ANDY FISH

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

FLASH GORDON: PURPLE DEATH from OUTER SPACE

This is the feature version of the great Flash Gordon Serial FLASH GORDON'S TRIP TO MARS-- the three Flash Gordon serials of the 1930s-40s were the direct inspiration for both Star Wars and Indiana Jones and feature amazing special effects (for their time).  Buster Crabbe is the best Flash Gordon ever on the screen and Charles Middleton is perfect as Ming the Merciless.

I'd recommend you watch the full serials but if you are someone who has trouble with the continued storytelling the feature versions are fast paced entertainment.

Flash Gordon Spaceship to the Unknown is the feature version of the original Flash Gordon Serial and it's even better than Purple Death because there is no comedy relief character in this one-- those almost are never funny.