I normally don't mind because Rifftrax keeps me busy... but damn, this is even too long a wait for me. Especially when they gave us such a great one in the last release and left me hungering for more.
I think they risk losing momentum if they don't release on a semi-regular basis. I hope sales would build with each new release.
That's what worries me. I haven't bought the last couple (plan to, just haven't yet) so I've got no grounds to complain about lack of new movies. But I would think the DVDs would be the driving force behind the turnout of the live shows. The past couple of months there just hasn't seemed to be that much buzz about this thing, and I hope the project's not in trouble, but with no DVD releases and less interaction in the blogs you're left wondering.
It seems their priority is live shows now, which means those of us not close to major cities are screwed. I would hazard a guess that there's more of a profit in the turnstile gate, but that leaves a lot of us in the cold.
It's not liked when RT is brought up on the CT forums, but the fact is RT is far more proficient. And the event they have planned for Aug. 20 is far more feasible for me than a CT gig because the theater is ~ 30 miles away.
And I don't know about the rest of you, but while I love the aspect of Joel being involved with CT, the fact that he might get bored and take flight concerns me.
Anyway, about the lack of release, the CT web site has a background, "East Meets Watts", for a DVD that's not even available. That's an issue, IMO.
Post by Fred Burroughs on Jul 25, 2009 19:49:24 GMT -5
It's been said since Joel left MST3K that he didn't really do it because he was "bored", but more because of his conflict with Jim Mallon. In fact he's stated that he would have like to have stayed, but the rift between him and Mallon would have brought the show down.
So I wouldn't worry about him getting bored and leaving.
If I were them I'd stick with the live shows too. From what I've seen so far of the DVD's they aren't exactly great. I'm betting that the live environment would be better though because they can interact with each other and the audience more.
Post by tobleroneeffect on Sept 1, 2009 13:43:03 GMT -5
I don't have a problem with CT touring, just as long as they get back to making DVDs again at some point. Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks alone proved to me that they had found their riffing rhythm, but its been so long since Blood of the Vampires! Joel & co., please give us something for those who can't make the live shows!