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.
All of the main cast members were signed for multiple films. The first movie didn't do as well as expected, so the sequels were never made.
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: ...
There are many blue-screen compositions where characters or items appear partly transparent. This is probably due to the copying process for the travelling mattes that were used to superimpose the effects shots over one another.
The opening credits are being played along with various clips of the original comic book strips, along with drawings of character models, all accompanied by the trademark song "Flash" by Queen.
The 1993 Universal Laser Disc is complete with all deleted scenes listed in the other comments present on that disc, as well as the trailer being added at the end of the film. Reports from people who saw the film's preview in early 1980 indicate that there were several additional scenes of Flash on Aboria with Prince Barin.
$3,934,030 7 December 1980
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