Flash Gordon | Silver Anniversary Edition | Saviour of The Universe Edition

 Product Details

Product Type
DVD

Origin
Thailand

UPC/EAN/Barcode
8854966013190

Distributor
United Home Entertainment

Contents
» 1 Disc
» Art Card
» Special Case

Out of Print
No

Still in Collection
Yes

Purchased At
www.ethaicd.com


 Disc 1

Contents
» Flash Gordon (movie)
» Alex Ross, Renowned Comic Artist, on Flash Gordon (13m 27s)
» Writing a Classic: Screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr. (09m 15s)
» First Episode of the Flash Gordon 1936 Serial (20m 42s)
» Flash Gordon TV Show Trailer
» Theatrical Trailer

Type
DVD, R0, NTSC

Picture
2.35:1 Anamorphic

Audio
English DD 5.1
» Thai DD 5.1

Subtitles
English, Thai


 Movie Details

Short info
Original Title: Flash Gordon: Space Soldiers (TV Series) (1936)
Directed by: Frederick Stephani, Ray Taylor

Short info
Original Title: Flash Gordon (1980)
Directed by: Mike Hodges

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 Discjunkie's Comments

Packaging / Design

Here's one of those oddities that seems to rate as good quality and bad quality at the same time. The overall design feels pretty decent, the glossy cover looks good and the cardboard is really thick and sturdy (kinda lika book-type case, you know?).

However, the cardboard sides (the small sides that run alongside the digitray) are surprisingly flimsy and bent. And this doesn't seem to be a transit damage or such - they're just basically glued that way.

So there you have it. Pretty good quality stuff, but poorly put together at the factory.

Last but not least; the art card found in this set appears to be exclusive to Thailand as it is not found in the R1 set.


Disc contents / Extras

This release appears to be identical to the R1 Saviour Of The Universe Edition and adds a few unique features not found on the R2UK.

On the other hand, the R2UK version comes with two commentary tracks and an interview with Mike Hodges so it's really a question of taste as to which edition is the better choice.

Also note that the episode of the old Flash Gordon tv series is different on R1/R3 in comparison to R2UK. In fact: they're episodes from completely different shows all together. R1 and R3 includes the first episode of the 1936 serial while the R2UK Silver Anniversary Edition includes the first episode of the 1940s serial (!).

Personally I favor the commentary tracks over the short featurettes of the this set... but on the other hand I own three editions of this film so who am I to talk about choices :D

A true fan will probably want to pick up several editions.


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