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Plan 9 From Outer Space (Colorized) (1959)

Gregory Walcott , Mona McKinnon , Edward D. Wood Jr.  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (363 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore, Tom Keene, Carl Anthony
  • Directors: Edward D. Wood Jr.
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Legend Films, Inc.
  • DVD Release Date: June 27, 2006
  • Run Time: 79 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (363 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #282,669 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Plan 9 From Outer Space (Colorized)" on IMDb

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Recognized on six continents as "the worst film ever made," this sci-fi travesty from Ed Wood features anti-nuclear aliens whose ships look like paper plates, Tor Johnson and Vampira as zombie slaves, Bela Lugosi in two minutes of stock footage (a stand-in with a cape took his place), and narration by famed psychic Criswell. "Can you prove it didn't happen?" Includes both the original black-and-white and the newly colorized versions. 93 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; audio commentary; featurettes; bonus footage; trailer; more.

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208 of 213 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GET THE CORRECT VERSION OF THIS DVD! June 7, 2000
After reading many of the other reviews of the "Plan 9 From Outer Space" DVD, the consumer MUST be aware there are two different companies that are distributing this movie on DVD. The first is PASSPORT which, from all the other reviews seem to say, should be avoided. Apparently the company has their logo visible on screen the ENTIRE movie and featurette which follows. And they also don't even include a chapter index. The other company which distributes this movie is IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT. This is the version I have and THIS is the DVD to get of "Plan 9". (The cover of my version is the one has displayed in the picture above.) The picture quality is near perfect and the Dolby Digital Mono sound is excellent. And. . . .no annoying logo in the bottom corner of your screen. While the (seemingly) inferior PASSPORT version supposedly has a few interviews cobbled together from Tim Burton's "Ed Wood" press junket, the IMAGE version includes a 111 minute documentary which includes some of the stars of Plan 9 (including Vampira) as well as cult horror directors Sam Raimi and Joe Dante! It's two movies for the price of one! So unless you're a die-hard Johnny Depp fan and NEED to have a couple of clips of him speaking, the IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT DVD is the absolute one to purchase. I believe offers both so just beware. And if you're thinking of buying one from an on-line auction make sure you ask the person selling which version they have. I hope this helps.
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84 of 90 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars be sure that you buy the better of 2 DVDs of this film January 14, 2001
Plan 9 is just as bad as everyone says it is (buy it buy it buy it!), so this review is just a reminder for you to purchase the better of the two DVDs that Amazon offers of this title.
Do NOT buy the Passport Video has horrible sound and the picture lighting throbs between dark and bright through the entire film. Passport Video also included a watermark of their logo in the bottom right hand corner of the screen that lasts throughout the film. In addition to all of this, what is advertised on the package as "Show 2: THE ED WOOD STORY" is in fact 40 mins. of cobbled together interviews with Vampira, Johnny Depp, Ed Wood's wife, and one of Tor Johnson's neighbors. Sounds okay, but they are actually mind-bogglingly uninsightful and focus mostly upon Tim Burton's Ed Wood film.
The edition of this DVD that you will want to buy is the Image Entertainment version that includes the 111 min. documentary "Flying Saucers Over Hollywood" (which is a wonderful addition). This DVD has great sound and picture quality, vastly superior to Passport Video's piddly excuse for a quality DVD.
I know that it may seem counter productive to buy a more expensive release of the worst movie of all time, but you will appreciate the horrible experience of grave robbers from outerspace much more (and Image Entertaiment's documentary is great too).
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61 of 65 people found the following review helpful
Plan 9 From Outer Space is often called the worst movie ever made, but its entertainment value elevates it above many other films, even some of better quality. The plot moves along nicely and has little to no padding in it and the dialog and special effects are hilarious even if that was not the intent of the director, Ed Wood. Everyone who loves cinema should see this movie! The wobbly flying saucers on single strings, Swedish wrestler turned actor Tor Johnson, Bela Lugosi in his last role, Vampira and more make this an unforgettable film. It's so bad it's great. Sadly, the great Bela Lugosi died during filming, so look for Bela Lugosi's replacement in some scenes. He's not hard to spot as he is taller and looks nothing like Mr. Lugosi, hence he holds a cape in front of his face in every scene in which he appears!

The original black and white (b&w) version of the film is nicely restored on this DVD and the colorized version is of good quality and interesting as well. The colorization looks better on this disc than most and appears both rich and fairly natural. Mike Nelson, former head writer and host of the HILARIOUS Mystery Science Theater 3000 (aka MST3K, also available on DVD) provides a humorous commentary track that can be heard on either the original b&w or the color version of the film. Other extras include Mike Nelson's amusing "lost alien plans 1 through 8," some brief home movies of the famous cross-dressing director, Ed Wood, commercials produced by Ed Wood, faux comedic deleted scenes, and a color version of the movie trailer.

Fans of Plan 9 will appreciate the nicely restored picture and sound and the Mike Nelson commentary is highly amusing as expected. This DVD is a movie buff's dream. Don't miss it.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do NOT buy the Passport Video of Plan 9! August 30, 2004
As another reviewer mentioned, Passport Video has their logo "PIP" in the lower right hand corner throughout this DVD.

Hold up your hand if this sounds like a good idea.

Also, if you go to the menu and click on PLAY MOVIE (as you're likely to do) you'll not get to the movie, you'll get the INTERVIEWS. That's right Passport Video is a bunch if screwups!

To watch Plan 9 you have to go to CHAPTERS.

Avoid this disc.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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Not that PLAN 9 was worthy of the Criterion Collection, but it deserved a bit better than the presentation Passport has given it. The transfer is slightly above VHS and the mastering is pretty bad. Hell, even the old VHS tape looked better. Granted, it's a film in the public domain, but couldn't you have found better materials? Worst of all is the company logo that plays throughout most of the movie - like anyone would rip it off!! However, Passport does try to make some amends by offering interviews with some of Wood's cronies and with ED WOOD Johnny Depp and Martin Landau, interviews taken off a 1994 press junket. There are also trailers for 4 other Wood films, and even if they too vary in quality, they are fun to watch. The film is the real star and is worth owning in any format. I just wish this one were better.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Plan 9 from Outer Space
What can I say that hasn't been said, horrible, sets, horrible acting, horrible effects.. still it's so bad it's Good

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Published 1 day ago by The Dude
5.0 out of 5 stars Director Edwood totally misunderstood
Before you watch this movie, make sure that you watch the movie Ed Wood. It will give you all the insights to the actual movie plan nine from outer space.
Published 10 days ago by Steve Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars A Clasic 1950s Sci Fi/Horror
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Published 23 days ago by Lawrence C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Rifftrax Live! Version is better but the Three Riffer of Plan 9 is...
I always like the Live! versions better than the studio, the crowd, the extra riffers occasionally, the shorts all the extras (plus if your around seeing it actually live in a... Read more
Published 1 month ago by SA
5.0 out of 5 stars Plane Nine rocked my galaxy!!
For a film that tries to take itself seriously, it is such fun knowing that you are not supposed to take it seriously--Bela Lagosi at his usual best; When thinking of purchasing... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Deidre Ann
1.0 out of 5 stars This movie was terrible when it was made, BUT you just have to watch...
I watched this movie because it was an ED Wood classic. Ed Wood was by far the worst movie creator of all times, BUT his movies are so much fun to watch because it is so obvious... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Flying Jackolade
5.0 out of 5 stars It's so pathetically pitiful that it's wonderful!
I haven't had that much fun making fun of a movie since, well, never! The movie is THAT bad that it's great to watch. Read more
Published 1 month ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars Ok, so this movie is really bad.
I bought this movie because I saw the film "Ed Wood" by Tim Burton. I do recommend that movie, "Ed Wood" by Tim Burton is great! Read more
Published 2 months ago by StinkoDeMayo
4.0 out of 5 stars The Original Trainwreck You Love to Riff on Gets Riffed On...
Its the Mike Nelson team of MST3K riffing the ultimate bad movie... It's impossible not to enjoy making fun of this movie with Mike and Bill and the guys. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jason Taix
5.0 out of 5 stars The best worst movie ever!
I've seen this a dozen times and each time it gets worse, that is, better! Love the extras. Love the cast. Love the dialogue. Love the drama. Love the love story. Read more
Published 2 months ago by M. Waters
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Ok cheapie but really not as hilarious as you've probably heard
The Wise One may just be in the minority here.

Oh, come on, now. This thread is a bit harsh.
'Plan 9 From Outer Space' is one of the absolute worst, cheesisest pieces of celluloid to come out of Hollywood, and therefore very funny.
Also, hype is subjective sometimes.
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Jul 31, 2008 by Baron Sardonicus, Super Genius |  See all 4 posts
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