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Flesh Gordon (1974)

R | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 30 July 1974 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Michael Benveniste (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Williams ... Flesh Gordon
Suzanne Fields ... Dale Ardor
Joseph Hudgins Joseph Hudgins ... Dr. Flexi Jerkoff
William Dennis Hunt ... Emperor Wang the Perverted (as William Hunt)
Candy Samples ... Chief Nellie (as Mary Gavin)
Mycle Brandy Mycle Brandy ... Prince Precious
Steve Grumette ... Priest (as Steve Grummette)
Nora Wieternik Nora Wieternik ... Queen Amora
Lance Larsen Lance Larsen ... Emperor Wang's Guard
Judy Ziehm Judy Ziehm ... Zerig
Leonard Goodman Leonard Goodman
Donald Lee Harris Donald Lee Harris ... (as Don Harris)
Howard Alexander Howard Alexander ... Balding Airplane Passenger
John Rowe John Rowe ... (as Jack Rowe)
Alan Sinclair 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flesh Gordon - Andata e ritorno... al pianeta Korno! See more »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Graffiti Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (in Metro Color) (credited on poster only)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

A number of up-and-coming special effects artists worked on the film, including Rick Baker, Jim Danforth, David Allen, and Dennis Muren. The effects ended up being so good that the film was actually in line for an Oscar nomination for visual effects; however, the Academy chose not to give an award in that category that year because so few films had featured visual effects. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

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 »

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Referenced in A Few Less Men (2017) See more »

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Good smutty humor, watch for good Harreyhausen-stylism.
16 March 2004 | by Moon-7See all my reviews

An underrated classic of adult humor. If you can find it in the original x-rated version, it's worth a watch. The campiness just drips from every scene and if you're an old fan of the Buster Crabbe serials, there is much to laugh at here as old cliches get "blown" away.

One thing I rarely see mentioned is the Harreyhausen-esque special effetcs..the skeleton soldiers were a delight, albeit lifted from the old Jason and the Argonauts film (at least stylistically).

The climax (sorry) with the stop-motion monster parodies both Flash and King Kong.

Dig through the credits to find Rick Baker and contemplate on how far he has come and, for SF fans, the early Bjo Trimble, long associated with the original Star Trek series and SF Fandom (Hiya Beej..grin).

Watch this back to back with the (other) modern Flash Gordon movie for a riotous evening with friends who like cheesy (but way fun) films.


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