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Arise! The SubGenius Video (1992)

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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 ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Seth Deitch
J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs ...
Juan Fava ...
El Físico Nuclear
Janor Hypercleats ...
Himself (as Rev. Janor Hypercleats)
Pope Sternodox Keckhaver ...
Pope David Meyer III ...
Drelloid Mutant
Rev. Buck Naked ...
Michael Peppe ...
Harry S. Robins ...
Narrator (voice) (as Dr. Howland Owll)
Douglass Smith ...
Himself (as Rev. Ivan Stang)
Robert Anton Wilson ...


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>

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Your kind shall triumph!



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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 »


Narrator: Don't just EAT a hamburger! Eat the HELL out of it!
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This is the video THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE!
3 April 2004 | by (Atlanta, Ga (until X-day)) – See all my reviews

I can truely say, this is the first DVD to ever clear my sinuses just by watching it! Yes, "Arise!" has it all... aliens, armageddon, sex, salvation, yeti-spotting, accubeating, nuclear destruction, anarchomaterialistic sarcastoblasphemy, audio-visual media barrages, how to tell the difference between "you" and "them", and the word of J.R. "Bob" Dobbs. AND THAT'S JUST IN THE FIRST 15 MINUTES!

"The world may end tomorrow and YOU MAY DIE!" Can you really afford NOT to be informed and ready for the end-times?

WARNING! Do NOT drive or operate heavy machinery during or immediately after viewing this DVD. Reality perception will be altered. This is a good thing.

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