Ed Wood-A-Thon Part 1

Mike Matei / October 14th, 2008

In this video, we review Glen or Glenda, Bride of the Monster and Plan 9 from Outer Space!



  • April 9, 2010 at 4:10 am

    uh… okay, that the heck is going on here..
    What kind of movies are these..
    But i have to agree, Ed Wood Sucks Ass! 🙁

  • April 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Here’s my overall impression on these films:

    Glen or Glenda – Actually my favorite of Ed Wood’s movies with an interesting story that holds up well for our modern times!

    Bride of the Monster – Definitely very low grade and Lugosi’s performance couldn’t save this jumbled mess!

    Plan 9 from Outer Space – Very interesting to watch and it is worth watching thanks to Criswell’s narration!

  • MistahMas

    April 21, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I think Uwe Boll is worse

    • mojosam1

      March 13, 2015 at 6:09 pm

      yeah,check out bluberella,uwe bol plays hitler lol

  • jgreen

    April 26, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    I really liked Glen or Glenda.

    I’m only just coming to terms with my own transvesticism but I’m still very much in the closet, and although the film is technically not too good, it really hits home with me. It’s a really scary and turbulent thing to go through and I think thats what he was trying to portray, although some of it comes off as more like a bad acid trip. Belas reactions during the weird musical scenes say it all.

    Maybe it doesn’t do a good job getting what it wants to say across to people who aren’t transgender. It certainly isn’t very well put together but it is as James said a very personal film.

    • D3MoNR3N0

      March 20, 2014 at 1:00 am

      I hope you the best of luck in life and acceptance. Ed Wood was a brilliant man that had great opinions and views and a huge reason I love him as a person is he tried his best and did fore fill his dreams to make movies and maybe have help the world and many people deal with being transvestite to be proud of who they are esp when they are not hurting anyone and it makes them happy so you go!

  • Shikster

    April 27, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Ya SEEEEEE YA SEEEEEEEE YOUR STUPID! lmao what a great line.

  • stealthy_roadkill

    May 25, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Wierd. the name that Ed wood used for Glen or Glenda is my real name. Daniel Davis

  • WatchmenFTW

    June 23, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Ed Wood would’ve been brilliant at making comedy films, with all the bad actors and effects, it would’ve given humour to the film for a right reason, too bad he had to go for the serious stuff.
    Hey James, I won’t be suprised if you don’t reply but I heard that you’re going to be invloved in the remake of Plan 9 from Outer Space, is this true?


    July 1, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Actually according to a documentary of Plan 9 form outer space that wasnt his wifes it was Ed’s chiropractor/drinking buddy who Lugosi before he passed said looked like him


    July 1, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    sorry to comment twice but the flying saucers also are models Ed found in a hobby shop heres where they are http://www.amazon.com/Flying-Saucer-Atlantis-Model-Company/dp/B003E2DOSG/ref=sr_1_21?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1277953725&sr=8-21

  • Bradley

    July 16, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    i saw plan nine from outer space and they recycled so much footage it was terribly funny.

  • July 18, 2010 at 1:14 am

    idk if anyone else knows this but on an episode of the earthworm jim cartoon, the sword of the valkery gives the line “Your Stupid Mind, Stupid!!!! HAHAHA I cant believe it thats awsome right there.

  • July 26, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Glen or Glenda: A guy who wears dresses and gets a sex change, weird and creepy.
    Bride of the monster:the octopus is fake and the assistant is played by a Swedish wrestler!
    Plan 9 from outer space:Ed woods most famous film has some noticeable flaws and the aliens only resurrect 3 zombies, i like your rating.

    I have to admit, i never seen any Ed Wood films, but i did like your video.

  • gamerdude122

    August 7, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    When James mentioned Plan 9, i thought “I heard of it, but never watched it.” Then it hit me. Destroy All Humans! for the PS2. There’s a section that says “B-Movie” and there was the clip of the military shooting at the UFOs in there. So, I’ve never watched it, only clips. I always thought that clip was fucked up.

  • October 5, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    ZOMG ZOMBIE TITS!!!!!!!!

  • DanDavies

    October 5, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Love Ed Wood Love everything you do James been visiting the site and watching videos for soooo long huge fan from the UK .
    The worst thing though or coolest depends which way you look at it … my name is Dan Davies same as the name used in Glen or Glenda lol and im gay even worse haa
    keep up the great videos best internet celebrity

  • October 5, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    I love James’ work on Ed Wood-A-Thon Part 1 so much I would have his babies and they could learn how to be like the AVGN here http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/vizzedindex.php?ref=65348

  • Mavalasko

    October 7, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Bahahaha the Tor Johnson line. Classic.

  • gamer025

    November 28, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    It seems to me like Ed Wood made movies around a time when there wasn’t really any standard for making films and just about anybody could write a script and put a movie together. I mean you can do that today, but it has to have something to set it apart from hollywood because of all the money it takes.

  • ThePowerGlove

    December 23, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    that cop sounds like somthing from a three stooges short

  • filmcollector101

    June 18, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Great review James! Going to watch part 2 now!

  • derrick554

    September 11, 2011 at 1:25 am

    You know, we talked about Ed Wood in my Films class, and my teacher actually gave him a lot of credit, and when we made our own movies… i got why Ed wood was such a briallnt mad, even though his films weren’t the most well put together. He loved what he did, it went for it, and told the story, he obviously didn’t care that everything wasn’t perfect, it was all about the story. To him the story was the entire point of the movie, and honestly, his stories are wonderful! Someone *cough cough* James Rolf *cough* give these stories another chance as new movies, and perhaps fix some of the story’s flaws, they could be awesome. I really respect Ed Wood, and why the hell not, he is one of the most talked about film makers ever, he’s Immortal. Ed Wood, Hats off to you!

  • Darthleather

    October 22, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I love Criswell. At the end of Plan 9, when he says “Can you prove that it didn’t happen?”, I always crack up.

  • JaysonGeronca

    January 27, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I wanna watch the Johnny Depp Ed Wood Movie!

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  • maldorthegreat

    February 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    I wish James would do a review/commentary on Wavelength. I want to know what he really thinks about it

  • theretrogamer14

    March 1, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    when is the new Plan 9 coming out anyway? On it’s website it still says coming soon, and James posted pictures on it a while back any help?

  • March 15, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Awe. I wanted to see zombie tits.

  • HorazStCruz

    March 21, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I wathched Plan 9 3 years ago. I just had to watch it fully.
    It’s really hard to get a grip on what is going on, but although old, so cheesy, plan bad and lengthy, i didn’t yawn even once Truth be told, it’s entertaining and unpredictable.
    And those are two words hardly seen in nowadays filming -or even gaming- industry.

  • ed

    January 31, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Personally I love Bride of The Monster and I really love Lugosi’s monologue, brilliant.
    “Home? I have no home…”

  • July 19, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Ed Wood brings out the child film maker in all of us.

  • Yann Bernier

    January 31, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Bride of the Monster… I watch this movie while been high and I had to say that this was one of the best experience I ever had in my life. The best was probably at the end, when the policeman fall down the little cliff and when you say the face of the Officer who is like : He had one job and failed it

  • February 23, 2015 at 1:01 am

    Congrats on being yet another part of cinematic history James. Policeman in the Plan 9 remake! Gonna give Brian Krause acting envy in that role. Do what you do, good sir.

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