Hawk the Slayer is our latest VOD!
Hawk the Slayer (RiffTrax Preview) http://www.rifftrax.com/hawk-the-slayer
If you took a Dungeons & Dragons adventure written hastily by an 8th grader during study hall and turned it into a movie, you’d wind up with something a lot like Hawk the Slayer. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if that’s how they actually got the script. But this movie has something that no D&D adventure can claim: Jack Palance. A whole lot of Jack Palance. Specifically MEGA-EVIL Jack Palance, playing a character named Voltan. He yells, kills, yells, whisper-threatens, whisper-yells, kills, and mostly just yells his way across the countryside. Seems no one can stop him until his brother Hawk - yes, his brother, despite being about 40 years younger - gathers an elf, a dwarf, and a giant to take him down. Not as much dignity as a Fellowship of the Ring, more of a… Crew of the Stuff.
Keen-eyed fans may recognize the dwarf from our release Prisoners of the Lost Universe. Also, the actor playing Hawk went on to portray Jack’s dad in Lost — hmmm, Prisoners of the LOST Universe, LOST, time to dig up your old Lost conspiracy theories because there’s something happening here, IT’S ALL CONNECTED.
Join Mike, Kevin and Bill for a heaping helping of Jack the Palance and Hawk the Slayer!
I figured out what the new Rifftrax is going to be, thanks to the tweet at the top from @clastowka. I’m not going to blab about what it is, but these gifs are all from that film. It is a-mazing. It’s the kind of ooky, unsettling combination of scary madness and skin-chewing tedium rarely seen outside of films about Scarlett Johansson driving around in a white van collecting Scottish pelts. And about half the film is footage of a public event so boring, so ineptly shot and edited that the only thing you can imagine possibly justifying its preservation on film is that it’s an important piece of evidence in some horrible unsolved crime.
This movie makes me happier than almost any other that exists.
Coming Thanksgiving 2014
R.O.T.O.R. is now available on RiffTrax VOD! http://riff.me/ROTORiffed
It’s entirely possible that this is the worst movie we’ve ever done, and it’s also wonderful and one of my all-time favorites now.
Move over, Guy from Harlem.
RiffTrax and Peanuts, together at last! And maybe not for the last time, he added cryptically…
We are now officially able to be mashed. http://mashable.com/2014/10/14/great-pumpkin-charlie-brown-rifftrax/
Probably my favorite moment from any movie we’ve even done. In the spirit of Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny, my highest compliment, we’re writing it now and it’ll come out just in time for Thanksgiving.
We are working on a truly special RiffTrax that’ll be out next month. Here is a pic of what I imagine the screenwriter looked like when they were writing it. That is a 100% real stretch of uninterrupted dialogue.