Purple Death from Outer Space

Genre: Sci-Fi - Horror
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Purple Death from Outer Space is a 1966 American feature length compilation of the first half of the 1940 serial Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe. A second feature with footage from the final half of the serial was used to complete another 1966 feature film Perils from the Planet Mongo. Both were made available directly as made-for-TV movies.When the Earth is attack by a mysterious substance causing death and leaving the victim purple, Dr Zarkov, Flash Gordon, and Dale Arden discover the deaths are caused by one of Ming's spaceships from the planet Mongo. The trio go to the planet to bring an antidote back to the Earth and thwart Ming's schemes.The film manages to turn the original Universal serial into a fast moving and coherent film, though the majority of Anne Gwynne's scenes are cut.Les préludes by Franz Liszt

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