Tim Burton's 1994 masterpiece Ed Wood comes to DVD in a Special Edition from Touchstone Home Entertainment. The cult classic is presented with a black-and-white widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original aspect ratio. The English soundtrack is remixed in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound. Optional subtitles are available in English and Spanish. An audio commentary track is provided by director Tim Burton, actor Martin Landau, co-writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, director of photography Stefan Czapsky, and costume designer Colleen Atwood. This disc is packed with special features. "Let's Shoot This F#*%@r!" is a behind-the-scenes featurette with leading man Johnny Depp. "The Theremin" is a brief look at the creation of the music for the film. "Making Bela" is a featurette about the creation of the Bela Lugosi character with actor Martin Landau and makeup designer Rick Baker. "Pie Plates Over Hollywood" is a featurette on the look of the film with production designer Tom Duffield. "When Carol Met Larry" is a featurette about real-life cross-dressers and their opinion on Ed Wood. Other special features include deleted scenes, a music video, and the original theatrical trailer. This is a highly recommended disc for a multiple Academy Award-winning film.
"Let's Shoot This F#*%@r!" behind-the-scenes featurette, hosted by Johnny Depp
"Making Bela" featurette about the creation of the Bela Lugosi character in the film, with actor Martin Landau and makeup designer Rick Baker
"Pie Plates Over Hollywood" featurette on the look of the film, with production designer Tom Duffield
Featurette on the use of the theremin to create music for the film
Audio commentary with director Tim Burton, actor Martin Landau, co-writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, director of photography Stefan Czapsky, and costume designer Colleen Atwood
I first saw this movie back in the mid 1990's on VHS tape, and it immediately became one of my all time favorites. The quality of this Blu-ray release is absolutely awesome, and in glorious black and white. A must for Johnny Depp and Tim Burton fans.
Blind Optimism at it's finest! The story is great, characters are great, lighting is great, set design is great, actors are great. Also, it's a true story which leads into research (if interested) even after the credits roll. Truly a underrated movie that sits on the top of my Tim Burton list, and I'm not a big Tim Burton fan. Just go watch it and you will be pleasantly surprised :) off you go!
If it wasn’t for Tim Burton, I doubt I’d watched Ed Wood. If you’re a Burton Fan, you’ll appreciate the film. If you are not a fan or don’t understand Burton’s vision, it is gonna be hard for a person to sit through. The movie is slow, but you cannot help but be pulled in by so many different angles Burton brings to the table. It’s def character driven and the acting is top notch. Love the history played out on the screen-still the movie isn’t for everyone.
Finally upgraded my DVD to the Blu-ray and with cleaned up sound and visuals this movie is more of a hilarious treat than ever. The added features to this blu-ray including deleted scenes and background materials made this a keeper in my collection