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Now Available from RiffTrax…

Rollergator_Poster

Proving once again that there’s no Estevez like Joe Estevez. Stream or download it here.

32 Replies to “Now Available from RiffTrax…”

  1. Matt B says:

    This may have been one of the most incompetently made films I’ve ever seen. I can handle badly written, but this was badly shot with bad sound throughout and I came pretty close to just throwing my hands up and turning it off.

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  2. Paul Leone says:

    That guitar. I know what hell sounds like now.

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  3. CHF01 says:

    #1
    I agree. It’s difficult when you struggle hearing what the characters says, followed by a joke that you can’t tie in. Badly shot films I can handle…but bad sound ruins the Rifftrax fun. This thing was the bottom of the barrel in both areas.

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  4. Kali says:

    Oh goody – another Joe Estevez movie.

    But still, ROLLERGATOR? SciFi Channel, er, Skiffy, er Venereal Disease Channel? Seriously?

    SyFy’s been totally useless since they canned MST3K…

    (and if this thing isn’t a SyFy movie, it sounds like it should have been.)

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  5. hellokittee says:

    Wow. Just wow. I now hate acoustic guitar and feel really sad for Joe Estevez. For the first 10 mins I wasn’t sure we would be able to get through it, but the longer you watch the more you just sink into a hole of acceptance. As for the riffing, I think they did a great job in spite of this being maybe the worst, most incompetent movie ever. I mean this. Ok, maybe not worse than Monster a Go Go.

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  6. Doug Glassman says:

    Kali:
    Oh goody – another Joe Estevez movie.

    But still, ROLLERGATOR?SciFi Channel, er, Skiffy, er Venereal Disease Channel?Seriously?

    SyFy’s been totally useless since they canned MST3K…

    (and if this thing isn’t a SyFy movie, it sounds like it should have been.)

    No, this is about three or four levels down from Syfy quality. This makes Birdemic look good by comparison. Google “Scott Shaw” and “Zen film-making” and you’ll get an idea of what’s going on here and what the method behind the madness is.

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  7. Prime Minister Jm J. Bullock (pondoscp) says:

    get that new Rifftrax email? I went a head on and got Stone Cold

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  8. littleaimishboy says:

    Hey c’mon – at least the purple crocosaurus or whatever is way funnier than Triumphtheisultcomicdog. So there’s, y’know, that anyhow …

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  9. Goshzilla says:

    Oh. My. Gravy. The writer/director of Hell Comes To Frogtown. Joe Estevez slumming it, even for him. Featuring Ed Wood alumnus Conrad Brooks and a puppet so inarticulate even Mr Rogers would’ve rejected it. And, of course, Scott Shaw’s inexplicable obsession with rollerblades. :eek:

    I wonder if Rollergator is related to Wavy, Craig Ferguson’s crocogator puppet?

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  10. MikeK says:

    Aw yeah. Now that’s more like it. Put away the Magic Sword and watch the Rifftrax of Rollergator. :)

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  11. Remmie Barrow says:

    “There’s NO Estevez Like Joe Estevez”…Sound like the beginning of a song.

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  12. goalieboy82 says:

    this make monster a go go look like citizen kane.

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  13. Doug Glassman says:

    Goshzilla:
    Oh. My. Gravy. The writer/director of Hell Comes To Frogtown. Joe Estevez slumming it, even for him. Featuring Ed Wood alumnus Conrad Brooks and a puppet so inarticulate even Mr Rogers would’ve rejected it. And, of course, Scott Shaw’s inexplicable obsession with rollerblades.

    I wonder if Rollergator is related to Wavy, Craig Ferguson’s crocogator puppet?

    Also, Robert “Oh, Z’No” Z’Dar was in the first sequel to Hell Comes To Frogtown. He played Hell. Yes, they wanted us to believe that Robert Z’Dar and Rowdy Roddy Piper were the same person. (May both rest in peace.)

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  14. Goshzilla says:

    Doug Glassman: Also, Robert “Oh, Z’No” Z’Dar was in the first sequel to Hell Comes To Frogtown. He played Hell. Yes, they wanted us to believe that Robert Z’Dar and Rowdy Roddy Piper were the same person. (May both rest in peace.)

    The main difference being that Robert Z’Dar was never out of bubblegum.

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  15. crowschmo says:

    I didn’t watch this, I just saw the sample that I clicked on. But what I’m getting is, I can get a sock puppet and an inflatable palm tree and make a better movie than this.

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  16. Rifftrax released this movie in retaliation for all the grief they got for doing The Magic Sword … which in hindsight now looks like the Lord of the Rings trilogy in comparison! :hypnotized:

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  17. MikeK says:

    Eric from TotallyRainbow:
    Rifftrax released this movie in retaliation for all the grief they got for doing The Magic Sword … which in hindsight now looks like the Lord of the Rings trilogy in comparison!

    Well, The Magic Sword was a legitimate movie in it’s time. It wasn’t made on the cheap or anything, but it was a product of its time and can look cheesy. I’m sure it was amazing to its audience back in 1962.

    I’ve always been fonder of the cheaper, newer movies done on MST3K. Those movies never failed be super cheesy and have some of goofiest special effects.

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  18. EricJ says:

    Goshzilla: I wonder if Rollergator is related to Wavy, Craig Ferguson’s crocogator puppet?

    Yes, for a feature film star, he does rather resemble a late-night comic’s running-gag prop. In ways the Hobgoblins never did.

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  19. A-lion-jumped-out-and-shot-her says:

    No!!! Will the Estevez-bashing ever end? (Well, I guess it’s partly deserved)

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  20. Captain Cab says:

    Obnoxious, mincing puppet character with irritating, in-your-face and oh-so-sassy ’90s ‘tude? AND Joe Estevez? Oh yes, I will be getting this. Now if only they’d do Mac and Me.

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  21. Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy says:

    Many of us will still be alive when SyFy finally reverts to SciFi and science fiction based programming.

    Similarly, though different, when Weird Tales Magazine smartened up and reverted to a superior and WELL RECOGNIZED and RESPECTED brand name design – effectively kicking the hipster vomit cutting edge “creative” font to the curb – it was too late to have much impact.

    The damage had been done and print magazines were already dying everyday as it was.

    But SciFi channel WILL return. At which point, we can happily put a bullet in Seefy.

    Even as we are inhabiting those mint green-tiled assisted living hives:

    “SciFi is back! David Howe! What a dickweed!” we shout in unison as we shuffle to Jell-O hour in our Vulcan gowns.

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  22. Mega Weapon says:

    Sweet Sassy Molassey!

    This thing stinks on ice.

    There are limits after all.

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  23. A.J. (A Jerk) says:

    I read on the discussion board that MK&B are shouting at the movie by the end and screaming and throwing in gunshot sound effects over the credits. And this is funny….how? Is this the guys from Mystery Science Theater 3000, a fairly funny and beloved television show from the 1990s, or the unbearable and shrill internet personality Doug Walker of “Nostalgia Critic” “fame”? Do they do this often on RiffTrax? Can anybody point me to other releases that they do this in so that I can avoid buying them?

    Thanks, peace and luv.

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  24. hellokittee says:

    @24 if you sit through the movie, you will understand, it’s THAT bad. It’s like Invasion of the Neptune Men x 1000. There are no jokes to be made by the end, just madness.

    I thought the riffing was great in spite of the extreme challenge the movie presented. Money well spent!

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  25. GornCaptain says:

    @24 I seem to recall some screaming and yelling at some really awful films on MST3K. ;)

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  26. Eric from TotallyRainbow says:

    Sorry to comment again but am I the only one that clicks on the preview link every day or so to get a fix of the gator doing the “Jolly good, yes, good show. Jolly good …” bit in the pith helmet?

    I don’t know why but I love that part.

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  27. GonzoRedux says:

    Great job by the guys. Great mix between high-concept riffs (the kinds I miss at the Live shows) and good stupid ones. All it needed were movie breaks and it would have been a great MST episode.

    But man, it really needed breaks. I had to stop every twenty minutes or so to recollect my sanity. I’ve never heard a worse soundtrack in all my life. Thank goodness for torsos, or it really would be unwatchable.

    Loved the VR Troopers slammer reference.

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  28. MikeK says:

    Not since little Debbie in Manos the Hands of Fate have I been so concerned for the well-being of an actress.

    Joe Estevez’s alcoholism seems to be on full display in Rollergator.

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  29. MikeK says:

    I think that guitar music was there to mask the constant din of background noise that must have been in every scene.

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  30. TurkeyVolumeGuessingGal says:

    This looks like it was in the same bad movie family as “Future Wax” I mean, Future War.

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  31. Droppo says:

    I have to admit…..I loved it.

    I’m very scared.

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