If I fall, don’t bring me back.
I like to think I’m a pretty hardcore Rick and Morty fan, but now that I’ve been reporting on some of the things hardcore fans do, I have officially demoted myself to medium-core fan. What kind of things am I talking about?
Well let me show you.
The Wizard of Oz is a film that most people can remember with great clarity. From Dorothy and her ruby-red shoes, to the creaky Tin Man and friends, it is a delightfully bizarre and fantastical movie. But it does have its odd moments. Dissolving witches, flying monkeys, and cowardly lions are just a few of the many reality bending characters that appear. So how could this movie be made anymore surreal? What about an alphabetical version of this classic?
Matt Bucy (the creator behind the fan made Star Trek Continues series) set his sights on the challenge of giving the world an alphabetically friendly version of the movie. When I say alphabetical I mean strict alphabetical. Any noise, moan or groan is put in its appropriate place within the movies running time which makes for a confusing, bewildering and utterly crazy viewing experience. This is no short either, this is the entire film! People who suffer with flashing imagery may want to avoid this video, because it is quite disconcerting.
In any film fans cinematic history they will no doubt have seen at least one great science fiction movie. Some of these movies will have released in their lifetime, while others needed to be sought out. But no matter what era they are made in, or how they became a part of our film lexicon, the best ones still have that sense of awe and magical wonder about them that makes them something quite special.
As a fan of the genre myself, I am always looking out for videos that give me that aforementioned buzz. So when I came across this unique mash-up video, the Sci-Fi nerd in me was doing cartwheels of joy (figuratively not literally, I am much too heavy for that). World Wide Interweb, the creators of the video in question are no strangers to the mash-up and compilation video it seems. Their Daily Motion page has over a hundred of these videos, all covering various aspects of entertainment.
I’ve seen many a crazy mash-up video in my time. Heck I actively seek them out when on YouTube. Mad Max: Fury Road is just as fun as a Mario Kart adaptation as it is an actual movie. Okay maybe not, but it is clearly very inventive and a heck of a lot of fun. So when I saw on the website Geek Tyrant that there was a mashup of The Shining involving chickens I knew I needed to get in on that. Boy am I glad I did because this is a David Lynch level of oddness that requires multiple viewings to really get a handle on what the flip is going on!
Apparently I am not the only person suffering from Rick and Morty depression (thank god), as the YouTube channel KungFuDork Studios has created a stop motion episode that is indeed voiced by Justin Roiland himself for the ultimate Rick and Morty authenticity.
In this fascinating short film called “The Red Drum Getaway” which takes footage from many Hitchcock films like Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window and Vertigo and combines it with excerpts from a number of Kubrick films.
It’s interesting to note that the video contains only color films so no Lolita or Dr. Strangelove. Check it out below: [NSFW]