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Catalog Number 13-006
Format Extended Play CLV
MPAA Rating
Running Time 112 minutes
Release History

Extended Play Version

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Red
Retail Price $29.95
Issued March 30, 1981

Side Chapters Running Time
1 4 54min 37sec
2 4 54min 24sec
8 109min 01sec
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Large Open-Top
Side-Open Sticker

Pressing Notes

Due to mastering limitations, (CLV was limited to 55 minutes per side) Flash Gordon got attacked by a run-away pair of scissors in its DiscoVision treatment. There are a few very good copies to be had, but one must look hard. The disc includes the MCA Videodisc standard "shrinking numbers" artwork at the end of side 1 and at the beginning and end of side 2.

Release History

MCA Home Video released a restored version of Flash Gordon on LaserDisc (Catalog #: 13006) in 1985, returning the film to its full 111 minutes. MCA/Universal Home Video released a Widescreen (2.35:1) Digital version of Flash Gordon (Catalog #: 41518) in July 1993. All LaserDisc versions of the title are out of print. The latest widescreen transfer was utilized by Image Entertainment when they licensed the title for release on DVD in March 1998. The original edition had a mastering flaw and the title was recalled and in May 1998 issued a corrected version. When buying copies of this title, be sure you get the later edition which has a different catalog number. The correct number is ID4630USDVD. It's also worth noting that Image reduced the price on the title in the two month period between editions. As of this update, the correct List Price is $24.99.

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