The Way of All FleshPosted: July 15, 2010
Listening to something on the radio today I was surprised at the mention of this film. Slipping into nostalgia I realised I’ve got some fond memories of this movie – and not for the reasons most people might expect. I remember watching it and being surprised at the comedy and wry mockery of the old Flash Gordon Serial. At the time I remember wondering why they bothered inserting all the porn. No seriously it’s not as bad a film as you might think. And if gratuitous nudity bothers you then there’s always the fast forward button.
Then there’s the character names: Flesh Gordon (natch), Dale Ardor, Emperor Wang (nuff said) and … Flexi Jerkoff. I don’t think names get much better than that.
Oh and The Great God Porno voiced by Coach.
What was most surprising was the number of serious film people involved: Rick Baker (several Oscars…), Jim Danforth (animator) and allegedly John Dykstra (yeah, the Star Wars guy).
Is it best to leave this film consigned to rose-tinted past or worth having another look?