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Old March 14 2013, 11:58 PM   #1
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Rifftrax: Breaking Dawn Part 2 and Kickstarter

Today Rifftrax released their commentary on the last of the Twilight movies, a sample:



LINK to the Rifftrax.

(If you're unfamiliar with Rifftrax, they're feature-length commentaries brought to you by three of the head writers of the TV series "Mystery Science Theater 3000." The commentary -in the vein of MST3K- is on "riffing"/making fun of the movie. The Twilight movie riffs have been consistent successes for the Rifftrax gusy. You buy and download the commentary and play it along with your copy of the movie.)

Along these lines if you've not yet heard, Rifftrax wants to riff on the first Twilight movie during one of their live shows this August. Normally the VOD and live show riffgs they've done have been on movies that are either public domain (like Plan 9, House on Haunted Hill, Reefer Madness) or movies that can easily and cheaply get the rights to (like Birdemic.)

To riff on Twilight they'd likely need more money to go to Lionsgate with to secure the rights. So on February 25 Rifftrax launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $55,000 -what they estimate they'd need to start negotiations with. They not only got that money within hours they had far surpassed inside of day, currently standing a bit short of $250,000 with a little less than two weeks to go.

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If they're unable to secure the rights to Twilight they plan to do down their list of the "worst movies" voted on by fans at the end of last year, among this list including "Batman and Robin", "Catwoman", and "The Room" until they get the rights to a movie.
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Old March 16 2013, 11:54 PM   #2
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Re: Rifftrax: Breaking Dawn Part 2 and Kickstarter

This Rifftrax was hilarious like the other Twilight riffs, but no line in it compared to Michael Sheen's laughter. Those were the best 8 seconds in all of the Twilight movies.
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Old March 17 2013, 02:06 AM   #3
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Re: Rifftrax: Breaking Dawn Part 2 and Kickstarter

Shurik wrote: View Post
This Rifftrax was hilarious like the other Twilight riffs, but no line in it compared to Michael Sheen's laughter. Those were the best 8 seconds in all of the Twilight movies.
The Twilight Rifftrax have all been brilliant but this one, indeed, really did take the cake. Loved Bill's "You're fucking kidding?!" when it was revealed the big battle was a vision from Alice.

And, yeah, there's really nothing they could have said after that laughter from Aro.

And I loved how they treated Jacob in this:

Edward "You can feel her warmth!"
Mike: "Not you, Jacob!"
Kevin (distant): "Aww, come on!"
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Old March 19 2013, 01:42 AM   #4
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Re: Rifftrax: Breaking Dawn Part 2 and Kickstarter

An update Rifftrax sent out today Re: the Kickstarter.

Hello folks,

We just wanted to send out a quick update to let you know where things stand. With eight days to go, over 5,000 of your have pledged nearly $230,000 towards our August live show. To say that this has surpassed our expectations would be putting it mildly. You guys are great, and we cannot thank you enough for your support. The only way it could have gone any better was if we had come up with the idea to riff the Veronica Mars movie.

Where do things stand now? Well, talks are currently underway with the folks at Summit/Lionsgate and are hoping that we’re able to come to an arrangement with them to riff their fine film. We’ve also reached out to several other studios, just in case we have to go to a Plan B. So far there’s nothing to report one way or another, but we figured that it was prudent to get the ball rolling, since we now know about how much we have to offer them.

As soon as we have more to report, you guys will be the first ones to know. Until then, allow us to say one more time: thank you so much for support.

-MIke, Kevin & Bill
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