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From Tim Burton, acclaimed director of BIG FISH, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, and BATMAN, and the producer of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, comes the hilarious, true-life story of the wackiest filmmaker in Hollywood history, Ed Wood! Johnny Depp (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, CHOCOLAT, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS) stars as the high-spirited movieman who refuses to let unfinished scenes, terrible reviews, and hostile studio executives derail his big-screen dreams. With an oddball collection of showbiz misfits, Ed takes the art of bad moviemaking to an all-time low! The all-star cast features Bill Murray (LOST IN TRANSLATION, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS), Sarah Jessica Parker (TV's SEX AND THE CITY), Patricia Arquette (STIGMATA, LITTLE NICKY), and an Academy Award(R)-winning performance by Martin Landau (Best Supporting Actor, 1994) as Bela Lugosi. Hailed by critics everywhere, this laugh-packed comedy hit is sure to entertain everyone!
Edward D. Wood Jr. was an actor writer-director-producer, occasionally in drag, who combined meager bursts of talent with an undying optimism to create some of the most bizarrely memorable "B" movies to ever come out of Tinseltown. Though Wood died in obscurity as an alcoholic in 1978, his films have been considered cult classics for years. He is consistently voted the worst director who ever lived. You would think this an odd subject, but director Tim Burton harnesses the undying hopefulness that made Wood such a character. Shot in black and white, just like Wood's creations, this stylized, witty production captures the poetic absurdity of Wood's films and his unconventional life. Burton's recreation of Wood's wonderfully awful Plan 9 from Outer Space looks much better than the original low-budget quickie. Burton tackled an extremely strange subject matter for a biopic, but Wood is presented as naive almost to the point of delusion, so the story works. The pace sags in the middle, as the weirdness starts to wear thin, but Depp proves himself an adroit actor, even while wearing angora and a blonde wig. Wood's unconventional repertoire company is faithfully reproduced, including an Academy Award-winning Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi. Landau is pathetic, droll, and charismatic as the elderly junkie who made his last screen appearances in Wood's films. --Rochelle O'Gorman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
Tim Burton greatest film is Between this 1994 classic & His 2014 film BIG EYES.
I love that this film is in black & white capturing that classic Hollywood Noir look. Read more
A truly inspiring story of perseverance and the special features with Vampira dancing and the commentary were very nice too. A great special edition for a great film.Published 13 months ago by Liam
I think that this movie really caught the essence of Ed Wood. His peculiar habits and mannerisms, his somewhat strange relationships and his movies. Read morePublished 15 months ago by JT
After Batman Returns, Burton brought Ed Wood back from the dead and gave him a semi-fictional biopic which, to be honest, is fun. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Simon Bergeron
I bought this as a gift for my niece and it came earlier than promised and in great shape and she loved it. Made me look good!Published 22 months ago by lia
Very funny look at the life of Edward D. Wood Jr(played by Johnny Depp)This movie got me more interested in Ed Wood as well as Depp. Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2009 by Richard Mather
this is prolly one of the worst movies i've ever seen. it's super draggy and the plot kind of goes around in circles the only reason i bought it was because it has johnny depp in... Read morePublished on March 4 2007 by Ian Milne
This is Tim Burton saying that no matter how many people don't care about B-horror pictures, he does, and showing us that there can be poetry in them. Read morePublished on March 19 2004 by Ben Parker