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Ravenous
11-17-04, 02:06 AM
I saw the review of this set on the site and was thinking about picking it up during the DDD sale for around $23. I have the Burton film and I was highly intrigued by the whole film and Ed Wood himself.

Does anyone have this set? What are your thoughts on it and everything? Im a little skeptical about buying it becuase if the movies DO suck, I'll never watch them again. But I really want to see the stuff and Im thinking if I see it in a comical way, Ill like it.

Hank1215
11-17-04, 07:38 AM
I enjoy Ed Wood schlock. $23 for five movies and a documentary is a pretty good price.

SMB-IL
11-17-04, 07:47 AM
I suppose it's worth the $23, but don't think that people are kidding when they refer to Ed Wood as the worst director of all time. I BARELY got through "Glen or Glenda", which thankfully, is only 67 minutes long. Most of it is just too bizarre and too incomprehensible for explanation -- poor Lugosi; "Pull the string! Pull the string!". I haven't seen the other films in the box except "Plan 9 from Outer Space" which I saw years ago.

I will eventually watch the other films, but I would guess that they all have the same inept feeling as "Glen or Glenda". If you're buying the box for the films themselves, I would say skip it. If you're buying them to see what Ed Wood actually put on film, this seems to be the most complete set you'll find. Be assured though that IMO, the movies DO suck and you will never watch them again.

Pointyskull
11-17-04, 07:50 AM
I have it, and love it.

It's a no-brainer purchase - a budget priced box of 5 Wood classics plus a 6th disc with a full-length documentary and all sorts of great extras. And if that weren't enough the Plan 9 disc has a nearly 2-hour doc, as well.

These are, however, reissues of previous Image releases. So if you have any of these already you'll be getting duplicates.

Purrcey
11-17-04, 08:03 AM
I bought for my husband for Christmas. He loves Ed Wood movies (he only had Plan 9 before and we'll resell it. )


Personally I wouldn't buy it blind unless you are a bad movie fan....I don't care for the movies very much and I've only seen Plan 9 once. I will probably watch the others once myself out of curiosity (I'm not a fan and find most bad films, just bad, not worth repeated viewings unlike my DH - although I like the Tim Burton film very much.)

mikewendt
11-17-04, 08:12 AM
I'm planing on picking it up this week.

Steve Phillips
11-17-04, 10:44 AM
Except for the fact that GLEN OR GLENDA is an edited version (the VHS and LD was complete) it is a great set. Some people might think a shorter version is a good thing. Minor edits.

I love these movies. I have watched them all more than once. You don't need little robots in the corner telling you when to laugh, either.

Jeff McKay
11-17-04, 11:18 AM
Originally posted by Steve Phillips
Except for the fact that GLEN OR GLENDA is an edited version (the VHS and LD was complete) it is a great set. Some people might think a shorter version is a good thing. Minor edits.


Does anyone know if the longer version is available on DVD from another company or do they all use the same cut print? I know it was released by Catcom on a double-bill with JAILBAIT - anybody see that print?

gutwrencher
11-17-04, 12:08 PM
great box! :thumbsup:

Quatermass
11-17-04, 04:14 PM
I wisely bought them individually for about 20 bucks a piece.

DrGerbil
11-17-04, 05:09 PM
Originally posted by Quatermass
I wisely bought them individually for about 20 bucks a piece. :lol:
Seriously, I need to get this set.

cultshock
11-17-04, 05:26 PM
Originally posted by Steve Phillips
Except for the fact that GLEN OR GLENDA is an edited version (the VHS and LD was complete)

Are you referring to the "nudie" bits, that were not filmed by Wood, and were inserted after the fact by the producer? If so, I can live with it, because those scenes weren't a part of Wood's, um, directorial "vision" for the film anyway. Or is something else missing on the new DVD?

At any rate, I'm definitely getting this set. :up:

mikewendt
11-17-04, 07:43 PM
From IMDb
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045826/alternateversions

Alternate Versions for Glen or Glenda (1953)

Reissued in 1982 with six minutes of additional footage.


Some versions contain material that was pornographic by 1950s standards inserted at the behest of the producer and not direcxted by Ed Wood. It has been released on VHS both with and without this footage. Video Yesteryear's tape, for example, lacks this material, as does Rhino's.


The US release DVD from Image Entertainment appears to be from a censored print, as it differs in many ways from the Australian release VHS from Kiseki Cult.

--The VHS version includes a scene in which a gay man approaches a straight man for a light, and makes a pass at him. He is violently rejected. The straight man then approaches Ed Wood as Glenda and makes a pass at him/her. Glenda violently rejects the advance. The commentator explains that transvestites do not dress as women to attract men, unlike some homosexuals. This scene is not on the DVD.

--At the beginning of the dream sequence Barbara and Glen are seen wandering about zombie like for a time on the VHS - the DVD cuts straight to agonised close-ups.

--On the VHS version, at the end of the conversation between two unseen steel-workers, the voice of the male worker, who has been defending men who have sex changes, turns into the voice of a woman. The DVD version goes straight to sounds of thunder.

--At the end of the gratuitous "girlie" S&M sequence (which is the same in both versions), Barbara and Glen fight. In the VHS version Glen rips Barbara's top off violently, revealing her bra. This has been cut in the DVD version.

--In the scene in which Barbara and Glen discuss the sex-change story in the newspaper, Barbara twice says "sex change to a girl" in the VHS version. These lines have been cut on the DVD. In a later scene the psychiatrist says the same thing on the VHS - also cut on the DVD.

--On the VHS version, in the final psychiatrist scene, the policeman asks the psychiatrist if transvestites have "homosexual tendencies". The psychiatrist explains that this varies from case to case. The question and answer have been cut on the DVD.

--In the same scene on the VHS version, the psychiatrist explains how he had to train the sex-change patient "Ann" to understand "the duty of a woman in her sex life". These lines have been cut on the DVD.


An alternate take of one scene exists and has been featured in documentaries. It is the scene where Barbara gives Glen her angora sweater. In the alternate take, she throws it at him; in the final film, she hands it to him more gently. According to actress Dolores Fuller, the "throwing" take more accurately showed her feelings about the film!


The versions titled "I Led Two Lives", "I Changed My Sex", and "He or She?" and some VHS releases, include 6 minutes additional footage ordered by the Producer, and directed by W. Merle Connell, that had been considered too daring at the time of the initial production.


The Australian release DVD on "Hollyweird" is 71 minutes long. It contains most of the additional material described above.

audiomixer
11-22-04, 10:43 AM
Originally posted by Quatermass
I wisely bought them individually for about 20 bucks a piece. Me, too!

Celtic Bob
11-22-04, 10:59 AM
Just ordered mine. $38 Canadian

Cameron
11-22-04, 02:24 PM
i own it...but i own everything...if you buy everything get it...if you are limited I am sure you can find better films to buy and watch

Damed
11-22-04, 02:49 PM
I ordered it from DDD during the sale. I love Plan 9, and I've never seen the other films, so I thought I'd take the plunge.

rexinnih
11-23-04, 09:23 AM
Already had Plan 9 but still went ahead and ordered it during the DDD sale. Too good of a price to pass up.

The Exister
11-23-04, 05:46 PM
It's one of my favorite box sets! For the uninitiated it might be a bit much, though. On the other hand, for the price, how can you go wrong?

bboisvert
11-23-04, 05:53 PM
Columbia House has this set too, which may be a decent option for some out there.

Mondo Kane
11-23-04, 06:25 PM
I saw it at BB for $38 too!

fliggil
02-21-05, 04:52 PM
Sorry to revive the topic, but I'm thinking of writing a paper on Wood and wanna pick up this box, anyone know the best deal out there now? thanks.

Cameron
02-21-05, 05:05 PM
the top of the page has a price search...

gutwrencher
02-21-05, 05:06 PM
Sorry to revive the topic, but I'm thinking of writing a paper on Wood and wanna pick up this box, anyone know the best deal out there now? thanks.

About $28....here. (http://www.digitaleyes.net/?affiliate=DA)


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