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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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Storyline

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:

| (collector's edition) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The producers were plagued with financial difficulties and many of the crew members went unpaid. FX man David Allen was so apprehensive about working on the film that he insisted on being paid cash at the end of each day, but his fellow crew members weren't so lucky. After a series of long delays resulting in unpaid salaries, ten of the FX members decided to hold 8,000 feet of the film's effects sequences hostage until the producers forked over their wages. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dr. Flexi Jerkoff: [Looking at the castle] Wow! That's fabulous!
Flesh Gordon: No it isn't, it's only a set.
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Alternate Versions

The 1988 UK video release was cut by 1 min 16 secs by the BBFC to heavily edit the forced seduction of Dale by one of the lesbian warrior women and to remove a closeup of the shaved pubic region of one of Chief Nellie's guards. The 2001 widescreen Special Edition DVD is fully uncut. See more »

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Spoofs Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940) See more »

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Fun Parody of The Original
25 October 2003 | by moonman-6See all my reviews

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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