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
As detailed in a 1976 issue of Cinefantastique, such intense animosity had built up over the sprawling course of production between the porno filmmakers and the special effects team that the FX crew was uncredited for their work. See more »
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 »
[after stepping off the space ship and taking a deep breath]
Dr. Flexi Jerkoff:
Good, there's oxygen on this planet.
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Several X-rated scenes were filmed and an X-rated version of the film was printed then supposedly destroyed (although it is known to have received at least a limited distribution). See more »
This is a wonderful parody of the original serial version from the mid 1930s. The quality of acting, writing, directing, budget, costuming, and effects is dead on, almost a one-for-one match. Lots of great dialog, very quotable ("Good, there's Oxygen on this planet.").
There are two versions of this film floating around, the unrated version and a cut "R" version. The unrated version is the one to see! Most films can have "X" material edited out of them with no consequence, but not here. Whole sections of the plot (as thin as it is) are missing without the deleted footage.
This film features early work from Greg Jein, David Allen, Rick Baker, and Jim Danforth (who is listed with his name spelled backwards "Mij Htrofnad"). All went on to greater things in their careers.
Avoid the sequal from 1989, it tried too hard and fell flat on all fronts.
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