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Now Available on VOD from RiffTrax…


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40 Replies to “Now Available on VOD from RiffTrax…”

  1. Zee says:

    It’s pretty exciting that Rifftrax has moved out of the public domain ghetto and is licensing movies for it’s VODs! Keep ’em comin’!


  2. Ang says:

    I was 13 when his album came out and I looooooved it!! It’s embarrassing now but back then I had such a huge crush on Vanilla Ice. I never did get around to seeing this movie though and I will definitely have to make up for that now.


  3. Patrick says:

    Downloading now. I only hope Mike, Kevin & Bill are strong enough to counteract the nausea I will surely feel while watching an hour-plus of Vanilla Ice’s “freshness”. Wish me luck.


  4. kismetgirl88 says:

    why GOD whhhhyy?


  5. Don says:

    Oooo man, this should be goood! :D This is a hilarious movie even without Rifftrax


  6. PTomreeves says:

    How can they do this? Don’t get me wrong. I’m glad they are tearing this movie to pieces. I’m wondering how they can afford the rights?


  7. Dr. Carlo Lombardi says:

    Sweet feathery Jesus! This made my day.


  8. Goshzilla says:

    @ PTomreeves: That’s sarcasm, right? I imagine Universal was only too eager to unload this classic from their vault. Plus, none of Mister Van Winkle’s “hit” songs are in the movie, so that’s not a licensing issue.

    I was only 10 in 1991, so I personally can’t be blamed, but as a ’90s teenager I apologize on behalf of my generation for Vanilla Ice. I never had a copy of “To The Extreme,” but my wife did, as well as every New Kids On The Block album. I, on the other hand, had MC Hammer’s “Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em” in my Walkman, so I’m in no position to cast stones…

    In case you missed it in RiffTrax’s synopsis, the DP on Cool As Ice was Janusz Freaking Kaminski, one of the most respected cinematographers of the last quarter century. Yeah, that Janusz Kaminski. I believe he wasn’t allowed back in Poland for a decade because of this film.


  9. Statskeeper says:

    Funny thing – I was watching Rifftrax’s “Prisoner of the Lost World” on Sunday night. In the middle of it I turned to my brother and said “they should do ‘Cool as Ice'”. Wish granted! (And yes I already bought it.)


  10. Bat Masterson says:

    Now that Cinematic Titanic is done for in the not-too-distant future, RiffTrax should hire the CT performers to each write a handful of jokes per movie. :-D


  11. Watch-out-for-Snakes says:

    Oh crap………..


  12. big61al says:

    watched the trailer and OMG is that really really scary….he was a joke back then and a bigger one now…


  13. bad wolf says:

    “Drop that zero and get with a hero”? i’m in!


  14. Droppo says:


    Instant buy.


  15. snowdog says:

    My God, what an embarrassing movie! I didn’t even know it existed… but then, I was starting to get old even in the 90’s. Family Ties Dad? NOOOoooo!


  16. Goshzilla says:

    So, based on my calculations, Justin Bieber will be hosting a house flipping show on the DIY Channel in 20 years?


  17. hellokittee says:

    I will also admit to owning his album in junior high (luckily my taste would dramatically improve within the next couple of years), I remember my cousin and I listening to it repeatedly. I deserve to be punished for this, so I will happily be watching this riff soon.


  18. Gorn Captain says:

    Let us hope Mr. Van Winkle has a sense of humor, and has gotten past his anger management issues, as seen on MTV a decade or so ago…

    Joe Don Baker being mad over Mitchell is bad enough! ;)


  19. Tim S. Turner says:

    Oh dear Lord……..


  20. SOL Daria says:

    Oh crap, I actually get the “Havin’ A Roni” riff in the description. In my defense, though, my other most-listened to albums when Ice-mania was raging were Depeche Mode’s best album “Violater”, the awesome Twin Peaks soundtrack (still have the original copy), and the under-rated debut album by Snap (they were more than I GOT THE POWER!), and my taste kept improving.

    @18 Unless the guys can’t find anyone else to fix-up their houses they should be safe.


  21. Cornjob says:

    I was listening to thrash metal and punk music in 1991. Never owned any Vanilla Ice, MC Hammer, or Milli Vanilli. So you can’t blame me for any of that. Of course if you think that Death Metal bands are responsible for Satanic murders there is that. Sorry.


  22. a-lion-jumped-out-and-shot-her says:

    How ironic – as I was driving to work today, they played the Ice Man on the radio, and I had to change the station (while giggling)..
    This video should be a good laugh!

    I, too, was one of the “metal-heads” in school while this guy was popular, along with some other “artists”. I remember walking around in a Metallica T-shirt while all the other girls were in love with New Kids on the Block. Ahh, the good ol’ days.


  23. Majorjoe23 says:

    Vanilla Ice has gotten a sense of humor about his career. Check out the podcast How Did This Get Made where he talks about Cool As Ice, it’s pretty great.


  24. Dave says:

    My brother had this one message on his answering machine back then where he would jokingly say that if you didn’t leave a proper call to him. He would place your spirit into the body of Vanilla Ice.


  25. David francis white says:

    I actually saw this movie in the theater!!! I was so creeped out by Freddy’s dead that i saw this movie trying to wash the taste out of my mouth!!!


  26. snowdog says:

    Barber: How would like your hair cut today?

    Vanilla Ice: Ok, I’m gonna be in a movie, yo! So first, over in this left rear quadrant, I’d like you to shave a rat maze into it, and…

    Barber: Wait, a what?

    VI: Then over here, I want something that looks like roof shingles.

    Barber: Shingles?

    VI: And make the top a full eight–no ten inches high in the front.

    Barber: Get the hell out of my shop.

    VI: Don’t be hatin’ homie!


  27. Dan in WI says:

    I recall a fluff piece written at the time of this film about how Vanilla Ice would become the next Elvis in terms of a musician making the transition to the big screen.

    Remind me how that worked out again.


  28. Neptune Man says:

    Hey, don’t diss so easily Vanilla Ice, he was the Don Cornelius of the 90’s.


  29. PTomreeves says:

    I guess the rights weren’t that much. It’s true I haven’t heard mention of this movie in the decades since it came out. Talk about an instant recall though. This is a must have. Good one Rifftrax. :-D


  30. Droppo says:

    Just watched it…..dear Lord.

    One of the all-time funniest riffs ever. 5 stars all the way.

    I laughed out loud throughout.


  31. R.A. Roth says:

    #26, Snowdog: “…I’d like you to shave a rat maze into it…”; love that line, can’t get the imagery out of my head. Great post.


  32. PTomreeves says:

    Cool as a big steaming pile of S!!! Dear Lord that was horribly good!


  33. Cornjob says:

    My download was only 17:38 minutes long. Did this happen to anyone else? MPG format.


  34. Cornjob says:

    DVD image burned OK.


  35. Graboidz says:

    Say what you will, but Vanilla’s “Ninja Rap” for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 was pretty boss!!


  36. Cornjob says:

    Just watched it. Hysterical. Was the whole “Roni” thing a reference to that Bobby Brown song?


  37. Alex says:

    I remember that MTV thing. It’s understandable, though.Vanilla got tons of criticism after he became successful. That stuff builds on you, I imagine.

    They should do Andrew Dice Clay’s movie. “What the hell does ‘Mano e Mano’ mean? Use your head!”


  38. Cornjob says:

    So I guess someone blackmailed Tim Burton into directing a “Hip-Hop Movie”. Tim heard “Hippity-Hop” and thought it was an Easter movie and had one of his morbid black sets repainted with bright primary colors and stocked it with pastel eggs and prop shakers.

    Next, after a family member was abducted, Cyndi Lauper agreed to do the costuming. But she got even. And how.

    Snowdog has already commented on the avant guard hairstyling with more eloquence than I can muster so I’ll just let that stand with a “what he said”.

    Finally the whitest man on earth was plied with a mountain of cocaine until some prankster was able to convince him that he was poised to be “the Don Cornelius of the 90’s” and put him on a tiny motorcycle equipped with K.I.T.T.’s turbo boost ability to go airborne without a ramp.

    If only they could have put K.I.T.T.’s voice in the motorcycle and made him the star of the film. Then we’d have a movie.


  39. @Cornjob

    “Roni” is a reference to the song from Vanilla Ice’s To The Extreme album, Havin a Roni.



  40. Cornjob says:

    Thanks CowboyCrocket. I guess I didn’t pay enough attention to the record when my former best friend was into it. I think Bobby Brown had his own “Roni” song, but maybe I’m misremembering.

    So I suppose if you got a roni and dumped crescent shaped pasta on her, you’d make mac-a-roni. Use rice to make, oh skip it…


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