AVGN Movie TEASER – Landfill excavation

Mike Matei / June 4th, 2013

As the whole internet knows, the Atari landfill, resting place of the worst game of all time, will be excavated after 30 years. Should the truth be uncovered or should it be kept buried in the past where it belongs? Check out this teaser from ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD: THE MOVIE.


  • Forsythia

    June 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Can’t wait for this movie!

  • Ruben

    June 4, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    I can’t wait much longer for this movie!!!

  • SweetieBelle Excel

    June 4, 2013 at 1:19 pm


  • June 4, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Will it even be out this year?

    • allanf

      June 7, 2013 at 11:59 am

      I’d like to know too. I’m fine with it being next year, but some sort of release date would be nice…

  • russiancthulhu

    June 4, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Will there ever be a new trailer for AVGN: Movie ? I mean a big one, not this teaser stuff..

    • TerryFGM

      June 4, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      guess you are new here… there was a much bigger real trailer a long time ago…

      • russiancthulhu

        June 4, 2013 at 4:40 pm

        Yeah, I know.
        But it was 8 month ago. Trailer#2 anytime soon ?
        Just askin’..

  • June 4, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Man, bunch of whiners on here. I will wait patiently for as long as it takes James, your true fans know how much you put into everything you do. Enjoy your little girl while it lasts, they don’t stay little for long.

    • Cyberxion

      June 4, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      I guess that you and I define whining differently, because I see one person asking if the flick is gonna be out this year, another asking if there’s gonna be a full trailer, and a whole bunch of people whose enthusiasm for the flick is obvious. Seems to me like they’re “true fans” just the same as you, only minus the sycophantic ass-kissing.

    • June 4, 2013 at 6:52 pm


      • jedisquidward

        June 5, 2013 at 1:26 pm

        Look, you’re right, these whiners are actually just fans. But if you think he is being a kissup because he acknowledges that James had a baby less than a month ago and should spend time with his daughter, you need to stop standing on your head because there is nothing but shit coming out of your mouth.

    • Harley Jackson

      June 5, 2013 at 10:59 pm

      Finally, someone who agrees with me! I just don’t understand why people keep bitching to the man about the amount of time he’s taking. He’s a grown man with a family, but apparently these people think they’re not as important as the videos. What about Mrs. Nerd? What about Nerd, Jr.? “Oh, James eBegged.” “Oh, He takes too long to make Nerd episodes.” Oh, quit bitching, people! Be happy he still has the time to make these for us at all!

      • Harley Jackson

        June 5, 2013 at 11:09 pm

        Woayumi, he’s not some video machine, designed for our entertainment and sent from the future to put an end to cat videos everywhere. James himself said that we’re overworking him in one of the Nerd video comment posts. Ikari Warriors, if I’m not mistaken. Someone asked if more videos per month and quicker movie time was too much to ask, and he politely responded “Yes, it is.” He mentioned his family being the prime factor. So, by saying he’s being a kissup, you’re showing disrespect to the man’s family. If we continue to take advantage of James’ talent, and still complain that there’s not enough, we may just see the last of The Angry Video Game Nerd, and maybe even James & Mike altogether. And I KNOW we don’t want that!

  • johnpseudo

    June 4, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I get the whole plan, they dig out the old games, sell them as valuable collectors item for 50 bucks each game, make big money revive ATARI to its former glory, finally finish the final (whew) SWORDQUEST Game, make a big publicity show again and give out some more invaluable prices … and then go brankrupt and fuck it all up again …

    What a sinister plot indeed …

    ATARI rules !

    • johnpseudo

      June 4, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      7th and 8th … yay ;D

  • Mox_Demon

    June 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Where will I be able to see it?

  • Rick

    June 4, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    ‘Still’ coming this lifetime 😀 excellent! Glad to see you’re still makin’ progress with all your family stuff

  • June 4, 2013 at 2:38 pm


  • Squall85

    June 4, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I really want to watch all your teaser and BG infos but I don’t want them to spoil the movie for me. So I’ll watch it after the movie 🙂

  • RMBowie

    June 4, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Epic =)

  • June 4, 2013 at 3:51 pm


  • Jel-K

    June 4, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    can’t wait; i’m proud of you, i remember telling some asshole you would never give up (why talk to ass holes ? this is nonsense, nothing good ever comes out from there)

  • Ricky Vega

    June 4, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    When is this coming out!!!!

  • Austin

    June 4, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    I want to know if the tag line was ever picked for the poster for the movie !!… want to know what it is !!

  • WyldeGoose

    June 4, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Could it come next lifetime? I could use the time.

  • June 4, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Haha. Whats with the “new” Cinemassacre logo? Skull? Oh James.

  • Branden798

    June 4, 2013 at 4:46 pm


    • Lukas Sprehn

      June 5, 2013 at 7:04 am

      Is that where the desert town street scenes took place?

  • June 4, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    I am gonna watch the shit out of this movie.

  • June 4, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Ever thought about using Kickstarter for your movie? I think it’d be a perfect fit.

  • June 4, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Is that a new McCreary track I’m hearing? HYPE

  • karel1

    June 4, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Funny you should post this James, on today of all days. I’m sure, Mike and the rest will find this quite interesting!


  • June 4, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    I hope a trailer #2 comes out.

  • RMBowie

    June 4, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    lamo You should look at this James


    ET game excavation confirmed by studio

    By Zoe Kleinman Technology reporter, BBC News

  • Mattashell

    June 4, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    I would have assumed he already knows news that’s all over the internet, but if that’s not enough, read the video’s description! Jeez peoples.

    Hope to see it soon.

  • June 4, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    I cant wait to see it!!!

  • June 4, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Sweet teaser, I’d be happy with just a few seconds footage so this was great, I’m very happy with my decision to put some money towards the movie and proud to have done so! Looking very much forward to seeing the final product, however long it takes

  • June 4, 2013 at 9:10 pm


    haha “there has been some budget cuts” whatever lets film this….

    im sure james can relate to the nerd here.

  • xeoneex

    June 4, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    GRRR quit with the teasers I wanna see the movie X-D. Seroiusly though can’t wait for this to be released finally. It’s going to be EPIC… As epic as ET mofo’s

    • Lukas Sprehn

      June 5, 2013 at 7:06 am

      At least they’re not shitting out thousands of spots like Man of Steel has.

  • Spottedfeather

    June 4, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    This started out as a made up movie. But it’s pretty cool to think that in the next six months, it will sort of be a true story. They’re actually getting a group together to dig up the E.T. games…if they’re really there.

    • June 4, 2013 at 11:29 pm

      Made up movie? Are you saying you thought the trailer was actually just a trailer and not a actual movie? ._.

      • Lukas Sprehn

        June 5, 2013 at 7:05 am

        No, he is saying that this is just a movie, and that it is cool that people have actually recently, today I think, been allowed to go out and dig for the actual games. Haven’y you read the news yet? 🙂 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22766511

  • June 4, 2013 at 10:09 pm


    I’m so excited for this movie. I’m already saving up money to travel to wherever the premiere is.

  • June 4, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Holy Shit!, I cant wait for this movie!

  • June 4, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    omfg I absolutely cannot wait until this movie comes out. And that little “nerdoiselle” is so damn cute. Looking forward to it!

  • June 4, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Dude, mad props. Seriously, been watching ever since 06′. Loyal fan and I hope to make it out to a premier showing if you choose to have one.

  • frostare

    June 4, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    So… 2014 right?

  • Adlez

    June 5, 2013 at 2:42 am

    epic already

  • Knut Andreas Andersen

    June 5, 2013 at 2:45 am

    I saw this article the other day and thought it was related to the AVGN movie:

  • Lukas Sprehn

    June 5, 2013 at 4:21 am

    Fuck James, I can’t wait to see it! Damn, what an experience it was to work on it too, I hope that our creative paths shall cross again someday 😀

    • Lukas Sprehn

      June 5, 2013 at 4:22 am

      And the best way about your movie is that it isn’t shitting out a hundred spoiling TV spots like Man of Steel haha.

  • punksterdaddy

    June 5, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Looks intriguing. When and where can we see it? I’m in the UK, so the cinema isn’t likely for me.

    • Lukas Sprehn

      June 5, 2013 at 7:02 am

      The VFX work is probably still going on right now.

      • juggalo747

        June 5, 2013 at 2:35 pm

        Do you just sit around and wait for people to comment on videos here on Cinemassacre? Every time I look through comments, it seems like there are like 10 comments from you replying to other users about all kinds of stuff. It would be more normal if you were a moderator or something, haha. I only recognize it because your picture shows your face instead of a series of pixels.

  • nunya ikari

    June 5, 2013 at 7:07 am

    AVGN The Movie: Coming fall 2016

  • DMM_poo

    June 5, 2013 at 7:08 am

    I like the fact that it’s not being spoiled like many movies where you get the whole gist of it just by watching the trailers. So far, every little snippet of this movie I’ve seen just makes me want to see the whole movie, because I can’t figure out what it’s going to be like yet.

  • Billy Staton

    June 5, 2013 at 7:25 am


  • taykel

    June 5, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Awesome! It is nice to see a small clip from the film. It is going to be a great movie!

  • Jack Heffernan

    June 5, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Can’t wait any longer!

  • blair85

    June 5, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Anyone hear about that film company that’s planning on digging up the cartridges? Gotta wonder whether they got the idea from James.

  • smd

    June 5, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I wonder how this will play out now that they’re doing an official dig of the actual landfill. Was your movie the inspiration? 🙂

  • smd

    June 5, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Haha, I guess we had the same idea blair85.

  • June 5, 2013 at 10:26 am

    “still coming this lifetime” feels like we’ve waited a lifetime already

  • joliet_jane

    June 5, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I never watch these videos about the movie because I already know I’m going to see it somehow, and I want nothing spoiled.
    I can’t be the only one.

  • AquaBlueStew

    June 5, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    James, you and your team have truly become one of the great ones! You even got people feuding amongst themselves in comments below (awesome)! I’ve never really been a participant in comment/blog/video. But this display sort of indicates you’re a big deal… like New Kids on the Block… haha. Keep it up! Thanks for the satisfactory NES reviews in the midst of all this stuff too.

  • Skaylagh

    June 5, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    E.T. Phone home

  • June 5, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    let the conspiracy theories begin !

  • alen chervin

    June 5, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    looks awesome

  • June 5, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Cant wait…. Ive been patiently waiting the epic episode with E.T. game…. 😛

  • sasan1

    June 5, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Yes, I made the cut! (I’m the burnt guy in orange…)

    • Lukas Sprehn

      August 6, 2013 at 11:33 am

      The cut? You mean you edited together this teaser…?

  • Firevineswater

    June 5, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Like any good work of art , its better to give the creator room to breathe so he can make the work as good as possible. The way I see it is , the longer it takes the better the film will be.

    • Senna4ever

      June 6, 2013 at 6:07 am

      Proof this is not the case…Avatar.

  • J J

    June 6, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Can’t wait for the movie truly epic

    Also have a small question what is the bgm that is played in the beginning sounds great

  • June 7, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    They should release it in May next year to mark the tenth anniversary of the show.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    June 9, 2013 at 4:06 am

    Nice trailer! Is that the real landfill? 😛 Man, this movie is going to be so awesome!

    • Lukas Sprehn

      August 6, 2013 at 11:32 am

      Nah, it’s not the real landfill. They wouldn’t be allowed to film there, I think. Not unless they paid. Which they did at this landfill, of course (I think) but this landfill is in L.A. (I think.) It may be a desert place at the border of New Mexico and L.A. actually.

  • ABC

    June 9, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Cool preview. Can’t wait to see it!

  • June 9, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    i cant wait for this movie i want a dvd and blue ray of it

  • Claud Pergz

    June 10, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Awesome movie trailer can’t wait

  • June 12, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    I look forward to this.

  • B Scott

    June 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    i like how at the end, it says, ‘still coming in this lifetime.’ as in, telling the fans, it willstill come out and it has not been gotgotten. i do have to admit though, i’m really exicted for this, and i can’t wait.

  • June 22, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    so how does this work? we take turns jerking each other off, do you go first?

  • June 22, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    way to stay away from medium shots. they don’t flatter you very much.

  • June 24, 2013 at 5:00 am

    I’m so excited.

  • John Howell

    July 1, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    So damn EPIC! I’d probably have the same thought after I see the movie!

  • July 5, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    FUCK I CANT FUCKING WAIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dwayne Cooper

    July 17, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Hahah, “Is this our whole excavation team?” lmao… I can’t wait to watch this film 🙂 Love cinnemassacre.com and I love the content that you guys produce. Please, Keep it up 🙂

  • Tommy le

    July 20, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    please make it pg-13 i really want to see it!

    • Lukas Sprehn

      August 6, 2013 at 11:29 am

      Maybe if you’re with a parent, you’ll be able to see it? 🙂 Or simply get it on blu-ray or DVD. Or maybe James and co will be generous enough to let you if you show up at a place it’s being screened at.

  • Stephen Biggs

    July 21, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I’m so excited, can’t wait to see this! Also, check out my short movie I made:http://youtu.be/7NGm2JDhqF8

  • jack wason

    December 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    so excited

  • Nathan Meza

    December 28, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Can someone please confirm to me that the girl is Ellie Kemper AKA Erin from The Office?? Bc if it isnt her she looks a hell of a lot like her.

    • Lance Weagley

      January 9, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      It’s not, doesn’t even sound like her. But, you’re right about her looking just like Ellie in that first shot.

  • Stefan Foerster

    January 3, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Movie looks sweet. But man, these advertisements are 45 seconds long!!! And I can’t skip them.

  • June 11, 2014 at 11:10 am

    omg i cant wait for this movie to play in san francisco!!

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