RiffTrax

I figured there should be a RiffTrax thread here.

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It’s a good thing those gentlemen aren’t trying to make a living by fishing.

And not a single one of them purified himself in the waters of that lake.

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They’re already pure as the falling snow, so no need. :wink:

As a side not, my quest to own their catalog is coming along nicely. :sunglasses:

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So far I’ve seen their “House On Haunted Hill”, “Plan 9 from Outer Space”, “Double Dragon”, and the MST Reunion.
I love hearing their voices- especially Kevin Murphy’s.

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Don’t forget to check out some of the movies/shorts that Mary Jo and Bridget have done together, too!

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You have to watch the live recording of Jack the Giant Killer. It’s pure hilarity. I can also highly recommend The Last Shark, Giant from the Unknown, Rats: Night of Terror, Ghosthouse, Birdemic: Shock and Terror actually, watch Birdemic first. There are a LOT of things in Birdemic they reference in later riffs.

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RiffTrax Live: Hobgoblins Fathom Event tickets are on sale!

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I tried a couple of their riffs. For some reason I can’t explain, it’s just not the same, I don’t like it.

I think maybe its because it’s them “unleashed”. MST3K was always kind of “family friendly”, poking fun at cheesy movies, while still having a feeling of somewhat admiring the earnestness of the filmmakers, as bad as they were. There was a certain amount of respect there.

The Rifftraxx that I tried were just plain mean spirited. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel a different tone, and I don’t like it.

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For me, it depends on the individual riff. They have a different set of writers, obviously, so you’ll definitely get a bit of a different mix. I’ve heard some “meaner” riffs, but nothing that’s movie long. Of course, I may not have seen what you’ve seen. Granted, some have curse words, but that in-and-of-itself is “neither here nor there” for me, as it’s language not content.

Several of the Rifftrax riffs air on MST3K’s Twitch channel because they generally hit that family-friendly-ish threshold, including…

  • Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe
  • Breaker! Breaker!
  • Hillbillies in a Haunted House
  • Icebreaker
  • Jack the Giant Killer
  • Miami Connection
  • Prisoners of the Lost Universe
  • Samurai Cop
  • Wonder Women
  • Zindy the Swamp Boy

I’d also personally recommend any of the Mary Jo & Bridget riffs, as they don’t go “mean”. Especially…

  • Angels’ Revenge
  • Bride of the Gorilla
  • Cat-Women of the Moon
  • Junior Prom
  • Rescue Me
  • She-Demons
  • …and a ton of their Shorts.

Which riffs came of as too harsh to you, @Ansible ?

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If you think Rifftrax is too mean, definitely don’t watch the British guys Matthew and Ian, that Rifftrax offers. Personally, I think they are hilarious, but I can definitely see how some people would be offended.

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I LOVE Superargo and the Faceless Giants:

Imagine Sampson (the Silver Maskman) but in color and with mad science instead of vampires. But he has a nice car and can wrestle reasonably well. Oh, and Superargo has a sidekick.

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Check out their Twilight riffs, they are amazing.

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RiffTrax 15th Birthday Twilight Watch-Along on Scener!

https://fb.me/e/3HHk9Cy01

Twilight

Get/steal a subscription to Netflix or find a copy of Twilight by July 20th.

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RiffTRax have recently been releasing free complete content on their YouTube channel, including a couple of movies, namely Birdemic and Miami Connection.
A great chance to try before you buy. Also, they are useful links you can send to friends that you think would like RiffTrax if they tried it.

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It’s not just you. I have a few Rifftrax VODs, and watch them rarely. I do think their Live shows are more fun and watch them significantly more frequently.

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There’s also a load of free episodes on Tubi, along with a lot of MST3K.

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Tubi used to be available in the UK/Europe, but they ran into copyright problems. You can get by that with a VPN, but not everybody’s going to want to bother with all that.

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think they go more harsh more than mean…
don’t understand how their riffs aren’t more popular

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I personally don’t think it’s mean, it’s just British humor. But, I can see how some people could see it as mean, and if Ansible already thinks Mike, Bill and Kevin’s riffs are mean, he’d definitely think Ian and Matthew’s are =)

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This has become one of my favorites, and I’ve actually come to really like the film’s jazz score.

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