Friday, January 17, 2014

Five Must-Have RiffTrax VoDs 2: Die (Laughing) Harder

Last summer, I brought you a few lists of must-have RiffTrax releases.  Today, I have five more RiffTrax Video on Demand movies that you absolutely need.  Like, more than food and water.  This time around, we've got Torgo, Doctor Who, an Italian movie made to be a sequel to Evil Dead II, boobs, and a "superhero".

1. RiffTrax Live: "Manos" The Hands of Fate

I'm just going to come right out and say that I believe this riff is better than the MST3K version.  Not only do we get a great new riff of one of the worst films ever made (you can check out my Manos gif set here), but we also get treated to a new At Your Fingertips short, our first introduction to the loveable loser Norman, and this guy drinking prune juice.

When this was originally broadcast, the Manos live show had one more skit that has since been removed.  There was a new Torgo's Pizza segment with the people in the upcoming Manos sequel.  I'm kind of glad it isn't there anymore, and you really aren't missing much.

2. Doctor Who: Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

This is the second of the Peter Cushing Doctor Who movies (that don't have anything to do with the TV series other than some Daleks and a Tardis), and while the RiffTrax of the first film is also very entertaining, I enjoyed this one more.  Not only do we find out that Mike is a Dalek lover, we also get Dalek Dundee and the following scene within a minute of each other:


3. Ghosthouse

This is my new favorite RiffTrax VoD movie.  The Italian title is La Casa 3, and it was made as an unofficial sequel to Evil Dead II, which was known as La Casa 2 in Italy.  When I watched this the first time, I didn't know anything about the movie other than the title.  When we get our first on-screen kills and the creepy music (called the music from the "all skate in Hell"), I was shocked.  It wasn't what I was expecting to see, and it was awesome! 

And that's just a small glimpse!
There is so much to love about this riff.  Tomb poops, cottage cheese Avengers, everyplace you go sucking, and more!  This riff is also available on DVD (and for four cents cheaper than the download! What a deal!). 

4. Treasure of the Amazon

Ow! Ow! Ow!
You may have noticed earlier that I mentioned one of these movies had boobs.  This would be that movie.  Now, this movie doesn't just have boobs, it has a figurative ton of them.  There are topless women running around everywhere in this movie.  It almost has more boobs in it than Boobs: The Movie*.  That isn't the only reason I like it so much though.  I mean, it takes place in A Fictitious Place!  And it has riveting performances by Boat, Snake, Donald Pleasence, and El Indio.

5. Supersonic Man

Remember the MST3K episode where they watched Pumaman?  Remember how lame he was?  Supersonic Man makes Pumaman look like Batman (even if it is just the Schumacher Batman).  How lame is he?  He can change guns into bananas.

This movie also features Cameron Mitchell as the villain.  You might recognize Cameron from such films as Space Mutiny or Frankenstein Island.

To wrap things up, I would like to let you guys know that while I'm sure most of these riffs are available for you to procure without paying for them, you really shouldn't.  The people at RiffTrax are now their own company, and they work hard to bring you the funny.  These movies are available at a great price, with special sales happening often.  So please, support Mike, Kevin, Bill, and the rest of the staff by actually purchasing the videos.  They deserve it.  And if you still decide to get them the other way, you can always go to the Donation page on RiffTrax.com and support them anyway.

Previous Must-Have RiffTrax Lists

Five Must-Have RiffTrax Shorts
Five Must-Have RiffTrax Video on Demand Movies
Five More Must-Have RiffTrax Shorts
Son of Must-Have RiffTrax Shorts

*Stop Googling, it's not a real movie.