Mary Arline (queen_of_kithia) wrote,
Mary Arline

Bah, writing original entries takes too much time and effort...

So instead I'll just be a shill for Mike Nelson.

A couple entries ago I mentioned Rifftrax, which are humorous commentaries for contemporary movies recorded as mp3s and available for download (for a price) and which then can be played in sync with DVDs (or VHSs, if you prefer, and boy is that ever an awkward plural).

Here's their catalog, and they have free samples available for just about all of them. One sample that I found particularly amusing is that of Eragon:

I haven't downloaded many of them yet because they cost about as much as a video rental, and I stopped renting videos because it was becoming too expensive. However, I did splurge and download the one for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (featuring guest riffer Neil Patrick Harris), which was delightful. Sample below:

And then out of curiosity I tried watching it with Tim Burton's version, which was also funny but in surreal way, because obviously they didn't match up exactly (for one thing, Tim Burton's version is about 15-20 mins longer, so I cheated a little bit), but every once in a while I'd get a gem like, "I wonder why Donald Trump chose that hairstyle to emulate," while looking at a shot of Mike Teavee's father. Too damn funny.

Also, I can't find it on YouTube, but you do also need to check out the sample for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. Priceless.

Oh! Oh! This is the last of these videos I'll embed (today), but I do have to include the one for Star Wars: Attack of the Clones

I should also mention that, if you are interested in downloading some, when you download them you get both an NTSC version and a PAL version, which I assume is the European DVD format.
Tags: films, internet videos, rifftrax
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