The most profitable bespectacled Potter since Henry F. and Sherman T. combined, tales of Harry's indoctrination into Satan's dark and unholy arts have delighted dozens of children the world over.
And this, the first movie of the series, ably helmed by Chris Columbus (Monkeybone, Christmas with the Kranks, Jingle All the Way, Bicentennial Man, Mrs. Doubtfire, Nine Months, Gremlins 2: The New Batch) captures all the wonder, magic, and reckless child endangerment, thanks in no small part to the scene chewing of some of Britain's hammiest actors.
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, years before he gave everyone a good long look at his Nimbus 2000, Emma Watson and some kid who makes Ron Howard look swarthy, Harry Potter and the Something of Something Else is the most fun you'll have giving J.K. Rowling yet more of your money this year!
Mike, Kevin and Bill Dumbledore their way through a Haggrid of laughs in this, the Hogwartiest of all RiffTrax! (We have no idea what any of that means!)
RiffTrax are downloadable audio commentaries featuring comedian Michael J. Nelson heckling (or riffing)
films in the style of Mystery Science Theater 3000. The RiffTrax are sold on a web site where users can
purchase and download the commentaries. The site was launched by Nelson and Legend Films in 2006 and is
based in San Diego.
The movies chosen to riff in Mystery Science Theater 3000 were predominantly low-budget B-movies because
the show itself was low-budget and producers could only afford films with expired copyright or had
otherwise cheap licenses. The idea of RiffTrax came about after Mystery Science Theater 3000 was
cancelled when Nelson researched and consulted a lawyer about the possibility of directly releasing
DVDs of films with the commentaries included, but realized that he would be "sued out of existence".
The best-sounding method of distributing the commentaries would be to sell them independently of
the films to avoid having to obtain the rights to distribute the movies themselves. There would be
no legal or monetary restrictions to prevent Nelson from producing them, though viewers would have
to provide the movies themselves.
-DVD Decrypter (where applicable)
-Videora iPod Converter
-H264, 640 kbps, 29.97 fps
-128 kbps audio with 125% boost
-Framesize to maintain original aspect (TV 320x240,WS 368x208,WS 416x176)