Gordon’s Alive! Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of FLASH GORDON In Style

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Mike Hodges’ cult classic Flash Gordon in style with this cracking looking new release from Studiocanal.

Hodges’ Flash Gordon is a wonderfully executed piece of science fiction cinema which has become a cult classic since its release in 1980. The film will forever be known for a variety of reasons – from Brian Blessed’s bombastic Vultan (Gordon’s Alive!) and Queen’s infectious pop soundtrack to Gilbert Taylor’s lush cinematography.

The film is will play at Picturehouse Central in London and in select cinemas from 31 July, it will then be released on 4K UHD Collector’s edition, Blu-ray, Steelbook, DVD and digital on 10 August. The film will also screen as part of The Luna Drive In Cinema from August, with screening details available on their website soon. The pic will also be distributed by Studiocanal in France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand this Summer.

Check outage disc extras below – 


The UHD, DVD and Blu-Ray Disc 1 includes: 

  • The main feature (1 hr 47)

  • New Lost in Space: Nic Roeg’s Flash Gordon (also iTunes extra)

  • Audio commentary with Mike Hodges

  • Audio commentary with Brian Blessed

  • Behind the scenes of Flash Gordon 

  • Stills gallery (also iTunes extra)

  • Storyboards gallery (also iTunes extra)

  • Original theatrical trailer


Blu-Ray Disc 2 includes:

  • Interview with Mike Hodges

  • Episode 24 of Flash Gordon (1979-1982): The Survival Game / Gremlin’s Finest Hour

  • Sam Jones’s acting start

  • Entertainment Earth on Flash Gordon merchandise

  • Bob Lindenmayer discusses deleted scenes and original endings

  • 35th Anniversary Greenroom

  • 35th Anniversary reunion featurette

  • Renato Casaro extended interview 

  • Brian Blessed anecdotes 

  • Melody’s musings 

  • On the soundtrack (Brian May & Howard Blake)

  • Easter Eggs 


The 5 disc Collector’s Edition includes:

  • The UHD and 2 Blu-ray discs

  • Bonus Blu-Ray Disc of LIFE AFTER FLASH, the 2017 feature documentary celebrating the film and it’s star, directed by Lisa Downs

  • Original soundtrack by Queen & Howard Blake

  • 32 page booklet 

  • 16 page Titan mini book (The Story of Flash Gordon)

  • Reproduced booklet of the first strip of original comic books

  • Poster of original artwork

  • 4 artcards of various incarnations of Flash film posters across the years

  • 1 sew on ‘Flash patch’

TECH SPECS – 1980 / Feature running time: 1hr47mins / Certificate: DVD: PG – Blu-ray, Steelbook & Collector’s Edition: 15

RRPs – DVD £17.99 / Blu-Ray £22.99 / Steelbook £39.99 / Collector’s Edition £69.99

Theatrical Release: In Cinemas from July 31st 

HE Release: August 10th (4K UHD Collector’s edition, Blu-ray, Steelbook, DVD and digital)

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