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Now Available from RiffTrax…

The first movie in the Ator saga. Stream or download it here.

24 comments to Now Available from RiffTrax…

  • 1
    trickymutha says:

    So the mighty ATOR has two movies.

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  • 2
    bad wolf says:

    Exciting news! I saw this unriffed a few years ago thanks to Netflix and am totally looking forward to this.

    Coincidentally I had just been thinking of another weekend discussion topic, “what series would you like to see MST/RT revisit a different installment of?” Many features were from movie or TV series; for instance there were 3-4? Ator movies, and i think that will be more productive than re-riffing a film from the original run.

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  • 3

    I wonder if Miles O’Keefe helped with the writing, as he notoriously hated being in these movies (but loved MST’s riff of “Cave Dwellers”).

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  • 4
    goalieboy82 says:

    how many miles are in this movie?
    Miles O’Keefe.

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  • 5
    EricJ says:

    trickymutha:
    So the mighty ATOR has two movies.

    Three, actually, one from the director of Troll 2…Anyone want to hazard a guess at the NEXT RT?

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  • 6
    GizmonicTemp says:

    So, just in case the very detailed description at the beginning of Cave Dwellers wasn’t enough, now we can watch the whole thing!

    Seriously, this is great!!!

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  • 7
    Mr. Krasker says:

    It’s O’Keeffe, not O’Keefe. The extra F is for extra flavor!

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  • 8
    Cam says:

    Look, in the center, it’s Jeanine Pettibone from Spinal Tap!

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  • 9
    radioman970 says:

    Well, when your sister’s THAT cute… you… well…

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  • 10
    Rob says:

    Nice, I also love the idea of doing more movies in previously riffed movies. Too tired to think of more, but at least Gor has more.

    And while I hate to complain in general I agree that I prefer this to re-riffs. They’re doing Final Justice again and there’s plenty more Joe Don out there ripe for the riffing. But it’s there show, there must be an audience for it.

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  • 11
    Rob says:

    Okay, little coffee in me. I’m sure someone’s done this but why not.

    First, I’d love to see riffs of any KTMA from Rifftrax or the new MST3K. I don’t count those as re-riffs, really, since the show was so different and there’s still some that’s not available (opinions may vary but I think most would like it). I’m not including remakes, shorts serials that they didn’t finish, or tv series with other episodes not released as movies (Time of the Apes, Fugitive Alien, Master Ninja, etc.).

    So, a non-comprehensive list of series with other movies in them:

    1. The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy – 2 earlier films, a 1964 addition, and something related from 2007 (kind of a tribute)
    2. Godzilla series – don’t see it happening but dare to dream
    3. Gamera series – ditto, but more of a maybe
    4. Cave Dwellers – 3 other movies in the series, Ator, the Fighting Eagle, and Iron Warrior and Quest for the Mighty Sword
    5. Castle of Fu Manchu – Christopher Lee played the character 4 other times but I don’t know if they count as part of the same series
    6. Bride of the Monster – apparently it has a sequel called Night of the Ghouls which went unreleased until the ’80s. Someone riff this!
    7. Manos: The Hands of Fate – has a couple recently-made unreleased sequels I’m only including in case they come out
    8. The Painted Hills – 6 previous films (only including original MGM run this was part of)
    9. Outlaw of Gor – sequel to Gor
    10. Samson vs. the Vampire Women – tons of El Santo movies out there
    11. Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell – There are 3 other movies in the series
    12. Escape 2000 – sequel to 1990: The Bronx Warriors
    13. Revenge of the Creature – 2 other movies
    14. Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues – it’s actually the 3rd in the original series, so that’s 2 other movies in the 70s and 2 more made in the last decade

    Plenty more to riff! I’m sure some have been riffed by not-Rifftrax and MST3K folks but that’s not a bad list to start from. Night of the Ghouls, Gor, El Santo, and more Boggy Creek would be my choices.

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  • 12
    pirengle says:

    I wish Rifftrax would do more high fantasy B movies. (And release the Batman serial as a complete package but that’s a different gripe.) I think Mike, Bill, and Kevin are at their best when they’re getting into what’s going on instead of saying “boy this sure is stupid” in fifty different ways.

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  • 13
    Jay says:

    I am pleased to see that Ator was consistent in his use of a ’53 Mercury hubcap, I mean breast plate.

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  • 14
    Ang says:

    This was really fun. It was neat to see the full movie that we just saw in flashbacks from Cave Dwellers. Keep the good stuff coming Rifftrax!!

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    Rob:
    Okay, little coffee in me. I’m sure someone’s done this but why not.

    First, I’d love to see riffs of any KTMA from Rifftrax or the new MST3K. I don’t count those as re-riffs, really, since the show was so different and there’s still some that’s not available (opinions may vary but I think most would like it). I’m not including remakes, shorts serials that they didn’t finish, or tv series with other episodes not released as movies (Time of the Apes, Fugitive Alien, Master Ninja, etc.).

    So, a non-comprehensive list of series with other movies in them:

    1. The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy – 2 earlier films, a 1964 addition, and something related from 2007 (kind of a tribute)
    2. Godzilla series – don’t see it happening but dare to dream
    3. Gamera series – ditto, but more of a maybe
    4. Cave Dwellers – 3 other movies in the series, Ator, the Fighting Eagle, and Iron Warrior and Quest for the Mighty Sword
    5. Castle of Fu Manchu – Christopher Lee played the character 4 other times but I don’t know if they count as part of the same series
    6. Bride of the Monster – apparently it has a sequel called Night of the Ghouls which went unreleased until the ’80s. Someone riff this!
    7. Manos: The Hands of Fate – has a couple recently-made unreleased sequels I’m only including in case they come out
    8. The Painted Hills – 6 previous films (only including original MGM run this was part of)
    9. Outlaw of Gor – sequel to Gor
    10. Samson vs. the Vampire Women – tons of El Santo movies out there
    11. Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell – There are 3 other movies in the series
    12. Escape 2000 – sequel to 1990: The Bronx Warriors
    13. Revenge of the Creature – 2 other movies
    14. Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues – it’s actually the 3rd in the original series, so that’s 2 other movies in the 70s and 2 more made in the last decade

    Plenty more to riff! I’m sure some have been riffed by not-Rifftrax and MST3K folks but that’s not a bad list to start from. Night of the Ghouls, Gor, El Santo, and more Boggy Creek would be my choices.
    A well put together list, coffee or no.

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  • 16
    EricJ says:

    EricJ: Three, actually, one from the director of Troll 2…Anyone want to hazard a guess at the NEXT RT?

    (Er, oops, erratum: “Quest for the Mighty Sword”, aka “Ator III: the Hobgoblin” was in fact from “Cave Dwellers”‘ Joe D’Amato, but retitled “Troll 3” in overseas release.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100448/
    Knew there was some connection. That should help MK&B look it up.)

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  • 17
    MikeK says:

    Rob:
    Okay, little coffee in me. I’m sure someone’s done this but why not.

    First, I’d love to see riffs of any KTMA from Rifftrax or the new MST3K. I don’t count those as re-riffs, really, since the show was so different and there’s still some that’s not available (opinions may vary but I think most would like it). I’m not including remakes, shorts serials that they didn’t finish, or tv series with other episodes not released as movies (Time of the Apes, Fugitive Alien, Master Ninja, etc.).

    So, a non-comprehensive list of series with other movies in them:

    1. The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy – 2 earlier films, a 1964 addition, and something related from 2007 (kind of a tribute)
    2. Godzilla series – don’t see it happening but dare to dream
    3. Gamera series – ditto, but more of a maybe
    4. Cave Dwellers – 3 other movies in the series, Ator, the Fighting Eagle, and Iron Warrior and Quest for the Mighty Sword
    5. Castle of Fu Manchu – Christopher Lee played the character 4 other times but I don’t know if they count as part of the same series
    6. Bride of the Monster – apparently it has a sequel called Night of the Ghouls which went unreleased until the ’80s. Someone riff this!
    7. Manos: The Hands of Fate – has a couple recently-made unreleased sequels I’m only including in case they come out
    8. The Painted Hills – 6 previous films (only including original MGM run this was part of)
    9. Outlaw of Gor – sequel to Gor
    10. Samson vs. the Vampire Women – tons of El Santo movies out there
    11. Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell – There are 3 other movies in the series
    12. Escape 2000 – sequel to 1990: The Bronx Warriors
    13. Revenge of the Creature – 2 other movies
    14. Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues – it’s actually the 3rd in the original series, so that’s 2 other movies in the 70s and 2 more made in the last decade

    Plenty more to riff! I’m sure some have been riffed by not-Rifftrax and MST3K folks but that’s not a bad list to start from. Night of the Ghouls, Gor, El Santo, and more Boggy Creek would be my choices.

    Iron Warrior is pretty good. It looks like it had the biggest budget out of all those Ator movies.

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  • 18
    Erik says:

    I found this one to be more coherent than Cave Dwellers. There’s less long stretches of just talking. Was the copy of Cave Dwellers that MST3K used heavily edited for time?

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  • 19
    Bad Wolf says:

    pirengle:
    I wish Rifftrax would do more high fantasy B movies.

    Me too! It’s an evergreen genre for me. I wonder if they could redo their Eragorn riff as a download video now? The rights can’t be that expensive any more!

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  • 20
    Bad Wolf says:

    Yes, Mike is an absolute monster for giving us more of what we like, oh noes, he might give us even more of it, how unfortunate that would be…

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  • 21
    Thad says:

    pirengle:
    I wish Rifftrax would do more high fantasy B movies. (And release the Batman serial as a complete package but that’s a different gripe.) I think Mike, Bill, and Kevin are at their best when they’re getting into what’s going on instead of saying “boy this sure is stupid” in fifty different ways.

    I really love 1980s-style SF/F cheese. I’m sure part of that is that it’s what I grew up with (I was born in ’82 and I love Masters of the Universe unironically), but I think there really is something special about the era.

    I think a lot of it is down to Star Wars. Lucas showed people how to make an entertaining movie on a shoestring budget. Other directors who were less competent than Lucas and had even shoestringier budgets ran with it. And of course you can’t duplicate Star Wars (though Episode 7 certainly tried), but the results were often at least entertaining, and the storytelling usually ran at a brisk pace. A lot of the ’50s/’60s era movies that MST3K did were badly-paced slogs; their picks from the ’70s to the ’90s, while not necessarily better movies, were often a lot more fun to watch.

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  • 22
    EricJ says:

    Thad: I really love 1980s-style SF/F cheese.I’m sure part of that is that it’s what I grew up with (I was born in ’82 and I love Masters of the Universe unironically), but I think there really is something special about the era.
    I think a lot of it is down to Star Wars.Lucas showed people how to make an entertaining movie on a shoestring budget.Other directors who were less competent than Lucas and had even shoestringier budgets ran with it.And of course you can’t duplicate Star Wars (though Episode 7 certainly tried), but the results were often at least entertaining, and the storytelling usually ran at a brisk pace.A lot of the ’50s/’60s era movies that MST3K did were badly-paced slogs; their picks from the ’70s to the ’90s, while not necessarily better movies, were often a lot more fun to watch.

    In the early 80’s (up to about ’83-’84), there were few VCR’s, no Blockbuster direct-video shelves, and no such thing as SyFy–If you had a low-budget movie, you had to show it in theaters, which meant you had to deliver as many cheap-thrill goods as you could, and still promise as much on the big ol’ poster as would bring the audience in on a Friday night.
    They were cheap in the 80’s, but even the cheapest one still TRIED. Even if it didn’t know how.
    (They also weren’t double-features, and couldn’t just blow off a cheap 75-minute story like the 50’s-60’s B-movies.)

    The 80’s caught us right between liking movies again, and still having to work to go see them.

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  • 23
    JeremyR says:

    Lucas got the most out of his money, but he did have a budget of $11 million, which would be like what, $40-50 million today?

    The reason there were so many of these fantasy movies was because D&D was a huge thing and they were trying to capitalize on it.

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  • 24
    ety3rd says:

    I would really like it if the third Ator film could be riffed on in MST3K season 11 (or beyond). That way, we’d have everyone (save Josh) in the MST-verse riffing on the trilogy.

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