History Trivia / RiffTrax

27th Oct '17 3:17:36 PM PatPayne
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** This seems to be the default situation for the live episodes from Sony, as ''Godzilla'' won't receive a DVD release; instead, they included a gift certificate for the Rifftrax site for supporters in a certain tier to compensate for them having to get a DVD of ''Godzilla'' to play the riffs.

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** This seems to be the default situation for the live episodes from Sony, as ''Godzilla'' won't receive a DVD release; instead, they included a gift certificate for the Rifftrax site for supporters in a certain tier to compensate for them having to get a DVD of ''Godzilla'' to play the riffs. In the case of Sony's films, it seems, according to WordOfGod, that the problem lies in them having to negotiate with and pay rights to two different departments within Sony for both the live show and [=VoD=]/[=DVD=] rights. Since the expense in time and money is significant, they've gone the live-only route for them.
30th Sep '17 2:16:14 PM CheeseDogX
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* HollywoodHomely: There are many, ''many'' jokes about Lisa in ''Film/TheRoom'' not being the beauty all the characters say she is. Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' gets it too, though not as badly.
31st Aug '17 11:39:31 AM PatPayne
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*** And even that's still well in the realm of What ''Still Could Be'' -- according to [[WordOfGod Mike, Bill and Kevin]], the response from the licensor was not "hell no!" but instead "We'd love to, but we're not done with it yet. Come back to us in a few years."
31st Aug '17 11:37:31 AM PatPayne
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** Similarly, they tried to make a live show of ''Film/TheRoom'' but Tommy Wiseau wouldn't let them, not right away at least (Apparently he called their office and yelled at whoever answered the phone.). However, this is changing since they are in fact doing a [=RiffTrax=] Live for the movie one on May 6th, 2015, since they raised enough money with the Kickstarter project.
** They really want to live-riff ''Film/MiamiConnection'' but Alamo Drafthouse didn't want to license the film to them. However, this changed with the upcoming [=RiffTrax=] Live that's coming to theaters on October 1st, since the Kickstarter project raised enough money.

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** Similarly, they tried to make a live show of ''Film/TheRoom'' but Tommy Wiseau wouldn't let them, not right away at least (Apparently he called their office and yelled at whoever answered the phone.). However, this is changing since changed, as they are in fact doing were able to finally do a [=RiffTrax=] Live for the movie one on May 6th, 2015, since they having raised enough money with the Kickstarter project.
** They really want to live-riff ''Film/MiamiConnection'' but Alamo Drafthouse didn't want to license the film to them. However, As with ''The Room'' this changed with the upcoming [=RiffTrax=] Live that's coming to theaters on October 1st, since the Kickstarter project in 2015, as they raised enough money.money in a Kickstarter to successfully negotiate with Alamo Drafthouse for the rights for an October 1 live show.
31st Aug '17 11:33:56 AM PatPayne
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** Comments from Rifftrax seems to indicate that their live show of ''The Five Doctors'' will also not get a VOD or DVD.
14th Jul '17 4:03:41 PM BeastC
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* OfficialFanSubmittedContent: The jokes for the ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' trax. The live showing of ''Film/SantaClaus1959'' had one riff by a fan for a contest as well.

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The jokes for the ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' trax. The live showing of ''Film/SantaClaus1959'' had one riff by a fan for a contest as well.well.
** 2017 saw uploads of pre-existing fanmade riff compilations.
17th May '17 7:33:01 AM Packer
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Their VOD riff of ''Film/WizardsOfTheLostKingdom'', which was taken down possibly due to rights complications. Interestingly, the film would later be used for Season 11 of ''LiveActionTV/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' with completely different jokes.
28th Dec '16 9:53:56 PM Mort08
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** The ''Starship Troopers'' live show happened because the guys couldn't get permission to riff their original choice; ''Twilight.''
27th Apr '16 11:31:02 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Almost by definition. Don't fret if it takes you a while to hear Kevin Murphy as himself and ''not'' picture a red gumball-machine shaped robot.
** Admittedly, many fans ''try'' to pretend Kevin is a red gumball-machined robot and Bill is a golden beaked robot.
*** It mostly works fine that way, except that it can be disorienting when one of them references something in real life like his family, and you have to remind yourself that they aren't robots on a spaceship anymore.
26th Mar '16 6:42:41 AM CheeseDogX
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* HypeBacklash: The intro and outro to ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' is all about how people, especially on the Internet, were proclaiming it to be the Greatest Film Ever Made. Bill ties a rope around his ankle, like priests in the book of Exodus, in case the splendor of the movie literally kills him and they have to yank his corpse out of the recording booth. Kevin warns the others that he may weep openly, [[SubvertedTrope though]] it later turns out he thinks they were going to watch ''[[Film/FirstKnight]]'', and says that ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' [[HypeAversion sucked]].

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* HypeBacklash: The intro and outro to ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' is all about how people, especially on the Internet, were proclaiming it to be the Greatest Film Ever Made. Bill ties a rope around his ankle, like priests in the book of Exodus, in case the splendor of the movie literally kills him and they have to yank his corpse out of the recording booth. Kevin warns the others that he may weep openly, [[SubvertedTrope though]] it later turns out he thinks they were going to watch ''[[Film/FirstKnight]]'', ''Film/FirstKnight'', and says that ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' [[HypeAversion sucked]].
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