This story's gonna grab people. It's about this guy, he's crazy about this girl, but he likes to wear dresses. Should he tell her? Should he not tell her? He's torn, Georgie. This is drama.

The long-awaited Region 1 Ed Wood DVD features a widescreen presentation of the classic Oscar-winning film and a stunning array of extra features. One of the highlights is the audio commentary, with contributions from Tim Burton, Martin Landau, writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karazewski and more. The fact that it's shared with other people makes this one of the more informative director commentaries on any of Burton's DVDs. The never before seen deleted scenes are eye catching, and the making of documentaries are brief but informative, especially the one focussing on the use of the theremin in music. There's even a truly bizarre music video featuring Vampira!

Of course the real highlight is the film itself, which has never looked better. Filmed in beautiful black and white, this is the somewhat tragic story of the worst director of all time, a man who had vision but not talent. Seems like a strange subject to do a movie about huh? Well, Timmy B. pulled it off with his usual charm and style and it is considered by some to be his very best film so far, equally hillarious and moving. The story takes place when Ed Wood is just starting out in directing, trying to get a foot in the door when he meets Bela Lugosi and with Bela, he teams up with some other misfit movie makers to make such B films as Plan 9 from Outer Space and Bride of the Monster. It is also a touching story of a man coming to terms with his need to wear womens clothing. The whole cast is excellent, but Johnny Depp and Martin Landau are unforgettable in their roles.

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Credits:

Directed by Tim Burton
Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
based on the book by Rudolph Grey.
Produced by Tim Burton, Denise Di Novi and Michel Flynn (co-producer)
Original music by Howard Shore

CAST
Johnny Depp as Ed Wood
Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi
Sarah Jessica Parker as Dolores Fuller
Patricia Arquette as Kathy O'Hara
Jeffrey Jones as Criswell
G. D Spradlin as Reverend Lemon
Vincen't D'Onofrio as Orson Welles
Bill Murray as John 'Bunny' Breckinridge
Mike Starr as Georgie Weiss
Max Casella as Paul Marco
Brent Hinkley as Conrad Brooks
Lisa Marie as Vampira
George 'The Animal' Steele as Tor Johnson
Juliet Landau as Loretta King
Clive Rosengren as Ed Reynolds
Ned Bellamy as Dr Tom Mason
Winner of 2 Academy Awards: Best actor in a supporting role for Martin Landau,
and Best Makeup for Rick Baker, Ve Neill and Yolanda Toussieng.

Links:
The Church of Ed Wood
The Ed Wood Guide - read about his true life story.

   

 

 

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