In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, two films that fell short of expectations at the box office, but whose reputation has endured.

1980’s Flash Gordon was nearly directed by Nicolas Roeg (with Sergio Leono and Federico Fellini rumoured), and when it did get going, there was a sequel planned from the off. But things didn’t go to plan.

Disney’s animation The Hunchback Of Notre Dame remains one of its darkest family films – and a huge corporate problem at the studio meant it could fly a little under the radar.

Stories of both are told in this episode.

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