Mr. Mike's Mondo Video
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Top Customer Reviews
Definitely not for everyone, Mondo Video is for the adventurous who love dark, dark humor and appreciate the celebration of hype - as this is what O'Donoghue is doing here. He endlessly promises the shocking, the perverted, the astounding...and just like the "Mondo" movies he's parodying, he doesn't deliver on the hype. But it's a VERY funny trip.
Much funnier than any of the alleged 'counter-culture' comics around today.
Very twisted. Very funny. A must-have. If you have the cajones for it.
My mother managed to tape the original showing back in 1979, and it's been one of my greatest guilty pleasures. Now, to celebrate its 30th anniversary, it's finally been released on DVD, and to some degree I wish it hadn't been.
The loss of Sid Vicious' performance of "My Way" is understandable, as Paul Anka had blocked its being included in the VHS release, and it looks like they didn't even attempt to try to get the rights this time around as they just reused the scroll from the VHS version, to the point of referring to "this videotape." The loss of one of my favorite segments was a letdown, even if an understandable one.
However, the real problem with this release is the nearly 25 minutes of previously unused material has been restored to the show with the DVD release. With few exceptions (such as a bizarre little piece called "Pat Nixon And The Mondo Video Dancers") the restored material is terrible. Like Saturday Night Live then (and now), the original NBC pilot of "Mondo Video" suffered from the need to fill 90 minutes of material when the writers only had about 45 good minutes.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The only explanation I can think of why anyone would give this production a positive review is because it was something irreverent for its time--and they were stoned out of their... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Castor Hoyle
Great indie type movie - I had not seen this before and was pleasantly surprised - a worthwhile and entertaining way to spend 80 minutes.Published on March 27, 2014 by Stephen B. Jontez
It's a fun premise. And worth a watch. 4 stars only because it's an older video, so quality is patchy. Read morePublished on January 24, 2013 by Rebekah Barlow
I agree with Mr. Schildberg. This is a love-or-leave-it type of offering. I give major kudos to "Mr. Read morePublished on March 6, 2009 by Zaar
I was amazed and delighted watching live that first year of SNL when it launched in 1975. Prior to that, I was a fan of Michael O'Donaghue when he wrote for National Lampoon... Read morePublished on January 25, 2009 by James J. Donnelly