Comic-strip Sci-Fi Double Feature
FLASH GORDON / BARBARELLA
Friday, July 12 - 7:30PM Egyptian Theatre
The San Diego Comic-con International is quickly approaching and for those lucky to attend - and even if you’re not - here is a prime chance to get your geek on.
“Flash Gordon. Quarterback. New York Jets.”
First FLASH GORDON kicks off the 80s with a little help from Queen. Sam J. Jones plays the lead with Timothy Dalton and Max Von Sydow along for the ride.
If he hadn’t been cut from the Jets, maybe Tim Tebow could have been the next Flash. We’ll never know now…
“Make love? But no one’s done that for hundreds of centuries!”
Then Jane Fonda sexes up space as BARBARELLA as she battles the evil Durand Durand and looking stylish while doing it.
A 35mm print of FLASH GORDON will be screened and BARBARELLA will be DCP.
1980 / Universal / 111 minutes / Directed by: Mike Hodges
Like the early-1930s serial, director Mike Hodges’ FLASH is surprisingly faithful to Alex Raymond’s original comic strip, with just the right balance of action, tongue-in-cheek humor and mind-blowing production design (here courtesy of wizard Danilo Donati), with a score by none other than Queen! Relative unknowns Sam Jones and Melody Anderson play Flash and Dale, but the supporting cast is full of heavyweights, including Max Von Sydow (as Ming), Topol (as Dr. Zarkov), Ornella Muti (as Aura), as well as Lina Wertmuller favorite Mariangela Melato (SWEPT AWAY) and future James Bond Timothy Dalton.
1968 / Paramount / 98 minutes / Directed by: Roger Vadim
Jane Fonda, the final word in comic-strip space heroines, trips the light fantastic in director Roger Vadim’s delightfully whacked-out romp in the 41st century, an acid-trip lightshow of a universe populated by blind birdman John Phillip Law, one-eyed dominatrix Anita Pallenberg (Keith Richards’ onetime girlfriend!) and galaxy dictator Durand-Durand (Milo O’Shea) and his orgasm machine. Ultra-groovy soft-psych soundtrack by Bob Crewe and The Glitterhouse. With David Hemmings and Marcel Marceau.