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Now Available from RiffTrax…

Before there was ESCAPE 2000, there was…this. Download it here.

23 Replies to “Now Available from RiffTrax…”

  1. skrag2112
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    “Leave the Bronx! You must leave the Bronx now!”

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  2. goalieboy82
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    at the very end of the clip:
    whoopsie.

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  3. EAG46
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    I read the Wiki entry on this movie and on Escape 2000. I didn’t realize “Trash” was so young when the movie was made. Probably explains why he vanished from the public after the movies were released.

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  4. Ray Dunakin
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    goalieboy82:
    at the very end of the clip:
    whoopsie.

    There goes their “no stuntmen were harmed during the making of this movie” certification.

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  5. goalieboy82
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    Ray Dunakin: There goes their “no stuntmen were harmed during the making of this movie” certification.

    like to what happen to the person who played Hammer in this film (sometime later after they filmed this movie).

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  6. goalieboy82
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    Italy, where your film career goes to die.

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  7. jay
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    I’ve been to the Bronx. I’ve even been to an Italian neighborhood in the Bronx. This looks more like a Bronxian neighborhood in Italy.

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  8. mst3kme
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    Rifftrax also has newly available “Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace” riffed by Matthew J. Elliott and Bridget.

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  9. The Original EricJ
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    mst3kme:
    Rifftrax also has newly available “Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace” riffed by Matthew J. Elliott and Bridget.

    So, a new B&MJ, I guess…

    (Rifftrax: Where public-domain Amazon Prime movies go to die.)

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  10. privateiron
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    I thought this was pretty good. It has the same top bad guy (who looks like the Kids in the Hall evil businessmen that Scott would play) as Escape 2000; it also has a second banana who would obviously morph into Henry Silva in the second film. It also has shots of perfectly normal traffic going on in Manhattan. You wonder why they cannot just get across or why no one on the other side can see what’s going on. (At one point you can also see people playing basketball in the deep background of an action scene.) And the various gang “styles” are all kinds of bat guano psycho fun.

    Fred Williamson and the Witch are bad ass, making this the second film where Trash wasn’t the coolest guy in his own movie.

    This is the easiest Rifftrax to recommend since “Girl from Rio,” “Purple Death” and “Yor” made a strong run at the start of the year.

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  11. Yeti of Great Danger
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    mst3kme:
    Rifftrax also has newly available “Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace” riffed by Matthew J. Elliott and Bridget.

    Always good news, even if it’s a different MJ this time.

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  12. Mibbitmaker
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    A roller-skating gang? That brings to mind the West Side Story themed SNL sketch with Norm MacDonald saying, at one point, “That’s not good!”

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  13. Sitting Duck
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    As you can imagine, several of the actors featured would return for Escape 2000. Co-writer Dardano Sachetti also worked on the script for Devil Fish. Geoffrey Copleston, who provides the English voice for Samuel Fisher, was Sir George Bradley in Pumaman. and Giovanni Bonadonna, who is listed as a guy named Paul, got his acting debut as a tavern brawler in Hercules and the Captive Women.

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  14. majorjoe23
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    Between Mary Jo Pehl, Michael J Nelson and Matthew J Elliott, Bridget only seems to riff with MJs.

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  15. mst3kme
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    Eric J.: Who posts the same ridiculous comment every time a new Rifftrax is announced.

    (Rifftrax: Where public-domain Amazon Prime movies go to die.)

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  16. SmudgyTheBootblack
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    YES, I always thought that guy looked like Danny Husk, privateiron!

    I said elsewhere the opening montage of this movie and the gang meetup scene with the live drummer have more style and cool than all of Escape 2000.

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  17. DiscoJer
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    At 82 minutes, this has seen anywhere from 7 to 15 minutes of cuts.

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  18. LoneZombie
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    Along with this release, RiffTrax also released an HD version of Warriors of the Wasteland (which is the sequel to this movie). I found out through DripTrax but they really should notify everyone who purchased the original transferred-from-VHS version.

    I had to pay $2 to upgrade to HD, which is worth it, I guess. As bad as their original release was they really should make it a free upgrade for legacy owners as an apology for such a sub-standard release.

    The original release was pretty near unwatchable. The sound doesn’t really sound much better to me, unfortunately, but there is a world of difference in the picture quality. I think that the SD versions are also the new transfer as well, but I forgot to check before I purchased the HD so I’m not 100% positive of that.

    Now if only they would get a clean transfer of Abraxas. It’s the only other transfer-from-VHS release I can think of. The only reason I have a watchable version of that one is because I have a DVD set that had a decent version of Abraxas on it.

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  19. littleaimishboy
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    LoneZombie:
    Warriors of the Wasteland (which is the sequel to this movie).

    It is?

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  20. LoneZombie
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    littleaimishboy: It is?

    Oops, sorry, I was thinking of Escape 2000. I got confused by the similar post-apocalyptic setting and Fred Williamson in both. I think I’ll keep it a sequel in my head anyway.

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  21. bagger vance
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    No, i think you were right the first time. Although without ‘Trash’ it really isn’t a direct sequel, all three have the same director (Enzo G. Castellari), and they tie together thematically:
    1990 The Bronx = The Warriors
    2000 Escape = Escape from NY
    The New Barbarians/Warriors of the Wasteland = Mad Max/Road Warrior
    I also got the last mixed up with Warrior of the Lost World, but despite the similar origins and Williamson the tone is pretty different. Thanks for the tip about the HD, the look is a bit blah on SD.

    I am pretty happy with Rifftrax lately, along with more Bridget and Mary Jo releases this is a direction i was really hoping for–taking movies from the same series as an MST classic and riffing them, instead of just a repeating a previous riff. Riffs related to other work- another Ator, sequel to Sumuru, maybe something from the KTMA year-at least give us something we are predisposed to like but not feel like it’s been done to death. And there’s lots to choose from!

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  22. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    Ray Dunakin: There goes their “no stuntmen were harmed during the making of this movie” certification.

    I’m not sure films actually have those.

    EAG46:
    I read the Wiki entry on this movie and on Escape 2000. I didn’t realize “Trash” was so young when the movie was made. Probably explains why he vanished from the public after the movies were released.

    Well, he later starred in a trilogy — Thunder (1983), Thunder II (1987), Thunder III (1988) — so at least that’s something. Of course, you could say that about anything…

    Although I’m sure some commentators already know this, the black female gang leader from this film (Carla Brait) also appears in “Escape 2000”; she’s the woman who, when Trash first visits Dablone’s hideout, says to him, “Still alive, huh? Listen, honey, I am STILL waiting!” I presume that was a follow-up to a scene in the film under discussion although I DON’T presume that said scene necessarily made it into the finished film, so there may be no available clue as to what she’s talking about.

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