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Flying Saucers Over Hollywood: The 'Plan 9' Companion (1992)

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A documentary detailing the making of the infamous "Plan 9 From Outer Space," and interviews with cast members and prominent filmmakers about the film and its creator, Edward D. Wood Jr.
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Credited cast:
Forrest J. Ackerman ... Self
Carl Anthony ... Self
Stephen C. Apostolof Stephen C. Apostolof ... Self
Bobbie Bresee ... Self
Conrad Brooks ... Self
Eric Caidin Eric Caidin ... Self
Joe Dante ... Self
Drew Friedman Drew Friedman ... Self
Dolores Fuller ... Self
Gary Gerani Gary Gerani ... Self
Rudolph Grey Rudolph Grey ... Self
Valda Hansen Valda Hansen ... Self
Lee Harris Lee Harris ... Host / Narrator
Verne Langdon ... Self
Stephanie Locke Stephanie Locke ... Self
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A documentary detailing the making of the infamous "Plan 9 From Outer Space," and interviews with cast members and prominent filmmakers about the film and its creator, Edward D. Wood Jr.

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This documentary is available on DVD as a bonus on Image Entertainment's DVD release of, appropriately enough, "Plan 9 from Outer Space" (1959). See more »

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Badly made and disjointed but has its moments
8 September 2008 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Low budget documentary. It's all about Ed Wood Jr. and his "masterpiece" "Plan 9 from Outer Space". It briefly covers his childhood and his other movies but goes into great detail about "Plan 9". It goes into how it was developed, how he got the cast, how it was shot, its distribution, reception and how it gained cult status. There are interviews with surviving cast members (Vampria is the most amusing) and very long sections about Wood's relationships with Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson and Criswell.

This has a lot of fun, valuable information about the movie but it's far too long. "Plan 9" is a silly movie and spending two solid hours paying homage to it is overkill. Also the budget for this was obviously criminally low. It's flatly directed and scenes wander all over the place. Still, fans of the movie will love this and it IS sometimes interesting. I give it a 7.


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