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Title: Film Crew Update
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on October 19, 2006, 06:57:57 AM
http://www.filmcrewonline.com/

It seems the Film Crew website has a new update:

They're coming to DVD, and we get to choose which movie!!


There's 4 old films to choose from, and the only thing missing are those silly little silouettes on the bottom of the screen!


Choose wisely, fellow Riffers!
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Cap'n UKRiffer on October 19, 2006, 07:20:06 AM
Awesome news!  :o

But how are we suppossed to only pick one, each clip has it good points :(
Title: Film Crew Update
Post by: gammer on October 19, 2006, 07:28:19 AM
Some "interesting" new news on the Film Crew webpage. Check it out:
http://www.filmcrewonline.com/
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on October 19, 2006, 07:35:37 AM
Talk about a tough decision!

I made my choice based on how much I laughed. Of course I laughed at all four of them, but the biggest laughs for me came from (SPOILER ALERT! I made the color of the text white to help shield your virgin eyes! Copy and paste the text in a text editing program to decipher)
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[size=06pt]Killers From Space. I loved the music and corny 50s acting in Hollywood After Dark, and the story in The Wild Women of Wongo, but the riffs in Killers From Space were exemplary! With Mike's "Go right ahead" and Bill's "Christopher Walken... Narrating...", I was rolling!!![/size]
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on October 19, 2006, 07:38:13 AM
http://rifftrax.com/smf/index.php?topic=527.0


 ;)

Although it probably SHOULD be in the Announcements category...
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: gammer on October 19, 2006, 07:40:34 AM
Sorry, I didn't realize it this was already in General Disc.

Feel free to lock this thread.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on October 19, 2006, 07:41:53 AM
Or better yet, could the Mods move my thread to this one? Or would that be too confusing?


 ???
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: ScottotD on October 19, 2006, 07:44:55 AM
why was I not informed of this earlier?

Just curious, is there a reason besides no network that they're not still doing MST3k? because with Rifftrax and this thing they're basically still making the show.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: gammer on October 19, 2006, 07:52:31 AM
I was also wondering if this is a conflict of intrest for Mike?
Seeing since its almost the same thing as rifftrax.
On the other hand it seems like the Film Crew thing is more to do with old B movies...probably public domain movies too.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: MrTorso on October 19, 2006, 08:17:27 AM

On the other hand it seems like the Film Crew thing is more to do with old B movies...probably public domain movies too.

Public domain and probably without the restoration that Legend does. Hopefully Legend will continue to do some DVDs with Mike commentary as well.

Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Cap'n UKRiffer on October 19, 2006, 08:21:16 AM
Public domain and probably without the restoration that Legend does. Hopefully Legend will continue to do some DVDs with Mike commentary as well.

I did wonder with Rifftrax taking off the way it has, if we'd be seeing anymore Legend dvd releases with Mikes commentary on them.

As for choice, i went with Hollywood After Dark, great scene with great riffs.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: mrbasehart on October 19, 2006, 08:22:41 AM
Does Mike have twice as many hours in the day as the rest of us? Cheezus! Talk about busy!

I loved all four, but picked Killers from Space.  Crappy Sci-fi was my favourite MST3k genre.  

April is a long time to wait...
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: MontyServo on October 19, 2006, 08:24:38 AM
Well there you go.  Everyone clamoring to see B-movies riffed like the good old days of MST3K should be able to get their fill of B-movie goodness from this venture.

And maybe this will provide the opportunity to see some more shorts riffed on?

There are clips for all 4 movies on there, does this mean that all 4 movies have been done and will be coming out???  Can't wait for that!!!!

This truly is a good time to be a fan of MST3K, Rifftrax, and the Film Crew!!!!    ;D



Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: MrTorso on October 19, 2006, 08:26:42 AM

April is a long time to wait...
Yeah. That surprised me a bit. But I guess with all the pre-ordering retailers have to do and solicitation and what not the lead time on releasing a DVD is probably pretty big.

Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: ScottotD on October 19, 2006, 08:26:58 AM
I picked Killers as well, mostly for the title.

So is this an offshoot of Rifftrax or does Mike run Rifftrax and Shout runs Film Crew?
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Cap'n UKRiffer on October 19, 2006, 08:32:26 AM
So is this an offshoot of Rifftrax or does Mike run Rifftrax and Shout runs Film Crew?

They are seperate things. Though Mike works for Legend, The Film Crew are an independant group, hence why they've worked with different companies like Legend and Shout.

Any chance of cross promotion though to help both the DVD and Rifftrax? Maybe make up a Rifftrax flyer to put inside the dvd when it's released as well as promote the dvd release on the site...
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: mrbasehart on October 19, 2006, 08:38:54 AM
Any chance of cross promotion though to help both the DVD and Rifftrax? Maybe make up a Rifftrax flyer to put inside the dvd when it's released as well as promote the dvd release on the site...

Or a download link to an old, free rifftrax?  Road House or Star Trek V.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: gammer on October 19, 2006, 08:40:48 AM
I wonder if the Film Crew and RiffTrax could combine into one?
They could release rifftrax MP3z for the newer movies that are copyright and release 'all-in-one' DVD's for the older movies that are public domain or that they have the rights to.
It would be a win-win situation.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Tarantulas on October 19, 2006, 08:42:47 AM
The Film Crew does have some history with Legend Films, and I read somewhere online that Mike is good friends with the owner...

The Film Crew did some intros for the Legend colorized 3 Stooges release a little while back.  Since Film Crew and Rifftrax are two seperate projects, I doubt you will ever see anything more than just informal "shout outs" on their respective websites.

As for flyers stuck in with commercial releases like the "Point Break" reissue, I'm sure that it's crazy expensive.  But who knows... :)
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Cap'n UKRiffer on October 19, 2006, 08:48:23 AM
As for flyers stuck in with commercial releases like the "Point Break" reissue, I'm sure that it's crazy expensive.  But who knows... :)

For something like 'Point Break' yeah it would be cos the company releasing it would want loads of money cos their greedy Hollywood bastards and they wouldn;t go for it anyway cos their stuck up (is this sounding a bit too much like a rant? cos it is to me)

Shout Factory is a small company though so i don't see them charging Legend as much as say Warner Brothers or Disney would, so it would be more likely, plus they wouldn;t be advertising to rip on their product so might be more open to it. But, like you said Taratulas, who knows...
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on October 19, 2006, 09:06:57 AM
I voted for The Wild Women of Wongo. It's the title that has the most potential, in my opinion. They're all pretty funny.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Tarantulas on October 19, 2006, 09:09:46 AM
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cos

Cos?

(http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2005/01/27/bill_cosby_narrowweb__200x260,1.jpg)

PUDDING!
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on October 19, 2006, 09:14:03 AM
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cos

Cos?

(http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2005/01/27/bill_cosby_narrowweb__200x260,1.jpg)

PUDDING!


As read by Kevin Murphy in the 3rd place Riff-Off entry!

(great impression, Mr. Murphy!)
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: euphoria on October 19, 2006, 09:23:32 AM
Ouch, April 2007?  Why the long wait?  :-[

I had to vote for Killers; the Christopher Walken line alone is worth the price of admission.  Lovely to hear Bill Corbett's voice again; he's always been my favorite.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Tarantulas on October 19, 2006, 09:37:19 AM
I forgot to mention that I plotzed when I read the announcement.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: mrbasehart on October 19, 2006, 09:39:16 AM
Is Bill doing his Crow voice on the commentaries? Or is that just his "angry-about-crap-film" regular voice?  :)
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Tarantulas on October 19, 2006, 09:42:00 AM
It seems to be a bit in the middle...
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: gammer on October 19, 2006, 10:21:33 AM
Is Bill doing his Crow voice on the commentaries? Or is that just his "angry-about-crap-film" regular voice?  :)

Yeah it certainly sounds different then his voice that he had in Xmen and Top Gun. But then again, different recording equipment might make him sound slightly different.

I find that the equipment they use for the rifftrax recordings tend to be sensitive and pick up alot of detail.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: David on October 19, 2006, 10:39:32 AM
Man, I'd like to see all of these fleshed out eventually.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: skyroniter on October 19, 2006, 10:43:19 AM
Vote Wild Women of Wongo! Awesomely bad flick.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Skiptastic on October 19, 2006, 12:02:11 PM
Awesome, Shout Factory does really good DVDs, so this comes as no surprise.

I don't know what I'm gonna vote for. I think Peter Graves has gotten enough with all the MST's I've seen him on (for God's sakes, I don't need more Biography references, though I do love them...) so I might want to hear Golden Girls refs...therefore picking Hollywood After Dark...who knows...
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Tarantulas on October 19, 2006, 02:31:46 PM
Golden Girls ruined that Andrew Gold song for me...

Wait... gold... AND gold?!?!
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: BathTub on October 19, 2006, 02:38:41 PM
Now. I. Am. Become. Death. The. Destroyer. Of. Worlds.

Killers from Space gets my vote.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Tarantulas on October 19, 2006, 02:42:40 PM
yeah... Walken got me too... NoTheater (the riffing project I work on with JonnyFrag) had considered doing that movie for a bit...
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Bob M. on October 19, 2006, 02:47:50 PM
No way, Go Wongo! :)
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Bob on October 19, 2006, 04:37:45 PM
Wow, I was just getting ready to watch my Cardinals play in game 7 in the NLCS, getting ready to worry, getting ready for a long weekend of free overtime work and then I see this announcement.

All my troubles........ gone.

This is GREAT news.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Justin on October 19, 2006, 08:41:12 PM
I'm going to vote for Hollywood After Dark on my home computer, then cancel that out by voting for Killers from Space on my work computer.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on October 19, 2006, 08:44:25 PM
Vote early, vote often.

 :)
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: starfighter on October 19, 2006, 10:54:02 PM
  Heck, these are probably short movies.  Maybe they'll start off with a bang and give us a double feature on their first release.  All four clips were great but I voted for Hollywood After Dark.  Mostly I'm just glad the Film Crew is up for the challenge.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Bob M. on October 20, 2006, 07:43:41 AM
As with most people here, I'll buy whichever one they do anyway :)

But how can anyone vote against Wild Women? I daresay it's our patriotic duty ;)
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Pak-Man on October 20, 2006, 11:13:09 AM
Wild Women of Wonga! I'm voting based on Aliteration alone! :^)

So since those clips are riffed by all three, and we can assume they were recorded fairly recently, that means the entire Film Crew was united for a period of time recently (Unless they're REALLY good at editing the sound together.)

You don't suppose they recorded a Rifftrax while they were at it?...
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on October 20, 2006, 11:25:40 AM
Wild Women of Wonga! I'm voting based on Aliteration alone! :^)

So since those clips are riffed by all three, and we can assume they were recorded fairly recently, that means the entire Film Crew was united for a period of time recently (Unless they're REALLY good at editing the sound together.)

You don't suppose they recorded a Rifftrax while they were at it?...

Since Rifftrax and Film Crew are run by two separate parent companies, they were most likely kept separate. I bet Rifftrax are recorded in a different facility than the Film Crew stuff.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: High School Big Shot on October 20, 2006, 02:05:37 PM
This is great news, and it opens up a possiblity that would be perfect for The Film Crew to get involved with...

Something Weird Video

http://www.somethingweird.com

They do have alot of "risque" and alot of their stuff is on VHS, but what they do have on DVD is great fodder for riffing. Less than B horror, sci-fi, drama, action films, school scare films, etc.

On Demand actually has a Something Weird channel, and last Christmas they had some great wacked-out X-mas shorts and films. I realize Mike has only so many hours in a day to riff but I thought I'd throw this out there. We could only hope.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: nikemelson on October 20, 2006, 06:12:03 PM
Awesome news! I just started Rifftrax and now this!

Hopefully Trace, Frank and Mary Jo will get involved and maybe Joel!

I wonder if they will film some skits and add them to the DVD's?

Oh...I voted Wild women of wonga.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Cap'n UKRiffer on October 20, 2006, 06:14:55 PM
I wonder if they will film some skits and add them to the DVD's?

Good point, we saw they do something similar for the 3 Stooges DVD so we might expect some kind of intro from the 3 of them at least.

Welcome to the board btw
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: nikemelson on October 20, 2006, 06:57:43 PM
I wonder if they will film some skits and add them to the DVD's?

Good point, we saw they do something similar for the 3 Stooges DVD so we might expect some kind of intro from the 3 of them at least.

Welcome to the board btw

Thanks!

Oh! Didn't know they did skits/intros for the 3 Stooges DVD! May have to pick that one up!
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on October 20, 2006, 08:35:31 PM
I wonder if they will film some skits and add them to the DVD's?

Good point, we saw they do something similar for the 3 Stooges DVD so we might expect some kind of intro from the 3 of them at least.

Welcome to the board btw

Thanks!

Oh! Didn't know they did skits/intros for the 3 Stooges DVD! May have to pick that one up!

Yep, this is it:
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B0007IO76S.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1109299193_.jpg)

The disc is excellent. Aside from the hilarious Film Crew segments, it features four of the Stooges' best shorts, completely restored, and looking better than they've ever looked. The Film Crew segments are only included with the colorized versions, which isn't a problem, since the color is completely excellent as well. A must-have for anyone who's had to suffer through horrible public domain representations of these hilarious Stooges classics. Amazon Marketplace has it used for under $3. 8)
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Tarantulas on October 20, 2006, 08:54:08 PM
I think everyone at one time or another has owned the "good time video" VHS copy of these shorts :)

But yes, the DVD is well worth the asking price.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: starfighter on October 20, 2006, 09:40:23 PM
    Check your Wal-Mart $5.50 bin for the Film Crew Stooges. That's where I got mine.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: mrbakasan on October 20, 2006, 09:58:51 PM
I picked Hollywood After Dark.  I can't imagine passing up a Rue Mclanahan strip scene.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Bob M. on October 21, 2006, 05:48:52 AM
Vote Wild Women of Wongo! Awesomely bad flick.

A vote from Brainguy can't be wrong, can it? Hear Hear! Go Wild Women! :D
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: SaucyRossy on October 22, 2006, 05:03:12 PM
I think I voted for Killers but I may have voted for Hollywood....can we get a recount?!?!
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: mrbasehart on October 22, 2006, 05:29:04 PM
This is great news, and it opens up a possiblity that would be perfect for The Film Crew to get involved with...
Something Weird Video

I've seen some of their films, and a lot of them are MST3k quality.  I would think twice about using some of them because of the soft-core element to a lot their movies have. 

I must say however, the movie Monster of Sunshine Camp (released by Something Weird) is just amazingly awful/great.  Get this:  Killer mice chase a nurse out of a 4 storey window.  And that's just incidental!   ;D
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: SaucyRossy on October 22, 2006, 08:11:10 PM
Personally I wish the Film Crew guys were just rich as hell and had the money to buy the rights to almost any movie they wanted and put it all out them selves.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Tarantulas on October 22, 2006, 08:48:39 PM
That's what small Midwestern UHF TV stations are for ;)
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: mrbakasan on October 22, 2006, 10:13:43 PM
This is great news, and it opens up a possiblity that would be perfect for The Film Crew to get involved with...
Something Weird Video

I've seen some of their films, and a lot of them are MST3k quality.  I would think twice about using some of them because of the soft-core element to a lot their movies have. 

I must say however, the movie Monster of Sunshine Camp (released by Something Weird) is just amazingly awful/great.  Get this:  Killer mice chase a nurse out of a 4 storey window.  And that's just incidental!   ;D

Something Weird has a DVD of all trailers as well.  They are actually quite funny for the most part.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: WouTar on October 23, 2006, 01:56:31 AM
I'm gonna go for Killers From Space... Peter Graves is a personal hero of mine (not really, I just like saying his name... Peter Graves.... Peter....Graves!)
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on October 23, 2006, 07:49:37 AM
    Check your Wal-Mart $5.50 bin for the Film Crew Stooges. That's where I got mine.


You must have bought the last one, 'cause my Walmart didn't have it!!   >:(


grrrr
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Tarantulas on October 23, 2006, 12:45:24 PM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7047331&st=three+stooges&lp=5&type=product&cp=1&id=1414845

Best Buy has it too..

That's where I picked up my copy...
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: SaucyRossy on October 23, 2006, 01:08:31 PM
When I get paid this week I intend on purchasing all the Legend Films stuff that Mike has done that I dont have....which well is all of it.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: MrTorso on October 23, 2006, 01:22:27 PM
I coulnd't find Carnival of Souls anywhere locally. I wound up ordering it from deepdiscountdvd.com for $5.99 with free (i.e. slow) shipping.

Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Tarantulas on October 23, 2006, 02:42:52 PM
"Carnival of Souls" loses its gritty edge by being colorised... same with NotLD... but I bought them both and enjoyed them anyway.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: MrTorso on October 23, 2006, 02:48:36 PM
"Carnival of Souls" loses its gritty edge by being colorised... same with NotLD... but I bought them both and enjoyed them anyway.

If the DVD lets me, I watch only the B&W version. Can't stand colorizing no matter how much the technology has improved. 
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: mrbakasan on October 24, 2006, 06:04:30 AM

If the DVD lets me, I watch only the B&W version. Can't stand colorizing no matter how much the technology has improved. 

That is how I'd thought I'd be also, but I've ended up enjoying the colorized versions.  For me they make these movies that I have already seen something slightly new, aside from just the commentary.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Tarantulas on October 24, 2006, 06:39:58 AM
I always thought that you had to watch the colorized version to listen to Mike's commentary track.  Is that not really the case?
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: MontyServo on October 24, 2006, 08:03:35 AM
I always thought that you had to watch the colorized version to listen to Mike's commentary track.  Is that not really the case?

Even if it's not presented as a menu option. once you start the B&W version, you should be able to use your remote to switch the audio from the movie only to the Mike Nelson audio.



Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Variety of Cells on October 24, 2006, 10:49:18 AM
I always thought that you had to watch the colorized version to listen to Mike's commentary track.  Is that not really the case?

It's not the case on Little Shop of Horrors.  That's all I know.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: MrTorso on October 24, 2006, 05:17:17 PM
I always thought that you had to watch the colorized version to listen to Mike's commentary track.  Is that not really the case?

It's not the case on Little Shop of Horrors.  That's all I know.

I'll have to check when I get back home but the only ones that didn't let you watch the B&W versions were Reefer and NOTLD. I know I watched Carnival of Souls in B&W and I am pretty sure that I didn't watch the color version of Little Shop but I could be mistaken.


Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Cibernético II on October 25, 2006, 12:21:25 PM
House on Haunted Hill didn't come with the B&W version at all
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: MrTorso on October 25, 2006, 05:21:35 PM
House on Haunted Hill didn't come with the B&W version at all

Not true at all. Look at what it says on the cover:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B0009X75DI.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1124323199_.jpg)


All the Legend discs have the B&W versions.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Heysie on October 26, 2006, 05:34:17 PM
I hope you'll all forgive me for being a numbskull, but I'm just not good at keeping up to date on all the info out there. So deep apologies if I'm asking retarded questions. But, how is the Film Crew doing this? Are they being employed by a studio to riff on DVDs, or...? Is there still that whole thing about struggling to get rights to riff movies, like on MST?  Is riffing like, their jobs now?  So we'll have Rifftrax AND a supply of riffed DVDs...*wwooooo*--sorry, I sorta fainted there. It just seems to good to be true!  A few years or so ago Mike, Bill and Kevin were at a local comedy club for a sort of comedy festival thingy, and they did Q&A with the audience, and of course half the questions were just rephrasings of "will MST ever come back??"  And I remember Mike saying he "always thought it would come back in some form or other."  I rememeber thinking REALLY?? Or is he just saying that to give us something to live for? By and by and kind of lost hope again.  But rifftrax and the film crew thingy are sorta like it's actually coming true! 
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: MontyServo on October 26, 2006, 06:20:06 PM
I hope you'll all forgive me for being a numbskull, 

You're forgiven.  ;)

But, how is the Film Crew doing this? Are they being employed by a studio to riff on DVDs,

Yes.  Shout Factory, who put out those great SCTV DVD sets, has hired the Film Crew to provide funny running commentaries (not sure if we should refer to them as riffs, since it is a separate project from Rifftrax) for old z-grade movies.

Is there still that whole thing about struggling to get rights to riff movies, like on MST?


It looks like they are using public domain movies (the worst they could find, la la la), so that shouldn't be a problem.

Is riffing like, their jobs now?  So we'll have Rifftrax AND a supply of riffed DVDs...

Yep, it looks like they are gonna take a stab at doing this full time (at least in Mike's case).  Happy days are indeed here again!
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on October 26, 2006, 06:33:30 PM
Keep in mind that The Film Crew has been an entity much longer than Rifftrax. They had done some TV appearances as "The Film Crew", not just DVDs, but I guess they'd just been in hiatus mode for a little while. Their website hadn't been updated in a while, and I was about to give up on it.

I just so happens that one morning, while checking it just for the hell of it, I saw that niftly little intro by Mr. Murphy. I immediately sat forward, paying close attention. What was this new video greeting?!?!?!

I was jumping up and down after watching those four movie excerpts and knowing that next April, I would be blessed with more MST3K-esque Manna from Comedy Heaven!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: MontyServo on October 26, 2006, 06:33:49 PM
I always thought that you had to watch the colorized version to listen to Mike's commentary track.  Is that not really the case?

It's not the case on Little Shop of Horrors.  That's all I know.

I'll have to check when I get back home but the only ones that didn't let you watch the B&W versions were Reefer and NOTLD. I know I watched Carnival of Souls in B&W and I am pretty sure that I didn't watch the color version of Little Shop but I could be mistaken.

I was mistaken earlier.  I figured that it would be as simple as switching the audio stream while watching the DVD, but at least with Reefer Madness it doesn't work.  After looking at the untouched, unrestored Reefer Madness, I don't know why anyone would want to watch that version instead of the restored version with color.  They obviously put a lot of hard work into restoring it.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Heysie on October 31, 2006, 01:11:18 PM
Thanks, MontyServo, for answering my questions!  So MST really is back "in some form or another," as Mike said when I saw him years ago. I'd only dared to halfway believe it! April will be here before we know it.  It's too marvelous for words!  :D
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: MrTorso on October 31, 2006, 02:30:28 PM

I was mistaken earlier.  I figured that it would be as simple as switching the audio stream while watching the DVD, but at least with Reefer Madness it doesn't work.  After looking at the untouched, unrestored Reefer Madness, I don't know why anyone would want to watch that version instead of the restored version with color.  They obviously put a lot of hard work into restoring it.

I never bothered with the B&W version of Reefer since it didn't have the Mike track. So they didn't restore it like the other ones? That is a shame.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Tarantulas on November 01, 2006, 06:02:55 PM
I never thought about just hitting the "audio" button.. :)

Seems so simple in retrospect..
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: MrTorso on November 03, 2006, 12:57:16 AM

Seems so simple in retrospect..

Isn't that always the case?
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Tarantulas on November 03, 2006, 07:10:37 AM
Turns out my keys were in the last place I looked as well.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: mrbasehart on October 15, 2007, 07:41:56 PM
I would be amazed if Shout Factory! didn't want new DVDs.  Aren't they some of the best selling titles they've released?
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: MikeKz on October 15, 2007, 08:34:26 PM
I asked about more Film Crew DVDs in the "Ask Mike" forum.   I really hope they decide to make some more.  RiffTrax is nice, but I prefer the MST3K style of the FilmCrew DVDs. 

Hollywood After Dark is my favorite.  It gives a "No," answer to question, "Did Rue McClanahan ever look young?"
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on October 16, 2007, 08:49:16 AM
I would love to see more Film Crew DVDs, but we have to realize that Mike & Co. would have to take a break from Rifftrax to write, record, and film the new episodes.  I don't know if he wants to lose any momentum he has going with this RiffTrax endeavor.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Chaos on October 16, 2007, 11:56:32 AM
I'm pretty sure I heard BathTub say that there won't be any more Film Crew releases - those 4 were the only ones that were done, before RiffTrax got going. There are no more in production (at least, as of right now).
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Junkyard on October 16, 2007, 12:06:24 PM
One question, that may have been adressed:
5854906
What's up with that?
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: MrTorso on October 16, 2007, 12:08:52 PM
I'm pretty sure I heard BathTub say that there won't be any more Film Crew releases - those 4 were the only ones that were done, before RiffTrax got going. There are no more in production (at least, as of right now).

That is what was said. There was another post from Torgospizza that gave the whole story about how those had been in the can for a long time. Later that same day Torgos' post disappeared and there was a post from a "Bob Honcho" who said if they sell well there would be more. As far as I know he  has never posted again since any of the titles have been released.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Rude on October 16, 2007, 12:19:54 PM
...

I think the fact that Rifftrax has been pretty successful, and that they've managed to streamline the whole process actually makes it much more likely that there could be more Film Crew releases in the future. The guys at Rifftrax have the writing and recording down pretty well, and could easily work in a new Film Crew release.

The biggest problem would be the production costs. Sorting out the film rights, manufacturing and distribution costs, studio rental, set design, editing and DVD authoring, etc...

Of course, they obviously worked all that out once before. So i guess the main factor is money. Did the Film Crew releases earn enough money to make it worth all the time and effort it would take, when they could easily continue to do Rifftrax?

-Rude
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on October 16, 2007, 01:47:23 PM
It would be more than a month or two. 
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: BathTub on October 16, 2007, 01:48:32 PM
Guess it sort of depends how much they did at once.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Junkyard on October 16, 2007, 01:52:11 PM
One question, that may have been adressed:
5854906
What's up with that?

Anyone?
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on October 16, 2007, 01:55:07 PM
Is it a prime number?
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Chaos on October 16, 2007, 02:11:12 PM
Is it a prime number?

No even number other than 2 can ever be a prime number, because all other even numbers are divisible by 2.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on October 16, 2007, 02:16:18 PM
Is it a prime number?

No even number other than 2 can ever be a prime number, because all other even numbers are divisible by 2.

What are you, some kind a smart guy or something?  >:(  [Angry goat voice] I get mad, I get MAD, I get MAAAAAAD [/Angry goat voice]
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: jewishcarpenter on October 16, 2007, 02:36:24 PM
Just ordered myself a copy of the Three Stooges in Color with Film Crew commentary for $4.25 off amazon.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Brak on October 16, 2007, 02:40:06 PM
I remember seeing that in the $5 bin at wal-mart a few months back. they might still have it
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on October 16, 2007, 03:29:33 PM
It would be more than a month or two. 

Why?

Because!
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on October 16, 2007, 08:20:40 PM
The Film crew releases were definitely recorded before Rifftrax was created.  If you watch the DVDs all the way to the end, the copyright at the very end is 2005.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: AmandaGal on October 16, 2007, 11:02:39 PM
There was a thread a while back where Torgo said something and then the Shout Factory guy gave a more thorough explanation.  I'll see if I can find it.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: MrTorso on October 16, 2007, 11:04:19 PM
From the Wiki:

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At the end of each released episode, a 2005 copyright appears; this would indicate prior efforts to get the series on television, but it is not known if there were efforts to do so.

That was just speculation.  Rhino was supposed to put these out and for whatever reason (to much like MST3K maybe?) they did not. These sat on a shelf until Shout Factory was able to release them.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: AmandaGal on October 16, 2007, 11:08:22 PM
Here's one:

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,3330.0.html

He says if the first 4 do "well" there will be more.

Here's the one I was thinking of:
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,2881.msg74599.html#msg74599
"Bob Honcho here. Just wanted to let all you fans of Mike, Kevin, and Bill that The Film Crew is NOT dead. Four DVDs are slated for 2007 release and if those do well, there will be more to come.

We at Shout! Factory are big fans of Mike, Kevin and Bill's wherever it appears. MST, RiffTrax, The Film Crew: it's all good. We hope that you agree!"
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: mrbasehart on October 17, 2007, 10:18:01 AM
"Bob Honcho here. Just wanted to let all you fans of Mike, Kevin, and Bill that The Film Crew is NOT dead. Four DVDs are slated for 2007 release and if those do well, there will be more to come.

The certaintly in that message seems to suggest that maybe The Film Crew have a contract with Shout Factory! that extends past the 4 initial releases. 

I still can't believe Rhino didn't release them.  Especially when MST3k is one of their biggest sellers.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: BathTub on October 17, 2007, 10:43:41 AM
Well that's part of the story, basically Rhino were, but Jim Mallon stepped in and said "MST3K or Film Crew?" or just sued them, depending on which story is currently going around.

Shout!Factory apparently has held onto the sets, which seems kind of unnecessary to me, it's not like they were particularly noteworthy or anything.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: ambitiously stupid on October 17, 2007, 04:09:11 PM
From the Shout Factory Forum on 10/15  Shout factory Producer/Manager, DVD & Home Video, named  B Ward

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RE: New episodes on the way?
I can't say one way or another, if it's going well or not.  I can only say, "it's going..."  There's a lot of interest within the company and with the guys.  Mike's got RiffTrax, which is a full-time job for him, Bill and Kevin are both amerced in their various writings.  It's difficult to pin the boys down for any given time in one location.

I don't know.  We'd love to see some more titles out there, public domain or not.  There's nothing happening immediately, but Shout! Factory is certainly looking forward to a bright future...which includes The Film Crew.

Brian
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Edward J Grug III on October 28, 2007, 11:03:46 PM
Well, I finally ordered my copies of the Film Crew DVDs, I was waiting for them all to come out so that I could order them all at once, thus only having to pay for shipping once.

Oh boy! I can't wait!
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: eegah on November 01, 2007, 01:20:27 PM
I bought these first four DVDs (and really enjoyed two of them), but the price is too high to keep doing so.

If they fix their low audio issue and cut the price per movie in half (perhaps by doing two-per-DVD, or just cutting the price), I will continue buying them. Otherwise, I'll only buy the ones that get great reviews.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: MrTorso on November 01, 2007, 01:29:01 PM
So you are only willing to pay $7?? 
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: BEERxTaco on November 01, 2007, 01:42:27 PM
Mine only cost $11.60 or something... but I doubt that we see any more, although we might. Regardless, I'd continue to buy them. $11.60 and no shipping, that's like 4 beers...
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: AmandaGal on November 01, 2007, 02:01:21 PM
I've only bought the first one.  You can watch them (I haven't checked for the last one) on Netflix's view online thingy.

The first two...they're not very good.  Don't take my fan badge away for saying that.  Just my opinion, but the riffing was subpar and the host segments are awful.  I mean, I at least laughed at the host segments on mst3k.  During the Film Crew I actually felt embarrassed for them it was so bad.

Some of the rifftraxs are misses but at least it's just $2.99 ;)
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: RoninFox on November 01, 2007, 02:23:55 PM
I was disappointed in most of the host segments too.  I think they were a little too worried about making them easy to understand for the newcomers to riffing, so almost everything they did was overexplained and left it flat.  I don't have to hear two or three times in one segment "that's Bob Honcho, our boss"

That was my main complaint though, I enjoyed all four movies.  Yes they vary in quality, but you get that with Rifftrax and old MST too.  Sometimes it just depends on the movie.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: MarkAndrew on November 01, 2007, 03:01:43 PM
My $.02...
I liked them, the host segments were a bit off, but I liked them better than any Pearl Forrester host segment.  Frankly, the MST host segments needed the cruel energy of Trace.  The Film Crew host segments shows a lot of the fun of the 3 guys goofing off, but they didn't feel like complete characters.

The movies and riffing were really good, The Wild Women of Wongo is one of my favorites, better than most of the Rifftrax I own.  The Giant of Marathon was also really....you know what, I loved all 4. 

There, I said it.  :-)
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: eegah on November 01, 2007, 04:17:23 PM
So you are only willing to pay $7?? 

I guess you found them for a cheap price than me.  ;)

What I meant to say was that I wouldn't pay more than $10 per movie.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 01, 2007, 04:52:02 PM
I don't know that that's very reasonable. I mean they have production costs, and they aren't pressing an enormous run like a huge dvd company would.

I think that they are very cheap, considering.

My only concern was paying for postage every time, so I waited until they were all released.

Buying them all at once made them about the price of buying a MST3K boxset, which would also give you 4 DVDs.

Very fair.

I haven't watched them yet, mind, but even if they aren't up to the heights they are often hitting now, if they made new ones today, I'm sure they would be.

I would buy more is what I'm saying.

But if they released them as boxsets, or at two per dvd, they COULD get the production costs down, I'm sure, and that would be cool too.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Puumagirl on November 01, 2007, 05:48:42 PM
They did seem a little uncomfortable, but I found the Dead Pan face skit from Killers From Space quite hilarious!  That was one of the funniest host segments ever made.   I laughed so hard.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: eegah on November 01, 2007, 06:55:56 PM
I don't know that that's very reasonable. I mean they have production costs, and they aren't pressing an enormous run like a huge dvd company would.
...
But if they released them as boxsets, or at two per dvd, they COULD get the production costs down, I'm sure, and that would be cool too.

I was thinking about what they are worth to me, not how much it costs to do it. I think that the ONLY way that they could probably get the price down is boxsets or multiple movies per DVD.

Alls I'm sayin' is that at $10 or more per movie, I'd have to be selective.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 01, 2007, 07:02:29 PM
Yeah, fair enough I suppose.

They can't really make a product that loses them money. I strongly susspect though, if they were made now, now that they are back into the swing of it, they would be stronger too.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: BEERxTaco on November 02, 2007, 07:04:38 AM
I liked them better than any Pearl Forrester host segment.  Frankly, the MST host segments needed the cruel energy of Trace. 

Agreed.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: BathTub on November 02, 2007, 10:13:02 AM
We have no idea of which order they were actually made in, the release order was the result of the vote taken at Kevin's website www.filmcrewonline.com
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Heysie on November 02, 2007, 12:57:27 PM
I liked them better than any Pearl Forrester host segment.  Frankly, the MST host segments needed the cruel energy of Trace. 

Agreed.

Yeah, I think they could lose the host segments, but I always thought that with MST too.  Still, it was brilliant in Marathon when Bill said in his Linus type voice, "That's what the battle of Marathon is all about, Mike Nelson." 
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: mrbasehart on November 02, 2007, 01:18:46 PM
While I thought the host sequences were, on average, a little weaker than the MST3k ones, I still laughed my ass off at "make the Film Crew dance", "Goodbye Wongo Style", and the dead-pan faces skit.  I just think they need a little more practice in their new personas.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: RoninFox on November 02, 2007, 01:26:51 PM
While I thought the host sequences were, on average, a little weaker than the MST3k ones, I still laughed my ass off at "make the Film Crew dance", "Goodbye Wongo Style", and the dead-pan faces skit.  I just think they need a little more practice in their new personas.

The "DANCE" segment was classic, as was the dead-pan face, those are the two segments that really give me hope if future Film Crew releases are to be.

'What drives her madness!"
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 05, 2007, 09:34:21 AM
Has anyone seen the Giant of Marathon skit where Mike has to apologise for his racist slure against ancent Greeks.

That is one of my favorite host segments in MST3K or the Film Crew.

To me the cheap host segments are part of the charm in both shows.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 05, 2007, 09:50:43 AM
Has anyone seen the Giant of Marathon skit where Mike has to apologise for his racist slure against ancent Greeks.

That is one of my favorite host segments in MST3K or the Film Crew.

To me the cheap host segments are part of the charm in both shows.

You haven't seen the one where Servo and Gypsy get sent to the Alternate Universe, and Mike and Crow are 'evil'.  Mike tries to get Crow to give him his agonizer, and when he finally gets it from him the batteries are dead.  So then they both go to the agony booth.  That's the best segment ever, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 05, 2007, 10:02:24 AM
No I haven't.

Which episode is that on?
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 05, 2007, 10:06:27 AM
No I haven't.

Which episode is that on?

Last of the Wild Horses, Season 6, Episode 11

T.V.'s Frank and Doctor F are GOOD in it too, and they watch part of the movie instead of Mike and the bots.

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1085/1367682599_953045595c_o.gif)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2029/1875830205_973fa0eaa5_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 05, 2007, 10:12:46 AM
Wouldn't you known that that's one of the ones that is not on DvD.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 05, 2007, 10:14:33 AM
Wouldn't you known that that's one of the ones that is not on DvD.

I could make you a copy.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 05, 2007, 11:54:32 AM
You would do that?!

If you can do that that would be great.

Just email me at  and put Wild Horses in the title and I will be glad to work it out.

I also have a lot of movies and TV shows I have taped off of TV over the years if you need anything let me know and I will see what I can do.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 05, 2007, 12:31:47 PM
You should remove your email address to avoid spam.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Chaos on November 05, 2007, 12:34:55 PM
You should remove your email address to avoid spam.

Yeah, seriously. Like BTA says, don't put out your email address. Just use a PM instead. :P
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 05, 2007, 01:34:19 PM
You should remove your email address to avoid spam.

...and I did send you an email, it's the one that isn't a penis lengthener ad.   ;D
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: RoninFox on November 05, 2007, 06:21:05 PM
No I haven't.

Which episode is that on?

Last of the Wild Horses, Season 6, Episode 11

T.V.'s Frank and Doctor F are GOOD in it too, and they watch part of the movie instead of Mike and the bots.

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1085/1367682599_953045595c_o.gif)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2029/1875830205_973fa0eaa5_o.jpg)

This is yet another episode I only saw once on TV and have been salivating for a release ever since.  I laughed my ass off with Dr. F and Frank riffing.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 21, 2007, 03:45:23 PM
My Film Crew DVDs showed up finally yesterday!

We watched Hollywood After Dark and Wild Women of Wongo and they were both great! (Especially Hollywood After Dark!)

I really like the premise and the execution. I really hope that they DO do more occassionally. (I hope you're listening, Bob Honcho!)

I can't wait to watch the last two!
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: mike5150 on November 22, 2007, 08:36:31 PM
My Film Crew DVDs showed up finally yesterday!

We watched Hollywood After Dark and Wild Women of Wongo and they were both great! (Especially Hollywood After Dark!)

I really like the premise and the execution. I really hope that they DO do more occassionally. (I hope you're listening, Bob Honcho!)

I can't wait to watch the last two!
DANCE........DANCE...........DANCE
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 22, 2007, 08:38:25 PM
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1048/1395358268_29c318a6dd_o.gif)!
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: MikeKz on November 22, 2007, 08:55:00 PM
Seeing Hollywood After Dark really proves one thing.  Rue McClanahan was never young.  Like Jerry Orbach, she was destined to be old.
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 23, 2007, 08:14:21 AM
By the way  Last of the Wild Horses is now one of my top five episodes.  Thanks again.

I love the fact that that got all the costumes and props to look just like they did in Star Trek.

Also it contains one of my favorite line.

Evil Tom: "I'll have you all Killed! Oh cowboy movie."
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: Douglin on December 24, 2007, 12:45:46 PM
In case people missed it in the chat with Bill "Fedora" Corbett:
Quote
Re Film Crew, the:
It’s complicated for various and sundry reasons, including the fact that we shot the first four in 2005, then thought they were dead for a while. And yes, we wept.
In the meantime Mike teamed up with Legend to create Rifftrax, and brought his baggage (me and Kevin) along.

...

We are still talking to Shout!!!! Factory!!!!!!!! about doing some more, though it’s not certain what form it would take.
Fer instance — we already, um, disposed of the set, so there’s that.
The Shout!!!!!!!!!! people have been great, and we’re still in touch, and talking biz. But we’d have a lot to figure out to make it happen again. I.E., how would it work with Rifftrax, or not? Big question at present.

We had a great time doing the Film Crew DVDs. For a while it was like a reunion, what with Jeff Stonehouse, Beez McKeever, and Brad Keeley working with us. We had a blast, even though we were making it up as we went.
But the very-delayed released really hurt the momentum. We had to move onto other stuff. Actually, Shout!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!!!!! Factory were the heroes for picking it up and releasing it at all, after it had been run through the mill by Rhino and Best Brains.

So… never say never, but it has its challenges. I think we all miss the old movies, and doing the li’l skits, but there may be a way to do that yet. We’ll see. Even if we did bring back Flim Crew, we’d probably want to learn from the first flight of releases, and do a few things differently — i.e., shorter skits in general, more fun DVD extras.
Such an exegesis. You’d think I was talking about the Middle East crisis. Gee whiz.

Thanks for being interested, though. it’s always flattering, and always appreciated.

P.S. “Bob Honcho”’s original name was “Bob Rhino.” Whivh was a tad funnier, I think.
But we actually had to replace all the “Rhinos” once they decided not to release it. I don’t know if anyone could tell, but it’s a sound patch whnever we’re saying “Honcho.”

Hmm. That might be too trivial even to qualify as trivia.

read the whole chat on the blog (http://blog.rifftrax.com/2007/12/20/talk-to-me-people/)
Title: Re: Film Crew Update
Post by: RoninFox on December 25, 2007, 01:35:55 PM
I never noticed the looped audio on the word Honcho before reading that, but now it sticks out pretty good.  That little detail about Bob "Rhino" does seem to make the Film Crew make more sense.  If Shout!!!!!!!! is able to get this working again in conjunction with Rifftrax (maybe just a couple dvds a year or something) I'd love to see what could come of it.