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on 9 September 2017
This just as wacky as I remember. A film so bad that is good. It is unintentionally quite funny. The acting is like an acting class on not how to act and can be shown to students on things to avoid when acting. The set designs are cheap and can be seen straight away are in a studio or someone's garage. And shabbily done especially when head stones in the grave yard fall over in the background. All this has been said before by more eloquent writers than me but if you like shabby chic then this a one to go for.
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on 30 August 2017
you can see why Ed Wood was voted the worst ever director,great watch though, lots of laughs.
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on 22 December 2011
I bought this film because it is the coloured version and the remastering is great but I was disappointed because there was no way of removing the dutch subtitles,maybe this should have been made clearer in the description, however this is a really good upgrade.
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on 17 September 2017
For those who don't know the bank story to it I'd suggest watching the newer 'Ed Wood' with J. Depp film first. It will add to the fun.
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on 18 July 2017
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on 25 June 2017
So bad its brilliant. Probably the worst film you're ever see.
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on 22 November 2015
The best ever a true gem of a film brilliant
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on 19 June 2017
A bit like Broccoli
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HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERon 22 February 2014
I have a confession to make: I love Ed Wood's "Plan 9 From Outer Space."

It's one of those bad movies that is so beautifully consistent, so weird, so utterly bafflingly WRONG that it ends up being the PERFECT bad movie. Few movies are as perfectly suited to snark. And the wretchedness is spread smoothly like luxurious upholstery over the ghastly dialogue, bad acting and laughable storyline, until EVERYTHING becomes hilarious.

The plot is actually a bit baffling at first. Flying saucers are buzzing a random American town, but the military is pretending that they don't exist because... actually, I'm not sure why they're being this stupid. After all, it's not as if the military denials keep PEOPLE from seeing those flying saucers. So the aliens (Dudley Manlove, John Breckenridge) implement Plan 9.

What is Plan 9? It's raising the dead (Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Vampira) as zombies, and sending them out to attack people.... very slowly.

Sadly, this does not have the desired effect, since it only happens to three corpses, and nobody really knows how to respond to the dead lurching slowly to attack the living. Only an intrepid (read: bumbling) trio of humans will be able to infiltrate the flying saucer, and discover why the aliens have come to Earth. It's quite a letdown.

"Plan 9 From Outer Space" is one of those movies like "Birdemic," "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians," "The Room" and "Troll 2." It is so bad that somehow it goes all the way around, and ends up being entertaining. Every single thing about this movie is awkward, strange, inept or just plain WRONG -- there is not a single redeeming characteristic about this movie.


No comedy could be as amusingly awful as this movie. The dialogue is clunky and sometimes semi-incoherent ("A flying saucer? You mean the kind from up there?" "Yeah, either that or its counterpart"), the science sounds like it was lifted from a Monty Python skit, and the plot lumbers along in a confused, stumbling manner... not unlike Tor Johnson. Sometimes it feels like two unrelated movies (a vampire movie and a sci-fi movie) somehow got mixed up.

This was also sadly the last movie that featured the late great Bela Lugosi, and he's quite good for the two-and-a-half minutes of actual footage that he's in. Actually, most of the supporting cast is too good for this movie, giving the awkward feeling that they're not sure what they're doing. They're not GOOD (in fact, most are pretty bad) but they're better than the movie deserves.

Dudley Manlove is the one major exception, giving a hilariously over-the-top performance ("Stupid! Stupid minds!") as an alien who tries to entreat humanity by repeatedly insulting us. Tor Johnson is hilarious as an undead hulk who has a perpetual look of mild horror on his face, and Vampira is awesome just because she's in this.

Oh, and definitely get the edition of the movie with Mike Nelson's commentary track. No, on second thought, get the Rifftrax edition.

"Plan 9 From Outer Space" is often said to be the worst film of all time, but there's a reason that it's developed a cult following: it's also gutsplittingly funny in its ineptitude. A must-see for every lover of snark.
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on 6 June 2012
This review is solely for Legend Films Blu-ray release.

Firstly the disc is advertised as a Region A only release, but thankfully is in fact region free.

The print is the same one used on the Region 1 colourised DVD.Plan 9 From Outer Space [DVD] [1959] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] ,and it includes the same compression problems inherent with the so-called remastered B & W version. That aside the colourised version is surprisingly good quality; the soundtrack beefed up to DTS, even. The extras are few: a few trailers, and the same comic commentary track from the DVD (some bloke from Mystery Theatre 3000?, apparently)

The final thought, is it worth upgrading? Cheaper than the UK DVD, yes; better picture than the UK DVD release, no.

The choice is yours....
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