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Get ready to kick some Flash, with an out-of-this world 4K restoration of the much loved, gloriously sparkly cult classic, Flash Gordon directed by Mike Hodges.

In celebration of Flash Gordon's 40th anniversary, this collection is the ultimate Flash release. Featuring an all-star cast, including Sam J Jones (Flash Gordon) Brian Blessed (Prince Vultan) Timothy Dalton (Prince Barin) Max Von Sydow (Ming The Merciless) and Melody Anderson (Dale) and accompanied by a brilliant soundtrack by the inimitable Queen, this is the ultimate version of the '80s cult classic.

Special Features

  • New Lost in Space: Nic Roeg’s Flash Gordon
  • Audio commentary with Mike Hodges
  • Audio commentary with Brian Blessed
  • Behind the scenes of Flash Gordon
  • Stills gallery
  • Storyboards gallery
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Interview with Mike Hodges
  • Interview with comic book artist Alex Ross
  • Interview with screenwriter Lorenzo Semple, Jr.
  • Episode 24 of Flash Gordon (1979-1982): The Survival Game / Gremlin’s Finest Hour
  • Sam Jones’s acting start
  • Entertainment Earth on Flash Gordon merchandise
  • Bob Lindenmayer discussed deleted scenes and original endings
  • 35 th Anniversary Greenroom
  • 35 th Anniversary reunion featurette
  • Renato Casaro extended interview
  • Brian Blessed anecdotes
  • Melody’s musings
  • On the soundtrack
  • The UHD and 2 Blu-ray discs
  • Bonus Blu-Ray Disc of Life After Flash (this disc in the Collector's Edition 5 disc version only)
studio:
Studiocanal
Director:
Mike Hodges
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Sam J. Jones

Melody Anderson

Max Von Sydow

Topol

Ornella Muti
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
1980
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
3

Flash Gordon (40th Anniversary Edition) - Zavvi Exclusive 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray (3 discs) Steelbook

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Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture

Get ready to kick some Flash, with an out-of-this world 4K restoration of the much loved, gloriously sparkly cult classic, Flash Gordon directed by Mike Hodges.

In celebration of Flash Gordon's 40th anniversary, this collection is the ultimate Flash release. Featuring an all-star cast, including Sam J Jones (Flash Gordon) Brian Blessed (Prince Vultan) Timothy Dalton (Prince Barin) Max Von Sydow (Ming The Merciless) and Melody Anderson (Dale) and accompanied by a brilliant soundtrack by the inimitable Queen, this is the ultimate version of the '80s cult classic.

Special Features

  • New Lost in Space: Nic Roeg’s Flash Gordon
  • Audio commentary with Mike Hodges
  • Audio commentary with Brian Blessed
  • Behind the scenes of Flash Gordon
  • Stills gallery
  • Storyboards gallery
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Interview with Mike Hodges
  • Interview with comic book artist Alex Ross
  • Interview with screenwriter Lorenzo Semple, Jr.
  • Episode 24 of Flash Gordon (1979-1982): The Survival Game / Gremlin’s Finest Hour
  • Sam Jones’s acting start
  • Entertainment Earth on Flash Gordon merchandise
  • Bob Lindenmayer discussed deleted scenes and original endings
  • 35 th Anniversary Greenroom
  • 35 th Anniversary reunion featurette
  • Renato Casaro extended interview
  • Brian Blessed anecdotes
  • Melody’s musings
  • On the soundtrack
  • The UHD and 2 Blu-ray discs
  • Bonus Blu-Ray Disc of Life After Flash (this disc in the Collector's Edition 5 disc version only)
studio:
Studiocanal
Director:
Mike Hodges
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Sam J. Jones

Melody Anderson

Max Von Sydow

Topol

Ornella Muti
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
1980
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
3

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating : 4.81 / 5 (43 Reviews)
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Excellent Steelbook

Excellent art inside and out. No embossing or debossing, just great 2D artwork. Zavvi mailed it out quick and it arrived well packed. Recommended!

Gordon is Alive.

Great SteelBook would recommend beautifully design as always, not a bad 4K transfer considering the age of the movie has some fantastic features to watch the commentary is worth listening to its a laugh to watch as always, a great addition to anyone who collects SteelBooks such as me.

Flash....aaaaaaaah!!

Bought this for my husbands Christmas present (an afterthought really but hey - he didn't know that) He loved it! Has taken pride of place on the shelf - yet to be opened, but is looking forward to the disc with all the extras on it!

4 out of 5 for a great package of extras and restoration but

I have always loved this film I have bought it three times over the years in different versions but the steelbook version is the best of the lot the restoration of the film is really well done and the extras package is really good. I would have loved to have seen at least one black and white episode from the Buster Crabbe film series of the 1940s that has been included on one of the DVD releases of the film ,as a Queen fan it would have been nice as well to include the Bands video for Flash's theme from 1980. I am fan of the early 80s cartoon made by Filaminton but did the content producers really have to include 2 of the worst examples of the cartoon from the shows 2nd season I would have much preferred it if they included some episodes from the shows far superior 1st season or included the feature length Flash Gordon's Greatest adventure of them all . I would have given the release 5 out of 5 because its really good package the reason for the missing star is that there is a fault on one of the disks I can't get either of the photo galleries to work I have tried on 2 different Bluray players and it didn't work on ethier so Buyer beware Ben Brown

Flash Gordon

Quickly dispatched, good quality, great film made an amazing Christmas present

Gordon’s Alive?!?

Flash, a-ah, he's a miracle Flash, a-ah, king of the impossible He's for everyone of us Stand for everyone of us He saved with a mighty hand Every man, every woman Every child - He's a mighty flash Flash, a-ah Flash, a-ah, you saved everyone of us.

Flash Gordon

Very pleased with the service and excellent film and love my steelbook

Flash Gordon 4K Steelbook

This item is a fantastic purchase. The Steel book is wonderful. The picture quality and sound quality on the 4K disc cannot be faulted. There are some online videos complaiing of dialogue coming from rear and surrounds and not just from the front speakers. But that's the film. It's how it was designed. Buy this, you won't be disappointed.

Cheese Fest

4K cheese fest. Horrendous acting, dodgy effects and abysmal dialogue but who cares. It’s brilliant and Gordon’s Alive!

Worthwhile upgrade over the previous blu-ray

I have only been able to check the blu-ray and extras so far, but the picture quality is a big upgrade over the 2010 disc. As mentioned in another review, there are no deleted scenes as such - just a very brief description and even that is rather vague! No stills, no rehearsal footage etc. The best extra is the section on Nic Roeg's plans for the film. I have mixed feelings on seeing this.. you get a sense of what might have been, and Roeg's film would have been a more mature affair. Flash is fun, certainly, but what if it had credited the audience with more intelligence? The sound mix for this edition is unusual. The dialogue is routed to the front speakers and everything else to the rear (at least that is how it seems on my setup). My receiver was not able to decode the 5.1 properly at first and it took a while to realise the front/rear split is not a mistake. If it gets annoying there is a perfectly good two channel mix to fall back on. I guess these are just minor problems. Overall this edition is worth getting.