Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Life After Flash (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Executive produced by Sam J Jones (Flash Gordon himself), Life After Flash could have been an irritating fluff piece lacking any real depth or substance.  Thankfully then whilst it’s always a super affectionate look back at this genre defining classic, it’s also an honest one that looks at the good and the bad of the Flash Gordon legacy.  Oh and it’s also bloody brilliant.  Truth be told I love Flash Gordon and this documentary brings together almost all the remain key players (no Dalton sadly) for a look back at the film, the music and the aftermath of the film.  Featuring a super honest and reflecting Sam J Jones, peak Brian Blessed and a fascinating look at Brian May and Queen’s soundtrack, Life After Flash is a must for all Flash Gordon fans – old and new.

Best Bit: Brian May talks the soundtrack

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream (Amazon Prime)

If You Liked this Try: Flash Gordon, VHS Massacre: Cult Films and the Decline of Physical Media, Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four

8 out of 10 stars



Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

Listen To The Podcast…

#RossAndPhilTalkMovies on Instagram

Darren Shahlavi Interview (2009): The Combat Magazine Series ...

Back in 2006-11 Phil’s Quick Review editor in chief Phil Hobden was the Film & TV editor and chief writer for the legendary martial arts focused Combat Magazine.  The …

Load More...