Olympic Gold Medalist Larry “Buster” Crabbe, the only actor to play Tarzan, Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon, stars as Alex Raymond’s science fiction comic book hero, in his quest to once again save the Earth!
This time, Flash must stop deadly chemical warfare that has been unleashed on millions of innocent people. With his fellow adventurers Dale Arden (Carol Hughes), Prince Barin of Arboria (Roland Drew) and Dr. Hans Zarkov (Frank Shannon), they make their way to the planet Mongo, the source of the plague. Flash must go head-to-head with his arch-enemy, Ming the Merciless (Charles Middleton) through the mountainous icecaps of Frigia, populated by the Rock People who launch bizarre “walking bombs.”
At every turn, Flash and his compatriots are dogged by Ming’s henchmen, who will stop at nothing see our heroes fail. Against all odds, Flash ingeniously foils Ming’s evil plot in a dramatic and daring conclusion that will have you on the edge of your seat!
Ahead of its time, Flash Gordon Conquerers the Universe inspired George Lucas to write the Star Wars saga.
Flash Gordon Conquerers the Universe comes complete with all 12 thrilling chapters from the 1940 serial, in a new digital transfer with newly-restored sound and picture.