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Offline BathTub

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Re: So...when's the next Rifftrax?
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2006, 05:31:09 AM »
I haven't seen Crossroads yet but I thought Cocktail was great!


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Re: So...when's the next Rifftrax?
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2006, 06:04:54 AM »
I preferred Crossroads to Cocktail.  I think I may even prefer the Crossroads movie to Cocktail.  Maybe if Tom Cruise had been punched a lot more, I might've warmed to the film...


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Re: So...when's the next Rifftrax?
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2006, 06:29:29 AM »
If we seperate the rifftrax into 'solo effort' and 'with guest', then Crossroads is one of the funniest. In the 'with guest' category I think X-Men or Matrix is one of the better ones (I haven't watched PM yet).


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Re: So...when's the next Rifftrax?
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2006, 06:52:43 AM »
I think it's a bold move for them to choose the Spanish language film "El Resentimiento" as the next Rifftrax. 


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Re: So...when's the next Rifftrax?
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2006, 12:02:10 AM »
All I meant about Crossroads and Cocktail, and I'm only guessing at the sales here, is that RiffTrax for big dumb action movies that people are still renting/already own anyway seem to be a much more bankable product to sell than commentaries for movies that people just want to forget ever existed. For example, compare the reaction here to the announcement of the Crossroads RiffTrak to the one for, say, Top Gun. (I won't use Phantom Menace as an example because that one's a gimme.) I recall the general reaction to the Crossroads anouncement being "What?! Why Mike? Why inflict this monstrosity on us? I've done my level best to avoid that movie like my high school math teacher at the grocery store." Whereas the reaction to Top Gun was more like "Awesome! I hate that damn movie, but my college roommate loved it and watched it every week. Rip it a new one, Mike!"

Sure, the final result will surely be enjoyable, but it just seems to me like it's better from a sales point of view to do movies like the Matrix or, say, Armageddon, than Cocktail or Coyote Ugly. New customers (that is, not us addicts) won't be lining up around the virtual block to buy an audio commentary for a movie they have no interest in watching, but do Star Wars and the servers get overloaded.


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Re: So...when's the next Rifftrax?
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2006, 12:23:27 AM »
All I meant about Crossroads and Cocktail, and I'm only guessing at the sales here, is that RiffTrax for big dumb action movies that people are still renting/already own anyway seem to be a much more bankable product to sell than commentaries for movies that people just want to forget ever existed. For example, compare the reaction here to the announcement of the Crossroads RiffTrak to the one for, say, Top Gun. (I won't use Phantom Menace as an example because that one's a gimme.) I recall the general reaction to the Crossroads anouncement being "What?! Why Mike? Why inflict this monstrosity on us? I've done my level best to avoid that movie like my high school math teacher at the grocery store." Whereas the reaction to Top Gun was more like "Awesome! I hate that damn movie, but my college roommate loved it and watched it every week. Rip it a new one, Mike!"

Sure, the final result will surely be enjoyable, but it just seems to me like it's better from a sales point of view to do movies like the Matrix or, say, Armageddon, than Cocktail or Coyote Ugly. New customers (that is, not us addicts) won't be lining up around the virtual block to buy an audio commentary for a movie they have no interest in watching, but do Star Wars and the servers get overloaded.

I think you're makin' a lot of sense there.  At this point I'm sure attracting as big an audience as possible is paramount, since its still a relatively new product.  As long as they keep putting out rifftrax that get people coming back for more, however they choose to do it is all good with me.