Picking Up The Slack

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A couple of days ago, I posted with some justifiable excitement regarding a news-filled mass email I received from the folks at Cinematic Titanic, complete with a basic summary of its content and a link to the as-yet-unupdated Cinematic Titanic news page.

Two days have passed, and the news page is still not updated, so for those of you who haven't signed up for emailed CT updates, I have posted the text of that missive behind the cut.

Hi, Everybody!

Just wanted to fill you in on some of the news from here at Cinematic Titanic. First off, starting today, "Cinematic Titanic: The Oozing Skull" is AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD at the low, Steve Jobsian price of $9.99! If you've been waiting to get in on the future of movie riffing, now's the time – watch it on your computer or easily burn to a DVD for use with your super-awesome home theatre set-up you spent your kids college money on. We're very excited to present this download option as it has always been our intention to make Cinematic Titanic available as easily and inexpensively as possible. Now's the time to buy the show TOM SHALES, TV critic for the Washington Post, calls "Consistently and unfailingly funny."

Speaking of our intentions, many of you may be saying to yourself: "That's great, I can download the first episode - now how about some MORE EPISODES, you lazy bums!?" Well, here’s the deal: due to the disruption of the 100-day writer’s strike, Hollywood has been in catch-up mode for the last couple of months making it impossible for us to secure a soundstage to shoot on at a rate we could afford. No one wanted to rent us a stage for a week when there were others in line wanting it for several weeks at a time…until NOW. We have officially secured a stage for the second week of May, at which time we will be shooting the next THREE EPISODES of CT! That means starting in June, we can all start to enjoy the regular release schedule we all hoped to achieve for CT. The positive response from people over "The Oozing Skull" combined with the amount of fun we've had working with each other made it a no-brainer for us to continue (no-brainers are the decisions we make best around here).


On April 26th, we're all headed to Dallas for the USA FILM FESTIVAL for a MST3K panel (also featuring Kevin Murphy) followed by a Cinematic Titanic live riff of a new movie (well not a NEW movie, but new to CT, and a secret for now).

Mystery Science Theater 3000 at 20: Panel Discussion
Saturday, April 26, 5:00pm
$8.00 per ticket

Cinematic Titanic Live Riffing
Saturday, April 26, 7:00pm
$25 per ticket

Angelika Film Center
5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas

TICKETS AT THE BOX OFFICE (Cash sales only; Day of show ONLY)
Tickets will be available at the Angelika Theatre upstairs sales desk, for DAY OF SHOW ONLY, beginning at 2:00pm.

ADVANCE TICKETS (telephone only)
Available exclusively through Ticketmaster - On sale April 10.
Dial 214-631-ARTS (2787) then HOLD for LIVE OPERATOR option.
(Note: Tickets to the Festival are NOT available via Ticketmaster's automated online order service or via the outlet locations.)

For additional information, contact the USA Film Festival at www.usafilmfest@aol.com

That’s the CT skinny for now. Keep checking out our website – we're now blogging on a regular basis and very, very soon the CT store will be open to fulfill all your CT merchandise needs.

J. Elvis Weinstein
Cinematic Titanic
Note: The original email had a bad link, pointing its recipients to a flickr account instead of the Oozing Skull download page. It was quickly followed by another email with the correct link. Rather than repost both emails here, I have simply posted the first one with a corrected link.