Flash Gordon 4K trailer, poster & UK Blu-ray details revealed!
Studio Canal UK has revealed the Flash Gordon 4K restoration trailer for the new version of the 1980 sci-fi camp classic! A new poster by Matt Ferguson of Vice Press has also been released, along with UK Blu-ray details. Hopefully we’ll see an American release of the restoration soon as well! Check it all out below!
Based on the comic strip by Alex Raymond, Flash Gordon was directed by Mike Hodges (Get Carter) and starred Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Ornella Muti, Max von Sydow, Topol, Timothy Dalton, Mariangela Melato and Brian Blessed. Despite grossing less than $30 million dollars, the box office flop has gone on to achieve cult status due to its campy tone, wild special effects and a bombastic score by the rock band Queen.
1/2 Studiocanal have announced that they are re-releasing Flash Gordon remastered in 4K. I had the distinct pleasure of designing the key artwork for the release. Here it is… pic.twitter.com/cMIjlpXcHO
The main feature (1 hr 47) New Lost in Space: Nic Roeg’s Flash Gordon (also iTunes extra) Audio commentary with Mike Hodges Audio commentary with Brian Blessed Behind the scenes of Flash Gordon Stills gallery (also iTunes extra) Storyboards gallery (also iTunes extra) Original theatrical trailer
Blu-Ray Disc 2 includes:
Interview with Mike Hodges Interview with comic book artist Alex Ross TBC Interview with screenwriter Lorenzo Semple, Jr. TBC Episode 24 of Flash Gordon (1979-1982): The Survival Game / Gremlin’s Finest Hour Sam Jones’s acting start Entertainment Earth on Flash Gordon merchandise Bob Lindenmayer discusses deleted scenes and original endings 35thAnniversary Greenroom 35thAnniversary reunion featurette Renato Casaro extended interview Brian Blessed anecdotes Melody’s musings On the soundtrack (Brian May & Howard Blake) Easter Eggs
The 5 disc Collector’s Edition includes:
The UHD and 2 Blu-ray discs Bonus Blu-Ray Disc of LIFE AFTER FLASH, the 2017 feature documentary celebrating the film and it’s star, directed by Lisa Downs Original soundtrack by Queen & Howard Blake 32 page booklet 16 page Titan mini book (The Story of Flash Gordon) Reproduced booklet of the first strip of original comic books Poster of original artwork 4 artcards of various incarnations of Flash film posters across the years 1 sew on ‘Flash patch’
All versions of the film will be available on August 3.