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Beastmaster Jr.
January 21, 2009 1:26 PM   Subscribe

Beastmaster Jr.
posted by XQUZYPHYR (34 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
(dog's mouth not moving) ARF ARF ARF!

I loved this.
posted by boo_radley at 1:34 PM on January 21, 2009


I saw that the other day and laughed heartily
posted by Hands of Manos at 1:38 PM on January 21, 2009


Hey, you should give a spoiler alert before revealing the plot of Slumdog Millionaire.
posted by found missing at 1:46 PM on January 21, 2009


At least it was better than the original.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:54 PM on January 21, 2009


I'm Dar.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 2:01 PM on January 21, 2009


Awesome!
posted by The Light Fantastic at 2:04 PM on January 21, 2009


This has to be one of the best YouTube videos I have ever seen. I absolutely love it. Youtube has completely redefined the medium of video expression. Anyways, am I the only one that wondered for a moment if they were really throwing flaming teddy bears at the kid, and shooting roman candles at him? Maybe it was just special effects.
posted by TheCoyote23 at 2:05 PM on January 21, 2009


Anyways, am I the only one that wondered for a moment if they were really throwing flaming teddy bears at the kid, and shooting roman candles at him? Maybe it was just special effects.

they were convenient cuts. he puts the lid up to cover his face and then they cut right to a shot of someone more adult (also with the lid up over his face) getting hit and deflecting the firey toys.

also? best. parents. ever.
posted by shmegegge at 2:07 PM on January 21, 2009


Can't watch the video because I'm at work, but I should mention that I fucking loved The Beastmaster when I was a kid. That movie totally kicked ass. I had it on VHS and practically wore the tape out.

Then I bought it on DVD the day it came out and realized something hilarious: Dar's panther companion, which looks black and panther-y on the crappy VHS transfer, is really obviously just a tiger painted black when you watch the DVD. The digital transfer cleans up the video quality to the point where you can see the stripes and the orange tinge to the cat, which due to the crappiness of VHS looked pretty black. Maybe I just had a higher willingness to suspend my disbelief when I was a kid and really bought that the painted black stripey thing was a panther, but when I saw how clear it was on the DVD I totally cracked up.

When I took the SAT II Writing senior year, I wrote my essay about how The Beastmaster was really about the Vietnam War. I had been awake for about 36 straight hours at that point, and when I read the prompt (which I of course don't recall) that was the first thing that came into my head-- OH MY GOD! THE BEASTMASTER IS REALLY ABOUT 'NAM!

I think I got a 780.
posted by baphomet at 2:11 PM on January 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


I couldn't watch more than 30 seconds of it. Really? What's there to like about home movies of somebody's little kid?

This is the same thing people have been doing since the invention of Super8. I'm not into it.
posted by MythMaker at 2:26 PM on January 21, 2009


you should watch more than 30 seconds of it, and notice the "be kind rewind" tag in the youtube description.
posted by shmegegge at 3:03 PM on January 21, 2009


Look at that eagle.
Word.
l said look at that eye.
You know where he got that from, right?
From Vaughn Bode, and who? Frank Frazetta!
The BEASTMASTER.
The letters is breakin out.
'The epic adventures of a new kind of hero!
That's what we're gonna be. The extraterrestrial brothers.
You know what I'm saying? Extra terrest!
Knowin we the best.
Know what I'm sayin?

posted by rxrfrx at 3:04 PM on January 21, 2009 [1 favorite]



"Look at that eagle.
Word.
l said look at that eye.
You know where he got that from, right?
From Vaughn Bode, and who? Frank Frazetta!
The BEASTMASTER.
The letters is breakin out.
'The epic adventures of a new kind of hero!
That's what we're gonna be. The extraterrestrial brothers.
You know what I'm saying? Extra terrest!
Knowin we the best.
Know what I'm sayin? "


STYLE WARS!
posted by Liquidwolf at 3:10 PM on January 21, 2009


This.
posted by Brocktoon at 3:58 PM on January 21, 2009


Ah, Beastmaster. My wife, a friend and I rented that a few years ago and my cat, who had never - ever - paid even the slightest bit of attention to our television (and has never done so since) hopped up on a footrest and didn't take her eyes off the screen for well over an hour. She was thoroughly Beastmastered.
posted by The Card Cheat at 4:27 PM on January 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


Awesome! Love the music, but how long will it be up for? I assume the songs were not licensed.
posted by batou_ at 4:32 PM on January 21, 2009


I never saw the original and it was still pretty great. Pretty great parents indeed, assuming that isn't his kidnappers forcing him to do this....
posted by DU at 4:41 PM on January 21, 2009


(that's my standard disclaimer for all YouTube videos)
posted by DU at 4:41 PM on January 21, 2009


Is that The Fucking Champs playing in two of the three background songs?
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 5:09 PM on January 21, 2009


and this is here why?
posted by femmme at 5:36 PM on January 21, 2009


The same reason you are femmme; because it's awsome.
posted by nola at 6:31 PM on January 21, 2009


and this is here why?

Because this is the epitome of "fucking epic?"
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 6:32 PM on January 21, 2009


That kid has at least twice the acting chops of Marc Singer.
posted by cog_nate at 6:49 PM on January 21, 2009


And Austin!
posted by Pants! at 6:53 PM on January 21, 2009


They skipped those freaky tree creatures with bat-like wings that would like dissolve you.
posted by Mid at 9:14 PM on January 21, 2009


Hooray for Beastmaster Junior!
posted by dougzilla at 10:25 PM on January 21, 2009


I thought it sucked. Some lame, poorly dubbed home movie? Okay?

This.

What are comments like that supposed to mean? Something like "This is" or "This is so X it can't even be described" where X is some obvious property -- here it would be "awesome" I guess or "kitchy awesomeness" or post-ironic meta postmodern or something. Whatever the reader might care to intuit, like an asymptotic mad lib.
posted by delmoi at 11:10 PM on January 21, 2009


Okay?

Pot calling kettle.
posted by The Light Fantastic at 11:34 PM on January 21, 2009


delmoi is a lame, poorly dubbed home movie? Okay?
posted by rxrfrx at 6:12 AM on January 22, 2009


Dar's panther companion, which looks black and panther-y on the crappy VHS transfer, is really obviously just a tiger painted black when you watch the DVD.

Why??????
posted by nosila at 8:16 AM on January 22, 2009


Not sure what you mean...the film crew couldn't get/afford a film-trained panther (maybe such a thing doesn't exist, or was too expensive) so instead they hired a tiger and painted it black. You can't really tell on VHS, but on the DVD its really obvious whenever you see the tiger from the side profile.
posted by baphomet at 8:34 AM on January 22, 2009


Beastmaster Jr. is no match for Dohar, Lord of Beasts.
posted by the biscuit man at 9:02 AM on January 22, 2009


Is that The Fucking Champs playing in two of the three background songs?

I only recognize them in the one that starts around 1:30 (Thor is Like Immortal)
posted by Challahtronix at 3:46 PM on January 22, 2009


This is so great. I can't stop watching it. Greatest.Parents.Ever.
posted by Lizc at 2:15 PM on January 27, 2009


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