Sunday, January 23, 2011

"Got to Stop Thinking to Each Other"

Flash Gordon (1980)
Dir - Mike Hodges
Midnight Madness

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)...

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