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Now Available for Download from RiffTrax…

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The good news: The guys have rerecorded the “Anaconda” riffs for those who may have missed the live version.

The bad news: You have to watch “Anaconda” to enjoy it.

View a sample or download it here.

16 Replies to “Now Available for Download from RiffTrax…”

  1. Remmie Barrow says:

    Too bad I missed the live show. Maybe this give me a taste of what I missed.

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  2. mst3ktemple says:

    One of the best live shows. I’ll definitely be picking this up.

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  3. Kenneth Morgan says:

    Good news is that the riffing was great. Bad news is that it was a really unpleasant, lousy movie. I’ll have to think about this one.

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  4. David J says:

    I’ll have to watch this just to see if they make reference to the Jennifer Lopez/Jennifer Lawrence blooper and following improvised recovery from the live show.

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  5. Doug Glassman says:

    Luckily the Anaconda DVD is on Amazon (heh, a little ironic) for about $4 used. It’s probably not that much more at an FYE if one’s still around.

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  6. littleaimishboy says:

    Wait … you’re supposed to have the movie on at the same time?

    Huh. I just might try that!

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  7. Slicer87 says:

    I like Anaconda for what it is, a really cheesy monster movie. The riffing just adds more to it. However I don’t like them re-riffing movies over and over and over again. Movies should be riffed once by a group.

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  8. Johnny's nonchalance says:

    Slicer87:
    I don’t like them re-riffing movies over and over and over again. Movies should be riffed once by a group.

    Apropos of…?

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  9. Slicer87 says:

    Johnny’s nonchalance: Apropos

    Re-riffing Jack the giant killer, re-fiffing many of the MST3K films & shorts, etc. Re-riffing just seems kind of lazy, like a re-color transformer.

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  10. Like a what?

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  11. Slicer87 says:

    John Robinson:
    Like a what?

    Take a already existing product, say a toy. Just change the coloring while reusing the same mold and claim it is a new product when it is really just a slight variation of a pre-existing product. It is recycling a old design but claiming it is new because of a minor superficial change.

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  12. JeremyR says:

    IMHO, riffing works best when the movie is watchable. When it’s an unpleasant movie, then riffing won’t make it any less unpleasant. It just makes it awkward.

    But then again, I seem to be in the minority. I could never get into Manos since it’s about a guy turning women (and children) into sex slaves. Not comedy fodder for me, but I guess some find it hilarious.

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  13. Johnny's nonchalance says:

    Slicer87: Take a already existing product, say a toy. Just change the coloring while reusing the same mold and claim it is a new product when it is really just a slight variation of a pre-existing product. It is recycling a old design but claiming it is new because of a minor superficial change.

    There is no “already existing product” of the guys riffing Anaconda. There WAS an already existing EXPERIENCE of seeing it live in the theater. I would not equate them recording the riffs they did in the theater to the variations you are describing.

    If your point was about the movies they already did in MST3K (or Rifftrax), well that’s a different matter. I agree that we don’t necessarily need to see another version of Manos or The Room (or Ice Cream Bunny, Santa Claus, etc.). That phenomenon of re-riffing old fodder is a different argument entirely. Even then, one could contend that the new version is an experience rather than a product because it is communally shared in a theater. However, simply making a recording of a live riff (Anaconda, Starship Troopers) available to people who really loved it or never got to see it is not as duplicitous as you make it out to be.

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  14. sirhamhat says:

    Johnny’s nonchalance: There is no “already existing product” of the guys riffing Anaconda. There WAS an already existing EXPERIENCE of seeing it live in the theater. I would not equate them recording the riffs they did in the theater to the variations you are describing.

    Couldn’t agree more. I’m not even sure what he’s talking about in regards to Anaconda… Doesn’t even apply here. Just an argument for the sake of an argument?

    I also agree about the MST3k re-hashes. Seems many of the newer fans long for MST3k re-dos more than the old school fans (like me)—but for me, personally, those are my least favorite, because we’ve seen them done to perfection or near-perfection, so why do them again? I actually attended the Manos RIFFTRAX LIVE event in person at the Belcourt Theater and was still terribly disappointed. I could only hear the original riffs rattling in my mind… Since buying it and watching it a few more times, I like it better, but still not their strongest work. I enjoyed the Santa Claus RIFFTRAX LIVE (which I also attended in person) much, MUCH better, but I’d still rather see them stick to new, never-before-riffed stuff. But honestly, I believe the main reason they tend to go after that stuff is most (or all) of it is public domain, so its safer to do Santa Claus, Manos and the like for financial reasons.

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  15. Numanoid says:

    I really don’t care how many times they re-riff something, as long as it’s funny every time. So far, I have not been disappointed. For example, I liked Santa Claus Conquers The Martians when it was on MST3K, I liked the Rifftrax Live riff, and I liked the Cinematic Titanic riff. Almost all new jokes in every incarnation. If something is good fodder for riffing, why not release different versions with different jokes? I’d much rather have an embarrassment of riches to choose from than an absence of new product. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, people.

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  16. bad wolf says:

    Discussion thread idea: what movie would you like to see re-riffed? Something from KTMA that didn’t make it later, like Phase IV? Personally, i’ve always wanted someone to do World Without End–they only performed it live once back in 1992!

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