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 Ed Wood's FINAL CURTAIN
William S. Wilson
Posted: Feb 3 2012, 04:45 PM


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Wood's rare TV pilot has been restored and screened at Slamdance. No word on a DVD release at this point.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/01/19/slam...-final-curtain/


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Chris Stangl
Posted: Feb 3 2012, 06:17 PM


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Not that I'm NOT interested in this (and not that I would normally look to Entertainment Weekly for meticulous Ed Wood, Jr. reportage), but it is kind of odd that this particular lost-ish Wood project gets this kind of exposure. Wood-related rarities have been turning up for twenty years with very little fanfare forgotten A.C. Stephen films, NECROMANIA, etc. Still, I reckon it is because FINAL CURTAIN is at least a genre piece in line with Wood's most popular SF/horror efforts, rather than yet more grimy and strange vintage adult product.


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John Black
Posted: Feb 3 2012, 11:58 PM


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Back in the late 1980's, both FINAL CURTAIN and another Ed Wood short film, THE SUN WAS SETTING, were said to be "in the hands of a private collector." Nothing further has surfaced on either film, so I welcome this news. Hopefully, THE FINAL CURTAIN will be released on DVD by somebody.
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Bob Cashill
Posted: Feb 4 2012, 08:13 AM


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The NY Times has an article on this somewhere, too. This is a video segment.


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Bernie Jacobs
Posted: Feb 4 2012, 08:34 AM


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This is great news.

As he did before with his unfinished project Rock and Roll Hell, Wood cannibalized a good chunk of Final Curtain and inserted it into his feature film Night of the Ghoul, which also sat on the shelf unseen (except for a premiere) until the 1980s. All the footage of Duke Moore wandering silently in blackness is from Final Curtain. It's also why Wood had Moore in a tux in Night of the Ghoul, so he could match it with the Final Curtain footage; there is even an entire clumsy dialogue scene to explain Moore's unusual (for a police detective!) attire.
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