- Number of Discs: 3
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 12 hours, 58 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: October 3, 2000
- Originally Released: 1936
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Box Set
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Boxed Set includes three titles. SPACE SOLDIERS: In this, the first film version of the popular comic strip, a distant planet has broken its orbit and is heading straight for Earth. Renowned scientist Dr. Hans Zarkov builds an escape rocket and is joined by ex-Yale football star Flash Gordon and Dale Arden, a beautiful young woman Flash has just met. They land on the fantastic runaway planet, Mongo, only to tangle with its evil ruler, Ming the Merciless, who has dastardly plans for our three heroes. Crabbe is the quintessential Flash in this 13-episode saga which was made for a then-expensive $350,000, setting a new "adult" standard for the usually more cheaply-made, kiddie-oriented movie serials of the 1930's. Flash's next incarnation was in a 1953 television series. Contains all 13 episodes!
FLASH GORDON'S TRIP TO MARS: Complete and uncut 15 episodes starring "Buster" Crabbe.
FLASH GORDON CONQUERS THE UNIVERSE: Contains the original 12 chapters released by Universal Pictures of the sci-fi action serial based on the Alex Raymond comic strip.
Description by Image Entertainment:
All three Flash Gordon serials in one box! "Space Soldiers" (1936, 245 min., 13 episodes) - Internationally renowned polo player and Yale graduate Flash Gordon and the lovely Dale Arden are enlisted by Dr. Hans Zarkov on his quest to save Earth from being destroyed by the runaway planet Mongo. "Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938, 299 min., 15 episodes) - A mysterious beam of light emanating from Mars is sucking the nitrogen from the Earth's atmosphere, and only Flash Gordon can stop it, battling Queen Azura, the Clay People of Mars, and his mortal enemy Ming the Merciless! "Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe" (1940, 234 min., 12 episodes) - A rocket is dropping purple dust into the Earth's atmosphere, causing instant death! Can Flash Gordon stop the madman from Mongo while retrieving the antidote to the death dust from the frozen planet of Frigia'
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