Flesh Gordon

Flesh Gordon

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Director: Bill Osco, Howard T. Ziehm

Cast: Bill Osco, Howard T. Ziehm, Jason Williams, Suzanne Fields

     
 

The X rated science fiction spoof Flesh Gordon makes its way to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by co-director Howard…  See more details below

Overview

The X rated science fiction spoof Flesh Gordon makes its way to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by co-director Howard Ziehm, restored footage, and the original theatrical trailer. Hen's Tooth has done a commendable job with this cult favorite.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Nathan Southern
This adults-only spoof of the 1930s Flash Gordon serial actually outdoes Mike Hodges' PG-rated Flash Gordon movie on several levels. Though the double-entendres in Flesh are a bit silly (such as the raunchy character names), and such sexual inclusions as a wild orgy and a gay fellatio scene feel overly lewd within the softcore context of the movie, the film succeeds thanks to a witty script, a game cast, and surprisingly competent low-budget special effects. The most memorable fantasy scenes include an animated battle with a massive Hydra-like monster called a Penisaurus that has phalluses for heads, and a terrific claymation sequence obviously inspired by Ray Harryhausen, where Gordon takes on a giant, horny satyr that rampages through the countryside (voiced by an uncredited Craig T. Nelson!). It's obvious that co-directors Bill Osco and Howard Ziehm created the picture on a shoestring, which makes the ingenuity of their visual creations that much more impressive; the filmmakers also exude a great deal of affection for the characters and scenarios. Though not entirely successful, this is still one of the best of the X-rated genre parodies that emerged during the porno chic era - it's miles ahead of Osco's 1976 Alice in Wonderland, The Erotic Adventures of Pinocchio, and the Jaws send-up Gums. As such, it merits a look.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/1999
UPC:
0759731404822
Original Release:
1972
Rating:
NR
Source:
Henstooth Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
19,737

Special Features

15 minutes of restored footage ; Original theatrical trailer; Chapter search feature; Audio commentary by director Howard Ziehm

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jason Williams Flesh Gordon
Suzanne Fields Dale Ardor
Joseph Hudgins Dr. Flexi Jerkoff
John Hoyt Prof. Gordon
Michael Benveniste Actor
William Hunt Actor
Candy Samples Actor
Susan Moore Actor
Craig T. Nelson Voice of Satyr

Technical Credits
Bill Osco Director,Producer
Howard T. Ziehm Director,Cinematographer,Producer,Special Effects
Abbas Amin Editor
Richard Baker Special Effects
Michael Benveniste Screenwriter
John Brasher Sound/Sound Designer
Walter R. Cichy Associate Producer,Special Effects
Ralph Ferraro Score Composer
Donald L. Harris Art Director
Lynn Rogers Special Effects

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Scene Index

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1. Dr. Jerkoff's Lab [13:28]
2. Penisaurus Cave [11:55]
3. Princess Amora [9:09]
4. Chief Nellie [12:56]
5. The Beetleman [6:44]
6. A Royal Flush [12:38]
7. Rapist Robots [6:03]
8. Monster Of Death [2:12]

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Flesh Gordon 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cheap. Stupid. Hokey and not very erotic or interesting. A big waste of money! I saw the movie in a theater in an upscale neighborhood in the early 1970s when X-rated films were still shown in normal theaters. I thought it was one of the most erotic movies I'd seen. Hadn't seen that many to that point. So when I got a gift certificate to BN, I bought the DVD, among other things. It came and I was VERY disappointed. I guess I'd forgotten how bad it was. Extremely bad acting, even by X-movie standards. (Well, maybe not, but ...). Extremely bad 'effects' -- among the worst you'll ever seen anywhere. No beginning film-maker would be caught dead doing such silly models and animations nowadays. It might be a 'classic' in somebody's book. If so, it is a terrific argument for trashing and forgetting such 'classics' forever. Embarrassing. In a word. I barely could sit through it. Kept hoping it would get interesting. Didn't
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a totally cheesey flick filled with retarded adult humor. Any person into spoofed Sci-Fi movies should enjoy this one. I give it T.I.T.P.O.I.T.S.