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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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Cordt Holland, Douglass Smith (as Rev. Ivan Stang)
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Credited cast:
Seth Deitch Seth Deitch
J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs ... Self
Juan Fava Juan Fava ... El Físico Nuclear
Janor Hypercleats Janor Hypercleats ... Self (as Rev. Janor Hypercleats)
Jan Arthur Johnson Jan Arthur Johnson ... Reporter
Pope Sternodox Keckhaver Pope Sternodox Keckhaver ... Self
David N. Meyer David N. Meyer ... Self (as Pope David Meyer III)
Mark Mothersbaugh ... Self
Drelloid Mutant Drelloid Mutant
Rev. Buck Naked Rev. Buck Naked ... Self
Michael Peppe Michael Peppe ... Self
Harry S. Robins Harry S. Robins ... Narrator (voice) (as Dr. Howland Owll)
Douglass Smith Douglass Smith ... Self (as Rev. Ivan Stang)
Steve Wilcox Steve Wilcox ... Dr. Philo Drummond
Robert Anton Wilson ... Self
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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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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 »

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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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Crazy Credits

Projectionist for this showing _________________ (sign here) See more »

Alternate Versions

Re-released on DVD in 2005 with new animations, new footage, as well as "Deleted Scenes" and other features. See more »

Connections

Features Infra-Man (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Welcome to the End Times
Performed by Slackmaster Cleve and the Spurious Jive
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A necessity.
20 November 2006 | by NaturezrevengeSee all my reviews

REPENT! QUIT YOUR JOB! SLACK OFF! The world ends tomorrow and YOU MAY DIE! ARE WE CONTROLLED BY SECRET FORCES? ARE ALIEN SPACE MONSTERS BRINGING A STARTLING NEW WORLD? Do people think you're strange? DO YOU? THEN YOU ARE PROBABLY ON THE RIGHT TRACK!

The words ring true in my squishy head and they always have.

This video has been playing in the background of my parties/living room for years and I find that I end up watching it every year or so just because I need it like Bob Dobbs needs $lack. I think it has either damaged my brain and/or possibly made it better.

I rate it a 10 because I'm a member of the "church" and Arise! embodies everything that kept me enamored with the art and essays of the church since I was a belligerent teenaged girl and beyond.

A fragrant/flagrant touch of cheesiness and camp and delicious bite-sized prairie squid flavored morsels of pure, hysterical, stark- raving, frothing, self-indulgence and reckless abandon.

9/10 people won't understand it, but residual Subgenuii/yeti people,Quarks, Kooks, Heretics, Lunatics, Defilers of God will no doubt be watching this masterpiece/piece of crap as we set off in leaky vessels Towards holes in the horizon.

If you couldn't understand this review, Arise! Will probably damage you permanently. But it's a SubG staple and if you're partial to Devo/Nagativland-esquire humor, bad 80's rap, pretty colors, drugs and a general loathing for the status quo...do quit your job, repent, slack off and join us as we embark into a divine state of infinite mental inactivity and total resignation to the ridiculous.

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Official Sites:

SubGenius web site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Arise! SubGenius Recruitment Film #16 See more »

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