor Ming, the one causing the disasters with the intent of destroying Earth. Together the three must unite the divided people of Mongo to stop Ming and save Earth from total destruction.
“With echoes of The Wizard of Oz and Carry On movies, Mike Hodges’ vintage intergalactic fable delivers mayhem, madness and eye-frazzling colour.” The Guardian ****
“This campy extravaganza has it all - heroes, villains, beautiful women and high stakes.” Empire
“slip back into a reverie for the lost visions of Saturday morning cinema” Time Out