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FLASH GORDON 40th Anniversary Five-Disc Collector’s Edition 4K Box Set Hits This August

StudioCanal will unleash director Mike Hodges’ space opera Flash Gordon on 4K in a five-disc collector’s edition box set and on Blu-ray, Steelbook, DVD, and digital in the U.K. on August 3.

This new version was scanned from the original 35mm negative, requiring over 500 hours of manual restoration that included repairing serious damage, color grading, and additional VFX work to remove previously visible strings. 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.

Check out the trailer, poster, full list of special features, and more below.

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Five-Disc Collector’s Edition Contents

  • The 4K Blu-ray plus two Blu-ray discs
  • Bonus Blu-ray Disc of Life After Flash, the 2017 feature documentary celebrating the film and it’s star, directed by Lisa Downs
  • Original CD Soundtrack by Queen & Howard Blake
  • 32-page booklet
  • 16 page Titan mini book (The Story of Flash Gordon)
  • Reproduced booklet of the first strip of original comic books
  • Poster of original artwork
  • 4 artcards of various incarnations of Flash film posters across the years
  • 1 sew-on ‘Flash patch’

Disc One – 4K Blu-ray

  • Brand new 4K restoration of the film, supervised and approved by director Mike Hodge
  • New Lost in Space: Nic Roeg’s Flash Gordon (also iTunes extra)
  • Audio commentary with Mike Hodges
  • Audio commentary with Brian Blessed
  • Behind the scenes of Flash Gordon
  • Stills gallery (also iTunes extra)
  • Storyboards gallery (also iTunes extra)
  • Original theatrical trailer

Disc 2 – Blu-ray

  • Interview with Mike Hodges
  • Interview with comic book artist Alex Ross TBC
  • Interview with screenwriter Lorenzo Semple, Jr. TBC
  • Episode 24 of Flash Gordon (1979-1982): The Survival Game / Gremlin’s Finest Hour
  • Sam Jones’s acting start
  • Entertainment Earth on Flash Gordon merchandise
  • Bob Lindenmayer discusses deleted scenes and original endings
  • 35th Anniversary Greenroom
  • 35th Anniversary reunion featurette
  • Renato Casaro extended interview
  • Brian Blessed anecdotes
  • Melody’s musings
  • On the soundtrack (Brian May & Howard Blake)
  • Easter Eggs
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Mike Hodges said: “I’m very grateful to StudioCanal for this brilliant 4k restoration. The restoration captures perfectly the vivid colors of the sets, skies, and costumes. It also corrects some of the problems encountered with the special effects system we used. With Chroma key compositing we could insert skies, rocket ships, hawk-men, pretty well whatever we wanted, into the blue backing built into the studio sets. The problems came later when we had to eliminate, for example, the wires used on the hawk-men. We were eventually successful but even then some 35mm prints were variable and the wires would be back again. With this new restoration, that problem is thankfully laid to rest. Of course Chroma key is primitive by the side of the current process, CGI (Computer Generated Imaging). That said I’m pleased we stuck with the old fashioned system. CGI would have been too slick. After all, Flash Gordon was a cartoon strip from the 1930s brought back to life on celluloid some five decades later.”

StudioCanal will unleash director Mike Hodges’ space opera Flash Gordon on 4K in a five-disc collector’s edition box set and on Blu-ray, Steelbook, DVD, and digital in the U.K. on August 3.

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