VCI Home Video brings you the original Flash Gordon among others…

We also just got some new title announcements from VCI Home Video in today that you may find interesting. On February 22, VCI will release Sacco and Vanzetti, day and date with its VHS release, starring Milo O’Shea, Cyril Cusack, Geoffrey Keen, William Prince, and Riccardo Cucciolla as Nicola Sacco and Gian Maria Volonte as Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Carrying a suggested retail price of $24.99, the DVD will contain the movie’s original theatrical trailer, the original Motion Picture soundtrack, and a 16×9 enhanced transfer.

Also coming on February 22 is the 1966 comedy Las Vegas Hillbillys, starring Jayne Mansfield, Mamie Van Doren, Ferlin Husky, Sony James, Robert V. Barron, and Richard “Jaws” Kiel. The 1967 sequel
Hillbillys In A Haunted House will also be released on the same day, both carrying a $19.99 SRP.

As a very special treat, VCI Home Video will release a Collector’s Edition of the 1940 Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe, starring Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Anne Gwynne, Frank Shannon, and Lee Powell. Based on the Comic Strip adventures created by Alex Raymond, this is the third and final installment of the Flash Gordon serial trilogy. It is considered the best and most polished of the three. Containing the original 12 serial chapters released by Universal Pictures, and takes Flash,
Dale and Dr. Zarkov on a whirlwind of adventures, as the planet hopping hero seeks to stop the “Purple Death”, a ravaging plague released on Earth by that most merciless of villains, Ming, the Emperor of Mongo! The DVD will carry a $29.99 retail price and include a never-before-seen interview with Buster Crabbe, a Buster Crabbe commentary from his University speaking tours, and a Personal Archive photo gallery.

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