Color Commentary: FLASH GORDON with Sam J. Jones In-Person!

Director Mike Hodges
Year 1980
Starring Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow
Rating PG
Run Time 111min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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With actor Sam J. Jones (Flash!) IN-PERSON providing live commentary OVER the film! Come in your best super-hero costume for our post-film Costume Ball following the film.

He's here to save every one of us! Sam J. Jones comes to the Alamo Drafthouse Littleton to kick off our new program, Color Commentary, with a special screening of the 1980 cult-classic FLASH GORDON. And Sam won't just be introducing the film, he's going to sit down, watch it with you and provide his own live commentary track OVER the film sharing his favorite stories, jokes and behind-the-scenes scuttlebutt! What was it like to audition for the role of Flash? How many 'Flash' t-shirts did he go through? Any romantic sparks between him and Melody Anderson? Can he go anywhere without someone singing the theme song to him? These and many more mysteries could be revealed at this once in a lifetime screening!

About the film FLASH GORDON:
Heroic earthling Flash Gordon saves the world from the nefarious Ming the Merciless in this lavish, intentionally campy adaptation of the famous sci-fi comic strip. The story is as basic as space operas get: Ming (Max von Sydow) has developed a plan to destroy the Earth, and Flash (Sam J. Jones) and his attractive companion, Dale Arden (Melody Anderson), are called upon to stop him. Along the way, Flash must battle Ming's goons and the temptations of a luscious space princess. Previously the basis for a more straight-faced 1930s adventure serial, Flash's story is mined here for exaggerated, cartoon humor by screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr., a central figure in the similarly campy '60s Batman television series. The simplistic plot mainly serves as an excuse for spectacular sets and cartoonish action sequences, all set to an appropriately over-the-top rock score by Queen.
 

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