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
Shot in gorgeous Black and White, Tim Burton’s Ed Wood is simply the best film he has directed by far! Martin Landau gives a much deserved award winning performance, as Bela Lugosi, a true life character. Incredible performances by Bill Murray, Sarah Jessica Parker, and especially the great Johnny Depp as Ed Wood. Excellent movie!
Great movie!!! I first saw this back when I was a kid and loved it! It’s a very fun and unique film about director Ed Wood, and the pursuit of his dream of breaking into the film industry. It is a bit of a glamorous depiction of his journey, but that’s what gives the film it’s charming and uplifting nature. This blue ray is great quality, there’s special features for the film too.
I love this movie and am so happy I was lucky enough on Jan. 29 2004 to. snag a couple copies of that were released early from FYE that contained the documentary on a transvestite and his wife. There's nothing that warranted the recall and "removal" of it from future copies. I know there's a way to still view the file on a computer but, still. I was looking to upgrade to blu ray and am disappointed that it's not on here. Otherwise, this is a beloved classic!
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!