RiffTrax Event on August 20

29 07 2009

Next month an event of epic proportions will burn its way across America.  Okay, so maybe it’s not that epic, but it is really cool.

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Plan 9 From Outer Space is arguably (not by me, mind you — I KNOW!) the worst major movie ever made.  Directed by Ed Wood, it has been fodder for folks emulating MST3K for since before MST3K existed.  Well, on Thursday, August 20, Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett will be in Nashville riffing on this movie LIVE!!!!  Why do you care?  Because this will be broadcast through magical unicorns into theaters around the country.

I’m planning to attend the showing at Breckenridge Village.  It starts at 7pm and the tickets are $12.50.  Try to reserve yours if you can!

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5 responses

29 07 2009
epiblitikos

Wasn’t Johnny Depp in a movie called Ed Wood?
Oh, and that sounds like fun! I’ll have to see if I can go.

29 07 2009
Infinitewell

Yes he was. And it was about the same director. If you get a chance to watch that movie, supposedly the real Ed Wood was just as bizarre as Depp plays him.

3 08 2009
epiblitikos

I’m going to have to watch it again. I remember loving it, but that’s about it..oh and the scarf.

3 08 2009
Infinitewell

Okay, here’s a weird but relevant tie-in…

In Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (another Burton-Depp collaboration), one of the candy-making rooms has a bunch of pink sheep. Wonka says, “I don’t want to talk about it.” This is a reference to his portrayal of Ed Wood, who had a thing for wearing pink angora sweaters.

Nice, huh?

11 08 2009
Máire of the Lilies

Ah ha ha ha! Didn’t even occur to me that the pink sheep in the scene were hinting at that. I thought it had something to do with a new type of candy floss (cotton candy).

Good news! I just found a theatre near where I live that is showing the RiffTrax Plan 9 on the 20th. Ticket is bought. Woot!

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