PG | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.
Leon Greene was dubbed by David de Keyser.
The Emperor Ming:
Klytus, I'm bored. What play thing can you offer me today?
Klytus: An obscure body in the S-K System, Your Majesty. The inhabitants refer to it as the planet... Earth.
The Emperor Ming: How peaceful it looks.
Klytus: Most effective, Your Majesty! Will you destroy this, er, Earth?
The Emperor Ming: Later....
When Dale and Flash are in the plane to leave Dark Harbor, they fasten their seatbelts as turbulence begins. When it gets really bad, Dale jumps into Flash's lap without unfastening her seatbelt.
When the ending title appears, a hand picks up Ming's ring and Ming is heard laughing. A "?" appears, making it "THE END?"
In the Universal Laserdisc and Video versions, the scene where Flash suggests using the curtains as parachutes while Zarkov flags down Ming's shuttle, as well as the scene where the young boy in Prince Barin's tribe asks to undergo the woodbeast test (complete with the shots of the beast inside) are cut. Also missing is Dale's fight with the guards & Ming's face from the meteor that attacks the plane. These scenes are restored on the Image DVD version.
$3,934,030 7 December 1980