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Flash Gordon: Saviour of the Universe Edition (1980)

Sam J. Jones , Melody Anderson , Mike Hodges  |  PG |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (511 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Topol, Ornella Muti
  • Directors: Mike Hodges
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Original recording remastered, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: August 7, 2007
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (511 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000PMGS8G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,112 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Flash Gordon: Saviour of the Universe Edition" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Alex Ross, Renowned Comic Artist, on Flash Gordon
  • Writing a Classic: Screenwriter Lorenzo Semple, Jr.
  • First Episode of the Flash Gordon 1936 Serial
  • Flash Gordon TV Show Trailer
  • Trailer

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    Prepare to save the universe with the King of the Impossible! Alex Raymond's famous comic strip blasts to life in the timeless sci-fi cult adventure Flash Gordon! When energy waves pull the moon out of orbit, New York Jets quarterback Flash Gordon unwittingly finds himself heading for the planet Mongo, where—with assistance from beautiful Dale Arden—he'll take on Ming the Merciless and rescue humankind. This must-own Saviour of the Universe Edition features a digitally remastered picture, 5.1 surround sound, and the unforgettable musical score by Queen. Bursting with spectacular thrills and colorful dialogue, this Special Edition DVD features never-before-seen bonus materials. Flash Gordon: He's a miracle!

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    278 of 296 people found the following review helpful
    Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
    I would give the movie itself five stars, but the DVD and Blu-Ray presentation are not as strong. The 1980 Flash Gordon movie is one of the funnest romps in the space opera I have ever experienced. Much more true to the Saturday morning serial kind of sci-fi that Star Wars was paying homage to. There is an inherent camp value that this movie never forgets and it just makes the film a joy to watch. Plus the soundtrack from Queen just ups the fun factor even more. You would think this combination of music and content would make for a very campy film, but not necessarily. While the movie definitely knows it's roots and is having fun with that you really can't call Flash Gordon a cheesy B-movie.

    The Savior of the Universe (SotU) Edition DVD lacks the very energetic commentary by Brian Blessed (plus production stills and other static extras) that the European Silver Anniversary Edition DVD and even lacks the commentary by Same Jones and Melody Anderson made for an International Edition (that of course we never saw in the U.S). In spite of that you do get a remastered film with 2.35:1 anomorphic widescreen, 5.1 Dolby Surround and the movie trailer (none of the European releases had that). While the SotU edition was remastered and looked a ton better than the previous releases it wasn't perfect. While background matte effects are noticeable they are easily forgiven considering the sharper picture, but there were certain matted special effects blocks used on the spacecraft that were painfully obvious in the remaster. Either they didn't bother to digitally clean them up or it wasn't technically possible. Audio also sounded rather thin considering this was supposed to be digitally remastered.
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    55 of 56 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars An overlooked classic from the 80's October 21, 2001
    Format:DVD
    Sometimes certain films end up being much better than they have any right to be. Flash Gordon is one of those films. It is, in fact, and I say this in mortal fear of being mocked and shunned by my peers, one of my all time favotite movies. I can watch this film endlessly, and every time I see it I walk around smiling for the rest of the day... it's just that kind of movie.
    The cast, first and foremost, is excellent. They work wonders with the material they're given... admittedly this isn't Shakespeare, but it plays remarkably well, with very few cringe-worthy moments. Standout performances include Max Von Sydow as the astoundingly evil Ming, Peter Wyngarde as the almost equally evil Klytus, Brian Blessed as the leader of the Hawkmen, and Topol(?) as an eccentric Dr. Zarkov. Then, of course, there's the absolutely stunning Ornelia Muti as Ming's beautiful daughter Aura... she's wonderful to look at, and has an exotic accent to boot. When I saw this film in the theater as a wee lad, I had quite the childhood crush on Miss Muti... sigh. Anyway, all of the actors seem to be having a grand time with their roles, and it definitely shows.
    With all due respect to the actors, however, I really think it's the brilliant soundtrack that makes Flash Gordon stand out most in my mind. Queen, near the peak of their popularity, provided a wonderful, throbbing, highly eccentric collection of songs and instrumental bits that fit the film perfectly. I badgered my poor mother to buy me the 8-track, in fact, and then proceeded to play it at every opportunity... a very patient woman, my mother. She probably still hears "dumdumdumdumdumdumDUMDUM **FLASH!!** ah-AHH!..." in her sleep. Sorry, mom.
    The special effects are actually still pretty impressive, as well...
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    75 of 81 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars FLASH is Fun January 9, 2000
    Format:DVD
    When I got cable in the mid-80's I must have watched this film 100 times. It was interesting to see it again on DVD. It is still a FUN movie. The tone of the film is campy and adventurous. I think it captures the fun of the old serials very well -- i.e. Flash seems doomed, only to escape to another tight squeeze!
    The production design on FLASH GORDON is colorful and bold. Everything is bright and shiny (including the lycra hot pants on Princess Aura!). The sets are HUGE (example: The Hawk Men's floating fortress). I am particularly fond of the Arboria sets -- nice and woodsey!
    I think the performances from the actors fit the tone of the film. Melody Anderson as Dale is the best. "Go, Flash, go!" is a hilarious scene. Sam Jones is sufficiently hunky and athletic as Flash. And the Brits add a dash of class and fun (Timothy Dalton and Brian Blessed). Ornella Muti as Princess Aura has the best role: she changes from vixen to heroine and gets to vamp around in colorful, sexy costumes.
    The rocket ships and sky effects are my favorite part of the film as well. There's something exciting about seeing FLASH GORDON rocket ships flying through the air.
    The DVD quality is OK. I think the picture transfer could have been better -- I know this film has a lot of blue screen work, but surely it's not THAT grainy! And I wish there were more extras -- just a chapter index.
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    225 of 268 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Wait for fall 2005!!!!!! March 13, 2005
    Format:DVD
    Don't buy from online scammers. This DVD will be re-released in the fall of 2005!!!! Cheaper that these clowns sell them for!
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Great film! Featured in TED
    Great film! Featured in TED. Great sorta B movie special effects which actually give the movie a unique flair never seen before.
    Published 1 day ago by Fast Eddie
    5.0 out of 5 stars I had the same love for this film
    It took a while but this craptastic juggernaught from my childhood was finally released on DVD. As a blonde haired kid I felt a silly kinship with this movie, and character. Read more
    Published 1 day ago by Pat
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Good story, acting & locations & special effects
    Published 4 days ago by Very Wealthy 999
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    FLASH! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH UHHHHHHHHHHHH

    He'll save everyone of us!
    Published 6 days ago by PhillyLS1
    5.0 out of 5 stars and alow your mind to be blown with how awesome and fun a flick can be
    If you're a fan of Flash Gordon and have a Blu Ray player, Blu Ray is totally the way to watch this fick! Read more
    Published 8 days ago by no one of consequence
    5.0 out of 5 stars Classic good B movie
    Absolute classic. To appreciate this movie you must be a fan!!!!
    Published 8 days ago by Miss April
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    AAAAAAAAAAAA+++++++++++
    Published 9 days ago by yellow rose
    5.0 out of 5 stars A true classic!!!
    A true classic! King of the Impossible! Flash, I love you, but you only have 14 hours to save earth!!!
    Published 15 days ago by Kim Bowers
    5.0 out of 5 stars The Best and Worst Movie at the Exact Same Time!
    I mean, come on. Is this one of the cheesiest/silliest/goofiest movies ever made? Of course it is. BUT, it is also one of the most fun movies to watch. Read more
    Published 15 days ago by Andrew Solomonson
    4.0 out of 5 stars Flash! Awhhhhhhhh...!!!
    Pure comic strip cheese with 80's awesome.
    Published 17 days ago by Michael Kyzer
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    Why does Amazon recycle DVD reviews for their Blu-Ray releases?!
    Agreed. There should be separate reviews for different formats.
    Jun 11, 2010 by Shane Christopher |  See all 6 posts
    Region encoded?
    This may be too late to be helpful, but yes, it is region 1 encoded. I have a multi-region player, and it refuses to play when set at either region 2 or 4.
    Oct 25, 2010 by TheTAO |  See all 3 posts
    Another languages & subtitles?
    huh? please rephrase.
    Jun 2, 2010 by P. R. Blay |  See all 3 posts
    Are there minutes cut from this release?
    the dvd i had was complete
    May 25, 2010 by Amazon Customer |  See all 2 posts
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