Post by zombiewhacker on Aug 9, 2019 22:14:27 GMT -5
I realize I'm late to the party here, but I only recently discovered that Rifftrax is available for streaming on Amazon Prime -- and more importantly, several titles are currently free with a Prime membership.
So far I've been enjoying:
Curse of Bigfoot Mutant Starship Invasions
with titles like
Miami Connection Samurai Cop The Guy From Harlem Prisoners of the Lost Universe
awaiting me in the future, all (at this writing) gratis.
While Rifftrax still can't rival original MST3K in its heyday, it's hard to complain when the price is right.😂
I picked up Day of the Animals during a "Mike's favorites" sale a few years back. I thought it was really funny too. Definitely worth a look.
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Post by zombiewhacker on Aug 19, 2019 15:59:47 GMT -5
Watched Kill and Kill Again yesterday, a very pleasant way to spend a Sunday evening. This was that '80s South African "karate" film starring James Ryan of Space Mutiny infamy. Surprisingly, there were no callbacks to that MST3K favorite of yore; I wonder if the Rifftrax boys even recognized him or knew who he was.
Post by zombiewhacker on Oct 15, 2019 21:22:57 GMT -5
I'd like to give a big shout-out to City of the Dead, another Rifftrax title available for free with Amazon Prime.
This is that '60s Christopher Lee camp classic that usually plays on TV under its more familiar title, Horror Hotel. As luck would have it, I was watching this very same movie on TCM only a few days before and thinking to myself, "Man, this would have been perfect for MST3K."
And then just last night I'm skimming Prime for something good to watch, and what d'ya know...?
IMHO City of the Dead comes the closest of any Rifftrax title I've seen so far of capturing that original MST3K mojo and would have fit in perfectly with their Sci-Fi years output, at the very least.
Post by zombiewhacker on May 3, 2020 19:42:01 GMT -5
Something to be kept in mind:
I've just discovered that many of these titles are only included with Prime temporarily.
The riff versions of Starship Invasions, Sword and the Sorcerer, and Kill and Kill Again were free a short time ago. Now it appears that all three are pay rentals again. You can still stream them on Prime, but now it will cost you.
Evidently, the same is true for Amazon Prime rentals on general. Only last week Prime was offering all the James Bond movies for free. No longer. And Amazon apparently never gives fair warning when a particular title is about to be pulled from "included with Prime" status.
So if there are any free Rifftrax titles on your wishlist, better microwave your popcorn now. Otherwise, you may end up missing out.
I noticed that last week a lot of Rifftrax titles that had been titles included with Prime for as long as I can remember are now PPV or Pay to Own. Titles like Firehead, Uninvited, Pressure Point, Miami Connection, Planet of the Dinosaurs, Psychotronic Man, Mutant, The Last Shark, City of the Dead, The Dark Power, and several others are no longer included with the subscription price. The ones that are unlocked now are A Talking Cat?!? (highly recommended), Spiker, Live: Space Mutiny, and Rollergator, but it doesn't balance out to the ones in number that are now locked. Not sure what to do at this point because I do order online quite a bit now until they stop forcing face diapers on us in B&M stores,