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  1. Terry the Sensitive Knight
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    a rare husband and wife riffing

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  2. jay
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    According to IMDB this is the best Hitchcock film Hitchcock never made.

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  3. Dirk Diggler
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    When I got the email announcing this title I assumed it would be MP3 since it’s major studio film (Universal). Shocked that RT was able to get the rights to this:)

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  4. Sitting Duck
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    Ned Glass (Leopold Gideon) was Sidney Horner in The Rebel Set. Composer Henry Mancini composed the stock music used in Kitten with a Whip, Revenge of the Creature, and The Deadly Mantis, as well as being composer for This Island Earth and The Thing That Couldn’t Die. Stuntman Paul Stader did stunts in Mitchell.

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  5. littleaimishboy
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    It’s public domain because Universal screwed up on a technicality in the wording of the copyright notice.

    Very entertaining movie, top quality acting, script, production values, very reminiscent of Hitchcock at his best, great cast – not just Grant & Hepburn, but Walter Matthau, George Kennedy, James Coburn.

    My own personal feeling is that it’s kind of a waste of time to riff really good movies like this one.

    If you’re just curious about the movie, you can watch it free (and unriffed) on youtube for example –

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uc86VH8hdA

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  6. privateiron
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    I thought it riffed quite well. I also was surprised that it was as hokey and far-fetched as any B movie; so fair game for this treatment.

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  7. The Original EricJ
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    littleaimishboy:
    It’s public domain because Universal screwed up on a technicality in the wording of the copyright notice.

    Very entertaining movie, top quality acting, script, production values, very reminiscent of Hitchcock at his best, great cast – not just Grant & Hepburn, but Walter Matthau, George Kennedy, James Coburn.

    My own personal feeling is that it’s kind of a waste of time to riff really good movies like this one.

    They started out picking reputation-heavy bad movies “because we can”, and now they’re just picking public-domain Because It’s What We Could Get. That’s one seriously missing compass.

    If you’re just curious about the movie, you can watch it free (and unriffed) on youtube for example –

    And, being PD, pretty much everywhere else. Also, like other unfairly screwed-up-copyright good public-domain movies, it’s got a nice clean rescued version on Criterion.

    And since nobody, not even the description, seems to know WHY they’re riffing a movie that’s far from bad, and even pretty darn classic, apart from What Was Public Domain This Week, I’m guessing most of the “fodder” will be Bridget’s contribution–With lots of female-viewer jokes about what a sap Audrey Hepburn’s character was to end up in so much of her husband’s trouble, when she just should’ve walked out on him, etc., while Mike tastefully makes jokes about how really-old Cary Grant is…Well, at least it wasn’t Bridget & Mary Jo.

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  8. Speedy B.
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    I’m kicking myself because I just watched this on Amazon Prime. To think I could’ve watched it riffed instead…

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  9. Lawgiver
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    Shouldn’t this site have a notice/warning stating that women aren’t welcome here? Or am I assuming too much based on the mods allowing this non-stop sexism from a certain poster.

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  10. bagger vance
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    Say what you will about our local character EricJ, but he’s never whined and tried to get someone else banned from the board for having a different opinion.

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  11. TorgosPizzaNJ
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    The Original EricJ: They started out picking reputation-heavy bad movies “because we can”, and now they’re just picking public-domain Because It’s What We Could Get.That’s one seriously missing compass.

    And, being PD, pretty much everywhere else.Also, like other unfairly screwed-up-copyright good public-domain movies, it’s got a nice clean rescued version on Criterion.

    And since nobody, not even the description, seems to know WHY they’re riffing a movie that’s far from bad, and even pretty darn classic, apart from What Was Public Domain This Week, I’m guessing most of the “fodder” will be Bridget’s contribution–With lots of female-viewer jokes about what a sap Audrey Hepburn’s character was to end up in so much of her husband’s trouble, when she just should’ve walked out on him, etc., while Mike tastefully makes jokes about how really-old Cary Grant is…Well, at least it wasn’t Bridget & Mary Jo.

    You’re like a guy who eats at the same diner every day and complains that the food is bad.. Every Day…

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  12. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    Lawgiver:
    Shouldn’t this site have a notice/warning stating that women aren’t welcome here? Or am I assuming too much based on the mods allowing this non-stop sexism from a certain poster.

    As near as I can tell, the mods don’t care. They Just Don’t Care.

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  13. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    The Original EricJ: They started out picking reputation-heavy bad movies “because we can”, and now they’re just picking public-domain Because It’s What We Could Get.

    I didn’t know this. I love knowing this. Maybe this trend will lead them back to black-and-white “crime dramas” (such as High School Big Shot, The Sinister Urge, Teenage Crime Wave, and other favorites of mine) and maybe to black-and-white westerns as well. I’m fairly certain that back then, copyrights weren’t QUITE so important (most quickly made films such as those described were churned out by the dozen, hit the theaters, and then basically forgotten; no one back then could have imagined that cheap quick dramas would still be of interest nearly a hundred years later), and with such a large catalog of films, copyright errors were probably relatively common. Plus if they’re public domain, the Brains can release the riffed versions on DVD.

    Seriously, this is good news to me. This is the best news I’ve heard in weeks. Which, all things considered, isn’t really saying all that much but STILL. :-)

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  14. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    bagger vance:
    Say what you will about our local character EricJ, but he’s never whined and tried to get someone else banned from the board for having a different opinion.

    I think it’s much less his opinion than his overall attitude: Complete and Utter Contempt for Almost Everything and Almost Everyone.

    Personally, I don’t care about him being banned, I’d just like a function that allows me to IGNORE him.

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  15. Lawgiver
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    bagger vance:
    Say what you will about our local character EricJ, but he’s never whined and tried to get someone else banned from the board for having a different opinion.

    Not sure if this was directed at my comments, but I’ve never tried to get him banned. I’m just wondering why my comments often need moderating (when the only trigger seems to be replying to someone else’s comments) and his get posted. Since the mods are silent on this, I’m free to assume that either they agree with his views or his posts ARE moderated and he has other posts so bad that the ones they let through are fine by comparison.

    Or I could just go with Touches’ comment that they just don’t care.

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  16. Lawgiver
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    Re: Bagger Vance’s comment:

    Not sure if this was directed at my comments, but I’ve never tried to get him banned. I’m just wondering why my comments often need moderating (when the only trigger seems to be replying to someone else’s comments) and his get posted. Since the mods are silent on this, I’m free to assume that either they agree with his views or his posts ARE moderated and he has other posts so bad that the ones they let through are fine by comparison.

    Or I could just go with Touches’ comment that they just don’t care.

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  17. Lawgiver
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    Sorry for the double post. When I hit the quote button, the comment was moderated, and given past experience I doubted it would go through. So I posted without the quote and it went through immediately. Just an experiment, and sorry for any inconvenience.

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  18. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    Lawgiver:
    Sorry for the double post. When I hit the quote button, the comment was moderated, and given past experience I doubted it would go through. So I posted without the quote and it went through immediately. Just an experiment, and sorry for any inconvenience.

    I think a post only requires “moderation” if it includes

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    name. But I’m not sure.

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  19. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    Well, the previous post went through immediately so seems I was right.

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  20. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    CONTINUED:

    Of course, this only indicates that the mods are willing to make extra work for themselves on account of

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    I wonder why. I don’t CARE but I wonder. ;-)

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  21. Yeti of Great Danger
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    … I’d just like a function that allows me to IGNORE him.

    lawgiver, I highly recommend this script. http://www.corporate-sellout.com/2019/04/11/block-comments-by-ericj-on-mst3kinfo-com/ Easy install and run with GreaseMonkey. It works great, as this page says 20 comments right now but I only see 17. It’s like a digital air freshener.

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  22. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    I expected His Nibs (you know who I mean) to mock me for being pleased by the development that he so disdains but evidently nothing doing. And that’s okay.

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  23. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    This thread is dead, Jim. That’s what I said, Jim.

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