The fine folks at studio canal are releasing the 1980 classic flash, Gordon, on 4k later this year in a five-disc collectors edition box set. They have now released a trailer previewing the painstaking restoration coming our way, as well as revealing the content contained within the set. This is not your standard 4k update, as it is packed with bonus features and was supervised by directors Mike Hodges personally.
Flash Gordon stars Sam Jones as the football star turned hero, with the legendary Max von Sydow as ming. Melody Anderson stars as dale and Timothy Dalton is aboard as prince’s brain. The movie was adapted from the original 1930s comic strip of the same name. While it was not a huge hit its day, it has gone on to achieve true cult status.
Aside from the collector’s edition, flash Gordon 4k will also be released on Blu – ray, steel book, DVD, and digital on August 3. Unfortunately, for the time being, it is only available in the UK but hopefully, it will get approved for release elsewhere down the line.
The re-release is available for pre-order now from the studio canal. Be sure to check out the trailer and artwork for yourself. Studio canal did not stamp on the good outside the restoration. The five-disc set is packed with bonus features, as well as a 32- page booklet, the original soundtrack a feature-length documentary, and much more.