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39 comments to Now Available on VOD from RiffTrax…

  • 1
    Patrick says:

    Downloading it now. Can’t wait!

       3 likes

  • 2
    mstgator says:

    Golan Globus, people. Must buy.

       8 likes

  • 3
    lord ice says:

    One of my favorite cheesy movies ever and now I don’t have to make my own riffs for it. Bravo guys. Bravo.

       1 likes

  • 4
    darthservo says:

    As soon as I saw the apple core the name FANDANGO came into my head…LOL!

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  • 5
    Toyland Chairman says:

    Never heard of this film before in my life, but if it’s a Golan and Globus production, I’m there.

       3 likes

  • 6
    Laura says:

    Looks like I’m missing out on this one too. It must be nice to able to afford things. Cry

       4 likes

  • 7
    DCD says:

    Love this movie. It’s absolutely fascinating. AV Club first brought it to my attention and it’s…mesmerizing. I’ve watched this movie five times and each time there’s a new level of crap they’re trying for. I mean they’re missing by a mile, sure, but it’s one of my favorite bad-movies-as-art-movie. Unique, personal, illuminating, insane, stupid, wrong-headed, well-intentioned, miserable, adorable, pathetic, hopeful, lost, and truly captivating in a way that so many great, good, or mediocre movies will never achieve.

    Can’t wait to watch them burn this one.

       8 likes

  • 8
    Gary Bowden says:

    I’ve heard about this one before and it’s been on the list for the worst movies,but never seen the whole movie.This one looks interesting and the short clip Rifftrax did was pretty funny..Here’s a review of it on the bad movies dot org website…http://www.badmovies.org/movies/apple/

       3 likes

  • 9
    Kenotic says:

    I’m 30 minutes in. This has got to be the weirdest thing I’ve seen in quite awhile… It’s like Rocky Horror threw up on Grease 2.

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  • 10

    So….*BIM*, I guess…..

       5 likes

  • 11
    Ang says:

    I’ve seen some weird stuff in my day but this is one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen. Rabid Grannies (yes, it’s a real movie) made more sense than this movie. I laughed for about five minutes straight after it went off b/c the whole experience was just so odd.

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  • 12
    EricJ says:

    Any old Usenet rec.arts.tv.mst3k.misc geezers here who still get traumatic tics at the very mention of The Apple, and NOT because of the movie?
    (I realized, it’s been twelve years, I don’t even remember the guy’s name anymore, and I still keep expecting him to show up here the minute The Apple is mentioned in the same sentence with MST3K. Which, yes, makes it seem that much more like The Kind of Movie RiffTrax Would Do.)

    @2 – Yeah, for all the “WTF?” mythologizing, it’s not really MSTable material, it’s more just kind of….there and strange and foreign, like most other Golan/Globus 80’s movies. Like trying to MST “Breakin’ 2:EB”, “Superman IV: the Quest For Peace” or those cheap fairytale movies, seems like it SHOULD be goofy enough, but there’s just something so dispiritingly G/G foreign-market about it, you give up.
    (Most of the yuks come from the folks who think G/G made a “hit musical” up by themselves–When in fact, it has the look of some obscure pre-existing Euro or Canadian stage musical that never came over here, and which must’ve been a big hit in the country where G/G found it. The more you know.)

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  • 13

    This one will go down as a Rifftrax classic. This movie would be fun without commentary but the riffing is even better than usual.

       7 likes

  • 14
    Cameron Gouda says:

    If you want to learn a little more about The Apple, go here: https://sites.google.com/site/cultoddities/home/movies/the-apple

       6 likes

  • 15
    losingmydignity says:

    Great description DCD

       1 likes

  • 16
    Sir A1! says:

    The Projection Booth podcast did an exhaustive, complete, everything-you-would-ever-want-to-know about THE APPLE featuring all the key players including Menhan Golan and Catherine Mary “C-Dog” Stewart. Check it out here http://projection-booth.blogspot.com/2012/01/episode-46-apple.html

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  • 17

    Welp, that’s a wrap. Time to follow the Golden Caddy into the sky to the Promised Land, even though there was no prior reference to any of this in the entire duration of the film. Buh-bye, now…. (roll credits)

       3 likes

  • 18
    snowdog says:

    Whoa! 1994 was really weird when viewed from 1980! I was about 15 when this movie came out, but never heard of it. I’ll be sure to pop this VOD in next time someone complains about Xanadu. At least that had Olivia!

    Hey, hey, hey! BIM is on the way! Don’t say you weren’t warned!

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  • 19
    Bat Masterson says:

    This is one of those movies that’s already so bizarre and campy that the riffing doesn’t seem necessary. I’ve watched about half of it so far, and for the first time, I kind of just want them to be quiet so I can enjoy the cheese on its own merits.

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  • 20
    Jbagels says:

    Can we start up a collection for poor Laura? Her comments really bring me down, man. She’s been unemployed longer than Norm from Cheers.

       11 likes

  • 21
    Neptune Man says:

    Great, now they are just one step closer to do LAMBADA: The Forbidden Dance.

       2 likes

  • 22
    Sugar Magnolia says:

    Hey Laura, I agree with Jbagels. It’s making me sad. Would sending a Rifftrax e-gift cert. make life a little better? Get me your email, and I’ll hook you up.

       4 likes

  • 23
    Doug says:

    @8: I had no idea that badmovies.org was still around! Glad to see them still in action.

    Catherine Mary Stewart was Maggie in “The Last Starfighter”, my favorite movie of all time. She needed a better agent.

       3 likes

  • 24
    radioman970 says:

    Catherine was also in Night of the Comet.. a most most fav of mine.

    Very happy to see the guys doing The Apple. I want to see that with and without them.

       3 likes

  • 25
    Kismetgirl88 says:

    I love the guy who plays the devil. And the Speed song. It get stuck in your head and never leaves.

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  • 26
    mstgator says:

    Catherine was also in “Weekend At Bernie’s”, a favorite of mine (don’t judge me dammit).

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  • 27
    Manos Bride says:

    I’m with you, radioman970, I LOVE Night of the Comet. She was also on Days of our Lives for awhile in the early ’80s. I actually bought a second-hand copy of The Apple off Amazon not too long ago, just because I’d heard it was so weird. It didn’t disappoint. I can’t wait to see the Rifftrax version!

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  • 28
    PTomreeves says:

    This should be fun. Never saw the movie, but it’s stink is the stuff of legends. On a side note I bought Rifftrax Presents Horror Express with Matthew J. Elliot last week and loved it (both the movie and the riff). Thanks guys for pumping out the goods… or should I say bads Razz

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  • 29
    Cornjob says:

    Who knew the mark of the beast would turn out to be a reflective sticker? And if you can wear the Bim mark anywhere on yourself, how did the policeman know the landlady wasn’t wearing one just from looking at her face?

    The unriffed version is available from Netflix. I was glad to discover this movie existed in objective reality and wasn’t just a fever dream I had as a child and misremembered as a movie in an fit of denial.

    I actually like the Bim song a bit, though it could possibly stand a few more verses and a little less chorus. I don’t know. Except for Pink Floyd:The Wall, and Yellow Submarine I’m not a big fan of musicals. But I have a soft spot for this movie. It’s just so surreally weird. Having read the books of Genesis and Revelation makes this much more interesting, making a game of spotting the Biblical allusions. I just wish someone would make a Bible movie that tells the story of Sodom and Gomorrah and includes the scene where Lot offers his virgin daughters to the crowd of homosexual rapists who turned him down and “pressed sorely upon him”. Later his daughters got him drunk and get themselves pregnant while he’s insensate. Those pretty illustrated Bible stories for kids you find in doctor’s offices always leave that out. How boring.

    I know what would make a good movie. God sending a giant flaming atomic turtle to destroy a sinful city in: Sodom and Gamera.

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  • 30
    R.A. Roth says:

    BIM = Butts in Motion

       2 likes

  • 31
    radioman970 says:

    @27. One of my happiest days is when I found out they had put NotC on DVD. Oooooo, yeah! I put the taped one in the closet where it probably still sits! Catherine is terrific, love her attempt at a high score on that arcade machine. Just takes me back! And her little sister in that.. good times! …great radio station scenes too.

    I didn’t know she was on a soap. cool!

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  • 32
    PTomreeves says:

    Wonder where Catherine Mary Stewart is today? Didn’t realize she was such a big part of my childhood until everybody started pointing out everything she’d been in.

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  • 33
    Droppo says:

    Um……wow.

    This movie.

    Wow.

    All I can say is: thank you Rifftrax. Another classic.

       3 likes

  • 34
    Cameron Gouda says:

    @32 – http://www.catherinemarystewart.net/

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  • 35

    Anyone else notice that the hippie cave is also Hell?

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  • 36
    AJM says:

    Well, The Apple did peg the future pretty accurately. Life was nothing but show business in 1994. We died for the spotlight, we killed for “Encore!”

    Think Tonya Harding vs. Nancy Kerrigan, the OJ Simpson case.

       1 likes

  • 37
    spap oop says:

    i watched and recorded this movie onto my EHD in 2007 i think it was. i used to threaten my kids with it. “Dont make me -make you- watch The Apple.” anyway i saw this tonight and asked my 17 year old daughter if she remembered The Apple. she said no and i reminded her how cars were back in “1994”? she remembered hahHa. she rufused to do to “BIM” however.

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  • 38
    PTomreeves says:

    @34 – Ask and you shall receive. Thanks Cameron Gouda.

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  • 39
    Some guy says:

    Did anybody else have any problems with burning this one to DVD? It played fine for me until the last two or three minutes when it started glitching really badly.

       0 likes