Flash Gordon on 4K Ultra HD 18 August 2020 (US and CAN only) from @Arrowfilmsvideo

In August, in the US and Canada only, Arrow Video release the fabulous Flash Gordon, in sparkling 4K, in lavish packaging with a host of extras and goodies. Super producer Dino De Laurentiis (Dune, Barbarella) brought Alex Raymond’s beloved cartoon strip and the long running movie serial to the big screen with celebrated director Mike Hodges (Get Carter, Black Rainbow) at the helm, in a delirious space opera, where Flash is King of the Impossible! With endlessly repeatable dialogue, inimitable camp style, the sonic stylings of Queen and a delightful band of characters and actors playing (including Max von Sydow, Ornella Muti and Brian Blessed) then it’s no wonder Flash Gordon has become one of the most beloved sci-fi spectacles of its era.

Limited Edition ULTRA HD 4K:

DIRECTOR-APPROVED LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

Brand new 4K restoration by Studiocanal from the original camera negative approved by director Mike Hodges
4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
Optional 5.1 and 2.0 stereo DTS-HD Master audio
Booklet featuring new writing on the film by critics and film historians including Neil Snowdon, Dennis Cozzalio, John-Paul Checkett, A.K. Benedict, and Kat Ellinger illustrated with original stills
Fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions, alternative posters and promotional images
Limited Edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais

DISC 1 – FLASH GORDON & SPECIAL FEATURES (ULTRA HD 4K BLU-RAY):

Archival audio commentary with Mike Hodges
Archival audio commentary with Brian Blessed
Interviews with actors Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Brian Blessed, Queen icon Brian May, composer Howard Blake, and poster designer Renato Casaro
Behind the Scenes of Flash Gordon – an archival documentary on the making of the film
Archival interviews with Mike Hodges, screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr., comic book artist Alex Ross
Lost in Space: Nic Roeg’s Flash Gordon – a new documentary program exploring the version Roeg (The Man Who Fell to Earth) had originally planned to make with producer Dino De Laurentiis
Gremlin’s Finest Hour – an episode from the animated Flash Gordon TV show written by J. Michael Reaves from November 1982
Deleted scenes and original endings – prop collector Bob Lindenmayer discusses dropped sequences and sequel ideas
35th Anniversary Greenroom featurette – Mike Hodges meets the cast for the first time since filming at the 35th anniversary reunion
35th Anniversary Reunion featurette – the cast and crew discuss Flash Gordon
Entertainment Earth on Flash Gordon merchandise
Storyboards gallery
Stills gallery
Original Trailer
Easter Eggs

DISC 2 – LIFE AFTER FLASH & SPECIAL FEATURES [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE] (BLU-RAY):

2017 feature length documentary by filmmaker Lisa Downs on the rollercoaster life of Sam J. Jones since his role in Flash Gordon, featuring the main cast and crew as well as a host of fans including Stan Lee, Robert Rodriguez, Mark Millar and more!
Sam J. Jones – a variety of interviews and featurettes including coverage of a script read from the Chattanooga Film Festival, Sam discussing his career in Mexico, his “prayer walk”,  and more
Melody Paintings Extended – actress Melody Anderson talks about her love of painting and talks about various pieces displayed in her home
Topol – a variety of interviews with the actor on his collections, awards and charity work
Brian Blessed – the actor recounts amusing stories about Flash Gordon
Late, Great Wyngarde – actor Peter Wyngarde discusses his experiences filming Flash Gordon and his relationship with Mike Hodges
Deep Roy – the actor raps about ambition and recounts an amusing story about Eastbound & Down
Alex Ross Talks Early Art – the artist talks about Flash Gordon and the many pieces of art he created for it from childhood to modern day
Tell Me More About the This Man Houdini – actor Rich Fuller and Jason Lenzi, founder of toy brand Bif Bang Pow, discuss a scene from Flash Gordon
Comic Con early draft – A featurette looking at the phenomenon that is Comic Con, featuring interviews with attendees and a host of regular talent including Sam J.  Jones, Rich Fulton, Jason Mewes, Michael Rooker, Claudia Wells, and more
Interview with Lisa Downs – the director of Life After Flash explores her motivation to make the film and experiences during the production
Life After Flash on the Road – a variety of featurettes on the film travelling to various festivals and production including Q&A excerpts with the Flash Gordon cast, behind-the-scenes footage, Kickstarter funding video
Trailer

ULTRA HD 4K:
DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

Brand new 4K restoration by Studiocanal from the original camera negative approved by director Mike Hodges
4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
Optional 5.1 and 2.0 stereo DTS-HD Master audio
Archival audio commentary with Mike Hodges
Archival audio commentary with Brian Blessed
Interviews with actors Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Brian Blessed, Queen icon Brian May, composer Howard Blake, and poster designer Renato Casaro
Behind the Scenes of Flash Gordon – an archival documentary on the making of the film
Archival interviews with Mike Hodges, screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr., comic book artist Alex Ross
Lost in Space: Nic Roeg’s Flash Gordon – a new documentary program exploring the version Roeg (The Man Who Fell to Earth) had originally planned to make with producer Dino De Laurentiis
Gremlin’s Finest Hour – an episode from the animated Flash Gordon TV show written by J. Michael Reaves from November 1982
Deleted scenes and original endings – prop collector Bob Lindenmayer discusses dropped sequences and sequel ideas
35th Anniversary Greenroom featurette – Mike Hodges meets the cast for the first time since filming at the 35th anniversary reunion
35th Anniversary Reunion featurette – the cast and crew discuss Flash Gordon
Entertainment Earth on Flash Gordon merchandise
Storyboards gallery
Stills gallery
Original Trailer
Easter Eggs
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais

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