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Ed Wood [Blu-ray]

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  • Blu-ray
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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • A stranger-than-fiction true story of the early career of Edward D. Wood, Jr., the undisputed "worst movie director of all time," Tim Burton's ED WOOD is nevertheless a delightful, zany, and ultimately moving film. Wood was the auteur behind GLEN OR GLENDA? (1953) and PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (1959), and it is during the making of these two no-budget flicks that Wood is profiled. His friendship with the aging, drug-addicted, former film star Bela Lugosi--who he cast in his movies--is one of the most poignant characters ever portrayed on film. Wood had an infectious enthusiasm which inspired his cohorts, including transsexual wannabe Bunny (Bill Murray), the psychic Criswell (Jeffrey Jones), and behemoth wrestler Tor Johnson (George "The Animal" Steele). To a large extent, ED WOOD celebrates bad filmmaking raised to the level of a fine art form. With his fetishistic style of dressing in for pumps, narrow skirts and angora sweaters, Ed Wood was as much of an outsider as his actors. Perhaps the final irony is that ED WOOD may be one of the best films of all time about one of the worst filmmakers of all time.

    Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor 1994 Martin Landau Oscar winning actor, ED WOOD

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  • Credits
    Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bill Murray, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jones, G.D. Spradlin, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vincent Philip D'Onofrio, Mike Starr, Max Casella, Lisa Marie, Juliet Landau, Clive Rosengren, Ned Bellamy, Danny Dayton, Bill Cusack, Biff Yeager, Joseph R. Gannascoli, Melora Walters, Conrad Brooks
  • Critic Reviews
    "...An A+ movie about a B-movie geek..." - Recommended
    Premiere

    Ranked #5 in Entertainment Weekly's "10 Favorite Films of the '90s" - "...[Burton's] finest film....Sublime and touching..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...ED WOOD is Burton's most successful piece of proper storytelling....The cast is perfect down to the walk-ons..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...Lugosi gives Landau the opportunity for a wonderfully rousing yet poignant performance..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "Burton's sweet, sad, warmly funny paean to Hollywood's old ghosts."
    Total Film

    "...Sympathetic and endearing....For the length of Burton's affectionate and slyly affecting movie, Ed Wood finally belongs..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Burton's very good film about a very bad film maker....[Depp] gives a witty and captivating performance, bringing wonderful buoyancy to this crazy role..."
    New York Times

    "...Deft enough to satisfy high-culture and low-culture aficionados alike..."
    Film Comment

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