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Flesh Gordon (1974)

R | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 30 July 1974 (USA)
Emperor Wang (the Perverted) is leader of the planet Porno and sends his mighty "Sex Ray" towards Earth, turning everyone into sex-mad fiends. Only one man can save the Earth, football ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Williams ...
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Joseph Hudgins ...
William Dennis Hunt ...
Emperor Wang the Perverted (as William Hunt)
Candy Samples ...
Chief Nellie (as Mary Gavin)
Mycle Brandy ...
Prince Precious
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Priest (as Steve Grummette)
Nora Wieternik ...
Queen Amora
Lance Larsen ...
Emperor Wang's Guard
Judy Ziehm ...
Zerig
Leonard Goodman
Donald Lee Harris ...
(as Don Harris)
Howard Alexander ...
Balding Airplane Passenger
John Rowe ...
(as Jack Rowe)
Alan Sinclair
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Emperor Wang (the Perverted) is leader of the planet Porno and sends his mighty "Sex Ray" towards Earth, turning everyone into sex-mad fiends. Only one man can save the Earth, football player Flesh Gordon. Along with his girlfriend Dale Ardent and Professor Flexi-Jerkoff, they set off towards the source of the Sex Ray, unaware of the perils that face them! Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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An outrageous parody of yesterdays' super heros! See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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30 July 1974 (USA)  »

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Flesh Gordon, praktor '069' enantion tou planiti 'Porno'!  »

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$700,000 (estimated)
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The film ends with a promise of a sequel: "Don't miss the next exciting episode - The Perils Of Flesh", which failed to materialize. A sequel of sorts was eventually released in 1989. See more »

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After Flesh, Dale and Jerkoff's brief orgy on the way to the planet Porno Dale is seen starting to get dressed. In the next shot she is naked again, and stays naked until Jerkoff gives her something to wear. See more »

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Prince Precious: With Wang out of the way, and his terrible regime dispersed, the Universe is once again safe for democracy and freedom. And the right of all to happiness, each to his own personal religious convictions.
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Spoofs Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940) See more »

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The original campy classic salute to bad movies
28 March 2008 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Anyone who doesn't like this movie, doesn't get it.

The directing is flat, the acting just plain awful, the makeup worse. yet 30 years after it was released, Flesh Gordon is still the funniest, cheesiest spoof of genre films outside The Simpsons.

Where else are you going to find alien sex rays, rapist robots, matching eye and nipple patches, and a narcissistic Harryhausenesque demon who would be perfectly at home in a disco if he weren't green, 40 feet tall and covered with scales?

The surprisingly good art direction (on a shoestring budget) and Hanna-Barbara sound effects finish the package.

In short, unless you're some easily-offended Christian republican in search of something to complain about, this is must-see material. And come to think about it, even if you are, you need to see it.


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