Originally Supplied by..: DoggPound (I\'m not him/them; just passing this along since I still haven\'t seen this on Mininova yet.)
Genre........: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Bitrate......: 4,901 Kbs
Aspect Ratio.: 2.35:1
Languages....: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles....: English (For The Hearing-Impaired), French, Spanish
Theatrical...: December 05, 1980
DVD Release..: August 07, 2007
Torrent Release date: October 25, 2007
IMDB URL.....: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080745/ 6.1/10 (9,511 votes)
Runtime......: 1 Hour 52 Minutes
Size.........: 4.37 GB (93 Files x 50 MB) 1 Disc
Flash Gordon (1980), Saviour of the Universe Edition - released on DVD in Aug. 2007, contains digitally remastered video and for the first time surround sound in Dolby Digital 5.1.
Plot Summary from IMDB: In this update of the 1930\'s comic strip, Flash is a football hero who is skyjacked aboard Dr. Zarkov\'s rocketship along with beautiful Dale Arden. The threesome are drawn into the influence of the planet Mongo, controlled by Ming the Merciless. Ming has been testing the Earth with unnatural disasters, and deeming it a threat to his rule, he plans to destroy it. He also intends to take Dale as his concubine. Flash must avoid the amorous attentions of Ming\'s daughter and unite the warring kingdoms of Mongo to rescue Dale and save our world.
Plot Summary from Amazon: When the totalitarian planet of Mongo decides on a whim to obliterate Earth, it\'s up to the lunk-headed quarterback Flash Gordon and his oddball companions to make the universe safe for democracy. Based on the classic (and infinitely more reputable) comic strip and its \'30s screen serialization, this cotton-candy-colored trash classic deserves immortality for Queen\'s unforgettably pulsating soundtrack alone. The legendary Max von Sydow appears to be having a blast as the evil Ming the Merciless, while Ornella Muti, as his daughter, is the living embodiment of what attracts adolescent boys to comics in the first place. (She makes Barbarella look mundane.) One of the most shamelessly entertaining movies ever made, this is a knowingly absurd sensory freak-out that\'ll have the viewer blissfully checking the sky afterward for signs of Hawkmen.