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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #180 on: August 27, 2012, 10:37:33 AM »
Who was it that did the Twilight riff about the same time the guys did??  I really enjoyed that one enough I made a second riff audio track on the same DVD as my normal riff.  I just mostly remember the long drawn out "kiss" scene: "I've always wondered what it was like to see you from 3 inches away...... niiiiiiiiiice..... Aw dammit, you moved!"

Actually, there were two Iriff groups who did excellent riffs of Twilight about the same time the Guys did it.  Both were hilarious and I still listen to them as well as the the "official" riff.

One of them was done by Ice On Mars.  I can't remember who did the other off the top of my head and I'm not near that computer right now.  I'll be back when I have that info.
Raven's Riffs was the other one
http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/ravens-riffs/ravens-riffs-twilight

Ice on Mars also did an excellent riff of New Moon, too.

I think Raven's Riffs was the one I got.  I'll have to check out Ice On Mars riffs for Twilight when I am done being sick of riffs on that entire franchise.
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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #181 on: August 27, 2012, 11:33:45 AM »
We wouldn't even be having this discussion if people weren't so lazy and cheap and not willing to pollute their collection with Karate Kid 3.

Hey Conor! When are you and Sean going to do a RiffTrax Presents??

Really the only thing I miss with the MP3 is the picture quality. I pretty much just do HD MKV files for all my riffs now and I am completely spoiled (when oh when will CROSSROADS come out on blu??). Also I like mixing the riffs for my home system. A couple of the VODs particularly Bloody Pit Of Horror had the movie audio too low and the riffing too loud for my setup. I was always having to adjust my volume.

I agree on the Bloody Pit audio.

Also the HD version of Crater Lake Monster looks spectacular.


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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #182 on: August 27, 2012, 11:40:13 AM »
I enjoyed the Casablanca riff so much, I'd love for the guys to take on a challenging and good movie again.  I'll bet the Casablanca riff didn't sell well either, though.  My sister and I did an impromptu riff of "The African Queen" many years ago.

Me:  Now they're getting along?  They did it.
Her:  No, they didn't. 
Me:  Uh, yes they did.
Her:  Look, they would never have that as a subplot for a movie way back then.
Me:  I'm telling you, they got their freak on.
Her:  Get your mind out of the gutter!
Me:  :::doing my best impression of Bogey and Katherine Hepburn in "the act", as it were:::
Her:  :::Throwing popcorn at me and yelling, "shut up.":::

I'm not saying we were entertaining enough for a large audience, I'm just saying you can riff just about anything.


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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #183 on: August 27, 2012, 12:00:23 PM »
I enjoyed the Casablanca riff so much, I'd love for the guys to take on a challenging and good movie again.  I'll bet the Casablanca riff didn't sell well either, though.

That's one of my top faves.  I LOOOOOVE the Casablanca riff.  I wish they had tried Citizen Kane first though, because I think the general peoples would have been a bit more welcoming to a riff of that one...
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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #184 on: August 27, 2012, 12:14:17 PM »
As a side-note, I don't know how well Birdemic and The Room sold, but I'd really appreciate it if Rifftrax would keep introducing me to these modern oddities. Just as a public service. :^)


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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #185 on: August 27, 2012, 12:32:43 PM »
As a side-note, I don't know how well Birdemic and The Room sold, but I'd really appreciate it if Rifftrax would keep introducing me to these modern oddities. Just as a public service. :^)
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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #186 on: August 27, 2012, 01:19:40 PM »
If it is a revenue issue with why we aren't having so many modern movies riffed...does that mean that having guest celebrities isn't lucrative either? Because they haven't had one of those in a while too.
I would have thought that doing that would boost sales significantly! And if somebody like Wierd Al is too expensive for the amount of money it brings in, surely Bruce Campbell or somebody else really cool on our LoC can't be very expensive.



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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #187 on: August 27, 2012, 01:22:15 PM »
Yes, Citizen Kane! They should do it.


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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #188 on: August 27, 2012, 01:25:15 PM »
The only guest riffer I've heard whom I want to come back again was NPH. He was hilarious.
Yeah, NPH did a really good job. I also loved Wierd Al riffing.
As much as I like Fred Willard, he didn't seem like he was all that comfortable with it for some reason. I wouldn't mind seeing him back if he would practice some more, though.

But really, Bruce Campbell riffing would be AWESOME. And given this kind of crowd, I have to beleive it would be a huge seller.



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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #189 on: August 27, 2012, 01:38:10 PM »
Yeah, Bruce Campbell was the reason I started watching "Burn Notice".  I actually like it for a lot of reasons now and became a big fan - I even put an homage to it in my last Intro Video - but Bruce got me started watching.


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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #190 on: August 27, 2012, 01:52:24 PM »
Yes, Citizen Kane! They should do it.

Unfortunately, I doubt we'll ever see a MKB riff of Citizen Kane. Only Rifftrax fans would be buying it, so it wouldn't sell enough.
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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #191 on: August 27, 2012, 04:34:29 PM »
As much as I like Fred Willard, he didn't seem like he was all that comfortable with it for some reason. I wouldn't mind seeing him back if he would practice some more, though.

That would be worth doing just for the masturbation jokes.
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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #192 on: August 27, 2012, 05:15:06 PM »
As much as I like Fred Willard, he didn't seem like he was all that comfortable with it for some reason.

He's probably not used to watching movies with his pants on.


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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #193 on: August 27, 2012, 08:54:53 PM »
The only guest riffer I've heard whom I want to come back again was NPH. He was hilarious.
"I swear to God, Salt, I will CUT YOU!" is one of my biggest Rifftrax laughs ever. NPH and Joel McHale both need to come back. Donald Glover would be awesome too.
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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #194 on: August 28, 2012, 04:08:40 AM »
I've talked about the guest riffers I liked in the guest riffer thread we had recently, but I have to admit, in general... a guest riffer (or riffers) is more likely to make me wary of buying a riff than entice me.  Like, I know MKB are essentially the masters... and if it's a guest riffer I've enjoyed in the past, or any of the CinTan crew, that's great.  But if they're just going to get some sitcom actor or podcaster, I'd just worry that they're going to be out of their element, and detract more than they contribute.  With MKB, they've pretty well mastered the formula to perfection, so anything else is going to look like "New Coke."