ABOUT THE FILM

Flash Gordon is a 1980 British space opera action film filmed in Technicolor and Todd-AO, based on the King Features comic strip of the same name created by Alex Raymond. The film was directed by Mike Hodges, and produced by Dino De Laurentiis. It stars Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Topol, Max von Sydow, Timothy Dalton, Brian Blessed, and Ornella Muti. The screenplay was written by Lorenzo Semple, Jr., with a story adaptation by Michael Allin. It intentionally uses a camp style similar to the 1960s TV series Batman (for which Semple had developed and written many episodes) in an attempt to appeal to fans of the original comics and serial films. Although a box office success in the UK, it performed poorly overseas. The film is notable for its soundtrack composed, performed and produced by the rock band Queen, with the orchestral sections by Howard Blake. The film has since gained a significant cult following.


Flash Gordon Final 1980 US One Sheet


FILM DETAILS

Title
Flash Gordon
Year of Film
1980
Director
Mike Hodges
Starring
Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Chaim Topol, Timothy Dalton, Max von Sydow, Ornella Muti, Brian Blessed
Origin of Film
UK | USA
Genre(s) of Film
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
Box Office
Budget: $20,000,000 (Estimated)
Opening Weekend: $3,934,030 (USA) (7 December 1980)
Gross: $27,107,960 (USA) ( 1981)

POSTER DETAILS

Type of Poster
One Sheet
Style of Poster
Final
Origin of Poster
US 
Year of Poster
1980
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Richard Amsel
Size (Inches)
27″ x 41″
Single Sided or Double Sided
Single Sided
NSS # / Printer Markings
Printed in USA
Tagline
Pathetic Earthlings… Who Can Save You Now?

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