RiffTrax: Plan 9 From Outer Space LIVE! Nashville 2009 - from the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000!
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Other than the two "riffed" films, there were some other short comedy bits of variable quality. There were some fake commercials, one of which I made our audience and I laugh, but the other not so much. This was my first, and likely last, experience with Jonathan Coulton. I know he is extremely popular in some circles, and if you are a fan I'm sure you'll like to see him here. Personally, I'm thankful that I can skip past him on the DVD.
On to the main films, both Plan 9 and the stewardess short were comedy gold. It was like an especially good old Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode. The shots where they showed the guys off to the side while they ripped on the movie were a great idea. It was a lot of fun to see their expressions and when they even cracked each other up.
Mike, Kevin, and Bill definitely brought their A game for this one. If you enjoy RiffTrax or are an old MSTK fan like I am, I wholeheartedly recommend this.
Perhaps the only worthy criticism is that they tried to make a "show" of it, highlighted by a somewhat nervous host ("Internet Superstar" Veronica Belmont), a couple of songs from Rich Kyanka that you can take or leave, and a funny performance by Corbett of "Plans 1 - 8". It certainly may have influenced the next Live Show (the "Christmas Shorts") which restricted itself to riffing the shorts alone.
We start with the highly riffable short, "Flying Stewardess" a trip into the late 40's to see what it was like to train as a "Stewardess". I'm sure this will be popular with all MST3K/Rifftrax fans across the country, save perhaps for the citizens of Ft. Worth, Texas, who's city gets a good natured skewering.
Getting to the main event, "Plan 9" is so terrible as a film that it doesn't matter that it was presented in faux-color (heavy on pastels in some scenes). The riffing was wonderful, but at one point when the alien commander gives an unreal long-winded speech the riffing stopped as the audience howled in the joy of the moment. So bad, so effeminent, so gawd-awful long it was that at the end when Corbett popped off, "I think that was one sentence." the theatre exploded.
If you were there, this DVD is a must. If you are a fan, this DVD should be in your collection. If you are not sure, I would suggest viewing the first two Rifftrax shorts DVDs to get the flavor of the comedy.
I purchased mine direct from the Rifftrax site (which actually cost a bit more than the Amazon price) and I'm not disappointed that I can now share this evening of laughs with friends who weren't able to attend or just watch it myself again, and again, and again, and again... No matter how many times I see Plan 9 even without the Riffing just because it's the "Citizen Kane" of bad films but somehow the LIVE Riff even makes my old copy of the B&W Riffed version seem somehow inadequate. This one has the colorized version of the movie so if you want to be a purist just turn off your color bar and see it in the original GLORIOUS B&W version as originally released by Ed Wood to theaters in 1959. Either way just GET A COPY so you too can Laugh Out Loud!
I would highly recommend this to any fan of both RIFFTRAX and MST3K even with the music. As a previous reviewer said, you can forward fast the parts that you don't want to see if you just want the shorts and the movie. Peace out.
The idea is that space aliens will conquer earth by bringing the recently dead back to life. Beyond the dumb plot the fact the aliens seem too stupid to know which end of a gun to hold, a policemen with a horrific tendency to use his gun as a casual pointer and dialogue like "You stupid, stupid human" this would have been all set for riffing from Wood's bad direction and cheap production values. He has set that are made of cardboard and continuity is non-existent- for example in a chase scene you see a woman running at night, then a car driving by day, then a monster by night etc. The biggest flop is the fact Bella Lugosi who died half way through the film was replaced by the chiropractor of Wood's wife. a man who looks nothing Lugosi. I thought the famous actor would disappear part way through but no. he was in all the outside scenes but none of the inside scenes. so you see Lugosi sneak into a house- the chiropractor running around inside the house-and then Lugosi runs OUT of the house.
All of this would be rife for any of us to go after but in the hands of the MST3K gang it is a true work of art. I was a little nervous about what was meant by 'live on stage' but what it was, was they film was shown in a theatre with the guys sitting on the stage riffing away.Read more ›
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