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Arise! The SubGenius Video (1992)

| Comedy, Documentary | Video
A brain-crushing collage of music and video presented in the form of a religious recruitment video. The topics covered (in deadpan narration) are basic psychology, the origin of the human ... See full summary »

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Seth Deitch
J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs ...
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Juan Fava ...
El Físico Nuclear
Janor Hypercleats ...
Himself (as Rev. Janor Hypercleats)
Jan Arthur Johnson ...
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Pope Sternodox Keckhaver ...
Himself
Pope David Meyer III ...
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Drelloid Mutant
Rev. Buck Naked ...
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Michael Peppe ...
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Harry S. Robins ...
Narrator (voice) (as Dr. Howland Owll)
Douglass Smith ...
Himself (as Rev. Ivan Stang)
Robert Anton Wilson ...
Himself
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A brain-crushing collage of music and video presented in the form of a religious recruitment video. The topics covered (in deadpan narration) are basic psychology, the origin of the human race, spiritualism, religious dogma, UFO's, the end of the world, and the group's figurehead, J.R. "Bob" Dobbs. Written by Baroque (gopher_baroque <AT> hotmail.com)

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The video begins with a disclaimer/warning that lasts several minutes, and covers such things as mental health, plant growth, the behavior of pets, operation of machinery, gas mileage and a warning that there is no side two of the video tape. That warning is followed by; "However, if you DO discover one...DON'T look at it!" See more »

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Dr. Howl: Do not attempt to flip the tape when you reach the end of side one, no matter what you are told by later instructions on the tape. There is no side two. However, if you do discover one, don't look at it.
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Projectionist for this showing _________________ (sign here) See more »

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Features Robot Monster (1953) See more »

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Can't Hide from God
Performed by Drs. 4 'Bob'
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Hypnotic, hilarious, and extremely dense
3 October 1998 | by (Cambridge, MA) – See all my reviews

How many videos do you know that warn you of the sensory assault they are about to bombard you with? This is one sign of the intricate, complex, and occasionally incomprehensible media barrage that is ARISE, a.k.a. SubGenius Recruitment Film #16. Using clips edited together in a fashion similar to The Atomic Cafe," you will be entranced and held fast by the fascinating life of J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and the rise of the cult he founded, the Church of the SubGenius. In fact, you may not be able to finish the entire video in one sitting!


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