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Offline Thrashalla

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New VOD "Psycho II" Now Available!!!
« on: May 07, 2013, 11:13:25 AM »
http://www.rifftrax.com/vod/psycho-ii

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Turns out hilarious re-imaginings of classic Hitchcock movies aren’t just for James Nguyen! They even dug up the original Norman Bates (aka, Anthony Perkins, you may know him from his other work in just kidding, obviously, just kidding) and his momma (quite literally) for this one! Not to mention the Motel and roadside homestead, and even the iconic shower scene! Because, when you see a timeless thriller beloved by millions, the thing you want most is to follow it with a sequel 22 years later that pays homage by just whizzing all over it in every way possible.

Norman gets released home to his family crime scene with some help from psychiatrist Robert Loggia, who’s tough and cool as always, but utterly inept as a psychiatrist. Despite the fact that Norman’s killing spree would’ve made national news, with college kids wearing ironic t-shirts of him in his mother’s dress by now, very few folks in his sleepy hometown seem to remember him at all. And those that do are eager to give him a job, or, in the case of Meg Tilly, go back to his home and spend the night, just for funsies. Only Dennis Franz (and, presumably, his bare bottom) is suspicious of the man who IS STILL OBVIOUSLY INSANE. But hey, who knows, maybe Norman’s fine now? JUST KIDDING, OBVIOUSLY, JUST KIDDING, HE’S STILL NUTS AND TELLS THEM SO HIMSELF MULTIPLE TIMES.

Join Mike, Bill, and Kevin for Psycho II, and turn the crank on Hitchcock’s grave one more time!

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Re: New VOD "Psycho II" Now Available!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 11:32:20 AM »
I'm skeered naow :speechless:


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Re: New VOD "Psycho II" Now Available!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 11:39:01 AM »
This is an interesting choice for a Rifftrax VOD.  I think it might be the highest profile film to get a VOD - it was successful enough to garner two additional sequels.  And it really isn't a bad film at all with some good performances, especially from Perkins, though the ending falls apart.  That doesn't mean it won't make for a good Rifftrax, though - Psycho casts such a powerful shadow in our pop culture that there should be plenty of potential jokes. 
« Last Edit: May 07, 2013, 11:49:30 AM by Dr. Opossum »


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Re: New VOD "Psycho II" Now Available!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2013, 11:53:53 AM »
Yeah Dr, I agree.  This HAS to be the biggest one that they have put on VOD in a long time, if not ever.

I remember watching this one and just being how disappointed that they had the cast to make a good movie, and it really kind of was stupid.  But, this makes for GREAT riffing land to be in.

I cannot wait for this one to finish downloading.


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Re: New VOD "Psycho II" Now Available!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013, 12:39:13 PM »
Bigger than Cool as Ice?
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Re: New VOD "Psycho II" Now Available!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2013, 12:57:24 PM »
What's the relationship between the girl in this movie and Mullet-Girl in "Stanger Calls Back?"  They look like they can be sisters!


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Re: New VOD "Psycho II" Now Available!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2013, 02:54:58 PM »
Wow...this is a Universal Studios release, correct?


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Re: New VOD "Psycho II" Now Available!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2013, 03:20:46 PM »
Bigger than Cool as Ice?

Psycho II made $34,725,000 in 1983 ($81,689,495.13 in today's $'s)
Cool as Ice made $1,193,062 in 1991 ($2,047,296.18 in today's $'s)

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Re: New VOD "Psycho II" Now Available!!!
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2013, 04:30:59 PM »
have they riffed the first psycho movie


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Re: New VOD "Psycho II" Now Available!!!
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2013, 05:49:39 PM »
I am stunned that Psycho II was that popular. It is quite a mess.


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Re: New VOD "Psycho II" Now Available!!!
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2013, 06:21:38 PM »
It really is, there's a lot going on here that doesn't make sense and it all really falls apart by the end of the movie.  For a while there I feeling sorry for, if not rooting for, Norman Bates because his time in the institution obviously was beneficial to him enough to get him released (Those who succeed in getting the "Insanity Defense" many times can spend more time in the mental institution than they would have in prison) and once back in private life people conspire to drive him crazy again... And they succeed?!  Strange.  The "turn around" on the girl also was very odd and seemed out of place.

Strange, strange movie.  Pretty good riff, though.


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Re: New VOD "Psycho II" Now Available!!!
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2013, 08:03:27 PM »
Wow...this is a Universal Studios release, correct?

Yup. Just like Cool As Ice!


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    Bigger than Cool as Ice?


Psycho II made $34,725,000 in 1983 ($81,689,495.13 in today's $'s)
Cool as Ice made $1,193,062 in 1991 ($2,047,296.18 in today's $'s)


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Re: New VOD "Psycho II" Now Available!!!
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2013, 10:03:36 AM »
Buying now. I never saw the first Psycho. Will I need to in order to understand what the hell is going on?


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Re: New VOD "Psycho II" Now Available!!!
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2013, 10:12:39 AM »
The first Psycho was a classic film that had everything right about it.

The second one........um, no.

All you need to know about the first one the second one explains right away.  Watch the original one later just to watch what a good movie looks like.


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Re: New VOD "Psycho II" Now Available!!!
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2013, 10:14:15 AM »
Killer. Thanks.