The RiffTrax's Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett are set to take on the thrilling, swashbuckling space opera and cult-classic Krull for two special nights in August. Presented by Fathom Events and Rifftrax, "RiffTrax Live: Krull" will come to 600+ movie theaters nationwide live on Thursday, August 23 at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. CT/ 7:00 p.m. MT/ 8:00 p.m. PT, with an encore presentation on Saturday, August 25 at 12:55 p.m. (local time).
Travel to the magical planet Krull, where people travel freely through time and space, and yet everything is still lit with torches. Here Princess Lyssa and Prince Corwyn plan to marry and rule the land. But wait! The fair kingdom is invaded by a beast, appropriately named The Beast, and his army of Slayers, who slay a LOT.
Princess Lyssa is kidnapped and it's up to Corwyn to rescue her. Naturally he assembles a rag-tag band of misfits to help him. A wizard! A cyclops! Another wizard! A Robbie Coltrane and a Liam Neeson! Will Corwyn save his Princess from the clutches of dark magic? Probably! And he'll do it with the help of his magical throwing toy, the Glaive.
Tickets for "RiffTrax Live: Krull" can be purchased now at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations, click here (theaters and participants are subject to change).
The men of RiffTrax are back to take a glaive* to the early-80s sci-fi cult classic Krull with "RiffTrax Live: Krull" this August. Siskel and Ebert called Krull "one of the most boring, nonsensical, illogical fantasies in a long time," which makes the film prime fodder for RiffTrax's Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett's (of Mystery Science Theater 3000® fame) live lampooning.
From the sky will come the Black Fortress. From the Fortress will come the Slayers to devour the planet of Krull. Then shall a girl of ancient name become queen... She shall choose a king... And, together they shall rule the planet. And, their son shall rule the galaxy! Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt say this.
"Mike, Kevin and Bill continue to bring the laughs and we'll continue bringing them back to the big screen!. We're proud to announce their return this August with another sci-fi cult classic that is sure to have audiences entertained."
Michael J. Nelson offers this.
"I'm a card-carrying member of the American Glaive Appreciator Society, so I'm very excited to get to riff 'Krull.' Who knew that Liam Neeon's particular set of skills also included 'wearing a filthy jerkin' and 'appearing unconvinced by the special effects.'"
"RiffTrax Live: Krull" is the 27th original title event broadcast to movie theaters since Fathom Events and RiffTrax began their partnership in 2009.
RiffTrax is an entertainment company featuring the stars of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning show "Mystery Science Theater 3000." Comedians Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot), bring their funny running MST3K-type commentary to movies of all kind. From riffs on the biggest Hollywood blockbusters to the worst B-movies, RiffTrax has a library of over 500 titles available at RiffTrax.com and on digital platforms everywhere. RiffTrax has also produced five prime time television specials for the National Geographic Channel. RiffTrax releases a newly riffed movie, short film or TV program each week, and performs the RiffTrax Live comedy series four times a year where a movie is riffed live and simulcast into over 700 theaters across North America. Our brand-new RiffTrax app on iOS and Android magically syncs our Riffs to the biggest blockbuster movies like Star Wars, Twilight and Harry Potter. RiffTrax was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA. To find out more about RiffTrax, visit www.rifftrax.com/aboutus.