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Another New Short from RiffTrax…

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13 Replies to “Another New Short from RiffTrax…”

  1. (reads description)
    …Excuse me: Coronet is a “studio” now, MAKING these shorts to annoy us??
    So, I guess Jam Handy was a prolific directorial auteur, in the spirit of Roger Corman?

    (The B&MJ Christmas Carol RT was condensing the ’51 movie for the Short market, and this looks like a condensation of a PD TV-broadcast from the 50’s.
    Or, maybe Coronet wanted to make it with all their Regular Cast of stars.)

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  2. Mr. Krasker says:

    Yes. Coronet was a studio. What’s your issue here?

    I don’t see that anybody claimed that they made these films for any reason other than to make money. But then, I don’t see that the description refers to Coronet as a studio, so . . .

    Perhaps you’re reading a different description from the one I found in the link. For reference:

    Since every entertainment franchise that has ever existed has put out their own version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, it’s only fitting that the maniacs at Coronet Films decided to make their own.

    Apparently filmed during the Rutherford B. Hayes administration, Coronet opted not to use their stable of regulars in favor of a bunch of guys who probably were born before man had mastered flight. Which is a real shame: Mr. Bungle would have made a great Scrooge, that big-lipped pillow that harrasses Reggie could have been Marley, and Skipper the Racist Dog could have been Tiny Tim.

    Ah well, just be thankful that the folks at ACI never made one!

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  3. jay says:

    Who would have thought that a combination of Dickens and Basil Rathbone could have produced this bit of undigested beef. There’s more of gravy than of gravitas about it, I think.

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  4. DiscoJer says:

    It’s an episode of a British TV show from the late 1950s, Fredic March Presents Tales from Dickens

    I don’t think Coronet had anything to do with it except distributing it in the US.

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  5. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    I wonder how many other nations produce bizarre David-Lynchian Christmas films. The USA, Mexico, and who else? Are there Jewish/Muslim/Buddhist/Et-Cetera variations on the holiday theme? It’s a great big world, you know…

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  6. DiscoJer:
    It’s an episode of a British TV show from the late 1950s, Fredic March Presents Tales from Dickens

    I don’t think Coronet had anything to do with it except distributing it in the US.

    It even says “Distributed by:” in the credits, as well as in the clip. That’s pretty much what Jam Handy, Castle, Coronet, Young American Films and the other ephemeral-short companies did, distribute “educational” shorts by the odd folks who made them. Notice that it’s those people who “made” them, and not Coronet, as the description DOES rather seem to believe.

    And yes, it’s the TV version, which was PD to condense just like the Sim version was, but point was, it has to be all about names for RT:
    RT is so preoccupied with personally Making Whoever Did This To Us Cry, they’re leaping on “Coronet did this to us, let’s GET ‘EM!!” without thinking, y’know, maybe they’re just the courier for something that was made at a completely different time and place by completely different people?
    That’s how deep the “bully” mentality has grown into RT since the SciFi years, that they instinctively don’t seem to know any other joke to tell.

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  7. The Original EricJ: It even says “Distributed by:” in the credits, as well as in the clip.That’s pretty much what Jam Handy, Castle, Coronet, Young American Films and the other ephemeral-short companies did, distribute “educational” shorts by the odd folks who made them.Notice that it’s those people who “made” them, and not Coronet, as the description DOES rather seem to believe.

    And yes, it’s the TV version, which was PD to condense just like the Sim version was, but point was, it has to be all about names for RT:
    RT is so preoccupied with personally Making Whoever Did This To Us Cry, they’re leaping on “Coronet did this to us, let’s GET ‘EM!!” without thinking, y’know, maybe they’re just the courier for something that was made at a completely different time and place by completely different people?
    That’s how deep the “bully” mentality has grown into RT since the SciFi years, that they instinctively don’t seem to know any other joke to tell.

    What is your problem with Mike and RT? I mean, we get it. Every damn time there’s a RT short or feature, you have to complain about it and insult them. Here’s an idea: why not just ignore it and let those who love them enjoy them? That way everyone is happy, and you don’t have to waste everyone’s time with your tiresome rants.

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  8. mst3kme says:

    Someone posted on Twitch the Rifftrax channel playlist.

    If you’re interested what films, shorts, and live shows are featured, here’s the link.

    https://pastebin.com/tUGVWGVp

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  9. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    off-topic:

    It occurred to me that since Joel is from Minnesota and Mike is from next-door neighbor Wisconsin, and BOTH were hired by Gizmonic/Deep 13, then Gizmonic/Deep 13 is probably somewhere near the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. Unless it isn’t, of course.

    ;-)

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  10. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    Tim S. Turner: What is your problem with Mike and RT?I mean, we get it.Every damn time there’s a RT short or feature, you have to complain about it and insult them.Here’s an idea: why not just ignore it and let those who love them enjoy them?That way everyone is happy, and you don’t have to waste everyone’s time with your tiresome rants.

    I think he just enjoys ranting and doesn’t really have any other real outlet for it. Perhaps because we’re the only ones who for whatever reasons repeatedly acknowledge him.

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  11. jay says:

    “God bless us, every one!” — Timothy Cratchit

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  12. touches no one’s life, then leaves:
    off-topic:

    It occurred to me that since Joel is from Minnesota and Mike is from next-door neighbor Wisconsin, and BOTH were hired by Gizmonic/Deep 13, then Gizmonic/Deep 13 is probably somewhere near the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. Unless it isn’t, of course.

    ;-)

    Maybe on the Cuba/Bemidji border…

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  13. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    As a tangent from a tangent (regarding films from other nations), perhaps one Brain set or another might tackle 1982’s Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam, aka The Man Who Saves the World, aka Turkish Star Wars. The film outright stole footage from Star Wars: A New Hope — and its soundtrack includes material from The Black Hole, Flash Gordon, Moonraker, Planet of the Apes, and Raiders of the Lost Ark (I suppose they did those kind of things in 1980s Turkey) — so obtaining rights to riff the film might be not quite as much as a chore as it customarily is. Unless I’m Wrong.

    ;-)

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