Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 238: Wed Aug 26

Plan 9 from Outer Space (Wood, 1959): Prince Charles Cinema, 6.30pm

Here is the Prince Charles introduction to this special screning:
Premiered at the Watershed in Bristol for the BFI"s Sci-Fi season in 2014, FILM4 FrightFest is delighted to bring DJ Cheeba to London for the first time with his re-scored version of the infamous Ed Wood classic PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE. 

Using records, laptops, DJ mixers, midi controllers, iPad based synths and drum machines, a voice changing megaphone and an ultra rare QFO turntable, DJ Cheeba adds a more dark and terrifying atmospheric edge to this classic film. Tickets are £12.50 and are available here now.

Chicago Reader review:
Bela Lugosi died during the making of this low-budget science fiction programmer, but that didn't faze director Edward Wood: the Lugosi footage, which consists of the actor skulking around a suburban garage, is replayed over and over, to highly surreal effect. Wood is notorious for his 1952 transvestite saga Glen or Glenda? (aka I Changed My Sex), but for my money this 1959 effort is twice as strange and appealing in its undisguised incompetence. J. Hoberman of the Village Voice has made a case for Wood as an unconscious avant-gardist; there's no denying that his blunders are unusually creative and oddly expressive.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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