Post by spacebot3000 on May 14, 2020 1:54:39 GMT -5
Just finished watching TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE, on Comet, which I de-commercialized, and had a great time watching.
Don't remember why, but for some reason I checked out that episode on utube, and in seeing the final host segment, where Joel read some fan letters, I'm sure all of you other 'bots on the board, can well understand my disappointment, in seeing that this sequence had been deleted from the Comet broadcast!
This fits in very well with what has been discussed in previous posts on this thread, in regard to running times, cut footage, and even some censoring of content.
I have noticed a few instances in the Comet prints of blooped dialog.
It's great to see MST3K, at all, considering how far it is now, in the past, but when I learn that what I am watching today is less than complete, I really feel cheated!
Post by spacebot3000 on May 16, 2020 23:55:47 GMT -5
I since this thread is for what we've just finished watching, rather than what we are in progress watching, I'll delay telling you what I'm watching now, and will get back to after logging out of this message board.
I'm actually in the middle of watching Incredibly Strange Creatures..... on the Shout! Volume 9 reissue, and I'm realizing for the first time that the transfer of the film that Best Brains used to riff the film is time-compressed.
Just watched Time of the Apes for the first time while recording it on DVD. This is actually my sister's favorite episode. So, I was curious about how good it was. And yeah, it's pretty good! Not my favorite episode, but it does have some good smiles and one really hilarious moment. "Hurts, don't it? Bye!" Plus, the Sandy Frank song at the end is just an absolute treat, even if the rest of the segments are kinda bland. The only thing I'm confused about is why they made the emperor ape out to be peaceful towards humans, when he was choking Johnny earlier in the film? I mean, I shouldn't really expect coherency from a film if it's on MST3K. Might be a weird localization error or something. But anyway, check this one out if you haven't!
The only thing I'm confused about is why they made the emperor ape out to be peaceful towards humans, when he was choking Johnny earlier in the film? I mean, I shouldn't really expect coherency from a film if it's on MST3K. Might be a weird localization error or something. But anyway, check this one out if you haven't!
Well, it was a 26 episode show adapted into a ~90 minute movie and then cut to about 80 minutes for the MST episode.
Just got through The Unearthly, and man this is one of the most mixed episodes that I've seen of this show. The shorts were great and the host segments were good, and the movie definitely had a couple laughs. But a lot of it was sooooooooo boring and there just weren't many funny things being said. This one probably needs a rewatch, but I'm not feeling too strong towards this episode. I'm feeling a strong 5 to a light 6 here.
I checked out Sidehackers earlier today. Like I've mentioned before, this is one I've kinda avoided because of the dark subject matter of the movie. It's really a revenge plot first and foremost and a biker film second. I've also scene the infamous deleted scene prior to actually watching the episode and I'll admit, it really didn't sit well with me (whoever though it was a good idea to splice in footage of children playing with a girl getting killed should be shot). Okay, that's an exaggeration, but it was still pretty bad.
However, even with the deleted scenes, the movie still manages to tell a plot that makes sense. That is, until I got near the end of the film where things get a bit fuzzy and it's hard to tell who's good or bad. The film's attempt at humor (number eight! or whatever) was completely pointless and didn't need to be there. As bad of a movie as it is, Joel and the bots definitely make this one worth sitting through. This is a very solid episode, especially for how early it is. I love Cambot's riff, the Sidehacking terminology segment, the songs, and the callbacks to some of the earlier episodes like Robot Holocaust and The Crawling Hand. What makes this episode a good, not great episode for me is the movie itself and the fact that this is still an early episode. There are some parts where just nothing funny or memorable is really being said. And unlike Hellcats, this movie is more depressing bad than nonsensical goofy bad. Overall though, I enjoyed Sidehackers. It's not a favorite by any means, but it's definitely one that I can see myself coming back to.
Oh yeah, and I'm also planning on watching another episode tonight. So, that's something.
whoever though it was a good idea to splice in footage of children playing with a girl getting killed
A-hrm, don't mind me for correcting the grammar, but excerpting your quote almost requires that I do so to avoid confusion: “whomever thought it was a good idea to splice footage of children playing in with footage of a girl being killed”.
Anyhoos. I've not seen the scene myself, and so this is conjectural, but I'd suppose that the director was attempting to be poetic. Children are playing, some men are killing and sexually abusing a woman, they are all people, the killers were once children and probably played when they were younger just like the children were doing, the killers were demented because they treated the woman like a plaything, the world is full of happy and terrible things happening simultaneously but miles apart, both physically and morally, et cetera.
Again, I cannot say whether my supposition would hold up, nor whether the director integrated the contrast poorly in the entire story or it simply wasn't composed and edited well. Maybe I'm simply being a devil's advocate here.
Post by sol-survivor on Jul 21, 2020 0:37:52 GMT -5
I watched the deleted scenes several years ago and the way I remember it Rommel went to his friend's house for help after he found Rita's body. While he was sitting in his friend's house he saw the kids playing, and the way they were wrestling around on the floor and squealing made him relive Rita's rape and murder. Then he freaked out and ran from the house.
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Post by glowgirl004 on Aug 30, 2020 11:47:17 GMT -5
Hello everyone! I used to be a member on here YEARS ago. Does anyone remember me? Real life got in the way and I stopped visiting my boards but now I'm getting myself back into it. I miss talking MST3K!
Anyway, with the pandemic, I decided I'd watch as many MST3K movies as I could and keep a running list. I'm up to 12! Some are rewatches, some are ones I've seen for the first time. Of the ones I watched for the first time, I think Deadly Mantis and Fire Maidens from Outer Space are my favorites. I finally got to hear the "mantis in my pantis" line after seeing it referenced on here so many times!
"I went and liberated France while you were dancing!" - I Accuse My Parents
"Every frame of this movie looks like someone's last known photograph!" - "Manos" The Hands of Fate
"Is that the Jeopardy theme done in a minor key?" - Santa Claus Conquers the Martians