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Get tickets to see Mike, Kevin and Bill LIVE in Person in Nashville where we shoot all the Live Shows!
Tons of Stretch Goals got unlocked at ALL LEVELS - Scroll away!
- 6,500 Backers: Kevin Murphy will don Cameron Mitchell's outfit from Space Mutiny for our live show! (UNLOCKED!)
- 7,250 Backers: Ready Player One Just-The-Jokes App-enabled RiffTrax FREE to backers at $50 or above! (UNLOCKED!)
- 8,000 Backers: Space Mutiny Blu-Ray! Backers at $100 or above can select a Blu-Ray or DVD of the live show. (UNLOCKED!)
- 9,000 Backers: Solo: A Star Wars Story Just-The-Jokes App-enabled RiffTrax FREE to all backers! (UNLOCKED!)
- 9,500 Backers: Our Ready Player One riff is now FREE to all backers!
- 10,000 Backers: It's A Wonderful Life App-enabled RiffTrax FREE to all backers!
All the above big titles will sync automatically with the movies using our cool new APP!
PLUS ALL Dollar-based stretch goals are UNLOCKED below - Backers at $100 get them ALL!
ALL Free stretch goal shorts ARE ALL UNLOCKED FOR EVERY BACKER!!
WHEN WE REACHED... YOU GOT:
3700 Backers - Get That Job (UNLOCKED)
3900 Backers - Overcoming Fear (UNLOCKED)
4100 Backers - Farm Family in Summer (UNLOCKED)
4300 Backers - Batman Trapped! (UNLOCKED)
4500 Backers - Jimmy of the Safety Patrol (UNLOCKED)
4700 Backers - Courtesy: A Good Eggsample (UNLOCKED)
4900 Backers - Busy Bodies (UNLOCKED)
5100 Backers - The Maturing Woman (UNLOCKED)
5300 Backers - Say No to Strangers (UNLOCKED)
5500 Backers - At Your Fingertips: Play Clay (UNLOCKED)
If you already have any of the above shorts, you will get a $1 credit to your RiffTrax account for each one instead!
Thanks to you, the Kickstarter community, we've had five consecutive years of successful campaigns to help fund our nationwide Live Shows. We're extremely grateful, since these shows wouldn't exist without your help! This year we've got two of our most fun titles ever: an ALL NEW riff on a former Mystery Science Theater 3000 favorite, SPACE MUTINY, and the sword-and-sorcerer cult adventure classic, KRULL!!!
We hope to once again broadcast the ensuing hilarity into 600+ movie theaters across America on June 14th and August 23rd, LIVE on the big screen, thanks to our friends at Fathom Events!
To fund this duo of amazing RiffTrax Live shows, we need your help! The up-front cost to pull it all off is beyond doing on our own; but with a little help from our fans, we can make it happen. In exchange, we've come up with some exciting rewards and VIP packages just for you, including movie and MP3 downloads, creating a new nickname for David Ryder, an exclusive Kickstarter backer shirt, autographed posters, and NEW this year, soft enamel lapel pins!
We know you love exclusives, too. Become a subscriber to our Drip, back us at the $35 or higher, and you'll get an EXCLUSIVE bonus reward: a super-collectible coin! (Scroll down for more info.)
So, friends - please join us once again and help us make another year of hilarious RiffTrax Live adventures possible: SPACE MUTINY on June 14th; KRULL on August 23rd; both broadcast LIVE to hundreds of movie screens all over the USA.
What is RiffTrax Live?
RiffTrax Live is a theatrical comedy experience that is best enjoyed with friends! Mike, Kevin and Bill perform their funny commentary (we call it "riffing") in front of a live audience, and we beam the resulting hilarity to cinemas across the nation. RiffTraxians, MSTies, and comedy fans alike throughout America will meet up in theaters to enjoy the show, live on the big screen.
RiffTrax Live is a ton of fun, and we hope to see you there!
Who we are
The guys at RiffTrax.com have been providing hilarious movie commentary for years, first as writers and stars of the cult TV comedy show MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 – and then online since 2006, as RIFFTRAX. Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett have taken on movies both bad and not-so-bad — from TWILIGHT to JURASSIC PARK, to oddities like FUN IN BALLOON LAND — with one mission: to make them funny!
We've produced comedic riffs for over 600 titles that range from major Hollywood blockbusters, to obscure B-movies and educational short films. We've even been on TV on the National Geographic Channel, riffing zany animal shows. And that's not all - we have an amazing new RiffTrax app that magically syncs our Riffs to the biggest blockbuster movies like STAR WARS and HARRY POTTER!
Celebrity guests on various RiffTrax offerings have included Neil Patrick Harris, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Joel McHale, Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Paul F. Tompkins, Jonathan Coulton, Andy Richter, Kristen Schaal, John Hodgman, Mythbuster Adam Savage, Maria Bamford, Chris Hardwick, Fred Willard, NPR's Peter Sagal and loads more.
If you're still not familiar with us, check out this video for a little taste of what we do at RiffTrax:
Why we're on Kickstarter
In 2009 we performed an experiment: a live show in Nashville, riffing on the Ed Wood classic PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE in front of a huge audience, and simulcasting the event LIVE to 500 movie theaters around the U.S.A.
It was ragingly funny, and RiffTrax Live was born! Since then, we've done over 20 more live simulcast shows, including: cult classics like SAMURAI COP, "MANOS" THE HANDS OF FATE, and the slrpnl-pushing D-movie BIRDEMIC; the bug-infested classic STARSHIP TROOPERS; the SyFy sensation SHARKNADO; an MST3K CAST REUNION SHOW, and a whole bunch more, many of which were only made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kickstarter community.
Movie licensing costs a decent chunk of change, especially with regard to getting the rights from SONY for the KRULL title; and, the production costs for the Live Shows themselves are crazy high. So, to have this madness make any economic sense, we really need your help. We have our deal with Fathom Events locked in, we have the dates reserved for these shows, and we have some fantastically cheesy movies ready to be riffed for two nights of hilarious entertainment – the rest is up to you!
What do YOU get out of this deal?
Tons of great stuff!! For starters, backers at every level get first dibs on tickets to see all of these live shows in person. We'll send out backer-only updates with an exclusive link to buy your tickets before the general public. That's an EXCLUSIVE advance purchasing window just for backing the campaign at any level!
Besides that, we've got awesome rewards for every level of backer, including multiple digital-only tiers, as well as several physical items like a shirt, posters and DVDs. Check out the massive list on the right to see all the goodies up for grabs!
Unfortunately, we can’t give away tickets to the shows at individual movie theaters with the rewards, but we can give you a digital download of SPACE MUTINY and a "Just the Jokes" MP3 of our KRULL riff! That's in addition to all the other exclusive rewards created just for backers. In the past, these have included behind-the-scenes videos, never-before-seen shorts, digital downloads of live show scripts, and more!
PLUS, new this year: soft enamel pins! Behold:
All that, plus the priceless warm fuzzy feeling of knowing YOU helped make putting RiffTrax on the Big Screen possible.
Recently added: MIKE DOODLE!
Become a DripTraxian!
Drip is the new subscription website for creators from our friends at Kickstarter, and we're thrilled to be part of their beta launch. We've already created a whole slew of content available only to our subscribers, and we have an EXCLUSIVE bonus reward just for them!
DripTraxians (subscribers to our Drip) who back this campaign at $35 and higher will receive a super-exclusive, collectible coin in addition to their chosen rewards! It will be 1.5" in diameter, struck from zinc metal, with soft enamel insets on one side, and Michael J. Washington in 3D on the other!
This reward will NOT be available anywhere else after the Kickstarter ends, and will be ONLY for $35+ backers of this Kickstarter campaign who are also active Drip subscribers when the campaign closes. (DripTraxian Backers who pledge for the "Digital Only" tier will still get the coin.)
Since Drip and Kickstarter share the same logins, we'll know who's a subscriber - so the coin will be added to DripTraxians' pledges automatically! Click here to learn more.
Be a RiffTrax VIP
As we've done in previous live events, we're also offering some fantastic VIP packages that include meeting the entire RiffTrax crew in Nashville, tickets for the best seats in the house, getting your picture in the credits, and a bag full of awesome RiffTrax swag.
Wondering what goes on at our VIP meet-and-greets? Check out this video from our MST3K Reunion Show gathering:
What if we get extra money, past our goal?
With your help, we’ve surpassed our goals in each of our five previous Kickstarter campaigns. And just like with those projects, all of the extra money we raise will go towards securing the rights for showing the movies in theaters, the top-notch production of the live shows, and to create all those awesome rewards!
Making these shows happen actually costs more than our base goal. That’s just the reality of it. If we’re able to raise extra money, those additional funds go right back into putting on the best production we can.
All that being said...
Thank you, won't you?
We have the best fans on the planet, and we know how lucky we are. We wouldn't still be here without our incredible fans, and we sincerely thank you for your support over these many years. We can't wait to make you laugh even more during 2018 – so join us for RiffTrax Live!
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge to this Kickstarter is that we are unable to do the most obvious thing: pre-sell actual movie theater tickets to all the live shows. The reason for this is that we can't control which theaters will pick up the show, and on top of the fact that they all use different systems, the logistics of pre-selling tickets to all the various theater chains is pretty much impossible.
But we ARE able to offer a digital version of SPACE MUTINY and tons of other digital and physical rewards available at all levels.
In the end, all we want to do is provide you with some great laugh-out-loud evenings, and to make the best shows we can. Thanks for being part of RiffTrax history!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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