[45] Life After Flash not only celebrates the 1980 classic featuring interviews with cast, crew and fans including Melody Anderson, Brian Blessed, Peter Wyngarde, Mark Millar, Robert Rodriguez, Stan Lee and Brian May, but also explores the aftermath of when star Sam J. Jones went up against one of the most powerful producers in Hollywood: Dino De Laurentiis. The final frame shows Ming's ring being picked up by the hand of an unseen person. A video game adaptation for the Atari 2600 was developed by Sirius Software and published by 20th Century Fox Games in 1983. BRIAN Blessed is a larger-than-life actor known for his booming voice, ... Aside from Flash Gordon, Brian has brought his mercurial talent to a number of other blockbusters. There's hope for the Earth, though, when the intrepid team discovers Polarite, the antidote to the pandemic, found only in the barren, cold reaches of Frigia. He was portrayed by Brian Blessed in the cult 1980 film Flash Gordon. The film stars Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Ornella Muti, Max von Sydow and Topol, with Timothy Dalton, Mariangela Melato, Brian Blessed and Peter Wyngarde in supporting roles. Flash is forced to fight Barin in a death match, but Flash instead saves Barin's life, causing Barin to join him. However Clute expressed dislike for Flash Gordon's humorous, self-aware tone, adding the actors "are all just playing, and we know it". Flash and the hawkmen attack Mingo City in Ajax and Kala activates the defenses as Ming's and Dale's wedding begins. Flash pretends to attack Mingo City alone on his rocket cycle. Flash Gordon has since become a cult classic with fans of science fiction and fantasy. The Queen’s favourite movie is not On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, The King’s Speech, Bohemian Rhapsody … or even The Queen. Flash Gordon star Brian Blessed says he will personally hunt down anyone who tries to remake Mike Hodges’ 1980 sci-fi classic, and murder them. Zarkov believes the disasters are being caused by an extraterrestrial source pushing the moon towards Earth, and has secretly constructed a spacecraft that he plans to use to investigate. On Earth, New York Jets football star "Flash" Gordon boards a small plane, where he meets travel agent Dale Arden. The print is surrounded by LED lights and more Flash Gordon images and a plaque and mounted and framed. Flash Gordon is a 1980 space opera film directed by Mike Hodges, based on the King Features comic strip of the same name created by Alex Raymond. "[28] Von Sydow (Ming) received a good deal of praise for his performance, but Jones (Gordon) was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor. Mid-flight, the cockpit is hit by a meteorite and the pilots are lost. They force her to confess and Ming orders her banished to the ice moon Frigia once his wedding to Dale has taken place. In a somewhat unexpected twist, the 94-year-old monarch’s favourite film is in fact Flash Gordon, according to one of the stars of the 1980s sci-fi adventure, Brian Blessed. The trio is brought before Ming, who orders Dale be prepared for his pleasure. 88 on the Rotten Tomatoes Journey Through Sci-Fi List (100 Best-Reviewed Sci-Fi Movies). Barin fights through Ming's guards and gets to Sector Alpha 9 and deactivates the lightning field before Ajax hits it. [42] The 2014 Dynamite Flash Gordon comic also contained several allusions to the film, including having Vultan speak the line "Gordon's alive?!". A fantastic opportunity to own a signed and highly collectable Flash Gordon print which has been personally signed by actors Brian Blessed and Sam J Jones at the For the Love of Sci-Fi event which took place in December 2019! [14][15] De Laurentiis then hired Mike Hodges to direct.[13]. The entire film got way out of control. I had a great time. The film's soundtrack was composed and performed by the rock band Queen. En route, Aura teaches Flash to use a telepathic communicator to contact Dale. Flash contacts Vultan, who is hiding on Arboria, and they plot an attack on Mingo City. The film follows star quarterback Flash Gordon (Jones) and his allies Dale Arden (Anderson) and Hans Zarkov(Topol) as they unite the warring fa… For the film's soundtrack by the rock group Queen, Freddie Mercury composed a song called "Vultan's Theme". 'Flash Gordon': Watch our 30-minute Q&A with Sam J Jones and Brian Blessed. Dale is locked in Ming's bedchamber but, encouraged by Flash, she escapes. Now, however, thanks to Brian Blessed, the legendary actor with the distinctive voice, we have the answer. [60], An animated film was under development at Disney/Fox with Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi writing and directing. He drags himself off the rocket nose, seriously wounded, and Flash offers to spare his life if he will stop the attack on Earth. Brian Blessed has heaped some Brian Blessed-sized praise on Flash Gordon as the sci-fi classic celebrates its 40th anniversary. However, the film's UK distributor, Thorn EMI, controlled U.S TV rights. [61] In August 2019, the animated film was canceled. [24] It went on to gross $27,107,960 in the United States and Canada. On 7 August 2007, Universal Pictures released a "Saviour of the Universe Edition" DVD in North America to coincide with The Sci Fi Channel's new television series. [10] Several attempts at sequels and reboots have been made, but none have entered production. Sir David Attenborough and Brian Blessed OBE have both received their first dose of the Covid vaccine. A Shakespearean (and friend of fellow sci-fi veteran Patrick Stewart), Blessed's wildly exuberant performance oddly became a career-defining role, with fans often uttering his catchphrases "Gordon's Alive?" Flash Gordon has been revealed to have strong links to the other Queen - Her Majesty. [19][20][21] The following weekend, the film did less well, with a drop of 50% in grosses. As they escape, Flash sees Zarkov being brainwashed by Klytus, the metal-faced head of the secret police. Em 1936, a Universal Pictures, inspirada no sucesso dos quadrinhos, resolveu fazer o seriado Flash Gordon, sob direção de Henry McRae e estrelado por Buster Crabbe. Barin names Vultan the leader of their armies. He lets her know he is alive, meanwhile Aura starts kissing him. Shop Flash Gordon [DVD]. [23] By the fourth weekend it was being pulled from major markets and had grossed $14.3 million in its first 24 days. The film was released in 1981 on VHS, Betamax and MCA DiscoVision, and re-released in 1998 on both Laserdisc and Region 1 DVD via Universal. In November 2007, Sam J. Jones and Melody Anderson together created a new commentary track for the StudioCanal DVD edition of the film. [62], CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (, The singular phrase was much-used to refer to British Prime Minister, 72nd Edinburgh International Film Festival, Flash Gordon: The Official Story of the Film, Battlestar Galactica: Saga of a Star World, "Gordon's alive! To coincide and promote the film, Bally Manufacturing produced and released a Flash Gordon pinball machine in early 1981. Klytus arrives, and Flash and Barin kill him. Flash refuses and Ming gives the order to destroy Vultan's kingdom along with Flash. Jones (playing himself) also appears in the film during a manic party sequence and in the film's conclusion. Zarkov says he doesn't know how they will get back, but they will try. Brian Blessed claims the Queen watches sci-fi film Flash Gordon every Christmas The actor, aged 83, even says the cosmic romp is our monarch’s favourite film He famously booms the line that has become his catchphrase: ‘Gordon’s alive!’ In a somewhat unexpected twist, the 94-year-old monarch’s favourite film is in fact Flash Gordon, according to one of the stars of the 1980s sci-fi adventure, Brian Blessed. The film follows star quarterback Flash Gordon (Jones) and his allies Dale Arden (Anderson) and Hans Zarkov (Topol) as they unite the warring factions of the planet Mongo against the oppression of Ming the Merciless (von Sydow), who is intent on destroying Earth. A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth. Flash, Dale and Zarkov discuss returning to Earth. # maudit # flash gordon # brian blessed # mike hodges # flashahaaa savior of the universe # star wars # the phantom menace # episode i # episode one # star wars episode 1 # maudit # flash gordon # brian blessed # mike hodges # flashahaaa savior of the universe # movies # beard # signature # robin hood # bearded Prince Vultan : [War Rocket Ajax is under heavy laser fire from Mingo City. [32], Reviewing the film for The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, John Grant stated the film was "Rather heavy-handed in its attempts at Parody" and that it used "stark garishness to compensate for appalling spfx"; he concluded that Flash Gordon "is a gaudy cliché whose charm should not be underestimated". It was released in Region 2 in 2001 (Japan) and again in 2005 (UK/Europe); with the 2005 release including commentary by Brian Blessed winning the "Commentary of the Year" award from Hotdog Magazine for his humor and enthusiasm. Renowned broadcaster and naturalist, Sir … ‘The Queen loves Flash Gordon’: Brian Blessed claims Her Majesty is a huge fan of the ’80s sci-fi classic… and watches it with her grandchildren every Christmas Brian Blessed claims the Queen watches sci-fi film Flash Gordon every Christmas The actor, aged 83, even says the cosmic romp is our monarch’s favourite film He famously booms … Ajax Cockpit. Flash Gordon star Brian Blessed says he will personally hunt down anyone who tries to remake Mike Hodges’ 1980 sci-fi classic, and murder them. He later recalled: Dino wanted to make Flash Gordon humorous. Flash Gordon actor Brian Blessed has encouraged us all to ‘wear a bloody mask’ with a passionate pandemic-themed animation. Please note, due to the weight of this item, it is … Before the film's run in theaters, a sequel was considered and according to Brian Blessed on the Region 2 DVD commentary for Flash Gordon – Silver Anniversary Edition, the sequel was going to be set on Mars, as a possible update of the Buster Crabbe serials. That was silly, because Flash Gordon was never intended to be funny. Talking to Yahoo as the film enjoys its 40th anniversary and a flashy 4K remaster, Blessed thunders: “They must never, never ever try to make a remake! Momentum's DVD collector's edition is a decent set, including commentaries by Hodges and Brian Blessed, an on-camera interview with Hodges, stills gallery, the excellent theatrical trailer and the first chapter of the last Flash Gordon serial, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe. The outspoken star says he was once approached to appear in a gritty reboot and told them to "eff off". The untold story of Flash Gordon", After Star Wars, science fiction tried to reconnect with the past, "Flash Gordon: Actor Sam J Jones on the Skye connection", "Lorenzo Semple, Jr. My chair is the one that says Don't Sit Here You're Not A Movie Star", "Gordon's Alive! It is a favourite of director Edgar Wright, who used the film as one of the visual influences for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Flash Gordon actor Brian Blessed has encouraged us all to ‘wear a bloody mask’ with a passionate pandemic-themed animation. Absolutely priceless! Christopher John reviewed Flash Gordon in Ares Magazine #6 and commented that "Flash Gordon could have been a good film, but the cheap shots, uneven acting, and too familiar story have destroyed what could have been a new classic. The rocket launches, taking them to Mongo, where they are captured by Ming's troops. The interview came as part of a promotional tour for the 40th anniversary reissue of the film. Cut to Int. Life After Flash not only celebrates the 1980 classic featuring interviews with cast, crew and fans including Melody Anderson, Brian Blessed, Peter Wyngarde, Mark Millar, Robert Rodriguez, Stan Lee and Brian May, but also explores the aftermath of when star Sam J. Jones went up against one of the most powerful producers in Hollywood: Dino De Laurentiis. It's fun to see it done with energy and love and without the pseudo-meaningful apparatus of the Force and Trekkie Power... Is it fun? It was released worldwide in 2019.[9]. [36] Reviewing Flash Gordon for The Dissolve website, Keith Phipps stated, "Flash Gordon is, like Batman, entertaining for kids and a different sort of entertaining for grown-ups, who pick up on the goofiness...But there’s more than a whiff of condescension to it, too, as if it’s ridiculous to even consider Raymond’s vision of clashing heroes and villains as anything but comedy fodder."[10]. I n a somewhat unexpected twist, the 94-year-old monarch’s favourite film is in fact Flash Gordon, according to one of the stars of the 1980s sci-fi adventure, Brian Blessed. Brian Blessed claimed the 1980 adaptation of Flash Gordon is the Queen's favourite movie in an online interview promoting its 40th anniversary. [58] On 15 January 2016, Mark Protosevich was hired to rewrite the film's script. Knowing this will bring retribution, Vultan orders the hawkmen to evacuate, leaving Barin, Flash, Dale and Zarkov behind. Flash Gordon starred Brian LeDuc as Flash, Kim Ehrich as Dale Arden, John Pelkey as Ming, and Julie Hamric as Princess Aura. Additional orchestral score pieces were composed by Howard Blake. Producer Dino De Laurentiis, who had previously overseen two other comic book adaptations, Danger: Diabolik and Barbarella (both 1968), had held an interest in making a Flash Gordon film since the 1960s. Films with screenplays by Lorenzo Semple Jr. CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown, Articles with unsourced statements from December 2020, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 January 2021, at 12:05. [22] In its third weekend, its average grosses fell a further 20% but grossed $2,394,000 from 1,400 screens. Moreover, animation does not solve Flash Gordon’s essential issues. The screenwriter Fans Love to Hate – Part 2", "Sequel Baiting Endings That Didn't Work", "Weekend Domestic Chart for December 5, 1980", The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction, "Flash Gordon – Saviour of the Universe Edition", "Curtis Stigers on Twitter: "On the set of Ted 2. Barin and Flash take turns sticking their hands into a hollow stump with a giant scorpion-like wood beast inside. Can science 'prove' there's an afterlife? BRIAN Blessed is a larger-than-life actor known for his booming voice, brute physical strength and exceptional anecdotes. Mingo City's lightning field can only be penetrated by flying Ajax into it at a suicidal speed. Now, however, thanks to Brian Blessed, the legendary actor with the distinctive voice, we have the answer. Together, Flash Gordon, Dale Arden, and Dr. Zarkov trace the plague to the planet Mongo and archfiend Ming the Merciless! Zarkov tries, but is unable to deactivate the shield from Kala's control room. [43], In 2018, Life After Flash, a feature-length documentary directed by Lisa Downs and produced by Ashley Pugh, had its world premiere at Chattanooga Film Festival,[44] followed by the European Premiere at the 72nd Edinburgh International Film Festival. The film stars Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Ornella Muti, Max von Sydow and Topol, with Timothy Dalton, Mariangela Melato, Brian Blessed and Peter Wyngarde in supporting roles. Flash is at the controls. The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, horses and queens, and prime ministers, they all want me to say, ‘Gordon’s alive!’, it’s their favourite film.”. Following the credits, the text "The End" is shown on the screen before a question mark (?) Initially, producer De Laurentiis wanted Italian director Federico Fellini to direct the picture; although Fellini optioned the Flash Gordon rights from De Laurentiis, he never made the film. Flash Gordon star Brian Blessed says he will personally hunt down anyone who tries to remake Mike Hodges’ 1980 sci-fi classic, and murder them. Acclaimed comic book artist Alex Ross names the film as his favorite film of all time. The star of camp sci-fi classic claims the monarch … and "Who wants to live forever?" Brian Blessed: Flash Gordon is the Queen's favourite film. Gallery: 2020 Primetime Emmy nominees: See their reactions (Wonderwall), “The Queen, it’s her favourite film, she watches it with her grandchildren every Christmas.”, The 83-year-old actor followed up by impersonating Her Majesty’s voice, saying: “You know, we watch Flash Gordon all the time, me and the grandchildren. Flash Gordon came out 40 years ago ... Brian Blessed was there, so I really shouldn’t have bothered – but I ended up sitting and watching it all the way through. – which, 40 years later, remains the most repeated, reused, and recycled quotation from both the film and Blessed's career. Aura returns and is taken prisoner and tortured by Klytus and General Kala. [12][13] De Laurentiis then hired Nicolas Roeg to make the film. The film was originally released in North America via Universal Studios. At the end, he is appointed the General of the Armies when Prince … Klytus informs Ming that Gordon's alive and is given authority to find the responsible party. Blessed's performance as Prince Vultan lodged the veteran stage and screen actor into the United Kingdom collective consciousness for the utterance of a single line – "Gordon's alive?!" Blessed has said in an interview Flash Gordon is Elizabeth’s top choice to watch with her grandchildren, and most likely her great-grandchildren, each Christmas. I n a somewhat unexpected twist, the 94-year-old monarch’s favourite film is in fact Flash Gordon, according to one of the stars of the 1980s sci-fi adventure, Brian Blessed. I never thought the character of Flash in the script was particularly good. Kael described Flash Gordon as having "some of the knowing, pleasurable giddiness of the fast-moving Bonds...The director, Mike Hodges, gets right into comic-strip sensibility and pacing". This special edition does not include the cast and crew interviews of the Region 2 release. Universal has retained the domestic theatrical and home video rights, while the international rights passed on through different distributors, eventually residing with StudioCanal. [55], Since 2015, a new Flash Gordon film has been in the works. Flash takes control and manages to crash land into a greenhouse owned by Dr. Hans Zarkov. Blessed played King … A distrustful Barin, in love with Aura, agrees not to kill Flash, but then forces him to perform a deadly ritual. Although StudioCanal now holds those rights due to ownership of the EMI film library, they licensed them to MGM for U.S syndication, which explains why MGM's logo appears on current television airings. [51][52] Flash Gordon was released on Blu-ray on 15 June 2010.[53]. "[29], The film received overall positive reviews, holding an 83% approval rating at the film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, based on 47 reviews. Unlike Stewart, he doesn't seem to mind. Heroic earthling Flash Gordon saves the world from the nefarious Ming the Merciless in this lavish, intentionally campy adaptation of the famous sci-fi comic strip. Aura asks the Prince to keep Flash safe. [34] Peter Nicholls in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction gave a negative verdict on Flash Gordon: "Apart from the fetishistic costumes...there is little of interest in this tongue-in-cheek, lurid fantasy, which tries to make a Comic-strip virtue of wooden acting. A comic book adaptation, written by Bruce Jones and illustrated by classic Flash Gordon artist Al Williamson (himself not a fan of the movie due to its overall campy nature, numerous script changes and resulting alterations to his artwork[46]), was released by Western Publishing to coincide with the film's release. [38] Horror punk musician Wednesday 13 based the song "Hail Ming" on his album The Dixie Dead (2013) on the film. [3][30][31] The film ranked No. in his presence. 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Broadband ISPs Don't Want You Buying One, But They Are Not Illegal, You Will Never Have To Scrub A Toilet Again If You Try This New Toilet Cleaner. In other words, one of the MOST PERFECT MOVIES EVER! Yeah, sort of, it is."[26]. Together, Flash Gordon, Dale Arden, and Dr. Zarkov trace the plague to the planet Mongo and archfiend Ming the Merciless! On 3 May 2016, Ted vs. Directed by Mike Hodges. ... Let this be known forever as Flash Gordon's Day! She attempts to kill Zarkov, but Barin shoots and kills her. Flash Gordon is a 1980 space opera film directed by Mike Hodges, based on the King Features comic strip of the same name created by Alex Raymond. is appended which makes it a cliffhanger ending. Flash Gordon (1980) Brian Blessed as Prince Vultan. 11/08/2020, 6:59 am Updated: 11/08/2020, 7:33 am. Ming is impressed with Flash and offers him lordship over Earth in exchange for loyalty. [57] 20th Century Fox hired JD Payne and Patrick McKay as screenwriters, while Matthew Vaughn was in talks to direct. Brian Blessed claims Flash Gordon is the Queen’s favorite film. But there was no pressure to make it any better. Brian Blessed has claimed that the Queen revealed to him that her favourite film is Flash Gordon, the 1980 sci-fi in which he stars as Prince … [27] Richard Combs in the Monthly Film Bulletin called it "an expensively irrelevant gloss on its sources. Brian Blessed played King Vultan in the 1980 Flash Gordon movie. Meanwhile, Princess Aura overpowers her guard and frees Barin and Zarkov from the execution chamber. # maudit # flash gordon # brian blessed # mike hodges # flashahaaa savior of the universe # star wars # the phantom menace # episode i # episode one # star wars episode 1 # maudit # flash gordon # brian blessed # mike hodges # flashahaaa savior of the universe # movies # … This article is more than 5 months old. It also described Semple's script as "similarly bland, its occasional witticisms notwithstanding". In a somewhat unexpected twist, the 94-year-old monarch’s favourite film is in fact Flash Gordon, according to one of the stars of the 1980s sci-fi adventure, Brian Blessed. Ming's evil laugh echoes as the ending credits roll. Flash flies the rocket ship into the city's wedding hall and the ship's bow impales Ming. In October 2007, a high definition transfer of the film premiered on the MGM HD cable/satellite channel. A novelisation of the film by Arthur Byron Cover was published in 1980.[47]. [13] De Laurentiis also considered hiring Sergio Leone to direct the Flash Gordon film; Leone refused, because he believed the script was not faithful to the original Raymond comic strips. There's hope for the Earth, though, when the intrepid team discovers Polarite, the antidote to the pandemic, found only in the barren, cold reaches of Frigia. Jun 6, 2016 - Explore Chris Romero's board "Vultan cosplay" on Pinterest. Aura and Flash flee to Arboria, kingdom of Prince Barin. Ming orders Zarkov be reprogrammed and Flash executed. To relieve his boredom, Emperor Ming the Merciless of the planet Mongo declares that he will play with and destroy Earth by remotely causing natural disasters. Flash Gordon opened on 825 screens in the United States and Canada and grossed $3,934,030 in its opening weekend, finishing top of the US box office. Ming refuses and attempts to use his power ring on Flash, but his power falters and nothing happens. In a somewhat unexpected twist, the 94-year-old monarch’s favourite film is in fact Flash Gordon, according to one of the stars of the 1980s sci-fi adventure, Brian Blessed. See more ideas about Flash gordon, Brian blessed, Hawkman. It was a fantastic re-working of the old TV series into a feature film, complete with 50's style special effects and intentionally primitive wire work. ... Brian Blessed … Barin and Aura become the new leaders in Ming's place. He then aims the ring at himself and is seemingly vaporized by its remaining power, seconds before the counter to the destruction of the Earth reaches zero. Brian Blessed claims the Queen’s favourite film is Flash Gordon: ‘She watches it every Christmas’ Jacob Stolworthy @Jacob_Stol Monday 10 August 2020 18:42 General Kala dispatches the war rocket Ajax to kill Flash, but the hawkmen ambush and seize the rocket. 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Did you notice this fun fact the … Ming's ship arrives and he orders Barin, Zarkov and Dale to be taken aboard. Why Is Everybody Snapping Up This New Smartwatch? With Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Topol. Flash Gordon: Sam J Jones, Brian Blessed and Mike Hodges on the origins of a “visual masterpiece” and the sequel that never was We may earn commission from … Blessed has said in an interview Flash Gordon is Elizabeth’s top choice to watch with her grandchildren, and most likely her great-grandchildren, each Christmas. Flash volunteers to stay at the helm to ensure success and enable the hawkmen to invade the city. [42] In this adaptation, Klytus again serves as Ming's main henchman. Ming's beautiful daughter, Princess Aura, seduces Ming's surgeon into saving Flash, who she is in love with. [25] Roger Ebert also praised Flash Gordon, stating "Flash Gordon is played for laughs, and wisely so...This is space opera, a genre invented by Edgar Rice Burroughs and Hugo Gernsback and other men of unlimited imagination harnessed to definitely limited skills. Zarkov then reveals he resisted the brainwashing, and escapes Mingo City with Dale. BRIAN is one of Britain’s most recognisable actors, with roles as diverse as TV series Z Cars through to movies like Flash Gordon and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Blessed has said in an interview Flash Gordon is Elizabeth’s top choice to watch with her grandchildren, and most likely her great-grandchildren, each Christmas. [39][40][41], The Dynamite Entertainment comic Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist drew on several elements of the 1980 film, including the reappearance of the villain Klytus (who does not appear in the original comic strips). [10] Critical reception during and since the film's initial release has been generally favorable,[7] and it has since gained a significant cult following. We kept fiddling around with the script, trying to decide whether to be funny or realistic. “Everywhere I go, they all want me to say ‘Gordon’s alive!’,” Blessed, who stars as Prince Vultan in the film, told broadcaster Edith Bowman on Yahoo Movies. [48][49], Titan Books also announced the publication of their book on the making of the film entitled Flash Gordon: The Official Story of the Film by John Walsh to be published in October 2020.[50]. [16], According to a 2012 interview in Maxim, Sam J. Jones had disagreements with De Laurentiis of some kind and departed prior to post-production, which resulted in a substantial portion of his dialogue being dubbed by professional voice and dramatic actor, Peter Marinker; but whose identity was long considered unknown, even to Jones. 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