Book Review: Flash Gordon: The Fall of Ming

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SYNOPSIS: Continuing the comprehensive library of the greatest science fiction hero of all time, this brand new collection of library editions feature all new restorations that will preserve these legendary adventures for generations to come. Starting with revered writer-artist Alex Raymond, this volume continues the adventures of pulp hero Flash Gordon on the planet Mongo and his ongoing battles with the deadly and heartless Ming the Merciless. REVIEW: Flash Gordon: The Fall of Ming third … Continue reading

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Book Review: Flash Gordon: The Tyrant of Mongo

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SYNOPSIS: Continuing the comprehensive library of the greatest science fiction hero of all time, this gorgeous collection of library editions feature all-new restorations that will preserve these legendary adventures for generations to come. Featuring strips from world-famous writer-artist Alex Raymond, restored in their original format, complete and uncut! This volume continues the seminal adventures of pulp hero Flash Gordon, an ordinary man trapped on an alien world, and his ongoing battles with the deadly and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Flash Gordon (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: In Mike Hodges’ campy 1980, British – American, Sci-Fi romp, a football player (Sam Jones) and his friends (Topol and Melody Anderson) travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, played by Max Von Sydow, to save the Planet Earth from destruction. REVIEW: This movie really takes me back. Way back. I remember doing a short, little write up for it back in Junior High School here in … Continue reading

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Flash Gordon (1980) Movie Poster (Version 6)

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Flash Gordon (1980) Movie Poster (Version 6)

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Flash Gordon (1980) Movie Poster (Version 5)

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Flash Gordon (1980) Movie Poster (Version 5)

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Flash Gordon (1980) Movie Poster (Version 4)

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Flash Gordon (1980) Movie Poster (Version 4)

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Flash Gordon (1980) Movie Poster (Version 2)

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Flash Gordon (1980) Movie Poster (Version 2) Flash Gordon (1980) Movie Poster (Version 2)

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Flash Gordon (1980) Movie Poster (Version 3)

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Flash Gordon (1980) Movie Poster (Version 3)

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Flash Gordon (1980) Movie Poster (Version 1)

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Flash Gordon (1980) Movie Poster (Version 1)

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Dino De Laurentiis

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Dino De Laurentiis is something of an enigmatic figure in film-making. Generally dismissed as a philistine, insolently nicknamed Dino De Dum-Dum by a British cinema magazine, he has nevertheless been described by director David Cronenberg (who is nobody’s ‘yes-man’) as “A very interesting man, one of the last of the old-style moguls. It’s pretty exhilarating working with him, because he obviously loves to solve problems. There’s a great deal of energy and dynamics going on … Continue reading

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