The Interplanetary Surplus Male and the Amazon Women from Outer Space (2002) - The Hunt for Edward D. Wood, Jr.
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Original Poster

(2002)

The Interplanetary Surplus Male and the Amazon Women from Outer Space

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Directed by Sam Firstenberg
Written by Samuel Martin Oldham
based on footage believed to have been shot by Edward D. Wood, Jr
Wood regulars
none.

Additional cast
Cynthia Bridges
Valentina Chepiga
Michael Dorn
Sherry Goggin
Brenda Kelly
Timea Majorova
Lauren Powers
Barbara Sharp

Plot
A womanizing science professor is kidnapped by outer space Amazons. They intend to use him to impregate all the Amazons, then "preserve" him in their Hall of Kings.

His wife smuggles aboard the space ship and together they try to escape to freedom...
'Wood'-ness
There have been rumors of "works in progress" littered all over Ed's career. Some, like Hellborn and Final Curtain, were used by Ed to fill out other films. Others, like The Night The Banshee Cried remain undiscovered.

One such rumored project was a sci-fi sex romp called Amazon Women of Outer Space. Recently, footage was brought to the attention of director Sam Firstenberg that was supposedly from this lost film. After seeking out many authorities for their opinions as to the authenticity of the footage, Firstenberg was eventually convinced it was legit. Originally intending to utilize the bizarre, haphazard footage to create a new film, legal issues led Firstenberg to not use the footage. He did, however, base many shots in the film that emerged, The Interplanetary Surplus Male and the Amazon Women from Outer Space, on the footage that he found.

The film doesn't take itself very seriously. It attempts to capture the feel of Ed's work (and other, similar, low-budget film makers) and partially succeeds. The most glaring problem is it's self-awareness. There are far too many scenes that involve people breaking out of character or commenting on the action. It breaks the flow of the film and interrupts what is otherwise an amusing show.

As for the Ed influence, it is difficult to tell what scenes are meant to have been based on Ed's supposed footage. There are no obvious "Ed-isms" (such as day to night transtions, etc.) or Woodian dialogue.

For ultra-completists only. (Unless you'd enjoy a wacky, female-laden film for its own sake - ed.)
Best Line
to be determined
File Under
Apocrypha, Comedy, Posthumous, Sci-Fi

VIDEO RELEASES

THE INTERPLANETARY SURPLUS MALE AND THE AMAZON WOMEN FROM OUTER SPACE

This film's only release has been direct from the producers. Information was on the "Surplus Male" Web Site, but the Site is no longer up.
The Interplanetary Surplus Male and the Amazon Women from Outer SpaceThe box label seems to have been printed on a medium-quality printer and lacks professional polish.

The Interplanetary Surplus Male and the Amazon Women from Outer Space (PAL)This is the PAL release of Interplanetary Surplus Male. As you can see, "PAL" has been written in in marker.

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