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Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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For those of you who don't know, RiffTrax is primarily Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett (of Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame) riffing on cheesy movies. Established in 2006 when it was just Mike, a microphone, and a copy of Road House, RiffTrax has established itself as its own entity, having lasted longer than MST3K's original run! The business model can be divided into three equal parts: "Just the Jokes", B-movie riffs, and Shorts.

"Just the Jokes"
The bread and butter. RiffTrax sells you an audio file (usually about $4) to which you sync to a mainstream movie (or, in some instances, TV show).

Essentials
The Avengers
Jurassic Park
Road House (Three Riffer Edition)
Twilight
X-Men

B-movie riffs
At one point a niche product, now the main point of emphasis, these pre-synced movies (usually costing about $10) range from regular camp to , and it's generally agreed the more the movie is, the harder you'll laugh.

Essentials
Fun in Balloon Land
The Guy From Harlem
Miami Connection
R.O.T.O.R.
Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny

Shorts
For 99 cents you can get a short, sometimes a educational piece.

Essentials
The 'At Your Fingertips' series
Drugs Are Like That
Setting Up a Room
Shake Hands With Danger
This is Hormel
What is Nothing?

There is also RiffTrax Presents, which is a catch-all for riffs not featuring Mike Nelson. These usually involve the teams of Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl, Cole Stratton and Janey Varney, and Matthew J. Elliott and Ian Potter. Your mileage may vary.

In addition, RiffTrax usually does 3-4 live shows a year shown on movie screens nationwide. Traditionally, they will do one blockbuster and fill the remaining slots with B-movies. Make sure you see them in theaters - it takes a long time for the shows to be released for download, and that's only if they have the rights to do so!

So, what are you waiting for? Watch or listen to Mike, Kevin, and Bill today!

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Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

fuck the molice


Timeless Appeal posted:

While making fun of The Room might seem cliche now, their Room episode is pretty amazing.

Gotta say though, surprised based on the timing that you didn't just make a more generalized MST3K and associated projects thread.

There IS the MST3K thread

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

fuck the molice


This IS the new thread.

raditts posted:

Also, it's been 10 years and I still want to know why Cathy doesn't eat breakfast.

I think it might have something to do with the petaluma chicken.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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muscles like this! posted:

Man, what is the deal with classic sci-fi movies going to the Moon and finding a cave full of air?

"If only our characters didn't have to wear helmets!"

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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why is a clown piloting a spaceship oh God

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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I guess it depends on the kind of bizarre. There's 'what were the writers thinking' bizarre, but there's also 'why was this made' bizarre.

Join Hands, Let's Go fits the latter, if that's what you're looking for.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Double Agent posted:

What Is Nothing? falls under 'what were the writers thinking' type of bizarre.

Zero is nothing.

"Hey, this kid wrote a Joy Division song!"

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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CrashCat posted:

What the gently caress was that

Sentient burlap bags, what do you THINK it was?

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Yeah, I saw the Mads back around last August, and they were very funny. They even tailored a few jokes with local flavor!

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Looks like the Live coupons work with the Father's Day coupon. 30% off Riffs

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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I guess I'm not good at math, then

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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RiffTrax just taunted me with a Riff for Steel that will never happen.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Game of Thrones S3E09 has been Riffed. *is brutally murdered*

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Mr. Fowl posted:

I imagine the rights are a tangled nightmare.

They could release a mp3 of just the jokes.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Last year's Mothra live show has an MP3 out for download on the site.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

fuck the molice


If you still believe in physical media, then you might be excited that RiffTrax are releasing three new DVDs: the live version of Samurai Cop, the Summer Shorts Beach Party, and a collection of Mary Jo and Bridget shorts.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

fuck the molice


This is the RiffTrax thread, not the MST3K thread.

e: 10-DVD Disembaudio lunchbox

Edward Mass fucked around with this message at 02:54 on Nov 23, 2017

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

fuck the molice


Yeah, theyíre two different products, even if they share the same concept of riffing. MST3K is a TV show, while RiffTrax really isnít, so their discussions belong in different sub-forums. Kind of like the Star Trek movie thread and the Star Trek TV show threads!

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Nope, they riffed that before the Five Doctors.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Remember when Lowtax said he was going to do another RiffTrax?!?!?

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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It's May the 4th, so you should know exactly what movie RiffTrax just riffed.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Well, it's called Merlin: The Return. Clearly, he's come back from....things.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Infidel Castro posted:

Okay, with my new job that pays me a very livable salary, I wanna plunk down a slightly irresponsible amount of disposable income on some riffs. Any recommendations?

Check the OP!

Saw the rebroadcast (I was busy last Thursday), and the crowd was very close to what the live broadcasts usually are. Promising!

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

fuck the molice


*Man puts on Nazi armband*
Mike: Oh, I know what he's going to say...
Bill: "Vote Ron Paul!"

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Krull tonight, with a replay on Saturday.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Obviously, we are Dragon Ball Z.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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RandomPauI posted:

I missed both presentations. We can't even get a just the jokes?

It'll happen....eventually.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Hey, remember when MST3K riffed on the first two parts of the Phantom Creeps? Well, RiffTrax just finished the job.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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A Riff for the first episode of Stranger Things just went live.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Uncle Wemus posted:

Mike is a Republican and Democrats won big in Minnesota

Mike's a Wisconsinite, you dope.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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What exactly was the point of the Flying Saucer Mystery? It seems like it was in favor of hearsay and rumor.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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That has to be the longest 80-minute movie ever made.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Iím CERTAIN there was a plot in there, somewhere.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Gavok posted:

That puppet phone short was truly something special.

No dial tone! Hehehehehehe *bwee boop*

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Yeah, at least the Jack and the Beanstalk insert has singing.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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I used the $10 gift card for the Solo: A Star Wars Story riff, as well as Whizzo the Clown. Wish me luck!

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Holy poo poo. They still make Sally Forth?!?

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

fuck the molice


It looks like Starship Troopers, Fast & Furious, and the Sixth Sense are free on the app. Anyone finding similar things on the website?

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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Paper Kaiju posted:

I pretty much cycle through the entire VOD library, but my wife keeps asking to watch the one with Whizzo the Clown. Something about it is like a train wreck she can't stop going out of her way to see.

Now youíve got that to worry about.

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Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

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This whole situation has made me realize how much of a workaholic Mike Nelson is. How many podcasts has he started while also writing and performing riffs?

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