Spring is in full bloom. Flowers are growing, birds are singing, and Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, & Kevin Murphy are making fun of a legendary bad movie on a Nashville stage! That’s right: the RiffTrax gang is at it again, live from the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee. And they have quite the doosy of an unintentionally funny flick for your viewing pleasure: 1991’s Samurai Cop.
RiffTrax Live: Samurai Cop began with the 1958 educational short “Manners In School”, starring a disturbing chalk figure come to life. Nightmarish is the first word that comes to mind. You’ll never get the term “chalky discharge” out of your brain. Following the short, the RiffTrax crew announced they would be riffing the classic “Dr. Who: 5 Doctors” episode live in August. The crew also showed photos of their trip to the U.K., where Mike, Kevin, and Bill were able to tour the actual TARDIS set! Finally, the crew played a trailer for the Netflix exclusive 11th season of Mystery Science Theatre 3000. And now, on to the main event of the evening!
For those of you who have never seen Samurai Cop, there’s no better way to have a first viewing than with the RiffTrax crew, live, with the sounds of Nashvillian laughter in the background. For me, personally, I was sitting next to a young lady, at Movies 14 in Mishawaka, Indiana, who had an infectious laugh that made the event all the more fun.
If you didn’t make it to the show on April 13, don’t fret! There will be a replay on Tuesday night, April 18 at 8 p.m. Eastern time. Check your local listings for availability in your area. Trust me; you don’t want to miss this event, which is brought to us by the fine people at Fathom Events and, of course, RiffTrax.
Also, make sure you arrive at your local theatre 30 minutes before the show for songs, trivia, and free digital goodies. If you love terrible fight scenes, frightening acting, and glorious hair (real and fake), bring yourself and your friends to see RiffTrax Live: Samurai Cop.