Sunday, January 23, 2011
"Got to Stop Thinking to Each Other"
Flash Gordon (1980)
Dir - Mike Hodges
A-ma-zing! In that uber-cheesy way, of course. The plot is a bit of a mess and absolutely ridiculous in parts, but behind the laughs there are some insane sets and costumes, wonderful color and a few good performances. Love Max Von Sydow in his evil Emperor Ming garb but the show is stolen by a fantastic performance by Brian Blessed as leader of the Hawkmen Prince Vultan. "Savior of the universe!"
Now I just need to see Flesh Gordon (1974)...