Plan 9: Which Version is Better?

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  1. Gerry A

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    Re: Plan 9 From Outer Space

    I saw two versions of this for sale. One from Passport Video with a 40 minute documentary while the other is from Image with a 111-minute documentary. I just got that info from online retailers. But I was hoping for some feedback from people who actually have these discs. What are the differences? Which has the better picture and features? If anyone can answer, I'll be very grateful. Thanks!
     
  2. Kurt N

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    I haven't seen the Passport version, but the Image set is wonderful. I doubt if it'll ever look any better than this does. The documentary isn't the best ever, but it's quite interesting. I'd say you couldn't go wrong with the Image disc.
     
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    The image disc has a feature-length documentary that, while longish in parts, is still well worth watching for fans of Wood's work. Also the print of the film looks waaayyy better than it should. Definitely the version to buy.
     
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    Well, the Passport version is still worth six or seven bucks for the 'documentary'. It's actually six unrelated interview segments that can only be played one at a time, including some vintage footage of Bela Lugosi. The segments are good quality and probably won't be available elsewhere on DVD. So if you're a completist, pick it up. The movie doesn't look too bad, but has a faint PV logo in the corner that's visible much of the time.

    I still intend on purchasing the Image release for it's documentary, a real one, and better print.
     
  5. Gerry A

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    Thanks for the feedback guys! I'll definitely get the Image version now. But for 8 bucks, I just may well get the other one as well. [​IMG]
     
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    The Image version is far superior. That stupid logo in the corner of the Passport version makes it worth less than nothing, in my opinion. I can't imagine that happening on any other DVD release.

    -Dave
     
  7. Morgan Jolley

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    There's a better version of this movie? I thought it was so bad it was unsalvagable...[​IMG]
     
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    Now, wouldn't it be history repeating itself if gradually all video companies began adding watermark "logos" or "bugs" in the corner of the screen to more closely emulate the broadcasts of most t.v. stations (and discourage copying)? I mean, who'd have thought ten years ago that these f#[email protected]*ing things would soon be cluttering up the t.v. image on all but a tiny handful of stations?
     

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