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Old 02-19-19, 02:02 PM
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Re: Official MST3K / Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic DVD Thread

The 2019 Rifftrax Kickstarter is live.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...friend_project

This yearís movies are Octaman, Giant Spider Invasion and Star Raiders.
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Old 02-24-19, 11:33 AM
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Re: Official MST3K / Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic DVD Thread

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The 2019 Rifftrax Kickstarter is live.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...friend_project

This yearís movies are Octaman, Giant Spider Invasion and Star Raiders.
Some of the tiers went quick. I went with the signed poster just in case I never meet the guys in person.
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Old 02-24-19, 11:49 AM
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This was strangely synchronous. As a big MST3K fan, this time of year makes me often think of Marooned, aka Space Travelers, the late 1969 Gregory Peck and Gene Hackman film that to date is the only Oscar-winning film riffed by the show. I watch the episode/film pretty much every February for the DVDTalk Academy Award Challenge. So today, the day of the Oscars, I’m watching Roma, the film set in 1969/1970 and expected to win best picture and other awards tonight, and darn if there isn’t mentions of and a big scene of them watching Marooned in a theater.

So, in a roundabout way, Joel and the bots are sorta possibly winning an Oscar tonight!
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Old 02-27-19, 01:58 PM
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I need to watch Marooned again.

Rifftrax has announced their first round of Kickstarter stretch goals. Every time the campaign hits a certain number of backers, everyone gets a free short. Even if you only back at $1. And if you already own some of the shorts, youíll get $1 for each short you own in Rifftrax.com credit. So you could potentially get $10 in Rifftrax credit for $1.
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Ok, I guess I'll throw in my annual buck now.
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Old 03-04-19, 02:08 PM
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Netflix is swapping out the current set of classic episodes on March 15 with a new set of classics. I'll be curious to see which episodes they choose.
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Old 03-06-19, 01:47 PM
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The Rifftrax Kickstarter has added new monetary stretch goals.

At $375,000 everyone at $75 and above gets a just the jokes riff of Star Wars Episode IX

At $400,000, everyone at $100 and above gets the Star Raiders Live show on DVD.

At $425,000, everyone at $100 and above gets a just the jokes riff of Street Fighter.

At $450,000, everyone at $125 and above gets a DVD of the Octaman live show.
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Old 03-12-19, 11:58 PM
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Shout is rereleasing Vol. 11 on June 18:

https://www.shoutfactory.com/product...4IxrNxR6yPsIio
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Old 03-15-19, 07:28 AM
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A new batch of classic episodes just went up on Netflix . This year itís 10 episodes instead of 20, which is kind of a bummer. Here are the titles:
  1. Day the Earth Froze (s04e22)
  2. Hobgoblins (s09e07)
  3. The Beatniks (s04e15)
  4. Sinister Urge (s06e13)
  5. Bride of the Monster (S04e23)
  6. The Incredibly Strange Creatures (s08e12)
  7. Gunslinger (s05e11)
  8. Deathstalker & The Warriors from Hell (s07e03)
  9. The Beast of Yucca Flats (s06e21)
  10. The Atomic Brain (s05e18)
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Old 03-18-19, 03:21 PM
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RiffTrax has added their final stretch goals. The campaign is currently at about $434,000, from 6,500 backers.

If they hit $450,000, backers at $125 and above get an Octaman live show DVD.

7,000 Backers: FREE Audible Copy of RiffTrax senior writer Conor Lastowka's new audiobook The Pole Vault Championship of the Entire Universe. Backers at $100 and above (or $84) get it for FREE! Mike, Kevin, Bill and a bunch of other people do voices for it.
7,500 Backers: blu-ray of The Giant Spider Invasion show. Backers at $100 or above will get to choose a DVD or blu-ray as part of their rewards.
8,000 Backers: RiffTrax app compatible Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Just The Jokes riff. Backers at the $84 level and above will get it for FREE
8,500 Backers: blu-ray of the Star Raiders show. Backers at $100 or above will get to choose a DVD or blu-ray as part of their rewards.
8,750 Backers: "Fishing With Kevin Murphy" video. Backers at $100 or above (and $84) will get it for free!
9,000 Backers: Backers at the $15 level or above will get their names in small font on a pre-show "Thank You" slide for a live show this year!
9,250 Backers: Octaman Live Show blu-ray! Backers at $125 or above will get to choose a DVD or blu-ray as part of their rewards.
9,500 Backers: Backers at the $15 level or above will get Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom as part of their rewards.
10,000 Backers: It's A Wonderful Life Just The Jokes riff! All backers get it for FREE!
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The campaign ends tonight. They’ve unlocked the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom riff.
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Darn, I was hoping for the full 10,000 backers and all those upgraded rewards. I haven’t looked at the numbers, but maybe the return of MST3K has eaten into Rifftrax’s support a bit?
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Old 03-24-19, 09:17 PM
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Maybe people are getting tired of contributing every year. I mean, it's great if people want do do it, but really if you have to ask your fans for money every year, then you don't have a successful business model.

We also used to get extra live riffs that we didn't have to back, and we don't get those anymore.
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Old 03-25-19, 09:25 AM
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Here's all the Rifftax Kickstarters, starting in 2013:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-in-theaters-n
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-in-theaters-n
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rifftrax/rifftrax-live-2015-the-crappening-we-riff-the-room
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...e-chasers-live
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...arty-and-myste
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...tiny-and-krull
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rifftrax/rifftrax-live-2019-three-great-movies-riffed-live

The first three years they got around $250,000-$265,000 from 4000-6000 backers. The 2016 MST3K REUNION was the high water mark, with over $600,000 and 11,000 backers. In the years since that's dropped a bit, but this year was still the second highest amount earned, with $540,000, even with only 8600 backers.

The funding, especially for the first few years, seemed primarily about getting money upfront to pay the licensing fees for some notable Hollywood blockbusters.I think recently they just include the entire year's spate in the listing, even if they don't need advance money for licensing some of the titles, because it may include the likelyhood someone will want to see one of them and fund the Kickstarter. For example, for this year, maybe they needed the funding primarily to license Star Raiders, but what if someone didn't want to see Star Raiders? Well, their spate includes Octoman and the Giant Spider invasion, so if they include those in the listing, that person may fund the Kickstarter for those instead, even though I doubt the licensing fees are high for those.

As for going without an annual Kickstarter, they probably could, but without riffing the bigger movies Live. I'm guessing the bigger movies pull in a bigger audience, but probably not enough that they create enough profit to cover the licensing fees for the next big movie. So they're stuck in a bit of a perpetual loop, where they get funding in advance to riff a bigger movie or two, riff them and make a profit, but not enough to license another big movie, so they have to get advanced funding for that one, etc. It probably also doesn't help that the bigger movies are more or less "theater only" with two screenings. They apparently never get permission to release the live show recording on home video (licensing costs would be higher), and I don't think the "just the jokes" mp3s sell as well as their DVDs or VOD releases.
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Not to plug something, but I co-hosted the MST3K Revival League podcast this week (I really just sat in for the opening banter). I only mention it because in the interview section with Mister Lobo of Cinema Insomnia, he mentions having interviewed for a MST3K 30th anniversary DVD set that will feature unreleased episodes and will likely be the last set of classic episodes.

I didn’t do the interview, otherwise I would have bugged him for even more info.

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I got the shipping notice for my season 12 blu this morning.
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I got my shipping notice for the blu set, yesterday, too. No word about the episodes in (non-physical) digital format. I'll check vhx tonight and see if anything new pops up.
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Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
Not to plug something, but I co-hosted the MST3K Revival League podcast this week (I really just sat in for the opening banter). I only mention it because in the interview section with Mister Lobo of Cinema Insomnia, he mentions having interviewed for a MST3K 30th anniversary DVD set that will feature unreleased episodes and will likely be the last set of classic episodes.

I didnít do the interview, otherwise I would have bugged him for even more info.

https://soundcloud.com/mst3krevivall...ATTc4jyflBoJgQ
I guess I missed this, did they clear some more episodes? The last box of classic eps I bought had that disc with all the host segments because they thought they couldn't get anymore. Has something else broken loose?
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I would guess The Deadly Bees, The Space Children, and Fire Maidens from Outer Space, all films that Olive had with the deal supposedly expiring this year or next. And maybe they tracked down who owns Delta Knights.
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I actually attended the live performances in Nashville TN on April 17th & 18th but just realized that the live telecast on August 15th conflicts with my trip to LA so I'll probably miss it.
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That stinks. I’m going up to Minneapolis Friday to see Grant Baciocco (current puppeteer for Crow, voice/puppeteer for M. Waverly) interview Trace Beaulieu for the Under The Puppet podcast.
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https://mst3klive.com

I missed last year's MST3K live show (the one with "Deathstalker II") so decided I'm definitely going to this year's "MST3K Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour" when it's at the Hard Rock Cafe live in Orlando.

Instead of dealing with Ticketmaster and their ticketbastard ways of gouging with excessive service fees (nearly the cost of an entire ticket when buying a pair), I just went down to the venue and bought tickets directly from the box office with $0 in additional fees. (The fact that I already needed to go there for another reason made the trip a complete win-win.)
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Prices for this tour seem way more reasonable than their previous two tours.
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Yeah, I like the prices on this tour. I even splurged a bit to get 2 balcony seats with their own table instead of regular auditorium seats because the price wasn't that much more.

My only disappointment is getting "Circus of Horrors" instead of "No Retreat, No Surrender" in the movie rotation on the night I'm going because I'd much prefer seeing '80s martial arts cheese starring Jean-Claude van Damme over old, slow-paced British horror.
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Last week they announced a tour date in my home town and I snapped up tickets. Then my wife insisted She buy me a VIP pass. I did resist too hard,
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