Flying Saucers Over Hollywood: The Plan 9 Companion (1992) - The Hunt for Edward D. Wood, Jr.
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(1992)

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
Wood regulars
Carl Anthony
Conrad Brooks
Paul Marco
Vampira
Gregory Walcott

Additional cast
Joe Dante
Drew Friedman
Rudolph Grey
Valda Hansen
Harry Medved
Crawford John Thomas
Plot
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.
'Wood'-ness
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.
Best Line
"Meryl Streep's last movie, to me, would be the worst film of all time. Or any film that she's in." - Drew Friedman
File Under
Documentary

VIDEO RELEASES

FLYING SAUCERS OVER HOLLYWOOD

The original title of this film. It is currently available individually only as the alternate title below.

Flying Saucers Over Hollywood (a)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.

Flying Saucers Over Hollywood (b)This is a UK release of Flying Saucers Over Hollywood from Popular Progress.

It is naturally in PAL format.

Plan 9 From Outer Space DVDFlying Saucers Over Hollywood was also released as bonus material on the Image Entertainment DVD release of Plan 9 From Outer Space.

THE ED WOOD STORY

This is the retitled Plan 9 Companion (most likely to cash in on the release of Ed Wood).

The Ed Wood StoryBe 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.


The Ed Wood Story (dutch)This is a Dutch release from Polygram Video.

It features Dutch subtitles.



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