Video: The Last Dance - Raw
First released: Holiday 1999
Episode 1013: Diabolik, Jim Mallon took his video camera and recorded much of the proceedings. After the series wrapped, the Best Brains crew took the video and put together a documentary.
After I watched the last episode, I watched the documentary, which was released under the name The Last Dance - Raw.
It's exactly what it claims to be: a documentary of the filming of the last episode. Nothing more, nothing less.
I did find it interesting. We got to see them putting Bobo makeup on Kevin Murphy, which included him painting his teeth. No, really. Kevin Murphy paints his teeth. Betcha never saw that before. I know I never had. But if it has ever been on my list of things to see, I could mark it off. It wasn't, but I'm covered anyway.
|Kevin becomes Bobo.||Repairing Servo.|
The general format of the videotape was to show a Host Segment, then the making of the Host Segment. I found it interesting to see the finished product, then what it took to make the product. All the false starts, the rehearsals, the plotting and planning of the shots and the effects ... it all finally comes together to create a scene.
|Running puppets on the SoL.||Running puppets in the theater.|
This video is hard to find. It was released on VHS a bit after the last new episode aired. It was one of the Best Brains videos, not a Rhino wide release. And, like I mentioned, it's never been made available on DVD, or any electronic format.
It's pretty much for fans, serious fans, of the show.