- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: June 27, 2006
- Originally Released: 1956
- Label: Genius Entertainment
*Note: This film contains a colorized and original B/W version.
Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary - Mike Nelson - MST3K Star
- Featurette - The Lost Plans 1-8
- Additional Footage - Ed Wood Home Movies
- Trailers - TV Spots
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Selection
- Pop-ups - Trivia
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"My friends, can your heart stand the shocking facts about grave robbers from outer space'" (Criswell, in opening)
"We haven't always fired at them... For a time, we tried to contact them by radio, but no response. Then they attacked a town. A small town, I'll admit, but nevertheless a town of people. People who died." (Colonel Edwards)
"Plan 9,... Ah yes, Plan 9 deals with the resurrection of the dead. Long distance electrodes shot into the pineal and pituitary glands of recent dead..." (Ruler to Eros)
"We do not want to conquer your planet, only save it... If you persist in denying us our landings, then we must only accept that you do not want us on friendly terms. We then have no alternative but to destroy you before you destroy us. With your ancient juvenile minds, you have developed explosives too fast for your minds to conceive what you are doing. You are on the verge of destroying the entire universe. We are part of that universe..." (Eros, in a message to Earth)
"Well, wouldn't it be better to kill a few now, than, with their meddling, permit them to destroy the entire universe'" (Eros to his cohort, Tanna)
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2001
"...The fondly regarded auteur's best known work..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/11/2002
"...It's the divine inspiration for everything from MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 to Tim Burton's Oscar-winning Ed Wood..."
PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE is Ed Wood's unintentionally hilarious film in which aliens plan to take over the world by resurrecting only three corpses. Horror icon Bela Lugosi died during production and was replaced by a chiropractor who hid his face behind a cape. The film also features Vampira and wrestler Tor Johnson. Quite possibly the best bad movie ever made, PLAN 9, with its hubcap flying saucers on strings, is sure to entertain.
If some creatures from outer space have their way, the earth's dead will rise again to conquer the living.
One of the most famous of all cult classics -- fans claim it's the worst film ever, and love it for just that.
Cult Film |
Essential Cinema |
Theatrical Release |
- Released as part of the Wade Williams Collection (copyright renewed 1986). Filmed in Hollywood, California.
- Bela Lugosi, who stars in the picture, died four days into the shoot, and had to be replaced by a double (who was actually the chiropractor of Ed Wood's wife).