I got this trax as soon as I got the email yesterday. I really liked the first one so this one was a no brainer. Unfortunately I've been so preoccupied with multitasking that I didn't get to pay attention to all of it, but the parts I caught were comedy gold.
One thing that really caught my attention, is during the credits the guys make a mention and scold people who get the trax through a pirated sight, and even make an appeal for donations. I wonder if it has something to do with they're separation from Legend. I know they've always had their donate button, but I never thought much of it since they put out so much product and so quickly.
Post by foreign object on Feb 3, 2014 18:26:17 GMT -5
Got this one the other day and well....meh. I prefer when they do really horrible movies, say, The Curse of Bigfoot. Not that the two Cushing Who movies were great, but I could definitely find them enjoyable without the riffing. I just didn't find 2150 a laughfest and again (slaps head) another Nick Nolte slam, it's getting old. I dunno, I think I'm getting riffed out these days, maybe need a break from it.
I do find it disappointing that people have resorted to the piracy of Rifftrax, you would think the fanbase was a bit more loyal than that.
Post by crispyglennmanning on Feb 7, 2014 9:14:11 GMT -5
Unfortunately there are plenty of people out there who don't give a crap about supporting the people who actually create product. They're happy just as long as they can get it cheaper and they see no problem with copying and making a few bucks for themselves. Recently had one guy tell me: "If I buy a DVD then I OWN it and can do whatever I want to with it. Screw the people who made it!"
Post by mylungswereaching on Feb 7, 2014 13:48:52 GMT -5
I don't get pirating Rifftrax. I think that people are entitled to get paid for their own work. With Rifftrax, whose making the money? The writers, performers, technical people, and people who own the company. Everybody is directly or indirectly involved with making or distributing the product.
In the bad old days of records and CD's if a cd cost $20.00, a band would be more or less forced to sign a contract where they would get maybe 10 cents a record/CD sold. The record manufacturer would get a couple of cents profit for each record it produced. The small store owner might get a dollar. The record company executives and a dozen middle men would get the other $18. The people who actually had a part of creating either the music or the physical product might get 10% combined of the cost of the record/cd. When I hear that a band is not allowed to play the music that they wrote and performed because they had no choice but to sign away ownership of the songs when they were 19 years old and broke, I have more sympathy for pirating those particular songs.
With a lot of the older music, movies and tv shows, no one actually involved with creating the product gets any money from the sales of the shows or music. With Rifftrax and CT the writers and performers get a good piece of the profits and justly deserve to get paid.