Riffing on a whole other level
June 24, 2013 10:02 AM Subscribe
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI (65 comments total)
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) hilariously carries on the tradition of MST3k. And though the premise is much the same as before, the Rifftrax folks have added something new: MP3 Commentaries. Instead of confining themselves to public domain and titles whose rights are easy to procure, they do commentaries on hollywood blockbusters in audio form only. People then can sync them up to their own DVDs of these films and sit back to experience riffing on the likes of Nicholas Cage instead of John Agar. This is great for home viewing, but what about their live shows? Then someone came up with an idea.
A kickstarter campaign
was launched earlier this year for procuring the rights to do a one-night-only riff on fan-favorite Twilight
. Their goal of $55,000 was far surpassed and they managed to raise over $260,000 in a month's time. Mike, Kevin and Bill thanked fans and told them they would try their best to get Twilight
and, if they failed, they'd find another title worthy of the money raised.
Finally, last month, it was announced
that there was good news and bad news. The bad
news was that the studio turned down their request to do Twilight
(though there appears to be some chance they could try again with more success a few years down the road). The good
news is that they got permission on something nearly as good: Starship Troopers.
The show is scheduled for August 15th at the Belcourt Theater in Nashville.
Gentlemen, start up your Paul Verhoven jokes!