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 ...
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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)
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 »
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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Re-released on DVD in 2005 with new animations, new footage, as well as "Deleted Scenes" and other features. See more »
What can I say? I moved to Dallas TX in 1986 and started listening to Rev. Ivan Stang's "The Hour of Slack" on KNON ("Da Voice! Of Da Peephole!"). The Subgenius Church is a reminder that Anything Can Happen Here, and "Arise!" stands as sober evidence that it often does.
Will you like it? Probably not. Either that, or you will be mesmerized and taken on a trip to the farthest reaches of awareness, via the gateway of Likely Unlikelihood. At which stop will Arise! drop you off? Only "Bob" can say... And "he's" not talking!
I saw the first incarnation of this flick at a premiere public showing at Dallas's Art Museum. During the Q&A I had the temerity to ask when Part II would be made, and was greeted with scoffing dismissal--You mean, this wasn't *enough* for someone? Well, it never has been enough for me; and yet it may be too much for you.
But, as "Bob" wisely said, "Too Much is *always* better than Not Enough!"
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