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DVD File is reporting that Michael J. Nelson of Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame will be providing audio commentary for an upcoming re-release of Reefer Madness. Will this mark the first time a DVD commentator openly mocks the film?
posted by Otis (18 comments total)

 
wow, that could be worth getting. Love MST3000 and love reefer madness. It's hilarious. :)
posted by dabitch at 6:19 AM on December 19, 2003


No. That would be, to my knowledge, Matt Stone and Trey Parker making fun of their own movie: 'Cannibal! The Musical'. Considering Matt and Trey are drunk at the time (it's a drink along commentary) the cast/crew comments are actually better than the dialogue for the film.
posted by Be'lal at 6:24 AM on December 19, 2003


I still miss joel.
posted by jpoulos at 6:26 AM on December 19, 2003


It's almost like shooting fish in a barrel, but yes, this will be cool
posted by Outlawyr at 6:29 AM on December 19, 2003


Will the bots be back? Pleeeeeeseee?
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 6:30 AM on December 19, 2003


well, there was Carrot Top on the Rules of Attraction DVD comentary, for no reason i can imagine.

i've never thought of him as funny before, more annoying actually, but he was hilarious on the commentary.

at one point, a girl tears up a card given to her by an admirer, and he chimes in, "Aw man, that's cold. Don't tear up your tickets to the Carrot Top show like that..."
posted by lotsofno at 6:34 AM on December 19, 2003


I'll buy this DVD, but I'm going to have to dig out my old Shadowrama cut-out of Mike and the 'Bots and affix it to my TV screen before I view it. It'd be too weird to just hear Mike disembodied voice without the visual reference as an anchor point.
posted by GreyWingnut at 6:41 AM on December 19, 2003


I still miss joel.

Agreed.
posted by yerfatma at 7:11 AM on December 19, 2003


I still miss joel.

I love them both equally.
posted by eyeballkid at 7:23 AM on December 19, 2003


I want a series of films with audio commentary putting Mike Nelson and Joel Hodgson in the same room with Roger Ebert. That would be powdered lunacy. Just add water.. and assorted power tools.
posted by ZachsMind at 8:17 AM on December 19, 2003


Zachs Mind: Only if they are commenting on Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.
posted by infowar at 8:26 AM on December 19, 2003


Watch out for snakes!
posted by filmgoerjuan at 8:33 AM on December 19, 2003


Will this mark the first time a DVD commentator openly mocks the film?

The "Spinal Tap" special edition has Spinal Tap complaining bitterly throughout the commentary about how they are being portrayed. It's like having a delicious sequel.
posted by CunningLinguist at 8:46 AM on December 19, 2003


Soderbergh does a fine job interviewing himself on the Criterion DVD of "Schizopolis." It's the most hilariously pompous, self-serving thing I've ever heard.
posted by muckster at 10:00 AM on December 19, 2003


The commentary for Bloodsucking Freaks contains a whole truckload of deadpan self-mockery.

"Yes, dance, Ralphus, dance!"
posted by majcher at 10:08 AM on December 19, 2003


I was about to mention the Spinal Tap DVD before CunningLinguist beat me to it.
posted by Down10 at 11:19 AM on December 19, 2003


The Hidden DVD has a lot of brilliantly bitter commentary from the director. It's not often you get to hear the director dishing the dirt on the stars. But I don't think it was conscious mockery.
posted by Bryant at 11:21 AM on December 19, 2003


When I was in college, we would get stoned and watch "Reefer Madness" every time it was shown in 194 Chem. This would be great!
posted by Eekacat at 2:37 PM on December 19, 2003


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