FLASH GORDON

#1 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:15 pm

Here's a thing, I'm sick to death of bloody Stat Wars, how about "Flash Gordon", well the bloody star wars was stolen
from flash, yes it was, the film was a colourful delight, yet is barely mentioned in forum. Let it be said, Scott says it is a
far better film than "Star Wars", yes Scott has said it, more colourful, a more handsome hero, a beautiful heroine, a great score
from Queen, ( I am not a fan) plus lovely girls on show, what's not to like. A lovely treat in the Derann 'scope release. Entertainment...
well it is up there on screen, "GORDON'S ALIVE" Need I say more.



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#2 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:32 pm

Yes, isn't it a sickener that not everyone is a Star Wars fan, me I'm fed up of hearing about this computer game for the masses,
The new effort is like the old folks home vs Government cuts., plus a claim for a faulty spaceship door.



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#3 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:59 pm

It's only going to get worse until the frenzy is over Hugh. Stay away from toys r us,Asda and the likes Hugh if you don't like Star Wars haha. The stuff is everywhere. I know because My wife drags me around these places at this time of the year mores the pity!



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#4 by Vidar Olavesen , Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:22 pm

I am a fan of science fiction, Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers or Flash. I love my 16mm scope feature, great music by Queen too.


 
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#5 by David Ollerearnshaw , Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:25 pm

I do like the first three which is 4-5-6, but I think I like Flash Gordon more. Its fun. And that scene


I still love the smell of film in the morning


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#6 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:01 pm

"GORDON'S ALIVE, FLYING BLIND ON A ROCKET CYCLE?"



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#7 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:12 pm

Andrew, you are so right, but I am of the old school, hate propaganda, brainwashing, or all the other ways of telling us what a great
"film" experience this is going to be, well news for them, it'll be something done to death in other films, no deafening sound is going
to cover up the same crap we have been spoon fed for the last twenty years, boys, the first film told it all, the rest was filler.
Does this sound down beat, you bet it does,



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#8 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:16 pm

"GORDON'S ALIVE ?"



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#9 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:13 am

Flash Gordon is a truly entertaining film in the mold of the old Batman TV series.Considering that Lorenzo Semple Jr. wrote the screenplay (who also was involved with the Batman series) the similarities are no coincidence. I know some fans hated the approach that was taken but you have to take an honest look at the original serials. They were very entertaining despite the strict limitations of their budgets. Some of the dialogue from the original serials still makes me laugh out loud.



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#10 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:10 am

Hi Doug, Flash is a superb film, the lad playing the lead "is" Flash, Sam jones is the greatest, he is Flash Gordon and I loved
the original, but this guy was the all American hero, Sam Jones was Flash, the cast was brilliant, but Brian Blessed as Vultan. leader
of the Hawkmen, who else could have carried this off, I read the comics, HE was VULTAN, A great actor, loved by all in Britain, a very
accomplished actor, "I, Claudius", or my favourite as "Mark of Cornwall" in the most realistic of the Arthurian Fables "Arthur of the
Britons", a rough tough horrible bastard , I could relate to. He walked away with the Flash Gordon film , even our Prime Minister asked him to give his battle cry...... "GORDON'S ALIVE!!!?" Imagine that outside 10 Downing St.



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#11 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:14 am

The cast was great all the way around,and who can forget Max Von Sydow as Ming The Merciless? He really evoked the spirit of Charles Middleton in that role.



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#12 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:21 am

Spot on Doug, spot on, a superb cast and a great film, never to be bettered, who the hell could beat Blessed as Vultan,
he is the guy, seriously this man is an explorer, mountaineer, actor and a hardcase, I love the man.



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#13 by Alan Rik , Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:37 am

Sam Jones is really great in "Ted"!!


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#14 by Vidar Olavesen , Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:42 am

I loved that sequence in Ted too. And Brian Blessed is awesone in Flash


 
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#15 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:14 am

I have to be honest here and state that I dislike the Flash Gordon remake.
Give me the original serial anytime corny dialogue and effects. I still love them.


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#16 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:18 am

As for the Queen score ...YUK !!!


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#17 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:11 pm

David, how could you, I'm not a Queen fan, but the score was great, which coming from me is compliment indeed. I like it
as well for those lovely girls, sad or what?



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#18 by Vidar Olavesen , Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:51 pm

I think the effects captures the charm of the original (which I also like) I like Queen and the score fits nicely for me. Each to his own I guess


 
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#19 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:09 pm

I agree totally Vidar, it was a trip that brought back memories when as a kid, I had my "spaceship", an oil drum, to be used as a
water barrel by my Dad, and a flint gun, a tool used in welding, supplied by my Dad, my ray gun, I was "Flash", shooting various
plants and rose bushes as "aliens", happy days long gone, but the colour remake didn't harm the original series at all, I was the
big kid again, more fun to me than Star Wars, a fun fest...... plus those lovely girls.



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#20 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:11 pm

I can still hear my Dad's words now, "Hughie, fer Christ's sake pack it in, you've got work in the morning!!!"



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#21 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:22 pm

Nah !!! Guys I just dislike this film and find it irritates me for some reason.
I used to like Queen when they brought out the first album. It went everywhere with me in those days.
Then I went right off them and have been that way ever since.
I still prefer the score of the original series as it made good use of some classical music and Waxman's
score for the Bride Of Frankenstein.


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#22 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:50 pm

I can see where you're coming from David, Flash was a very expensive serial at the time, it reused the sets from the Frankenstein films,
which were impressive, especially in B/W, but the remake kept it all intact, superb photography, great score and a superb cast, even
now "GORDON'S ALIVE" everyone knows where it comes from, in my opinion, an antidote to the Star Snores epics. A fun film. Buster Crabbe would have approved I'm sure.



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#23 by Oemer Yalinkilic , Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:17 pm

I watched the Flash Gorden movie in 1980 in the Theather and I didn´t like it in the 80´s. I liked more the old Serials, because I read the comics as I was a child and this new movie was not serious in my opinion.
At this time, shortly after Elvis Dead I liked only Elvis music and Queen was to strange for my taste. I was also disapointed from the Flash Gordon actor. I was 14 years old as I watched this movie.
But today I see it from a different view, Flash Gordon is now not the main actor, Melody Anderson and Ornella Muti are the Stars and now I love the title Song and the colorfull movie looks realy nice. I wish I can get one day the S8 print.


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#24 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:11 pm

Way to Go Oemer, you gave in to the great Photography, the great costumes, the gorgeous girls and great score, Flash Lives,
"Gordon's Alive?!!!"



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#25 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:01 pm

I don't want to offend anyone, but Flash seems to be this Blonde American that Buster Crabbe and Sam Jones fill, both great,
alway's remember guy's "GORDON'S ALIVE?!!!"



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