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November 24, 2002

Flash Gordon

Posted by Mike on November 24, 2002 10:38 AM

1980 Dino de Laurentis crack at the classic serial/comics. Prepared for a plod, I was pretty happy with this one (hence the bestowal of an '11' for a rating). Unlike Buck Rogers, which suffered from its actors trying to act like real people, de Laurentis' genius is in turning the entire planet Mongo into a hive of kink with black leather, glove-tightening, flogging, and torture by bore worms.

Highlight performances by Max Von Sydow, Topol, Brian Blessed, and Peter Wyngarde as Klytus. Soundtrack by Queen.