Friday, July 21, 2006

For the DVD geeks...

Michael J. Nelson, head writer and Joel replacement on "Mystery Science Theater 3000", is now recording audio commentary downloads and selling them for $1.99 a pop at RiffTrax. I have the Reefer Madness DVD that he did a commentary for and it's pretty funny. Anyway, the first download offered is for the classic Road House. It kind of makes me want to pick up that movie's special edition DVD that came out this week. I was on the fence since it is a shitty movie, but it has a Kevin Smith commentary. And now this. Hmmmmmm...

Speaking of Silent Bob, he's a genius when it comes to marketing to the fanboys. Word has it that he's already recorded a commentary for Clerks II and will offer it as a free iTunes download after the movie's first week of release. And that's how you get repeat business from the geeks (the ones with iPods, at least).

I'll be seeing Clerks II tonight. Honestly, my expectations aren't too high, given how bad Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back was. And, although I love Kevin Smith, I HATE Kevin Smith fanboys (witness the idiots asking questions on the Evening with Kevin Smith DVD). So, I'll have to put up with a gaggle of them. Hopefully, the movie will be worth it.

4 comments:

The Law Fairy said...

I like the word "fanboys." It makes me giggle. Giggle like a giggling fanboy.

Hehe.

jasdye said...

i think KS is a more interesting cultural phenom than writer or director. so i thought the idea of him doing an mp3 running commentary for a first-run movie (knowing his fanboys'll watch it a million times) is pure genius.

still not gonna watch it.

maybe you should just rent roadhouse...

Micah said...

law fairy - The funny thing is, I'd never heard of that term until Smith's Mallrats. Heck, he may have coined it.

jasdye - That sounds like an option, but I just don't think Blockbuster will clear valuable shelf space for a Road House upgrade. I'll likely wait for the inevitable price cut.

Kate said...

So tell us, how was Clerks 2?