It’s worth mentioning that the encore was the night before Endgame opened, which I suspect sucked some of the air out of the room, like so much ring of Fire. It’s also worth noting that this doesn’t mean RiffTrax made $280,000. Fathom and the theaters take a (probably substantial) cut.
I'd really like to know who they licensed OCTAMAN from. Retromedia released it on Blu-ray/DVD fairly recently, but the rights (from what I've read) should be with MGM. Kino Lorber announced they were releasing OCTAMAN to Blu-ray/DVD but must've canceled it after seeing Retromedia's release. I haven't seen Retromedia's Blu of OCTAMAN, but the transfer RiffTrax used was sharp & pristine so I'm leaning more towards MGM? If anyone noticed anything in the credits I'd love to know.
I really enjoyed the movie, though my theater had a low humming noise – almost like feedback – emitting from the speakers. Space battles and louder scenes drowned it out, but any of the slow plodding scenes in the woods made it pretty apparent.
Still, glad I caught this one. Can't believe I actually was annoyed that there wasn't resolution and that I actually kind of want to see the potential sequel.
Name drop: My dad co-produced KTMA telethons with Jim Mallon in the late 80's