Plan 9 From Outer Space

Plan 9 From Outer Space

DVD - 2000
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Plan 9 from outer space follows the alien-led zombie invasion as the aliens attempt, for the 9th time, to take over earth (79 min.). Flying saucers over Hollywood documents the creation of Ed Wood's cult classic (111 min.).

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Monolith
Mar 23, 2013

Paula Trent: "I've never seen you in this mood before." Jeff Trent: "I guess that's because I've never been in this mood before."

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Monolith
Mar 23, 2013

Paula Trent: "...A flying saucer? You mean the kind from up there?" Jeff Trent: "Yeah, either that or its counterpart."

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Monolith
Mar 23, 2013

Eros: "You do not need guns." Jeff Trent: "Maybe we think we do."

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Monolith
Mar 23, 2013

Lieutenant John Harper: "...It was a saucer." Policeman: "A flying saucer?"

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Monolith
Mar 23, 2013

Eros: "You know, it's an interesting thing when you consider... the Earth people, who can think, are so frightened by those who cannot... the dead."

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Monolith
Mar 23, 2013

The Ruler: "Plan 9? Ah, yes. Plan 9 deals with the resurrection of the dead. Long distance electrodes shot into the pineal and pituitary gland of the recently dead."

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Monolith
Mar 23, 2013

Criswell: "My friend, you have seen this incident, based on sworn testimony. Can you prove that it didn't happen?"

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Mar 23, 2013

Criswell: "Perhaps, on your way home, someone will pass you in the dark, and you will never know it... for they will be from outer space."

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porschabob
May 01, 2016

Please return this DVD. I am a fan of MST3K and looking forward to hearing Mike Nelson's commentary. Thank you.

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ALAN G FOX
Nov 27, 2015

So outrageously bad, it is a must see for lovers of schlock.
Best when paired with Tim Burton's, Ed Wood.
https://seattle.bibliocommons.com/item/show/2240681030_ed_wood

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lukasevansherman
Oct 17, 2013

Although often called the worst film ever made, Wood's "Glen or Glenda?" is actually far worse. This is hilariously inept.

Mocha6ft3 Jul 12, 2013

Way,way,way back when i was a child i use to watch a spooky program on channel 11 called "Chiller Theater!!" I was often scared out of my mind, not because of the horror movies they showed, and some of them were good, but the horrible cretures they would show just before the movie started. Chiller Theater would always start off by playing this very spooky music as many creatures walk towards the camera. It would look like they were coming to get you. However, the one monster they showed that always made me cover my eyes was the FEMALE space vampire from Plan 9 from out space. The very same female you see on the cover. After watching Chiller for so long, i knew when she would appear and quickly cover my eyes. Ha,ha,ha,ha. Although those fears are no longer with me as an adult, my friend and i did enjoy watching this weird, bad script, bad acting, very low-budget movie on my HomeTheater. No other movie in my collection had my friend talking to the screen as often as this one. We were cracking up at the special effects and the dialog in this movie. Many scenes were soooo bad, we weren't sure if it was done on purpose or just a lack of funds. My friend was on the floor a few times and couldn't believe what we were watching. This is a bad movie that i have often heard about and know why sooo many people consider it "The worst movie ever!!!" I"m keeping this film in my collection. Why? Well it made me and my friend laugh. And her and i were completely sober!!! I'm giving this low budget horror movie 5 stars!!!!!! Bad acting, terrible special effects, horrible story, and the one lady vampire that use to scare the hell out of me as a child. Barbeque chicken wings and thighs with pork grinds and Arizona Kiwi/Strawberry.

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Monolith
Mar 23, 2013

This was tough to rate. 3½ stars or 70% is pretty generous, considering what we're dealing with here. Mindless dialogue from atrocious actors in cockpits that look like closets. But when you figure in all the contributing factors it has going for it: its cult classic status as being *The Worst* film, from *The Worst* director; the assorted froot loops in the cast -- Vampira, & Tor, & Criswell, & Bela and his post mortem chiropractor stand-in, etc.; the hilarity of Ed Wood's brazenly cheezy effects and bloopers... I mean... what was he thinking? That toppling cardboard tombstones were acceptable? "Cut! Aaaand... Print!" That being said, I guess when it comes down to it, I don't agree with this being considered *The Worst*. I could see myself returning to this one for some laughs, whereas there's a superabundance of others that I wouldn't even fathom a second viewing of.

theorbys Jun 19, 2012

This really is a bad, bad film, but there just is something fascinating and pathetic about it that keeps compelling people to watch it and to be fascinated by director Ed Wood: That someone could want to do so badly what they do do so badly. So 5 stars is it, but be warned it IS a very bad film, it's not even so bad it's good.

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AtomicFez
Nov 26, 2011

Honestly, the story isn’t anything that couldn’t be fixed with a good re-write or two – especially good would be the removal of the material in the cockpit where the co-pilot and head stewardess seem to be setting up a date or something, which add nothing to the story except some time to look at the ultra-un-detailed set – plus some heavier use of acting instead of talking. Even allowing for this actually being shot in 1956 (and not released for three years) when The Blob, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and War of the Worlds were not yet seen as “here’s how to do it, boys”, this has far too much talking and not enough doing things.

“They tried really hard” and “they meant well” is probably the best one can say about them.

Awful? Run-away from level of ugly? Interesting from a standpoint of road accident? No. Not at all.

Well-made film? No. Not at all.

The uniforms were very realistic, however.

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