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Into the Woods: Taking a last look at summer camp

Cover art for 'Big Box of Wood'

Summer provides the ideal cover for dipping into what used to be called "drive-in fare" — exploitation bottom-feeders with grossly misleading posters, gorgeous bodies and itty-bitty heads. Besides, in a few short weeks, fall will be here and we'll all be much too sophisticated for such things.

No filmmaker ever devoted himself more fully to leaving behind a legacy of inept, escapist sleeze than amateur auteur Edward Wood Jr. Now, four decades after his death, we have what may stand as the ultimate Ed Wood collectible, "A Big Box of Wood" (S'More Entertainment, $49.98).

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