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Offline Thrashalla

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New VOD "Mutant" Now Available!!!
« on: May 08, 2012, 09:48:16 AM »
http://www.rifftrax.com/vod/mutant


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Not so much the X-Men kind of mutant, and not so much the Teenage Ninja Turtle kind of mutant, Mutant is all about that most iconic form of mutant: the one that seems a lot like a zombie. Yes, when you see hordes of zombies chasing the citizens of this sleepy Southern town, you might be tempted to tell yourself “I am watching a zombie movie.” When the words “mutant” and “mutation” are never used in the course of the script, and you are watching flesh-eating zombies eat flesh, you might really get into this closed-minded “this is absolutely a zombie movie, why is it called Mutant” headspace. But remember that these are definitely mutants, NOT zombies, and the title surely has nothing at all to do with the fact that the film was originally released with the title Night Shadows before the producers realized that sounded a little more “shade of mascara at Hot Topic” than “horror movie.”


Wings Hauser, Wings Hauser’s brother, and Wings Hauser’s giant face are prototypical 80s yuppies (translation: they’re jerks and their shorts are way too short). To escape the stress of life in “Capital City” they take a road trip and wind up stranded in a sleepy Southern town infested with violent hillbillies, a drunk sheriff, and some good old down-home toxic waste. Something is mutanty in zombietown, and our heroes suspect a conspiracy that goes to the top of a local terrifyingly powerful mega-corporation (translation: a few guys in a barn with a hose and a hole in the ground).


Join Mike, Kevin, and Bill for this classic 80s tale of snobs vs. slobs who are mutants who are zombies, Mutant!
http://www.rifftrax.com/vod/mutant
« Last Edit: May 08, 2012, 10:12:35 AM by Thrashalla »
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Re: New VOD "Mutant" Now Available!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 10:02:54 AM »
 :highfive: :highfive:

I'll try to download this before I have to leave for work.. :o
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Re: New VOD "Mutant" Now Available!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 10:36:44 AM »
This one looks GREAT!


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Re: New VOD "Mutant" Now Available!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 12:25:23 PM »
Wow.

Thrash? Was that BB reference recorded before or after this weekend?


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Re: New VOD "Mutant" Now Available!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 12:30:14 PM »
Wow.

Thrash? Was that BB reference recorded before or after this weekend?


It's been in the can for a week or so.
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Re: New VOD "Mutant" Now Available!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 01:49:32 PM »
Wow.

Thrash? Was that BB reference recorded before or after this weekend?


It's been in the can for a week or so.

Wow. Weird bit of synchronicity then.


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Re: New VOD "Mutant" Now Available!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2012, 08:44:17 PM »
Is the aspect ratio set right on this?  It seems to be stretched too wide.


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Re: New VOD "Mutant" Now Available!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 09:37:14 PM »
Is the aspect ratio set right on this?  It seems to be stretched too wide.

Looks fine to me, at least on the DVD and hi-res mp4 versions.  I didn't notice any clocks or tires looking out of round, I usually see that kind of stuff right away.


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Re: New VOD "Mutant" Now Available!!!
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2012, 08:16:48 AM »
Is the aspect ratio set right on this?  It seems to be stretched too wide.

I thought so, too - on the ipad-mp4 version I had to manually set an aspect ratio of 16:10 to make it display correctly.

Other than that: I loved the Rifftrax to this movie. The film itself is so extremely cliché that you can basically predict *everything* that happens from the very first scene. There are no surprises anywhere, this one is strictly by the book - great riffing fodder, since you can basically mouth the dialog along with the characters as it happens.
Definitely recommended, and a nice change from the insanity of the last few movies to more conventional, if cheesy, 80s fodder.


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Re: New VOD "Mutant" Now Available!!!
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 08:19:23 AM »
Is the aspect ratio set right on this?  It seems to be stretched too wide.

I thought so, too - on the ipad-mp4 version I had to manually set an aspect ratio of 16:10 to make it display correctly.

That may be an issue with that file as the ISO burned to DVD and watched on my 55" LED HDTV looked fine to me..


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Re: New VOD "Mutant" Now Available!!!
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2012, 08:52:45 AM »
Making the DVD at home now........woot.


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Re: New VOD "Mutant" Now Available!!!
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2012, 09:30:01 AM »
Is the aspect ratio set right on this?  It seems to be stretched too wide.

I thought so, too - on the ipad-mp4 version I had to manually set an aspect ratio of 16:10 to make it display correctly.

That may be an issue with that file as the ISO burned to DVD and watched on my 55" LED HDTV looked fine to me..
The ISO and ipad MP4 look the same on my computer using VLC.  This movie was shot 1.85:1 so it should have a little empty space top and bottom when converted to 16:9 format. 

FYI: If you want to look this thing up on IMDB it's title is Night Shadows.


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Re: New VOD "Mutant" Now Available!!!
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2012, 11:51:51 AM »
When the words “mutant” and “mutation” are never used in the course of the script

I just want to point out that the word "mutation" was used one time in the script. I demand an apology from Rifftrax for this sloppy fact-checking.