Flash Gordon | Edition Collector

 Product Details

Product Type

» France

» 3259130117394

» Studio Canal

» 1 disc (dvd)
» Soundtrack CD (by Queen)
» Digipack
» 2-piece Slipcase

Out of Print
» Yes

Still in Collection
» Yes

Purchased At
» www.ebay.fr

 Disc 1

» Flash Gordon (movie)
» Audio Commentary by director Mike Hodges
» Introduction by director Mike Hodges (01m 58s) (plays before commentary)
» Interview with director Mike Hodges (31m 34s)
» Photo Gallery (slideshow) (01m 54s)
» Theatrical Trailer
» Cast & Crew Filmographies
» Flash Gordon Trailer (animated film, 1979) (easter egg)
» DVD Credits (easter egg)

» DVD, R2, PAL

» 2.35:1 Anamorphic

» English DD 5.1
» French DD 5.1
» English DD 2.0 surround
» French DD 2.0 Dual Mono

» French (Forced on english audio tracks)

 Disc 2

01. Flash's Theme (03m 31s)
02. In The Space Capsule (02m 43s)
03. Ming's Theme (02m 41s)
04. The Ring (58s)
05. Football Fight (01m 29s)
06. In The Death Cell (02m 25s)
07. Execution of Flash (01m 06s)
08. The Kiss (01m 46s)
09. Aboria (01m 42s)
10. Escape From The Swamp (01m 44s)
11. Flash To The Rescue (02m 44s)
12. Vultan's Theme (01m 13s)
13. Battle Theme (02m 19s)
14. The Wedding March (56s)
15. Marriage of Dale and Ming (02m 05s)
16. Crash Dive on Mingo City (01m 01s)
17. Flash's Theme Reprise (01m 24s)
18. The Hero (03m 31s)

» CD, Soundtrack

 Movie Details

Original Title
» Flash Gordon

» 1980

» Mike Hodges

» Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Topol, Ornella Muti, Timothy Dalton, Brian Blessed, Peter Wyngarde, Mariangela Melato, John Osborne, Richard OŽBrien, John Hallam, Philip Stone, Suzanne Danielle, William Hootkins

» http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080745/

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 Video Review

 Discjunkie's Comments

Packaging / Design

This set is presented with a good looking digipack but a rather inferior slipcase design. The basic idea is really good, with a two piece slipcase cover that separates in the middle and slides off in both directions.

But in the end it's a very thin and cheap looking slipcase and this drags down the rating below seven on the scoreboard. The little planet in the middle of the cover (both on the back and on the front) is actually embossed, which I think is pretty cool.

So in conclusion, an overall nice design but not best packaging quality.

Disc contents / Extras

Extras are OK but there's not a lot of stuff going on. There's a feature length commentary by director Mike Hodges and a few minor featurettes. French subtitles are forced on ALL english audion tracks, on both the extras and the film.

All extras (except the filmographies) are however in english so it's still pretty enjoyable. The video introduction by Mike Hodges is not available in the menu system but it automatically plays before the audio commentary. Both this and the audio commentary is presented with forced french subtitles as well.

In the end, the only real turn on in comparison to other sets is the inclusion of the soundtrack CD, which is not present on any other release.


On disc 1, highlight the trailer option ("Bande-annonce") in the extras menu and then press left to highlight a red flash. Press enter for a trailer to an animated Flash Gordon film from 1979.

On disc 1, highlight the Filmographies option in the extras menu and then press left to highlight a red flash. Press enter to access the DVD credits.

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