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July 20, 2006

The new project from the star of Mystery Science Theater

still image from rifftrax website

Mike Nelson, the star(*) of late, brilliant, Mystery Science Theater 3000, is once again ripping bad movies a new one. His new venture, rifftrax.com, features Nelson cracking wise on the plots (or lack of plots) of Hollywood films. You purchase his audio commentary from rifftrax ($1.99 download), rent the DVD of the movie at your local video store, start them both playing at the same moment, and enjoy. Right now they're only offering one film, Patrick Swayze's masterpiece "Roadhouse", but others are in the works.

(*) Yes, I know that Joel Hodgson was the original host of MST3K, and than many consider him the only MST3K host. Those folks should really just relax.


Posted by Chris Spurgeon at July 20, 2006 05:50 PM


Just came across your blog when running a search for RiffTrax-related images. Things have indeed blossomed here. No I don't work for Mike, I'm just a fan of his work. They've now got about 3 dozen titles out now. Most recently was a collaborative effort betwixt Mike, Kevin and special guest star, Chad Vader. He helped to add content for the commentary on his brother's bio-pic "Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones" Next up is slated to have Neil Patrick Harris lend a hand to skewer the classic "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"...

Posted by: Thom_Serveaux at April 18, 2007 12:47 AM