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Re: The Rifftrax Playoffs!
« Reply #75 on: November 13, 2006, 08:58:35 AM »
The first bit of narrowing down should be movies that are hard to find.

Just take a look at the list of movies in the Rifftrax catalog. I don't believe any of them could seriously be considered "hard to find". Most of them were big box-office money makers, as well as very popular movies. But movies like Krull, Last Dragon, Masters of the Universe and Zardoz are not something you can just waltz in to your local Best Buy and find on the shelves.


After removing the harder to find titles, we could then start breaking up the list into genres, and starting the voting process on each based on it's type.

I think that would make this process easier.

All 4 of the movies you mentioned are currently in stock at Amazon for around $10 each.  And I couldn't find Crossroads at any of the retail stores I usually shop at either.  So I eventually just rented it, but could have just as easily bought it off of Amazon.

If anything, the four movies you listed may be eliminated by the Rifftrax staff just because they would be a bit too obscure and wouldn't sell as well as a more mainstream movie.

If the whole Rifftrax sponsored thing doesn't pan out, then I like the idea of doing a super tourney divided up into genres.  How about 8 genres with 32 movies each?  That would be 8 different tourneys with the 8 winners advancing to an 8 film final tourney, with the winner being chosen as the 2006 Roundtable Most Wanted Rifftrax!  Actually it might be hard coming up with 8 genres.  So maybe 4 genres with 64 films each, then when we reach the top 16 in each genre then we mix all those films up into an overall top 64 tourney.



I was envisioning the idea of more "mainstream" movies, as opposed to just being hard to find, which is basically the difference between MST3K and Rifftrax. Obscurity vs. Mainstream...

I like your idea of the super tourney by genre.


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Re: The Rifftrax Playoffs!
« Reply #76 on: November 13, 2006, 09:30:09 AM »
Holy crap this is getting complicated.  I'm starting to get a little lost as to how this could all work with so many catagories.  Personally, I think it would be better as just top votes with genre ignored.


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Re: The Rifftrax Playoffs!
« Reply #77 on: November 13, 2006, 12:33:06 PM »
Holy crap this is getting complicated.  I'm starting to get a little lost as to how this could all work with so many catagories.  Personally, I think it would be better as just top votes with genre ignored.

Agreed.  Doing separate tourneys by genre would over-complicate this.  Movie versus movie sounds like it would be easier to do.

So, let me get this straight.  As of now, it seems like there will be a thread created where we each put down 3 movies we want to see riffed, and the top movies nominated (32 or whatever number is decided) are put into polls versus each other bracket-style.

Sounds great!
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Re: The Rifftrax Playoffs!
« Reply #78 on: November 13, 2006, 01:28:44 PM »
I love this idea, but if we could get one of the moderators to conjure up a bracket, it would eliminate any debate on what should/shouldn't be on the list. 

32 would be great, but 16 would also be just as good. 

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Re: The Rifftrax Playoffs!
« Reply #79 on: November 13, 2006, 01:36:49 PM »
Let's remember that it was just a fun idea kind of thing to begin with. I doubt they (the mods) will make us playoff brackets and give us lists to choose from. That's what they want from us is a short list and to see what has the most interest from the forum trolling fans. And it is more of a 'we want to give it to them' than a 'they asked us for it.'

This one will be up to us, TorgosPizza was just trying to see if there was anyway to get any blessing on the end result as being seriously considered as an upcoming Trax. Even without that 'official sanction' we should just make up a list, start voting and see where it takes us. It is supposed to be engaging and fun!

I say why not take the shortened version of the 'long list' and just break it into pieces. Then the winners from each piece move on etc...
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Re: The Rifftrax Playoffs!
« Reply #80 on: November 13, 2006, 01:46:27 PM »
Exactly... if everyone here wants to create something like this, even if it's just for fun and to challenge yourself, by all means. Just keep in mind we may or may not use your suggestion(s) - unless it's sanctioned by us. If you all come up with a great way of doing it, then maybe it's something we can consider as a future contest, that would be official "RiffTrax Most Wanted" or something.

Give it a shot and we'll keep an eye on things to see how it goes!


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Re: The Rifftrax Playoffs!
« Reply #81 on: November 13, 2006, 05:18:10 PM »
Okay.  Here's what I propose, we have 145 movies on the list.  We do 12 polls, with 12 movies on each (13 on the last), the movies will be selected completely at random and the top three entries on each poll will enter the playoffs, giving us 36 movies to give us our tournament.  The first round of polls are our playoffs, but the 36 movies are the playoff finals.   ;D

And coming straight here, I didn't notice Jonny's polls.  Which are exactly what I've just written!
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Re: The Rifftrax Playoffs!
« Reply #82 on: November 13, 2006, 08:41:13 PM »
Okay.  Here's what I propose, we have 145 movies on the list.  We do 12 polls, with 12 movies on each (13 on the last), the movies will be selected completely at random and the top three entries on each poll will enter the playoffs, giving us 36 movies to give us our tournament.  The first round of polls are our playoffs, but the 36 movies are the playoff finals.   ;D

And coming straight here, I didn't notice Jonny's polls.  Which are exactly what I've just written!

I think there should be a new nomination phase.  The three films I would have nominated are not on the existing lists.  I'm sure there are others that would like to make sure their films got a chance in the poll.





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Re: The Rifftrax Playoffs!
« Reply #83 on: November 14, 2006, 11:50:32 AM »
Well then , we need a new OFFICIAL PLAYOFF NOMINATIONS THREAD!

Starting one now...
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Re: The Rifftrax Playoffs!
« Reply #84 on: November 14, 2006, 04:30:23 PM »
Mike won't watch anime,
Huh? What's wrong with the anime titles? Aren't they movies too? But more importantly, is there anything else he won't watch?


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Re: The Rifftrax Playoffs!
« Reply #85 on: November 15, 2006, 03:20:48 PM »
For practicality's sake I would steer clear of the following due to comments made in interviews etc...

Anime
Extremely Violent Movies (like ultra splatter flicks...)
Movies with a lot of nudity, sex
Movies chock full of F bombs and such (why nominating Pulp Fiction is likely never to really go anywhere)
Movies that are really hard to find on DVD (like old Out of Print items, Star Wars Holiday Special etc...)
(ties in the above one) movies that are very obscure , such as I would love to see Superfuzz but it's very hard to find on DVD and pretty damn obscure.

But please head over to the nomination thread going and nominate away! http://rifftrax.com/smf/index.php?topic=830.0
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