July 15, 2005

Plan 9

Ladies & Gentlemen,

The best thing since sliced bread; Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space is now available as a free download thanks to the good folks over at Archive.org. Guess the story will be on Slashdot by the end of day. Start your downloads before the Archive.org gets slashdotted.

For those not in the know, here is the wikipedia entry for Plan 9 from Outer Space:
Plan 9 from Outer Space is a 1957 Ed Wood science fiction horror movie. It was originally titled Grave Robbers from Outer Space, but it was renamed because that title was considered to be "sacrilegious" by its religious funders. It is widely regarded as one of the worst movies ever made. The movie earned Wood a post-humous Golden Turkey Award.

Actors screw up their lines—Wood did not have time for retakes—night turns to day and back in a single scene, and the movie's best-known guest-star is an actor who died early in the filming (Bela Lugosi). Lugosi appears in a few silent scenes in the beginning and middle of the movie, one of which is repeated during the film. Later in the film, Lugosi's character is portrayed by a taller, younger, blond-haired man: Kathy Wood's (Ed Wood's wife) chiropractor Dr. Tom Mason (who helped finance the film) holding a cape over his face.
Shrugging... that description, my friends, would fit 90% of the Bollywood blockbusters! :)

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