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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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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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Not to be confused with the original "Flash Gordon" See more »

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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 original version of the Penisaurus was scrapped because it bore such an uncanny similarity to a human penis that it made the animators uncomfortable to work with. See more »

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In one of the first scenes, a character clearly says, "Dr. Gordon, all of us here are aware of the total degragation that has overcome the masses." Obviously, he was meant to say "degradation." See more »

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Emperor Wang the Perverted: See how you like my Royal Flush, Earthling!
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Spoofs Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938) See more »

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An unusual and surprisingly successful blending of low budget genres
13 May 2002 | by (Oregon USA) – See all my reviews

The filmmakers of Flesh Gordon spent so much effort lovingly recreating the look and feel of the original Flash Gordon serials of the 1930s that they actually created a soft porn movie with real (if very modest) cinematic worth. In fact, it's in some ways superior to the original Gordon flicks - particularly its special effects - with an extensive and surprisingly good use of stop-action animation.

Fortunately, sub-par acting is common in both porn and the old serials and this adds to the authentic feel of this parody. But there is also some genuine acting going on too. The best actors in the movie deliberately over-play their roles to wonderful effect. Emperor Wang and Dr. Flexi Jerkoff brilliantly recreate the essence of Emperor Ming and Dr. Zarkov. Craig T. Nelson gives the voice of the monster a kind of laid back (yet lewd) sophistication. It's a voice that reminds me of Bing Crosby, which makes the scene just plain weird.

What makes this film work is that instead following the usual porn formula of using the plot as a mere device to show sex, Flesh Gordon uses sex as the fundamental source its humor, enthusiastically blending the rather banal soft-core porn of the seventies with the hackneyed storylines of the thirties. The sex takes the hackney out of the story, and the story takes the banality out of the sex scenes.

Is this movie a masterpiece? Clearly... OBVIOUSLY... not. But it is distinctive and original. Flesh Gordon is an unusual case where the quite good and the very bad somehow manage to complement each other and average out to make a very entertaining movie.


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