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That, and it was really good gameplay...
That and it was a game built around gameplay with a silly story to frame it that works very well. Compare that to many other games where it feels like they have a story to tell, attach the prettiest graphics and cut-scenes to it and there's also a game to play. Why not make a movie if you're making so many non-interactive cut-scenes? Well, the movie wouldn't do so good because the story isn't really that great or well written...

Hover Bovver, as simple as it is, is strangely believable in a way.
 

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That and it was a game built around gameplay with a silly story to frame it that works very well. Compare that to many other games where it feels like they have a story to tell, attach the prettiest graphics and cut-scenes to it and there's also a game to play. Why not make a movie if you're making so many non-interactive cut-scenes? Well, the movie wouldn't do so good because the story isn't really that great or well written...

Hover Bovver, as simple as it is, is strangely believable in a way.
I'm the sort of person too, that if I want a real story, I watch a film or read a book... Hovver Bovver is certainly not cinematic with it's plot, but I don't care, and I like that... But it was fun, and replayable... Llamatron doesn't even have a story and as far as I'm concerned it's the best game ever made.
 
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The first film released on DVD was twister, the first film released on Blu Ray was Disney's Dinosaur, and the last film released on laser disc was sleepy hollow almost 21 years after it was introduced as Disco vision in 1978.
Last ever VHS that got a proper release was A History of Violence.

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I know I didn't say because I think it's been mentioned at least twice on this thread
OK, last ever VHS was Disney's Cars, but it wasn't available on shop shelves. Last ever Disney was Bambi 2...
 
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Nirvana released Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! November 1994, but there were not only 3 different versions on laserdisc, but also 22 versions on VHS, and one anomaly... There is a genuine version on VCD... VCD is usually asian pirated DVD but there is one... It was released same day as the US laserdisc and US VHS...

There was also a South Korean exclusive VHS released in December 1994, that found it's way to North Korea, so there are a surprising amount of Nirvana fans in NK...

There are only 3 versions of the remastered and rereleased DVD though, and none of them were specific to Asian markets. There was just Europe, Americas and Asia.
 
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Chuck Yeager was the first man to break the sound barrier and survive. There had been others who broke it as far back as WW2, but they all were in a death spiral or a full power dive that broke them up as the first serious trans-sonic shockwaves started to ripple around them. Some German pilots claim a few Stuka's created sonic booms when the dive brakes failed to engage and the immediately shattered a few hundred feet from the ground before impacting at incredible speeds
 

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Star trek the animated series is the only spin-off to the pre JJ Abrams star trek series to be in Cannon with the original tv shows and movies.
 

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John Cazele had bone cancer during The Deer Hunter and was so ill the producers almost fired him due to insurance problems. Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep threatened to drop off if they fired him. In the end, Cazele had his scenes be filmed first while De Niro covered his insurance, Al Pacino took him to his radial treatment sessions and Meryl Streep took the role in the miniseries Holocaust to help his health insurance. He never got the see the final film due to his death in March 1978. The film of course was the third film of Cazele's five film career to win Best Picture (the others being The Godfather and The Godfather Part II). The other two films he was in was The Conversation and Dog Day Afternoon were nominated for Best Picture as well.

Speaking of Godfather, in Godfather Part III, it was rumored that the scene where Pacino breaks down into tears confessing he had Fredo killed was Pacino really crying about the loss of Cazele since the two were very close.
 

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The last 4 highest grossing movies of all time have been two films by the same director.

Steven Spielberg
E.T. The extraterrestrial 1982-1993
Jurrasic park 1993-1997
James Cameron
Titanic 1997-2009
Avatar 2009-2019
Speaking of highest grossing films, Avengers: Endgame is the only highest grossing film to not win a Oscar.
 

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Weird Al doesn't take suggestions for song to parody as a rule, for legal and personal reasons. But the parody "Like A Surgeon", a parody of Madonna's "Like A Virgin" was actually suggested by Madonna herself in a casual conversation with a friend, when she wondered if Weird Al would parody her song, and she suggested the title. A mutual friend of theirs heard the suggestion, and told Yankovic, who asked Madonna if he could run with it, and she was enthusiastic about the idea. Rumor has it she fell out of her chair laughing when she head the song for the first time.
 

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Weird Al doesn't take suggestions for song to parody as a rule, for legal and personal reasons. But the parody "Like A Surgeon", a parody of Madonna's "Like A Virgin" was actually suggested by Madonna herself in a casual conversation with a friend, when she wondered if Weird Al would parody her song, and she suggested the title. A mutual friend of theirs heard the suggestion, and told Yankovic, who asked Madonna if he could run with it, and she was enthusiastic about the idea. Rumor has it she fell out of her chair laughing when she head the song for the first time.
Al also asks every musician for permission to parody their work. Of those he's covered the only one he felt regret for saying yes was Coolio for gangster's paradise. And even then it was because Amish paradise turns what he feels was a dark serious deconstruction of the "gangsta/thug life" and turned it into a joke.
 

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Chuck Yeager was the first man to break the sound barrier and survive. There had been others who broke it as far back as WW2, but they all were in a death spiral or a full power dive that broke them up as the first serious trans-sonic shockwaves started to ripple around them. Some German pilots claim a few Stuka's created sonic booms when the dive brakes failed to engage and the immediately shattered a few hundred feet from the ground before impacting at incredible speeds
He's still shitposting on Twitter and likes the Oak Ridge Boys.
 

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Al also asks every musician for permission to parody their work. Of those he's covered the only one he felt regret for saying yes was Coolio for gangster's paradise. And even then it was because Amish paradise turns what he feels was a dark serious deconstruction of the "gangsta/thug life" and turned it into a joke.
It's well known but Kurt Cobain felt like Nirvana hit the big time when Weird Al asked to parody one of their songs.
 

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He's still shitposting on Twitter and likes the Oak Ridge Boys.
Yeah, that seems right. I met him as part of the Civil Air Patrol as a kid when he talked to us at an air show they had all of the CAP kids helping provide security on static displays with (we just told trailer trash not to sit on the wings to take pictures and for some reason they listened to us). It was 30+ years ago and he still looked old then, too. Dude did not give a single fuck, just answered questions asked to him as bluntly as possible and even ripped on a kid who asked him the same question another had asked him 5 minutes prior.

In fact, Im pretty sure it was Gen Yeager himself that told us that factoid I mentioned earlier about him just being the first guy to survive breaking the mach barrier.

He also asked him if the parody was also going to be about food when Al first requested permission.
Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo was pissed about "Dare to Be Stupid", not because of it infringing on anything he or Devo had ever done, but because he realized it would have been such an amazing Devo song and that it made him realize how much better of a song write Al was than pretty much anyone
 

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Mark Knopfler's only condition for letting Weird Al do a parody of Money for Nothing was that Knopfler himself would play guitar on the track.

Weird Al also wanted to call the parody Hillbillies for Nothing or Money for Nothing for the Beverly Hillbillies, but the lawyers got involved and made him give it the awkward title Money for Nothing/Beverley Hillbillies*. Yes, the asterisk is part of the title.
 
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