Personal blog - and temporary home page until new website is finished - of writer, editor and graphic artist Christopher Mills

Friday, April 27, 2007

News: Flash DVD Art!

Check out the cover art by Alex Ross for the upcoming Flash Gordon: Saviour of the Universe Edition from Universal Home Video. Ross is well-known to be a fan of the character and the flick; I'm stunned that anyone at Universal was on the ball enough to hire him.

ADDENDUM: Apparently Ross makes it into the Bonus Features, too. Here are the main extras on this SE DVD, according to the Universal press release I just got:
• ALEX ROSS, RENOWNED COMIC ARTIST, ON FLASH GORDON - World-renowned comic artist Alex Ross talks about his favorite movie of all time, Flash Gordon, and about how the film has inspired him in his life and work.
• WRITING A CLASSIC: SCREENWRITER LORENZO SEMPLE, JR. - Screenwriter Lorenzo Semple, Jr. speaks about the deliberately campy script for Flash Gordon.
• FLASH GORDON 1936 SERIAL EPISODE - Chapter One of Planet of Peril.
Excuse me? "Writing a Classic?" Hey, I like the movie as much – okay, much more – than the next guy (unless the next guy is Alex Ross), but c'mon! A "classic?"


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Andrew Glazebrook said...

Fabulous movie and great box art !!