Post by Beautiful Mind on Jun 18, 2010 10:52:35 GMT -5
Awesome review Megane67! I can't wait to get my copy.
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Just got my copy and am going to watch it tonight.
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This was my first CT purchase and I didn't regret it. The riffing (as well as the movie) was fantastic! About as good as it ever was on MST3K during the Joel years, IMO. Immediately purchased the other two live shows. If they're as good as Danger On Tiki Island, I'm buying every last one of them.
Saw them do this one LIVE in Atlanta and it was great!
HA! That's cool, Truck Farmer! I ended up on the mini-doc too! That was a neat surprise! In fact, the whole mini-doc was all shot at the Woodruff Arts Center. If I recall correctly, I believe they said that the first time they performed Danger on Tiki Island was that night in Atlanta.
As far as the DVD goes, I really enjoyed it. Its interesting to see if any of the riffs changed between when I saw them perform it LIVE and when they recorded the DVD months later. It seems all the great riffs made it in. Really funny stuff! ;D
Post by davidmello on Jun 20, 2010 20:27:49 GMT -5
I have a review of the Cinematic Titanic DVD at bit.ly/9YM7cb. It reveals my wish for a Rifftrax vs. Cinematic Titanic riffing rumble. It's interesting both groups now have live shows we can get on DVD.
Post by mechagamera on Jun 21, 2010 11:45:53 GMT -5
I liked this movie, but I wasn't exactly going crazy over it. "East Meets Watts" had me laughing hard enough to make me gasp and cry, and "Alien Factor" was nearly the same level of sharp on the spot riffing. "Danger on Tiki Island" just fell flat for me, and part of it was the movie itself and part of it was the riffing.
Like the nearly unbearable walking scenes in "Alien Factor", there are equally long stretches of time where nothing is going on. Except of course for that odd, LOUD chanting. When the movie does give the riffers material (the deadly moth/butterfly, the big nosed drippy rubbery monster, the dwarf whipping, the dwarves, the horny wife) it's hilarious. However unlike "Alien Factor," during these long stretches of dead space, it seemed like the Titanic guys never really hit anything out of the park.
The riffing on this movie seemed more based on making jokey jokes, rather than observational humor on what was going on. That can be funny, but for me it got a little tiresome and predictable. One of the previous posters mentioned that this recording was one of the first, if not THE first, time they riffed the movie, so maybe that had a lot to do with it. Maybe if it had been filmed after it had been road tested with a number of audiences, kinks and bugs could be worked out for different type of show.
I know that humor is all subjective, and what one person finds funny isn't what someone else will find hilarious. Also I realize that if you're recording a show you won't know before hand what the audience's response will be or if there will be flubs. However Cinematic Titanic has set the bar pretty high for themselves with their first two live DVDs, and I feel that "Danger on Tiki Island" just doesn't come close to that level.
Having watched "Tiki" twice, it's my favorite CT release yet. I think this one, over time, will sit aside MST Season 3-4 episodes as the utter classics.
The groove is really starting to mesh with this group. This is a fluid, laughs throughout installment. And I thought nothing would top "Watts."
"Tiki's" feel is more like a classic MST episode, and the callbacks at times can make you think you're watching MST, like a newly discovered "lost" episode. Plus, Frank nearly busting a gut while trying to get out the Pringles joke, well, that plain rules.
Post by Dr. Henry Krasker on Jun 25, 2010 0:40:48 GMT -5
I've watched this four times, now. I'm loving the live releases, and I hope all the rest are live as well. In fact, if the first seven movies are rereleased live, I'll buy them again.
I agree that this one wasn't quite as funny as EMW or TAF, but I think it's because those two are so amazingly good, even something as funny as DoTI pales in comparison. Had this been released first, there would be no complaints.
Loved Frank busting up on the Pringles line. Loved Mary Jo's "Oh, she's thinking about it." Loved Trace's "Jim! It's a duck! See? You're not looking at it!" Loved virtually every line from Joel and Josh. For some reason, the parade commentary from Josh and Trace didn't get a big reaction from the audience, even though I thought it was funny, well written and well delivered. You just can't predict what's going to kill and what's going to fall flat. But that's what makes live comedy so much fun.
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Post by uruseiranma on Oct 3, 2012 12:13:05 GMT -5
This was definitely a good film for riffing. It's one of those strange movies that's a collision course of all sorts of things. How else to explain the guy who lives in the big house and has little people as his servants?
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