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4.0 out of 5 stars Manos redux!, 28 Jan 2014
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This review is from: Rifftrax: Santa & The Ice Cream Bunny [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
It's difficult to know quite how to rate a film like this one. First things first: this is a bad film. An uncommonly bad film. Indeed, an unbelievably, mind-bogglingly, brain-damagingly bad film. For fans of Rifftrax and MST3K that alone might be recommendation enough. This one can easily stand toe to toe with Manos.

The thing is that for all its awfulness, this movie doesn't really belong in the "so bad it's good" bracket. At least, not for the most part. Nine tenths of the film are pure teeth-gnashing torture. Make no mistake about that. If you watch this DVD, you're going to suffer. The Rifftrax guys try valiantly to make light of the situation and to protect the sanity of the viewers, but they were doomed from the start. This is one war that they never could have won. Game over man, game over.

But then, in the final 10 or so minutes a miracle happens and suddenly you're watching THE FUNNIEST DAMNED THING EVER. Those final few minutes make the DVD an essential purchase for any true bad movie buff. Like I said before though, before you can get to the good stuff there's a whole world of pain and tedium to venture through. God help you, brave adventurer.

The DVD also includes an amusing short featuring Punch and Judy as well as the original version of Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny, sans riffs. Only a mad man would dare to watch the latter though.
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