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Sam J. Jones stars as the quintessential comic strip hero, out to save the Earth from Ming the Merciless, in Mike Hodges’ visually ravishing sci-fi.
Science Fiction 1980 112 mins
Director: Mike Hodges
Sam J. Jones stars as the essential incarnation of Alex Raymond’s popular comic strip hero, bounding onto the screen to save the Earth from Ming the Merciless (Max von Sydow on splendid form), ruthless ruler of the planet Mongo. Mike Hodges directs with verve and wit, Queen provide the memorable score and Fellini’s frequent collaborator Danilo Donati provides costume and set designs that ravish the eye. And not forgetting a scene-stealing Brian Blessed with wings!
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