Wanna watch a bunch of cartoon characters messing around in the real world? Or vice versa?! Well, here’s your chance to watch some highly notable flicks with us and help us out in a time of need!
[UPDATE: Our physical award has been revealed! Scroll down or click here to see more.]
Let’s get this out of the way upfront: The is the final time we’ll be offering a commentary pack in this manner and we desperately need your support right now because we’ve been hit with a substantially higher tax bill this year. We hate asking you guys for money, but I honestly like to think of these little pledge drives as us offering something a little more substantial in exchange for your assistance. Furthermore, these are highly watchable movies near and dear to my heart, so why not watch them with me, Hank, Dave and Mike Grimm?! Oh, and we need the money to continue to exist/so I can live. How’s it work? Simply donate to us on PayPal! $1 to $4.99 will get you two full-length movie commentaries, anything over that will get a bonus commentary, as well as the satisfaction of keeping Laser Time, Vidjagame Apocalypse, Cape Crisis, Cheap Popcast, and VGMpire alive and on the web-based air for the remainder of 2015. More details below.
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT
On Demand | Blu-ray
I’m positive I could argue that this is the greatest movie ever made. Barring that, it’s at least the biggest and bestest piece of cinematic fan service ever forged, as Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis and Richard Williams offer up a blockbuster tribute to both film noir and the cartoons of animation’s mid-century heyday. The staggering amount of character crossover courtesy of competing companies hasn’t truly happened before or since, and in a time before CGI, no film has worked this hard to dazzle your face off with every single frame. If you haven’t seen it, you’re in for an unbelievable treat. If you have, know that there are few things I know more about than the glory that is Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and you’ll be a fucking expert by the time the credits roll. Better still, this one’s on Netflix Instant if you’d like to save yourself the trouble of buying it/piracy!
On Demand | Blu-ray
Because we know many of you are a little younger than us so your nostalgic pool may not cover Roger Rabbit, we thought it important to add here since this weird little cartoon hybrid won the hearts of a generation afterward. As a diehard Looney Tunes fan, I had every reason to hate this Nike commercial spin-off starring a terrible amateur actor upon its release, however, my affection for it grew a billion fold watching it immediately after Roger Rabbit. It’s such a similar lovingly-crafted salute to the pinnacle of the animated art form, and even though it’s working with a much smaller pool of characters, the added focus allows them to do right by perhaps the greatest cast of cartoon characters of all-time. Whereas Roger Rabbit is a noir movie featuring cameos from famous cartoon characters, Space Jam is at least a 100% Looney Tunes movie featuring cameos from athletes. I’ll always argue that Back in Action is a better movie, but only now am I supremely grateful Space Jam exists.
On Demand | DVD (I dare you)
We’re so, so sorry. Although I’m sure many of you have heard about this bizarre Ralph Bakshi film, and we’re honored to walk you through this feature-length 90s curiosity, Cool World so much worse than I remembered I almost wish we hadn’t selected it. Viewing it immediately after Roger Rabbit and Space Jam only highlights its halfassed attempt at animated synergy, with most of the cartoon characters popping in your face with all the abruptness and asynchronicity of Tyler Durden’s dick. Speaking of which, a smoking hot Brad Pitt makes one of his first-ever starring appearances! And the guy from The Usual Suspects fucks a cartoon played by Alec Baldwin’s ex-wife! But rest assured, this movie makes almost no sense, delights in holding your head at ugliness, and should only be watched with your boys from Laser Time and/or healthy does of marijuana. Aha’s “Take On Me” video is more coherent.
HOW IT WORKS:
TIER 1: Donate $1 to $4.99 and you the Silver Pack, featuring a full-length commentary for Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Space Jam!
TIER 2: Donate $5 or more and receive the Gold Pack, featuring full-length commentaries for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Space Jam AND Cool World.
TIER 3: Donate $10 or more and receive PHYSICAL LASER TIME ITEM! We’ll have more details soon, but we needed to get started immediately due to the urgency of the situation. Just be sure your PayPal contains the proper email and shipping address.
-Each Commentary track will prompt you on when/where to sync the movie. Hit play, it’ll all make sense, I promise. If you’d like to avoid further syncing issues, a hard file or DVD is your best bet.
–YOU MUST HAVE A GOOGLE ACCOUNT: You should probably have one already, and if you have a YouTube, Gmail, Goggle+ account, etc., you already do even if you’re not aware of it. If not, we recommend getting one for a billion reasons beyond getting these commentaries. Click here to see your Google Drive status. Log into your Gmail/Google account when clicking our download link.
-If the email address associated with your PayPal account is not a Google address, add it in Paypal’s Notes and/or Comment field for a smoother process. Hotmail, Yahoo, etc., tend to file your download link under spam/junk because they’re dicks and hate Google. I can be found at on Twitter and Facebook if you have any quick questions.
–Within 48 hours of your PayPal donation, you will be added to a shared list on Google Drive where you may download a zipped archive of your commentary MP3s. You should receive an email with the link to the email associated with your PayPal account. Please refrain from messaging any of us if you do not receive your link immediately, we’re doing this by hand.
ANYONE WHO HAS DONATED TO OUR PAYPAL DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH WILL RECEIVE THE COMMENTARY PACK. If you’ve set up a recurring donation and/or already donated after March 1st, you will be receiving a download link soon via the email address associated with your PayPal. Because that’s what’s fair.
NOTE: I know this looks like a lot of info, but I swear, it’s 100% safe and easy. We point this out because while this system works smoothly for 99% of people, some people have had issues we cannot possibly foresee. We have no idea if you’re behind a firewall, what territory you’re in, what access you have to the internet. We are dummies with no IT department and don’t have a lot of time to help you figure out what’s wrong on your end. If you cannot access the files, we will be more than happy to refund your donation, but please make sure you’ve explored your options first. Here’s a quick Google Drive tutorial. I will do my best to answer any other questions in the comments below. If you don’t have access to Google Drive, let us know and maybe we can work something out. I assure you: We are not out to screw the very people who support us the most. Thank you for your patience.
WE HEAR YOU: A few of you have expressed your dissatisfaction with this commentary distribution system, and even more of you have urged us to start a Patreon. As such, we will be creating a Patreon in the coming months, and this will be the LAST TIME we offer commentaries via this distribution method. But again, this is a somewhat urgent situation, one where the future of Laser Time could very well hang in the balance, so we hope you’ll understand and offer your support. The government is none too kind to the small business man. We don’t like asking you for money, and especially without something to offer in return, which is why we make the movie commentary packs. It’s also why we’ve been hesitant start a Patreon before we figure out the proper incentive. Your time, eyes, ears, and financial support mean the world to us, and we want to find the best possible way to earn your further support. We’re on to something… stay tuned.