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Re: Movies even MST3K couldn't save
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2006, 07:06:31 AM »
Only _The_Castle_of_Fu_Manchu_ has made me turn off. I still haven't managed to watch it, even several years on.


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Re: Movies even MST3K couldn't save
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2006, 07:28:08 AM »
I never much liked the "Teen" pictures they did, until I saw Teenager Strangler and Girl in Lovers Lane.  Both of which were brilliant.


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Re: Movies even MST3K couldn't save
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2006, 07:54:18 AM »
I quite enjoy the Hamlet episode. It's not their strongest riffing, but they get major bonus points just for riffing Shakespeare. Bad Shakespeare, but still.

Any of the Westerns, on the other hand? Dull dull dull. Nothing happens to make fun of. Ooh look, another scene with a guy on a horse squinting into the camera, not saying anything!

There was some awfully good riffing in Gunslinger, though. "Cue the horses!"  :D
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Re: Movies even MST3K couldn't save
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2006, 06:05:01 PM »
Monster a Go Go is very hard to do.  I tried it alone one night and, and...

It was a mistake.

On the other hand, I can watch Pod People over and over and over again.  Pod People makes everything better.

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Re: Movies even MST3K couldn't save
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2006, 06:14:21 PM »
I quite enjoy the Hamlet episode. It's not their strongest riffing, but they get major bonus points just for riffing Shakespeare. Bad Shakespeare, but still.

Any of the Westerns, on the other hand? Dull dull dull. Nothing happens to make fun of. Ooh look, another scene with a guy on a horse squinting into the camera, not saying anything!

There was some awfully good riffing in Gunslinger, though. "Cue the horses!"  :D
Was Gunslinger the one where the inside of the room was in the hallway? :^)


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Re: Movies even MST3K couldn't save
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2007, 05:32:24 AM »
Manos is a classic. The worse the film, the better the episode, usually.

I've turned off "Fugitive Alien", which is about the only episode I've not been able to finish. But then, I sat through "Orgy of the Dead".


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Re: Movies even MST3K couldn't save
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2007, 10:40:42 PM »
Who here really finds Manos to be a classic? Yes, Torgo is memorable, and it's probaby the worst movie they did, but is the episode really that funny? The only riff I can ever remember is Crow's Seinfeldian "What's he looking for - a big on/off switch?" when the father is looking under the hood of the car.


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Re: Movies even MST3K couldn't save
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2007, 11:45:17 AM »
"Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy" is pathetic. I've only seen it once and hardly ever cracked a smile.
"Ring of Terror"  Couldn't see most of it since the print was so bad and the story wasn't much of anything either.
"Monster A-Go-Go"  Herschell G. Lewis should have left this movie on the cutting room floor where he found it!
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Re: Movies even MST3K couldn't save
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2007, 12:44:44 PM »
Red Zone Cuba was definitelt painful. But I think the worse movie they riffed on was Invasion of the Neptune Men. I mean it's one of the only episodes where Mike and the Bots were so disgusted that they actually attempted to leave the theatre.
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Re: Movies even MST3K couldn't save
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2007, 12:47:04 PM »
did anyone mention skydivers?

that movie hurt. a whole lot o' nuthin going on in that flick.


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Re: Movies even MST3K couldn't save
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2007, 12:54:26 PM »
I quite enjoy the Hamlet episode. It's not their strongest riffing, but they get major bonus points just for riffing Shakespeare. Bad Shakespeare, but still.

Any of the Westerns, on the other hand? Dull dull dull. Nothing happens to make fun of. Ooh look, another scene with a guy on a horse squinting into the camera, not saying anything!

There was some awfully good riffing in Gunslinger, though. "Cue the horses!"  :D
Was Gunslinger the one where the inside of the room was in the hallway? :^)

 :D I'm not sure, but I think that was from Gunslinger. Funny bit, wherever it was from.
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Re: Movies even MST3K couldn't save
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2007, 08:43:36 PM »
Anything by Coleman Francis. Seriously.  MST3K + Coleman Francis did nothing to get the Colman Francis-ey taste out of my mouth.
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Re: Movies even MST3K couldn't save
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2007, 09:36:01 PM »
Hamlet, Hamlet, and Hamlet.

All of the ones I originally found hard to watch (Red Zone Cuba, Gunslinger, Manos to name a few) really grew on me after a while.  All except The Crawling Hand.  Yeah, say "Tell 'em I'm smoking" one more time Servo, maybe it'll be funny eventually.
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Re: Movies even MST3K couldn't save
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2007, 08:43:35 AM »
Who here really finds Manos to be a classic? Yes, Torgo is memorable, and it's probaby the worst movie they did, but is the episode really that funny? The only riff I can ever remember is Crow's Seinfeldian "What's he looking for - a big on/off switch?" when the father is looking under the hood of the car.
The host segments are among the strongest they ever did. The "every frame of this film looks like someone's last known photo" riff always makes me chuckle. "Thanks for letting me crash here last night, man" also fits the action beautifully.

It's probably my favourite ever episode.