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Title: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: MrTorso on October 05, 2009, 09:24:21 PM
So in the intro Kevin says that the audience chose D-war over other films on a list. What were the other films?

Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: Conor on October 06, 2009, 08:29:06 AM
There were a ton, we spent most of the panel fielding suggestions.  There were some movies no one had ever heard of, that I don't remember, one or two we had already done like Troll 2.  Other ones I remember:

-Shawshank Redemption.  I've been pushing for it forever, would have been nice.
-Super Mario Bros.  Got a huge crowd reaction.
-Highlander 2.  I think it came down to this and D-War.
-Mst3k the movie
Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: MrTorso on October 06, 2009, 08:55:39 AM
Oh, Highlander 2 would have been sweet.

Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: FordPrefect on October 06, 2009, 08:58:58 AM
There are some iRiffs available for a couple of these.

-Super Mario Bros.  Got a huge crowd reaction.
http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/super-mario-bros
http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/emergency-riffcast-system/super-mario-brothers

-Highlander 2.  I think it came down to this and D-War.
http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/fireriffs/fireriffs-presents-highlander-2
Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: Conor on October 06, 2009, 09:05:18 AM
Oh, Highlander 2 would have been sweet.



I remember the D-War guy was pretty enthusiastic, and it got a good audience response.  Veronica had seen it too and vouched for it.  I hope people check it out, its definitely one of the most obscure titles we've done.
Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: MrTorso on October 06, 2009, 09:18:39 AM
Is it really that obscure? I at least remember seeing trailers for it in the theater and on TV when it was coming out.   It is a good track though. Watched it last night.

Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: Conor on October 06, 2009, 09:28:07 AM
Is it really that obscure? I at least remember seeing trailers for it in the theater and on TV when it was coming out.   It is a good track though. Watched it last night.



Well, using the 'reasonable person' test.  I usually gauge that on whether my mom might have heard about a movie.  Or anyone in the movie.
Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: ManUnderMask on October 06, 2009, 05:49:44 PM
So what are the odds on those other four being future releases? Minus MST3K The Movie of course.
Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: Darth Geek on October 06, 2009, 06:14:43 PM
I think Super Mario Brothers should be another fan written trax like Batman & Robin. Just make sure to allow additional submissions should there be any gaps.
Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: MrTorso on October 06, 2009, 09:36:15 PM
So what are the odds on those other four being future releases? Minus MST3K The Movie of course.

I would love a RiffTrax version of This Island Earth!

Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: stansimpson on October 06, 2009, 11:20:28 PM
There were a ton, we spent most of the panel fielding suggestions.  There were some movies no one had ever heard of, that I don't remember, one or two we had already done like Troll 2.  Other ones I remember:

-Shawshank Redemption.  I've been pushing for it forever, would have been nice.
-Super Mario Bros.  Got a huge crowd reaction.
-Highlander 2.  I think it came down to this and D-War.
-Mst3k the movie
It almost saddens me that Super Mario Bros got that close (cuz that'd be like in my Top 5).  Having said that though, words can't describe how happy I am that D-War got it over Highlander 2.  I'm watching it tomorrow.  ::wrings hands in geeky anticipation::

Was it the 'reasonable person' test that cinched D-War in?  Oh!  And I second this question too (if it can even be answered):
So what are the odds on those other four being future releases? Minus MST3K The Movie of course.
Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on October 07, 2009, 04:21:21 PM
Conor - Do you guys still have significantly less success with the more obscure releases?

I hope you guys are at the point where any release does really well and I sure do love these kinds of riffs the best.

Did The Room do well?

How about Voodoo Man?

Anyway, whatever the case, a lot of us really appreciate these kinds of releases!
Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: k1 on October 08, 2009, 07:02:22 AM
So what are the odds on those other four being future releases? Minus MST3K The Movie of course.

I would love a RiffTrax version of This Island Earth!


Definitely.
Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: pezdrake on October 08, 2009, 09:10:08 AM
The Room is not obscure though - in the same way that Rocky Horror is not obscure.  There's a sazable portion of people who obsessively watch it and will purchas a riftrack.  Unlike D Wars (note, I don't care to watch any of the above three movies).

Personally my faves are the outlandish movies like Iron Man and X-Men that I enjoy but I can also say, "yeah that's kind of stupid" about.
Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: Darth Geek on October 08, 2009, 09:46:36 AM

Personally my faves are the outlandish movies like Iron Man and X-Men that I enjoy but I can also say, "yeah that's kind of stupid" about.
Yeah, I love those, too. And things like Transformers that I loath so much it is fun to watch ripped apart.

But 'The Room'? I wouldn't have even known about it if it weren't for Rifftrax, and just find it a slog to get through.
Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: stansimpson on October 08, 2009, 10:34:11 AM
The Room is not obscure though - in the same way that Rocky Horror is not obscure.  There's a sazable portion of people who obsessively watch it and will purchas a riftrack.  Unlike D Wars (note, I don't care to watch any of the above three movies).
I think the phrase you're looking for is "cult favorite"... which by loose definition means it is obscure.
Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: FBX on October 08, 2009, 10:46:26 AM
Rocky Horror is "cult" but is also not obscure.

D-wars is a good choice based on availability. Where can you get a Super Mario Bros. DVD? Dragon Wars on the other hand was in Redbox (isn't anymore though) and is much more likely to be in your local video store.
Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: torgosPizza on October 08, 2009, 10:57:22 AM
I don't think D-War was that obscure. I saw previews for it on TV, whereas the Room, besides being an independently-made film, is barely known outside of L.A. It's deeply underground with a somewhat decent sized cult following.
Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: goflyblind on October 08, 2009, 02:43:02 PM
I don't think D-War was that obscure. I saw previews for it on TV, whereas the Room, besides being an independently-made film, is barely known outside of L.A. and most of the internet. It's deeply underground with a somewhat decent sized cult following.

fixed. :)
Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: mattwnelson on October 08, 2009, 04:13:34 PM
Where can you get a Super Mario Bros. DVD?

I've seen that all over the place. Usually in the 5 buck section.

I also vote for SMB if they ever do another fan-requested one... That, or the original animated Transformers movie. Heh heh.

M@
Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: NYFalcon1981 on October 09, 2009, 12:21:37 PM
GREAT call with the original animated Transformers movie, while I love it as a childhood favorite I'd love to see what the guys or fans (Fan submissions are AWESOME) can come up with for this death filled toy fest!
Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: Doctor Who? on October 09, 2009, 01:29:47 PM
Am i the only one who doesn't want to have MST3K the movie riffed?  I just think trying to hear people riffing over over people riffing would drive me nuts to the point that i would trow something at the TV.  However I would love to see the full version of This Island Earth riffed.
Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: emerson999 on October 09, 2009, 01:47:04 PM
Where can you get a Super Mario Bros. DVD?

I've seen that all over the place. Usually in the 5 buck section.


Really? I live in a fairly big town, and had a sudden urge to watch super mario brothers again. Eventually had to netflix it since even the local indi shop that specializes in kind of odd movies didn't have it in anything but vhs.

That said, I'd love to see it riffed. It's a far odder movie than I remembered.
Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: Lovye on October 09, 2009, 02:29:45 PM
Am i the only one who doesn't want to have MST3K the movie riffed?  I just think trying to hear people riffing over over people riffing would drive me nuts to the point that i would trow something at the TV.  However I would love to see the full version of This Island Earth riffed.

I think this is why I would want to see it.  Them making fun of themselves making fun of a movie that was just like any MST3K episode, only, instead of having fun with it, they regarded it as work (because each scene had to be done over and over and over and over....)  I'm impressed they even had that as a suggestion (though, it could have been a throw away option).

....I suppose a 3 riffer edition of "This Island Earth" in full would be okay, too....
Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: stansimpson on October 09, 2009, 02:40:03 PM
Am i the only one who doesn't want to have MST3K the movie riffed?  I just think trying to hear people riffing over over people riffing would drive me nuts to the point that i would trow something at the TV.  However I would love to see the full version of This Island Earth riffed.
Doc, I really think you're taking this too seriously.  The suggestion itself is so ludicrous that it shows any real desire to see its fruition is out of fascination more than anything else.  It reminds me of when David Cross & Bob Odenkirk were promoting their "Mr. Show" dvds.  They showed a clip of the show.  Then they showed a clip with the commentary on.  Then they showed a clip with the commentary for the commentary.  Yeah, there was a lot of talking... but that's the gag, man.  Yeah, I was mildly disappointed to find out the latter commentary wasn't real, but more out of novelty than anything else.  Just laugh it off and enjoy D-War! ;D
Title: Re: So what were the other choices at Comic-con?
Post by: mattwnelson on October 09, 2009, 04:30:16 PM
Where can you get a Super Mario Bros. DVD?

I've seen that all over the place. Usually in the 5 buck section.


Really? I live in a fairly big town, and had a sudden urge to watch super mario brothers again. Eventually had to netflix it since even the local indi shop that specializes in kind of odd movies didn't have it in anything but vhs.

That said, I'd love to see it riffed. It's a far odder movie than I remembered.

Yeah, I've seen it multiple times at the local Hastings (http://www.gohastings.com/) and I'm even relatively certain I've seen it in the Wal-Mart discount bins. Though I've been mistaken before. 

And of course half.com has it really cheap as well. But I have seen it in the old-fashioned brick-and-mortars. :)