The Film Crew: Hollywood After Dark
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Their first release is Hollywood After Dark, a poorly made 1968 black and white film about a depressed loner who gets roped into assisting some strip-club owning gangsters with a seaside robbery. In the meantime, he also falls for a "stripper with a heart of gold", who just happens to be a younger Rue McClannahan from TV's Golden Girls. Clearly, there's plenty of joke fodder here, and the guys make ample use of it.
Starting with an introduction to the basic premise of the film crew, the guys describe themselves not as moochers of old films, but as "value added resellers increasing profits for people who aren't us." Their task, assigned to them by their boss, Bob Honcho, who calls them and talks to them over speakerphone, is to provide a commentary track for every film in Hollywood that doesn't currently have one. Their first task, sent to them in a package marked "URGENT" is Hollywood After Dark. The guys pop it in and the fun begins.
The film is desperately bad, obviously a clunker even 40 years ago when it was made.Read more ›
They're job is to provide commentary for old movies that don't have a commentary track already. Of course, they have to be really bad movies. This new DVD is definitely worth watching, because it's really funny. To our amazement, the Crew's "commentary" is more cutting than informative (surprising isn't it?). The Film Crew's first target is a miserable 1968 slice of sexploitation starring a youthful Rue (The Golden Girls) McClanahan (quite atrocious). The Film is called Hollywood After Dark (aka Walk the Angry Beach), and man is it a terrible film. It's one that I actually recommend staying away from.Read more ›
The Film Crew, that short-lived link between MST3K and RiffTrax, get in some good riffs, but the comedy skits garnishing the film are, let's face it, painful to sit through. RiffTrax had the right idea: dispense with 'em entirely and play to the trio's strengths: mocking bad movies.
The premise of the Film Crew is slightly different, although the end result is the same. Three guys (Mike Nelson, who played Mike Nelson on MST3k; Kevin Murphy who voiced Tom Servo; and Bill Corbett who voiced Crow T. Robot) work at a DVD-authoring factory. Their boss, Bob Honcho, wants DVD commentaries on every disc he releases and so forces his three employees to record a voice-track over the on-screen action. Unlike the traditional DVD commentary, the annotations provided by The Film Crew consist not of insightful behind-the-scenes information, but rather sarcastic comments, hilarious jokes and mocking observations.
The first movie in The Film Crew series is a 1968 flick called HOLLYWOOD AFTER DARK which stars a stripping Rue McClanahan. Yes, you read that correctly: Rue McClanahan of the Golden Girls plays a stripper.
Yikes. And you wondered if MST3k had already found all the really bad films.
The movie features quite a lot of the stripping that goes on at Rue McClanahan's strip joint. The other portion of the plot involves a weedy guy (Rue McClanahan's love interest) getting involved in some sort of heist.Read more ›
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This is what Mike Nelson and company did between MST3K and Rifftrax (well, they did a lot more than this, but you get the idea). Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ed S.
Oddly Rue McClanahan looked better in the golden girls than she does in the movie but sooooo much fun to be hadPublished 15 months ago by Jason R Lichtneckert
Mike, Kevin and Bill are great as usual but Hollywood After Dark itself is really hard to watch. If you're a fan, then you're probably familiar with MST3K's Hamlet. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Greg Frangipane
Excellent 5 Stars Love these old movies riffed over Super Funny from the Mystery Science Theater guys Keep them comingPublished on May 9, 2014 by David W Dodd
Hello everybody in old mst3000 land it Shawn g well well this one is very old school seedy va voom va voom
Hollywood after veary dark I would say hahahahahahahahah ... Read more
this was like visiting old friends....just like mystery science theatre without the whole space thing....it was really great watching a movie with these guys again.... Read morePublished on May 4, 2013 by Kindle Customer
The output is great if not stellar, but to be fair, you can't separate the talents that were writing the original scripts for Joel/Mike and the bots without losing some of the... Read morePublished on December 27, 2009 by Tom
The Film Crew: Hollywood After Dark: 7 out of 10: Since the cancellation of the beloved Mystery Science Theater 3000 (greatest show ever), fans have been waiting for a... Read morePublished on October 23, 2009 by Julian Kennedy