Ed Wood was the filmmaker behind PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE and GLEN OR GLENDA, the author of hundreds of novels, and a pall-bearer at Bela Lugosi's funeral. Wood fought in the Pacific Ocean theater during World War II while wearing a bra and panties under his uniform. Basically, there will never be another hero like Ed Wood. And there will never be another movie like TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE. Once thought lost, this surreal sexploitation detective comedy would feel right at home on a triple-bill with John Waters’s MULTIPLE MANIACS and Russ Meyer’s THE IMMORAL MR. TEAS. With delirious narration by Wood himself, positive depictions of LGBTQ relationships, and a miraculous role by Ed Wood in drag as “Alecia,” TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE is a joyous swan song from one of the most seminal exploitation filmmakers of all time.
directed by: Edward D. Wood, Jr.
1970 / 70 min / 1.33:1 / English DTS-HD MA 1.0
- Region Free Blu-ray
- Preserved from the only 16mm theatrical print in existence
- Commentary with filmmaker Frank Henenlotter, Ed Wood biographer Rudolph Grey, and AGFA’s Joseph A. Ziemba
- TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE: THE OUTTAKES (70 mins)
- Bonus movie: THE LOVE FEAST (1969, 60 mins), starring Ed Wood and preserved from a 35mm theatrical print
- Booklet with exclusive liner notes by Rudolph Grey
- English SDH subtitles