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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 7 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: September 18, 2012
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Touchstone / Disney
- Note: Deleted scenes
- "Making Bela" makeup featurette
- Production design feature - "Pie Plates Over Hollywood"
- Behind the scenes: "Let's Shoot the F#*%@r!"
- "The Theremin" documentary
- Audio commentary with cast and filmmakers
- Music video composed by Howard Shore
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bill Murray & Martin Landau|
|Performer:||Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jones, G.D. Spradlin, Vincent 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|
|Directed by||Tim Burton|
|Edited by||Chris Lebenzon|
|Screenwriting by||Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski|
|Composition by||Howard Shore|
|Cinematography by||Stefan Czapsky|
|Subject:||Edward D. Wood, Jr.|
|Produced by||Denise Di Novi & Tim Burton|
|Executive Production by||Michael Lehmann|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"I'm the first celebrity that ever checked into rehab." Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi
Academy Awards 1994 - Best Supporting Actor: Martin Landau
Ranked #5 in Entertainment Weekly's 10 Favorite Films of the '90s - ...[Burton's] finest film....Sublime and touching...
Rating: 3/4 -- Outrageously disjointed and just as outrageously entertaining, the picture stands as a successful outsider's tribute to a failed kindred spirit.
Mr. Depp isn't best known as a comic actor, but he gives a witty and captivating performance, bringing wonderful buoyancy to this crazy role.
New York Times
Rating: 4/4 -- Burton wraps it all in his singular vision, devoid of bells and whistles and all the more potent for its comparative subtlety. Full Review
Sci-Fi Movie Page
Burton's sweet, sad, warmly funny paean to Hollywood's old ghosts.
Burton imitates Wood 's films brilliantly, and Wood 's chaotic lifestyle is brought to the screen with brio. Full Review
It certainly succeeds as a funny, touching tribute to tenacity, energy, ambition and friendship. Full Review
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.
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- Theatrical Release: September 28, 1994
- Martin Landau won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi.
- PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE never did play at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre to a receptive audience; today it's widely cited as one of the worst films ever made.
- In real life, Wood languished in obscurity, his devoted wife Kathy at his side, until his death in 1978. A few years later, a cult following sprang up around his work.
- Tim Burton received the Maui Film Festival's Silversmith Award in 2000 (the festival's first year), citing his "imagination and creativity in film making."
- The comic highlight of Tim Burton's ED WOOD is a scene featuring a stuffed octopus that Wood used as a prop. Bela Lugosi threw his body down upon the puppet and, in an attempt to create the illusion of mobility, wrapped the creature's limbs about his torso.
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