There was only one Ed Wood. To call the man different is a bit of an understatement. One thing is for sure though … for better or worse, Ed has become a legend, and a new box set is on the way that celebrates the very best (and worst) from the world’s most infamous filmmaker.
From the Press Release
Ed Wood was an American screenwriter, director, producer, actor, author, and editor who often performed many of these functions simultaneously. In the 1950s, Wood made a number of cheap genre films (and attempted a number of failed TV pilots), now enjoyed for their technical errors, unsophisticated special effects, large amounts of ill-fitting stock footage, idiosyncratic dialogue, eccentric casts and outlandish plot elements, although his flair for showmanship gave his projects at least a modicum of critical success.
Wood’s popularity waned soon after his biggest “name” star, Bela Lugosi, died. He was able to salvage a saleable feature from Lugosi’s last moments on film, but his career declined thereafter. Toward the end of his life in the 1970s, Wood made semi-pornographic movies and wrote pulp crime, horror, and sex novels. His real infamy began two years after his death, when he was awarded a Golden Turkey Award as The Worst Director of All Time. His cult following is legion and this collection features some rare footage of the master at work.
This six disc box set includes some invaluable visuals and special features.
Featured in the collection are:
Jailbait – 71 min (1954)
Bride of the Monster – 69 min. (1955)
The Violent Years – 79 min. (1958)
Plan 9 From Outer Space – 79 min. (1958)
Sinister Urge – 71 min. (1960)
Orgy of the Dead – 92 min. (1965)
Snow Bunnies – 85 min. (1972)
Drop Our Wife – 75 mi. (1972)
Fugitive Girls – 90 min. (1974)
Beach Bunnies – 89 min. (1976)
Hot Ice – 102 min. (1978)
Trick Shooting With Kenne Duncan – 9 min.
Cross Roads Avenger – 24 min.
The discs include intimate interviews with Ed Wood’s widow KATHY WOOD, his long-time leading lady DOLORES FULLER, and exploitation film producers STEVEN APOSTOLOF & JOE ROBERTSON. These revealing, tragic and funny interviews have never been seen in their entirety, and are presented UNCUT and UNCENSORED.
Among the other special features are:
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