Take It Out In Trade (found unreleased Ed Wood erotica film; 1970)

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This article has been tagged as NSFW due to its pornographic subject matter.

Take it Out in Trade The Outtakes.jpg

1995 VHS cover of rediscovered outtakes from the film.

Status: Found

Date found: 13 Nov '18

Found by: The American Genre Film Archive

Take it Out in Trade is a 1970 softcore pornographic comedy film[1] directed by Ed Wood, who specialized in campy, low-budget exploitation and genre films.[2]

Wood was always in a humble financial state and often had to take out loans in order to make his films. Many of his films are exploitation genres in hopes of making a cheap buck. The film centers on a couple searching for their daughter and the discovery that she now resides in a harem. Many softcore sex scenes occur throughout the film, including incest.

No copies of the film have been released or made public since it's original theatrical run, even after Wood's films achieved their cult status. However, three reels of outtakes, behind the scenes footage, and deleted scenes were rediscovered in 1995 and released on VHS from Something Weird Video and have since been uploaded online.

In 2014, a full 80-minute print of the film was publicly exhibited at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City.[3] The film was no longer considered lost, but the film had still not been released to the public.

On July 31st, 2018, The American Genre Film Archive announced they would be releasing the 2K transfer of the film on to Blu-ray complete with bonus features.[4] The Blu-ray was released on November 13th, and is now available to purchase on various shopping sites.[5]


Two minutes of outtake footage.
Trailer for the film's Blu-ray release.


  1. IMDb page on the film. Retrieved 27 Mar '16.
  2. IMDb page for Ed Wood. Retrieved 27 Mar '16.
  3. Anthology Film Archives event listing for the film. Retrieved 27 Mar '16.
  4. The announcement of the films release. Retrieved 07 Aug '18
  5. Amazon page for the Blu-ray. Retrieved 07 Aug '18