Jail Bait

Edward D. Wood's infamous twisted classic of crime, double-cross, and plastic surgery.
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item number:  ALP 5425D
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DVD Details

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 12 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: September 25, 2007
  • Originally Released: 1954
  • Label: Alpha Video

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Total Count: 7


User Ratings: 1,126
Rating: 1/5 -- Typical bad Ed Wood production, which is typically great to many.
Sep 13, 2005
Rating: C -- This is Wood's attempt to be taken seriously, and he makes this the best film he has ever made. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jan 1, 2000
The tale of a bad seed immersed in that most horrific of crimes, unregistered gun ownership. Full Review
AV Club
Aug 19, 2003
Rating: 3/5 -- Better than some Wood films, but somehow less fun.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Oct 22, 2003

Description by OLDIES.com:

A security guard is shot in a botched robbery attempt, and a wounded witness is able to identify the killers. One of the gunmen, the spoiled son of a famous plastic surgeon, panics and threatens to go to the cops. His partner, a ruthless thug with nothing to lose, has other ideas, though - desperate plans that include murder and radical facial surgery.

This low budget melodrama with a shocking twist was written and directed by Edward D. Wood Jr., the celebrated creator of Plan 9 From Outer Space, cult filmdom's favorite "worst movie." All of Wood's characteristic trademarks are here - the stiff performances, the stilted dialogue, and unbelievable storyline. Added to this mix is a black-face vaudeville skit that pops up out of nowhere. Jail Bait also marks the first on-screen speaking role for young Steve Reeves who later became an international star when he appeared in sword and sandal spectacular Hercules (1958).


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  • Sales Rank: 23,588
  • UPC: 089218542595
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