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Shorts to Astonish!

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A new collection of shorts, newly available on DVD*!

See! two young boys descend into madness at their local library!

Shriek! as you encounter the menace of Fad Diets!

Learn! the three magic words to use when selecting pork!

Wonder! why anyone would possibly need to make a short film about that!

RiffTrax: Shorts to Astonish! contains nine of our most thrilling, remedial, hilarious shorts! From the existential crisis of Cops: Who Needs Them? to the powerful fire-related questions raised by What if We Had a Fire?, it's a super collection of laughs that you'll want to add to your collection!

Includes the shorts: 

  • Alone at Home
  • Cops: Who Needs Them?
  • Fad Diet Circus
  • Library World
  • Telephone for Help
  • The Parts of Speech
  • Three Magic Words
  • What if We Had a Fire?
  • Safe Living at School

Plus! Three bonus shorts performed by Cole Stratton and Janet Varney (DVD ONLY):

  • Boy of Mexico
  • Borrowed Power
  • At Your Fingertips: Boxes


*Note: Due to an error, the short The Parts of Speech appears on this DVD as well as Order in the Shorts.

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art by Jason Martian

RiffMeter rating

Average: 9.4 (29 votes)

Content Rating


Movie Decade

Release date

December 5, 2012


120 minutes