Flying Saucers Over Hollywood: The Plan 9 Companion
a.k.a. The Ed Wood Story: The Plan 9 Companion
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Directed by Mark Patrick Carducci
Written by Mark Patrick Carducci & Lee Harris
Crawford John Thomas
A documentary about the making of Ed's magnum opus, Plan 9 From Outer Space. Features interviews with many who knew him as well as those influenced by him.
Although faultless in its depth when it comes to explaining the inner workings of Ed the filmmaker, Flying Saucers Over Hollywood does not try to capture the feel of Ed's work. It does give a great deal on insight into Ed and his work habits.
It is also interesting to note how this film illustrates the division in Ed Wood fandom over The Golden Turkey Awards. Although Harry Medved (the book's co-author) never says word one against Ed and the film carefully points out that it was their readers and not the Medveds themselves that pegged Plan 9 From Outer Space as the "Worst Film of All Time", the hostility towards the Medveds and the book is palpable.
"Meryl Streep's last movie, to me, would be the worst film of all time. Or any film that she's in." - Drew Friedman
FLYING SAUCERS OVER HOLLYWOODThe original title of this film. It is currently available individually only as the alternate title below.
|This is the original release of Flying Saucers Over Hollywood from Atomic Pictures.
PROS: Original title.
CONS: No difference with new titled version. Hard to find.
|This is a UK release of Flying Saucers Over Hollywood from Popular Progress.
It is naturally in PAL format.
|Flying Saucers Over Hollywood was also released as bonus material on the Image Entertainment DVD release of Plan 9 From Outer Space.
THE ED WOOD STORYThis is the retitled Plan 9 Companion (most likely to cash in on the release of Ed Wood).
|Be forwarned that the title "The Ed Wood Story" was also used on the Passport Video release of Plan 9 From Outer Space. That is merely a menu of individual interviews and not The Plan 9 Companion.
The only DVD appearance of this film is in the one shown above.
|This is a Dutch release from Polygram Video.
It features Dutch subtitles.
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