I wonder if they are testing the waters to see if there is a big enough market for them to start offering more complete DVD/rifftrax. If so, I hope this wasn't a bag first choice. Some people (me) don't really like the Three Stooges, and might be put off simply because of the film.
Deep down this is a Legends Films colorization release with Mike Nelson commentary. But now that they have the RiffTrax fan base, I think they are pushing it as a RiffTrax release to increase sales.
It has all the 'markings' of a legends release: older B&W movie converted to color, the movie is in Public Domain...and the RiffTrax people even said they were busy last week working on Legends stuff.
So yeah, I don't know what to make of it? I purchased a copy just to see what its all about and to see if Mikes riffing is like the old Legends commentary riffing or the newer, livelier RiffTrax style of riffing.
I also want to get all the other Legends DVD's with Mikes Commentary too. Someday...
When I saw this I immediately thought it was a Legends release. Maybe it's just a bone to throw to the hungry fan base. Something they had on the back burner with some questions about it's viability as a item that anybody would want to buy. I'll have to reserve judgement until it arrives in the mail. I don't have a lot of hopes for it though.
I bought it 'cause Mike wanted me too. I am such a fanboy slave!
Post by Skyroniter on Jan 17, 2007 21:39:42 GMT -5
My copy arrived today and I am sad to say that I had trouble getting through the first thirty minutes. The riffing is very low key and not enough Stooges to be the Stooges. I decided to save it for another day to see if I feel differently about it next time around.
Ya, well. It's nice that you got an autographed copy at least, no? I dunno, I probably wouldn't even watch it once. "Letsee, I have a couple of free hours.... watch a MST3K or true Rifftrax, or a 3 Stooges movie with Mike commentary?" I know what would win.