Edward D. Wood Jr. was a strange man. Besides directing some of the worst movies ever made ("Plan 9," "Glen or Glenda," "Night of the Ghouls," "Necromania"), he is semi-famous for giving Bela Lugosi dual immortality (star of the best and worst horror films) and dressing up as a woman.
This well produced documentary tracks his life through interviews with Wood co-workers (Crawford Thomas, Paul Marco, Harry Thomas, Gregory Walcott) friends (Joe Robertson, David Ward) and lovers (Dolores Fuller, Norma McCarty), film clips, home movies, and photographs.
The film has some flaws. Interviewees ramble off topic, they talk about Wood as if he were a great filmmaker, and his later, uglier output is barely mentioned. However, this is arguably the best Ed Wood documentary on the market.
The DVD looks fine considering the film stock it was made with. It sounds quite good. The real value of the disc lie in its extras, most notably the commentary, the reunion footage ("FIRST TIME IN 41 YEARS!" the box assures us), and the newly restored "Crossroads of Laredo," which was Ed Wood's first film.