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Robin Bougie
12-10-2004, 03:09 AM
Dang! It’s not too often you get to be there first hand to witness the unearthing of a lost film from a famous cult director, even when you travel in uber-movie-dork circles, but I got the opportunity to do just that very recently.

The name Ed Wood should really need no introduction whatsoever, as even the most sheltered souls have heard of him and his classic sleazy and infamous overtly terrible cinema of yesteryear, so when my pal (and Cinema Sewer contributor) Dmidtrui Otis casually mentioned to me that he may have unearthed a lost Ed Wood movie while we were driving around Vancouver distributing Cinema Sewer calendars to retailers, I was way-the-fuck taken aback.

“It’s called the YOUNG MARRIEDS. It’s this mysterious and near mythical third Ed Wood porn movie made around the same time as NECROMANIA and THE ONLY HOUSE. You know, just before he died. Listen, don’t tell anyone yet, but I’ve stumbled on what I think is the only surviving print.”

Amazing. I was willing to keep the secret, but c’mon... it HAD to be too good to be true.

“Does it have Ed Wood’s name on the credits?” I breathlessly queried.

“It’s a 16mm print, and I haven’t been able to watch it yet, but from what I can tell the directors pseudonym on the credits is one of Wood’s known aliases, so I’m really thinking this is it! Look, I pulled some strings and I’m having a private screening at the Ridge theater tomorrow morning. I need you to come and watch the movie and see if you can pick up on any tell-tale Ed Wood-ism’s on screen.”

Well, lets just say that the D-man didn’t have to twist my arm, and when we (Dmidtrui, a local writer named Micheal Turner, and myself) arrived the next morning at Vancouver’s grande olde West side RIDGE theater and settled down in the middle of the huge theater all by ourselves, I found myself wondering if a porn movie had ever been screened in the place, never mind to an audience of three.

The lights went down, and we all began furiously taking notes and documenting what played before us. What we witnessed was something none of us really expected, and it was certainly an experience that totally wowed me. As the film ended and the lights came up, I had little doubt that we had indeed discovered the lost Ed Wood porn movie. As Dmidtrui wrote on his website www.realboogienights.com two days ago when he officially announced the discovery of the lost Ed Wood film to the world:

“It can be hinted that the content of THE YOUNG MARRIEDS will surprise, intrigue, and of course stupefy his legion of admirers. We can suggest at this point that the areas of intrigue include the date of said film, the names Ed used as director and writer, the sexual content in terms of screen time as well as degree of porn-ness, and even the length of the movie. But of course it is the non-surprises that will fascinate and entertain more – the classic elements of Ed Wood as writer-director. That uniquely flat and awkward directing style and the resultant wooden acting, the idiosyncratic dialogue, the un-edited goofs and on-camera gaffes, and the well-known Wood sexuality obsessions finding their way into the film by hook or by crook.”

I'd say more - but according to Dmidtrui - now is not the time. Stayed tuned for more info. And all this... with the anniversary of Ed Wood's death being today - Dec. 10th.

Ian Jane
12-10-2004, 11:47 AM
Damn. You could say I'm more than a little bit envious.

PLEASE post more on this when you can.

scott favareille
12-10-2004, 02:06 PM
Robin, good to see you posting on this board. And your magazine is perhaps the best right now when it comes to classic porn.

I wonder if this is any relation to Take It Out in Trade, which only survived in incomplete form.

Robin Bougie
12-11-2004, 12:07 AM
Robin, good to see you posting on this board. And your magazine is perhaps the best right now when it comes to classic porn.

I wonder if this is any relation to Take It Out in Trade, which only survived in incomplete form.

I'll pose that question to Dmidtrui, since I'm not familier with TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE. Thanks for the kind words about the magazine! Be sure to keep an eye out fo the new C.S. 2005 full color Calender!

Yeah, I don't post here that often, but I do keep an eye on the general and cult movie forums here, just for information and entertainment value. Most of the message board posting I do these days is on the Cinema Sewer message board, which is here:
http://bentcomics.msgbrd.com/index.php

Dimitrios O.
12-12-2005, 08:32 PM
Hi -- in case anyone checks out this thread, since I am the guy mentioned by Robin who found the Ed WOod film, I just wanted to let anyone interested know that indeed this is no joke, prank, or mistake. THE YOUNG MARRIEDS is unquestionably an Ed Wood Film. We are working towards making the film available publicly. One reason the news seemed a tease was I wanted to continue researching under the radar, but also because the full story on the find is coming out in a new magazine Rudolph Grey is publishing (but which has been delayed) and I promised him the 'scoop'. Mag. to be titled #9 Devil's Lane. I'l try to remember to come back and announce when it does appear. meanwhile, patience Ed Wood fans -- you WILL be rewarded in spades!

Ian Jane
12-13-2005, 12:10 AM
Please do post more once the movie is available - this sounds like quite the find.

Dimitrios O.
12-13-2005, 02:26 AM
Will do --- the encourangement spurs me on!

J Fresta
12-13-2005, 03:21 AM
I've been looking forward to this since the original announcement. I'm an Ed Wood completist. I have almost everything he was ever involved in...except for a few of the AC Stephens films.

Dimitrios O.
12-13-2005, 06:54 AM
Now I realize why I jumped on this thread. It's been an entire year since I first announced the find! (Also the anniversary of Wood's death on Dec. 10, 1978). Now it's the guilt that will motivate actions to get it out there...

BTW, The Young Marrieds is a totally different movie than Take It Out In Trade. As well, I mentioned Rudolph Grey in my last post, and just to be clear -- I was indicating Wood's biographer (Nightmare of Ecstasy). In fact, I sent a screener of this 'lost' film to Grey and he confirmed it as Wood's creation (of course, anyone with a familiarity with Edwrd Wood could also verify same -- but Grey is the foremost Wood authority so that should dispel any nagging doubts).

J Fresta
09-05-2007, 04:57 PM
Now I realize why I jumped on this thread. It's been an entire year since I first announced the find! (Also the anniversary of Wood's death on Dec. 10, 1978). Now it's the guilt that will motivate actions to get it out there...

BTW, The Young Marrieds is a totally different movie than Take It Out In Trade. As well, I mentioned Rudolph Grey in my last post, and just to be clear -- I was indicating Wood's biographer (Nightmare of Ecstasy). In fact, I sent a screener of this 'lost' film to Grey and he confirmed it as Wood's creation (of course, anyone with a familiarity with Edwrd Wood could also verify same -- but Grey is the foremost Wood authority so that should dispel any nagging doubts).

Well.... was it ever released?

Justin Frank
09-06-2007, 12:22 AM
Well.... was it ever released?

And what about Rudolph Grey's mag, did that ever come out?

Robert Plante
09-07-2007, 03:27 PM
I was wondering this too.

Nick Schwartz
09-09-2007, 01:20 PM
Could it be tangled in rights issues?

Damian P
09-09-2007, 03:30 PM
Speaking of lost, NECROMANIA is OOP and nowhere to be found, other than ebay of course. One just sold for $51.00.

J Fresta
09-09-2007, 04:51 PM
Speaking of lost, NECROMANIA is OOP and nowhere to be found, other than ebay of course. One just sold for $51.00.


that's sucks.. it's a great disc. hopefully some other company picks it up and gives it another release....they really treated the movie surprisingly well. I think I got it just in time.

Dimitrios O.
09-13-2007, 04:52 AM
stil working on this -- sorry for delay..... I did put a new-made preview of YM on my site realboogienights.com, its still up in case you didnt see it. just to put in context -- you are seeing actual clips from Ed Wood's LAST movie (that is as Director, and Writer) and the movie is virtually UNSEEN and was almost UNKNOWN until we located this print. i.e. hope you 'preciate this little peek.
-- the eventual dvd wil have the original YM trailer too but it is not mine to show now. we wil try to get Necromania back in print as well...... it WILL happen !!

Dimitrios O.
09-13-2007, 04:57 AM
oh yeah, re Rudolph Grey's mag, it got tangled in a lack-of-money issue. hopefully it will see the light someday

Andrew Plona
09-13-2007, 10:20 PM
..... I did put a new-made preview of YM on my site realboogienights.com, its still up in case you didnt see it. just to put in context -- you are seeing actual clips from Ed Wood's LAST movie (that is as Director, and Writer) and the movie is virtually UNSEEN and was almost UNKNOWN until we located this print. i.e. hope you 'preciate this little peek.


Way cool, Looks like Alice Friedlund is in it.

Darren Nemeth
09-13-2007, 10:41 PM
that's sucks.. it's a great disc. hopefully some other company picks it up and gives it another release....they really treated the movie surprisingly well. I think I got it just in time.

I recently rented this from Netflix. What a hoot!!!

If you liked th Bettie Page feature films (God help you) you'll like NECROMANIA.

Bill Piper
11-15-2007, 05:13 AM
I've been on an Ed Wood kick here lately and just scored a copy of Necromania on Ebay for $15! I can't wait till this "newly found" film hits dvd. Any news on when that will happen?

Dimitrios O.
11-20-2007, 04:40 AM
great to hear of your interest! it really is in the works, is all I can say. It is a very interesting film, will be some serious FOOD for Wood fans....

Bill Piper
03-15-2011, 10:12 PM
Holy thread resurrection Batman!!

So what became of this????

james_brummel
03-16-2011, 12:11 AM
2004 wants its hyperbole back

Yeah, where's the movie? I googled the interwebs and strangley, although not much about the porn YoungMarrieds came up,
this still apppeared in a site dveoted to the 60's soap opera of the same name

http://www.chipsandsoda.com/susanbrown.tv/images/ym2mm.jpg

uncanny, no? other than the nose, it's pretty Wood.

Robin Bougie
03-16-2011, 01:11 AM
What happened was John law, I'm afraid. Dmitrios ended up in a US prison on drug charges. We're good friends and I'm still in regular contact with him through the mail. His film prints are (hopefully) safe, but it has put a 5 year delay on a lot of his ongoing projects -- THE YOUNG MARRIEDS being one of them. With any luck, he'll be out in a couple years from now, and I'm sure will be enthused to get the ball rolling on this once again. Hopefully there is still a specialty dvd market to return to by then, and it hasn't been killed by downloading and streaming.

John Black
03-16-2011, 02:05 AM
The way the DVD market is going, he'll have to release it as a MOD. When he gets out of the big house, he won't even recognize the DVD market as it is becomming today. Even Blockbuster will be gone from the landscape by then (although Blockbuster wasn't a likely outlet for YOUNG MARRIEDS).

That small DVD company that released the uncut NECROMANIA was also supposed to release THE ONLY HOUSE IN TOWN and SHOTGUN WEDDING, but I don't think the latter two ever came out. I guess that NECROMANIA must not have sold enough copies.

Dominic D
03-16-2011, 02:14 AM
What happened was John law, I'm afraid. Dmitrios ended up in a US prison on drug charges. We're good friends and I'm still in regular contact with him through the mail. His film prints are (hopefully) safe, but it has put a 5 year delay on a lot of his ongoing projects -- THE YOUNG MARRIEDS being one of them. With any luck, he'll be out in a couple years from now, and I'm sure will be enthused to get the ball rolling on this once again. Hopefully there is still a specialty dvd market to return to by then, and it hasn't been killed by downloading and streaming.

Poor guy. This somehow seems a very apt sort of mishap to happen to a lost Ed Wood. Its the kind of mishap that makes for very entertaining but unbelievable reading in director biographies.