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Re: Maybe this is more of a MST3K question...
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2006, 07:30:52 AM »
The trouble is that for a feature length movie, you really can't use something that is unwatchable.

"This Island Earth" still get a lot of respect in the scifi community, and isn't a terrible movie to watch due to its high production values and good story.

Plus, its color...  Can you imagine the average joe movie watcher who was not a fan of MST3K going into the theater to watch a 2 hour black and white movie?


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Re: Maybe this is more of a MST3K question...
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2006, 04:26:41 PM »
I concur with some of the other people in that it may have just been too "legendary" to do on the show.  It already had a reputation. 
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Re: Maybe this is more of a MST3K question...
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2007, 05:38:48 PM »
Ed Wood is my hero.

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Re: Maybe this is more of a MST3K question...
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2007, 12:22:33 AM »
Matt is a HUGE johnny depp fan ^^^


hehe, I kid of course, um ed wood seriously


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Re: Maybe this is more of a MST3K question...
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2007, 10:43:18 PM »
"Matt is a HUGE johnny depp fan ^^^"

I'd argue with you if THAT weren't true as well, heh.

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Re: Maybe this is more of a MST3K question...
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2007, 04:35:15 PM »
You know, I think that in the future excessively talky movies might be riffed by use of riff-subs or something
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Re: Maybe this is more of a MST3K question...
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2007, 07:19:00 PM »
They did do one extensively narrated movie on MST3K - The Creeping Terror. Of course, after that, I can understand why they wouldn't want to do it again.



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Re: Maybe this is more of a MST3K question...
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2007, 06:15:34 AM »
You know, I think that in the future excessively talky movies might be riffed by use of riff-subs or something

Well, I'm definetly a fan of the show Blind Date... is that what you mean?


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Re: Maybe this is more of a MST3K question...
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2007, 06:18:18 AM »
hmmm Riff-Subs.... kinda like Pop-Up Video?
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Re: Maybe this is more of a MST3K question...
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2007, 12:28:39 AM »
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Well, they left out his alcoholism, his manic depression and his descent into making cheap porn.

You're correct. However, they didnt get to that part of his life in the Ed Wood film. They just did up to the release of Plan 9 and stopped after that. They did have a blurb on each person in the end credits to inform you 'where they are now'.

And yes, Landau's Legosi was amazing. Didn't he win an award for that? I was pretty sure he did.
He did.  He won an Oscar.

However, take the film with a huge grain of salt.  Especially about Lugosi.  It makes it look as though Lugosi was all alone in the world when in fact he was married when Wood met him, divorced and married again at the time of his death.  His son, Lugosi, Jr (who now runs a website about his dad) was always close to him.  Just the fact that Burton depicts Lugosi as the one who's wrestling the rubber octopus in Bride of the Monster when it was soooo clearly not him in the real film....

And Re: Plan 9, was I the only one a bit uncomfortable after the 6th or 7th Lugosi-heroin joke?
No, you're not the only one.....especially since Lugosi was addicted to Morphine and then Methadone when he tried to get treatment in England....and that he'd kicked both habits at the time the footage for Plan 9 was filmed.


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Re: Maybe this is more of a MST3K question...
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2008, 04:08:25 PM »
Too much narration? What about Monster A-Go-Go? Wasn't that mostly narration?




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Re: Maybe this is more of a MST3K question...
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2008, 04:17:28 PM »
Also, The Creeping Terror had a lot of narration. That was a great MST3K episode. Although I never liked the host segment where Mike is listening to the crappy movie music over his great sound system. The concept is funny, but it goes on too long.

After the narration describing the sherrif and someone else's talk
"It was a really fascinating conversation."



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Re: Maybe this is more of a MST3K question...
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2008, 07:48:51 AM »
I think Bride of the Monster is his best movie.

Me too. It's the only time Ed Wood made a decent movie.

I don't know. In truth, I actually like Ed Wood's movies more than just as something to make fun of. Not that they're good, of course, but they do have a kind of interesting character to them. You can tell Ed really loved them. And, to be fair, his movies typically made money. They were usually just drive-in creature features, of course, so it wasn't like the couples that would be frequenting them were there to actually see the movie, and the younger kids to get in probably were easy enough to impress. But, Wood just loved his terrible crap so much, and was pretty nice about it all too (qualifying that cause it sets him apart from Uwe Boll; heard him get called the 'next Ed Wood'...hell no, Ed Wood was a lovable hopeless loser, but damn if he didn't try, and, Bride of the Monster was actually pretty damn cool for what it was. Boll is just a talentless ass).

On Plan 9 itself, I actually like this movie as a movie. I find it amusing on some levels for how nonsensical and silly it is, but its like film cliches rendered lovingly. Like the Franklin Mint took a paper plate flying saucer and crammed it onto some coin they'll hock on an infomercial everytime I go to visit relatives who only have basic cable in central PA, and I'm up all damn night so I end up watching those stupid things... Wow, there was a bitter vein. Anyway, Plan 9 is actually kind of cool; the amazingly low budget shows, but, Ed really did seem to try and make it work. He just wasn't that talented a director. That said, I think he was actually a good storyteller, in a weird sort of way.
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Re: Maybe this is more of a MST3K question...
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2008, 07:56:07 AM »
Also, The Creeping Terror had a lot of narration. That was a great MST3K episode. Although I never liked the host segment where Mike is listening to the crappy movie music over his great sound system. The concept is funny, but it goes on too long.

After the narration describing the sherrif and someone else's talk
"It was a really fascinating conversation."

Gasp!   I love that host segment and how long it went.   It really drove home the point about the horrible dance hall scene we had just witnessed.   


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Re: Maybe this is more of a MST3K question...
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2008, 10:22:27 AM »
Yeah, my theory is that, after watching the durn  thing the standard 4 times, they wanted to give you a sense of how long and tedious that music was, and just what they have to go through to bring us the funny. There was a slight undertone of vengence, and I think it was justified. :^)