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Director: Edward D. Wood     Starring: Bela Lugosi
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40131847
UPC: 014381850420
UPC 14: 00014381850420
Rating: NR
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This is it! The most popular Atomic Age cult film of the twentieth century. Winner of two Golden Turkey Awards for Worst Picture and Worst Director of All Time, the immortal Edward D. Wood, Jr.! It's all here, the not-so-special effects, aliens in skating skirts zooming around in string-powered flying saucers to implement the ninth plan of Earth's conquest (the first eight failed) with an army of zombies (well, three actually), Vampira, Tor Johnson and Bela Lugosi in his legendary "postmortem" performance (with Ed's chiropractor standing in for Bela after his death). This truly original movie, Ed Wood's Citizen Kane, is a hymn to all those who have ever tried to create something intelligent and meaningful, only to fail miserably every step of the way.

Special Features

  • Also includes the retrospective documentary Flying Saucers over Hollywood: The Plan 9 Companion (1992, 111 min.), featuring interviews with stars Gregory Walcott, Carl Anthony, Paul Marco, Vampira and Conrad Brooks, plus sci-fi historian Forrest J. Ackerman and directors/fans Sam Raimi and Joe Dante.
  • Editor's Note
    PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE is Ed Wood's unintentionally hilarious film in which aliens plan to take over the world by resurrecting only three corpses. Horror icon Bela Lugosi died during production and was replaced by a chiropractor who hid his face behind a cape. The film also features Vampira and wrestler Tor Johnson. Quite possibly the best bad movie ever made, PLAN 9, with its hubcap flying saucers on strings, is sure to entertain.


    Video Features DVD, Special Edition

    Technical Info

    Release Information
    Video Mfg Name Studio: Image Entertainment
    Video Release Date Release Date: 8/21/2007
    Video Play Time Running Time: 78 minutes
    Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1956
    Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 8504
    Video UPC UPC: 00014381850420
    Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

    Audio & Video
    Video Original Language Original Language: English
    Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
    Video Color Spec Video: B&W

    Cast & Crew

    Video Cast Info Bela Lugosi
    Video Cast Info Lyle Talbot
    Video Cast Info Tor Johnson
    Video Cast Info Paul Marco
    Video Cast Info Vampira
    Video Cast Info Dudley Manlove
    Video Cast Info Edward D. Wood Jr. - Director
    Plot Summary
    If some creatures from outer space have their way, the earth's dead will rise again to conquer the living.| One of the most famous of all cult classics -- fans claim it's the worst film ever, and love it for just that.

    Memorable Quotes

    "My friends, can your heart stand the shocking facts about grave robbers from outer space?" (Criswell, in opening)

    "We haven't always fired at them... For a time, we tried to contact them by radio, but no response. Then they attacked a town. A small town, I'll admit, but nevertheless a town of people. People who died." (Colonel Edwards)

    "Plan 9,... Ah yes, Plan 9 deals with the resurrection of the dead. Long distance electrodes shot into the pineal and pituitary glands of recent dead..." (Ruler to Eros)

    "We do not want to conquer your planet, only save it... If you persist in denying us our landings, then we must only accept that you do not want us on friendly terms. We then have no alternative but to destroy you before you destroy us. With your ancient juvenile minds, you have developed explosives too fast for your minds to conceive what you are doing. You are on the verge of destroying the entire universe. We are part of that universe..." (Eros, in a message to Earth)

    "Well, wouldn't it be better to kill a few now, than, with their meddling, permit them to destroy the entire universe?" (Eros to his cohort, Tanna)

    Professional Reviews

    Sight and Sound
    "...The fondly regarded auteur's best known work..." 02/01/2001 p.64

    Entertainment Weekly
    "...It's the divine inspiration for everything from MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 to Tim Burton's Oscar-winning Ed Wood..." 01/11/2002 p.30

    Product Attributes

    Product attributeActor:   Wood,Ed Jr.
    Product attributeLabel:   Image Entertainment
    Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
    Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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