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Jessie the Sunflower Goddess
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Oh my I caught part of this last night and I am sorry for those of you who are fans but Yuck!! The acting was terrible. The costumes looked cheaply made and almost like they belonged in a Three musketeers themed show. Max Von Sydow did look cool as the evil guy. This one just had a lot of cheesey stuff in it that I couldnt' take.

What did you all like or dislike about this one?

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Hey Jlp...shame, shame on you!!! This movie is a cult classic. Right up there with Howard The Duck. I loved this movie. I remember watching it in the theater with my Dad and my best friend.
I actually got to meet Sam Jones who played Flash a couple of weeks ago and he autographed my Flash Gordon poster. You're right about Max lookin' cool as Ming. He looked just freakin' evil!
And the cheese is what made the movie so good.
Next year is its 25th anniversary and there will be a 2-disk special edition DVD coming out for it.
To me, the cheesiest part of the movie was when Flash started playing a football game with that metal egg and was knocking down all of Ming's soldiers.
I read that there is a new big-budget Flash Gordon movie in the works...it should be more serious and the producers are ignoring the '80s movie all together and digging back into the original comic strips for material. I can't wait to see it.
Now that you got my 2 cents I'm sure Isis is going to jump all over you about not liking this movie too.
Go get her, Isis.

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OH my gosh, your so right Bigfoot!

I love Flash Gordon!! It is probably in my top 10 favorite movies. I thought the special effects were so great.

I love the entire cast- Sam Jones with his blonde hair, was so cute!! I Love him!!! I love him in those black leather shorts when they sentence him to death...wooooo hooooo hoooo.

Timothy Dalton is so good looking too in this movie.

I think Melody Anderson is drop dead gorgeous. I use to have an outfit exactly like the one she has on at the beginning with the white blazer, and I loved that she was a travel agent, and afraid to fly- because that was me!! So, I related to her big time.

I thought Ornella Muti was creepy at first when I watched it as a kid, but she grew on me, and now I think she was really pretty too. I hate when they torture her, and her Dad doesn't care, and let's them.

Ming was so cool. Max Von Sydow fit that part perfect.

I love the initiation ceremony where they have to put their arm in the stump and see if the wood beast gets them.

I would LOVE to meet Sam Jones. I have a pressbook from the movie, and I have the LP record by Queen. I love that soundrtack!! Flash...ah ah....he'll save every one of us!!

I love all the different planets, and I even ended up liking Topol.

But I thought Sam and Melody were so cute as a couple. I love when she thought he was dead, and she sees him, and runs and hugs him, and she says "boy do I have some crazy stories to tell you, and he says "save them for our grandkids", and she say...oh I except, and they drag her away from him, and she is yelling, leave us alone, I just got engaged! That is romantic to me. I love that part.

I never get sick of Flash Gordon, infact soon I am going to have to watch it. I usually watch it New Year's Eve, because it is so colorful, and exciting, and I have to start the year off on the right track.

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The Best thing about Flash Gordon is the Soundtrack. Queen even made the wedding march sound bitchin!
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Where is Ben Dekker when you need him?

I love this move as well. I like the fact it is so different from most 80s movies.

Flash - ah - Saviour of the universe
Flash - ah - He'll save every one of us
- Seemingly there is no reason for these
- Extraordinary intergalactical upsets
- What's happening Flash ?
- Only Doctor Hans Zarkov formerly at NASA
- Has provided any explanation
Flash - ah - he's a miracle
- This morning's unprecedented solar eclipse
- Is no cause for alarm
Flash - ah - king of the impossible
He's for ev'ry one of us
Stand for ev'ry one of us
He'll save with a mighty hand
Ev'ry man ev'ry woman ev'ry child
With a mighty flash
- General Kala, Flash Gordon approaching
- What do you mean Flash Gordon approaching?
- Open fire - all weapons
- Despatch war rocket Ajax to bring back his body

Flash - ah
- Gordon's alive!
Flash - ah - he'll save ev'ry one of us
Just a man with a man's courage
He knows nothing but a man
But he can never fail
No one but the pure in heart
May find the golden grail
Oh oh - oh oh
- Flash Flash I love you
- but we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth

Flash

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He's a Pinball Wizard!

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Now that would be cool...right Bigfoot! [Cool]

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Now you know what to get me for Xmas!!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
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Stephen Sommers (Mummy, Van Helsing etc) is apparently making a Flash Gordon movie. Before people start panicking about destroying the integrity of the original (a film which I will always love and watch everytime it comes on the TV) it is confirmed that he is not making a remake but will instead be basing his workl more closely on the old Flash Gordon comics. Expect special effects galore and a popcorn lovers movie and I think that's what you'll get. Expect oscar winning performances and script and you may be disappointed. I'll be following developments on this one closely...
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I love it! Of course the acting bad ....its supposed to be, right? Its just such a silly movie you gotta love it. It makes me feel happy when Im sad.
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Smayt Shatner
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Ironically,it was George Lucas and his mystical beard who were originally planning to make a Flash Gordon movie back in the 70's.
His script was turned down and he ended up makin' this other sci-fi stuff,called er...
STAR WARS i think [Eek!]
Oh the weird world of Hollywood eh!!!!
My personal fave in Flash was Klytus.So mean and moody and voiced by i think,Peter Wyngarde who apparently used to be in 60's UK spy shows..
Jason King and Department S.
But of course after Star Wars in 77'.nearly every sci-fi movie in some way copied it.You can see echoes of S.W in Flash Gordon,eg- when you look at the costumes for the villains,apart from MING the VASE (sorry cant help myself),all the uniforms are very military in there styling,as are Stormtroopers in S.W.
But of course the clothing in Flash is still just a little bit camp,especially his pants.
Tight and white.... no need!
Classic.

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GORDONS ALIVE!!!!!!
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Who said that? was it Ming or was it Brian Blessed?
Ive met Brian and he says it wasnt him that said it.Now since meeting him i havent seen the movie so im unsure.Need to see it again.
But everyone reckons its Big Brian,except Big Brian.
???????

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It was Brian Blessed that said "Gordon's Alive!!

I am 100% sure of it,I can't believe he doesn't remember. I thought he was so funny in Flash Gordon.

The one scene that freaks me out, is when Ming tells the guy to fall on his sword, and then the guy goes to kill Ming, and he freezes him, and then he stabs him in the stomach with the sword, I can never watch that part.

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Brian Blessed turned on our Christmas lights in Northampton this year......... [Cool]
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Oh it's cheesy all right.
"Flash, I love you. But we only have fourteen hours to save the earth." ... is about as cheesy as it can get.
But I love that line. That's every Hero and Damsell in Distress - movie ever made put in one sentence.
Got to love that film.
[Smile]

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You gotta love how the Wedding March is the same in space as it is on Earth...
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Yea, Valley...Tha's the coolest pinball ever! I need one for my collection.
I love that sword he has. I would love to find a replica of it to buy.

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So E.A,Mr Blessed turned on your Xmas lights eh?
Well i can beat that ....
When i met him,Brian asked me if i(and others) wanted to join him in climbing Mount Everest.
But being as the weight loss on such an expedition in such high altitudes is very severe and being as im 10stone and a bit,the chances are i would have died.
So thanx anyway Brian but i reckon im gonna give it a miss.

Just as a bit of useless information for ya....
when Brian first climbed Everest he went up just under 18 stone,when he came back down he was 8 stone.Ive seen the pictures people.Grim!!!

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Yes FLASH has cheesy dialouge to spare. A great "Drinking movie". My favorite line is when when Dale goes to tell Flash all she's been through after he rescues her and he says "Save that story. You can tell it to our kids." WHAT A GROANER! Some movies are so good bad they stop being bad and start being art! FLASH is one of em.
Is it on dvd yet? Must...get...copy!

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Out soon Mama.
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It is out but,man,the prices are pretty steep! I looked on half.com and amazon and the cheapest I can get it for is like $35!!!!
You would think a used copy should go for about $10....but, noooooo....$35.

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thats shocking,especially for a film thats been around for 20 years or so.
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