The Ed Wood Collection - A Salute to Incompetence
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Here on two diabolical discs are six feature-length films written by and/or directed by and/or starring the unforgettable (or is it unforgivable?) Ed Wood. Plus the original documentary The Ed Wood Story, including exclusive interviews with such luminaries as Dolores Fuller, Bela Lugosi Jr., Martin Laudau and Johnny Depp, among others.
GLEN OR GLENDA? (1953) The cross-dressing classic that started it all, with Wood as a triple threat writer, director, and star, along with future Plan 9 co-stars Bela Lugosi, Dolores Fuller, Lyle Talbot, and Conrad Brooks.
JAIL BAIT (1954) Ed Wood goes film noir with this cautionary tale of a naïve young man who is lured into a life of crime. Dolores Fuller and Lyle Talbot co-star once again, and future Hercules Unchained star Steve Reeves has his first speaking role in this film as a police lieutenant.
BRIDE OF THE MONSTER (1955) One of Woods most-celebrated...er...creations, with Bela Lugosi as a mad scientist who kidnaps people and tries to turn them into super-men using atomic power. Tor Johnson and Paul Marco make their Ed Wood debuts as Lobo and Kelton the Cop, dis-respectively.
THE VIOLENT YEARS (1956) Wood penned the script for this good-girls-gone-bad tale, helmed by veteran western director William Morgan. In something of a switch from Glen or Glenda, the girls dress up as boys in order to commit their crimes! Timothy Farrell of Glen or Glenda and Jail Bait is the only Ed Wood returnee here.
NIGHT OF THE GHOULS (1959) Wood is back behind the megaphone again as the director and writer of this strange tale that is arguably worse than Plan 9 From Outer Space (if such a thing is possible). Western star Kenne Duncan is Dr. Acula (get it?), a phony spiritualist who conducts fake séances. Tor Johnson and Paul Marco reprise their perennial roles as Lobo and Kelton the Cop.
PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (1959) Woods piece de resistance (or piece of something). The grand-prize winner of so many so-bad-its-good lists, this horror/sci-fi curiosity has something to do with evil (and kinda bitchy) aliens who come to earth and resurrect the dead, using these vampire-zombies to help them take over the world. Starring Wood favorites Lyle Talbot, Tor Johnson, Paul Marco, Bela Lugosi, and Tom Mason (Woods wifes chiropractor) as Belas double (since Lugosi died before principal photography had commenced).
BONUS FEATURE: The Ed Wood Story An affectionate look at E.W. featuring clips and interviews with those who knew and admired him, including Dolores Fuller, Johnny Depp, and Martin Landau.
Approx. 7-1/2 hrs.
Top Customer Reviews
I found this to be very much worth the nine dollars I spent for it, would've spent more. It is a simple 2-disc DVD compilation of Ed Wood's movies, including "Glen or Glenda", "Bride of the Monster", "Plan 9 From Outer Space" and "Jail Bait", along with a small collection of interviews with various people, including Johnny Depp, Tim Burton and Dolores Fuller. The quality was surprisingly good, I was very impressed! I highly recommend this collection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not Criterion quality video, but certainly watchable. 5 stars for presenting "Glen or Glenda" in the only UNCUT version I've ever seen on DVD. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MJB
Ed wood greats films in a two disk DVD set, you can't go wrong with a classic cheesy horror/thriller movie, can't beat the legendary Ed WoodPublished 6 months ago by sebastian death perez
little differant movies from what im used to watching... they are ok thoPublished 15 months ago by glenn spick
For being the worst director in history, these movies are quite watchable. It is amusing to find the flaws in scenery and makeup. Read morePublished 17 months ago by trx_41
The logo that appears on the bottom right of the screen is barely noticeable, so it's not going to interrupt your movie. Read morePublished on January 9, 2014 by Kelcey Baten
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