Rifftrax: LIVE! Reefer Madness [Blu-ray]
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In RiffTrax Live! Reefer Madness, Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of RiffTrax.com® and Mystery Science Theater 3000®, deliver their trademark form of rapid-fire comedy in front of a live audience! Lines could be flubbed! Tomatoes could be thrown! Mountain lion attacks are entirely possible!
The performance not only includes the classic anti-marijuana propaganda film Reefer Madness, but also three shorts which quickly became instant classics: More Dangerous Than Dynamite, Frozen Frolics, and At Your Fingertips: Grasses. Among the most insane things the guys have ever riffed, they'll clear up any questions you might have about washing your clothes in gasoline and whether corn is grass. RiffTrax Live! Reefer Madness: it s the perfect chance to hear all the jokes that you missed because you were laughing too hard the first time!
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- More Dangerous Than Dynamite: A 1930's short about the hazards of washing your laundry at home in gasoline. D'uh!
- At Your Fingertips: Grasses: A bizarre arts and crafts short for children from the 1970's. You'll wonder what the makers of this one were thinking when they dreamed it up.
- Frozen Frolics: An odd 1930 cartoon that is not so classic, but it is a bit bizarre. Let's just say it's no Steamboat Willy.
There's also a new introduction on the DVD featuring Mike, Kevin and Bill.
The shorts are so amusingly odd that they kind of make fun of themselves, but Rifftrax certainly does add jokes worth hearing. If you're a MSTie and or a Rifftrax fan you won't want to miss this one. Recommended.
I found the visual presentation to be a bit annoying. The image keeps alternating between the movie itself centered on the screen and the movie off to the left to fit images of the three riffers to the right in Brady windows. I found that to be distracting and unnecessary.
Still, the subject matter is ripe for riffing, and the laughs are frequent.
A wizened prune of a man lectures anyone within earshot about the evils of marijuana, and illustrates his point by recounting the story of a high school dweeb who smokes one joint, and is immediately plunged into a world of addiction, madness, murder and suicide. This is a colorized version -- as if watching this turkey in the original black & white would be any improvement -- and Mike, Bill, and Kevin rip this movie a new one, hilarious even when they flub the occasional line.
The shorts preceding the feature are awesomely bizarre. Animator Rich Kyanka provides two surrealistic films written and narrated by his five-year-old daughter, which are even stranger than the plotless 1930 cartoon, "Frozen Frolics" (remember to pack a seltzer bottle when traveling to the north pole). Oh, and there's an educational short warning you not to wash your clothes in a pan of gasoline in the kitchen. Just so you know.
Previous to this DVD purchase, I had bought the live version of "House on Haunted Hill" and was pleasantly surprised to find out that over half of the riffing was brand new, and extremely funny.
This live version of Reefer Madness, however, has VERY LITTLE new riffs. Probably a good 90% is word for word the same as the earlier DVD. That said, it is still funny, and you get three excellent shorts (my wife and I laughed super hard at the short about grass) so if you don't have any version of Reefer Madness, its a good time.
If you DO have the earlier DVD, however, be aware that most of the movie will sound exaclty the same with the only new content being the three shorts.
I didn't pay much for my copy, so I wasn't too disappointed, but had I known it'd be exactly the same jokes, I probably wouldn't have bought it at all, and just watched the shorts on hulu.
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The Rifftrax boys take on a classic public domain crapper in color as well as a trio of shorts. It makes me miss the old Mystery Science Theater. Read morePublished on May 3, 2014 by Alan
I bought this as I love MST and the same people are involved in both. With the guys sitting on the side of a stage next to the movie screen and making jokes just didn't do it for... Read morePublished on April 29, 2014 by keys wanabe
Bought this for my son-in-law. He was thrilled to receive it. The Rifftrax guys are creative, funny, original and seem to have a great time doing what they do.Published on March 26, 2014 by P. Peterson