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Old 03-18-09, 11:14 AM
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Mystery Science Theater 3000 XV---July 7th 2009

Nice set of extras:

Mystery Science Theater 3000 XV from Shout! Factory will include the following episodes:

102- THE ROBOT VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY (with short: COMMANDO CODY AND THE RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON Pt. 1)
509- THE GIRL IN LOVER’S LANE
604- ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE
616- RACKET GIRLS (with short: ARE YOU READY FOR MARRIAGE?)

Extras will include:
• Glimpses of KTMA
• The Design And Speculative Technology Of MST3K: Joel Hodgson And Trace Beaulieu Visit M.I.T.
• New Interviews with “Zombie Nightmare” stars Frank Dietz, Jon Mikl Thor and John Fasano.
• Kevin Murphy And Trace Beaulieu in a Sneak Peek of the upcoming indie feature film Hamlet A.D.D.
• Trailers/promos
• 4 limited edition mini-posters

It’s scheduled for release on July 7.
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Old 03-18-09, 11:45 AM
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Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 XV---July 7th 2009

I'm not familiar with any of these episodes. But it's always good to get more episodes to see. Any insights?
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Old 03-18-09, 12:24 PM
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Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 XV---July 7th 2009

Haven't seen the others, but Zombie Nightmare is a classic MST IMHO.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 XV---July 7th 2009

Robot vs. the Aztech Mummy is a first season episode, which had a much more laid back riffing style.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 XV---July 7th 2009

Racket Girls was 1950's movie about female wrestling. Great episode with Bridget Jones doing a very funny Lisa Loeb impersonation.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 XV---July 7th 2009

Finally! Zombie Nightmare!!! That's fantastic. Day 1 purchase for me.
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Yeah! My Zombie Nightmare dreams come true, cannot wait.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 XV---July 7th 2009

Although the other 3 episodes are all good selections, episode #102 The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy is one of the weakest episodes of Season 1 (which is the weakest season of the entire show aside from the year on KTMA). Why did they pick this episode when there are much better ones in Season 1 to pick? (Such as Robot Monster, Untamed Youth or Robot Holocaust.)

I do not get the selection process.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 XV---July 7th 2009

I'm just happy these are being released on a regular basis. You can't release all the best ones all at once. You have to have a decent mix to make each release enticing... and affordable.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 XV---July 7th 2009

Although the mini-posters are limited edition, I'm assuming the set itself won't have a limited run, just a reconfigured packaging down the line?
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Originally Posted by Joshsuth1 View Post
"Buy this one! It's got all the crappy episodes, but you gotta finish your collection!"
That's actually the packaging blurb for seasons eleven and up of The Simpsons.
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Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
That's actually the packaging blurb for seasons eleven and up of The Simpsons.
It's funny 'cause it's true!
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Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 XV---July 7th 2009

If they're going to keep releasing Season 1 episodes, they could at least release later, somewhat better ones.

Oh well, the other 3 are solid episodes (especially the classic Zombie Nightmare).

The extras look good.
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Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
That's actually the packaging blurb for seasons eleven and up of The Simpsons.
That's funny you say this, because I watched Season 11 today and realized that I'm giving in like that.

Sigh.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 XV---July 7th 2009

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Although the other 3 episodes are all good selections, episode #102 The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy is one of the weakest episodes of Season 1 (which is the weakest season of the entire show aside from the year on KTMA). Why did they pick this episode when there are much better ones in Season 1 to pick? (Such as Robot Monster, Untamed Youth or Robot Holocaust.)

I do not get the selection process.
Might possibly have something to do with opinions varying?
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Old 03-20-09, 12:02 PM
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A really good mix of episodes. Here's some info from the MST3K guide http://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Scienc...7564872&sr=1-1 about each one:

Show 102: The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy w/the short: Commando Cody, Radar Men From the Moon Chapter One

Michael J Nelson: "We were still experimenting with the movie comments and we look back with embarrassment at two particular gags. One involved Joel covering the mouth of a woman singing and the singing being muted. The other, even more shameful, was adding the sound of men, ahem, urinating when there was a shot of them with their backs turned. Both broke the rules of the show, and both were really quite stupid. We're really very sorry."

Show 509: The Girl In Lovers' Lane

Joel, Crow and Servo sing "The Train Song."

Paul Chaplin: "We've done worse movies, but I can't think of one that pissed me off as much...."

And a non spoilers observation about "Sherman", the town the movie takes place in:

"There seem to be ten or twelve males, and at least half as many prostitutes. That's an insupportable prostitute-to-male ration. Granted, the cost of living in Sherman is perhaps not that high, but just to meet fixed costs it seems like each prostitute would have to accommodate each male Shermanite--well, a lot. Plus, there being so few purchasers, the males could easily organize and demand the very lowest rates.
I guess I'm saying that if I were a prostitute, I'd go somewhere else."

Show 604: Zombie Nightmare

Mary Jo Pehl: "Despite the charismatic presence of Tia Carrere and Batman's Adam West, this movie is as bad as it sounds. The film begins in a vague 1950's, when a young family man is killed trying to protect a girl from an assault by two men. His young son, who witnesses the murder, grows up into a beefcakey softball player. And the girl saved from the assault? She turns to voodoo."

It also got a mention in their "The Most Disgusting Things We've Ever Seen" list, which follows:

"A skinny fellow in white Jockey underpants fools around with a voluptuous blonde in a whirlpool. Seeing him slip ever so tenderly into the water is bad enough. Then he gets out, walks right by the camera, and there it is: a close-up of his underpants! From the front!"

Show 616: Racket Girls w/the short, Are You Ready For Marriage?

(This is the funniest short film they ever produced, in my opinion.)

Paul Chaplin: "Peaches disappears from the film about halfway through, which is too bad, because she seems friendly. Kind of a moonfaced gal. In fact, she comes close to my image of the Great Pumpkin."

"The movie concerns women's wrestling, a fact illuminated by the opening scenes of women wrestling, swinging on rings, and wrestling. After an hour or so, we're introduced to mobster Scally, his teeny Mexican aide, Joe, and their star wrestler, Peaches Page. There follows a lot of Peaches wrestling, exercising, jogging, bouncing, as Joe ogles her....It's an odd film that seems to have very little respect for it's audience."

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Old 03-20-09, 04:53 PM
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Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 XV---July 7th 2009

Keep 'em coming Shout. Remember the Satellite News/Rhino fan survey from a few years back? Maybe Shout Factory can do the same thing to get a better feel re. what the msties want. Me, I'm happy with whatever I get. Just to throw in a couple more suggestions- how about including some of the Summer Movie Preview specials as extras? Also- more Film Crew please.
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Sadly, clearing the rights for the summer move clips is probably near impossible or absurdly expensive.

Word is Film Crew is no more. The sets they used were demolished. Also they moved to Shout Factory from Rhino because Jim Mallon didn't want a product similar to MST3K being released by the same company. Now that MST is at Shout, I'm betting the same feeling carried over.

Of course the Film Crew guys are doing Rifftrax now, so there's still plenty of movie riffing from them.
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"Racket Girls" is killer. It's one of the worst movies they ever riffed.
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Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
Might possibly have something to do with opinions varying?
My guess is that you have never seen the episode in question.
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Originally Posted by dhmac View Post
My guess is that you have never seen the episode in question.
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I've seen them all. Will dig out my VHS and refresh my memory.

I was just pointing out what you have in your signature.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 XV---July 7th 2009

I'm excited about finally replacing my crappy off-air tape of Zombie Nightmare. However, you do feel sorry for Adam West being reduced to appearing in such dreck.
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Re: Mystery Science Theater 3000 XV---July 7th 2009

Jordan Fields of Shout Factory gave an interveiw to Satellite News. Anyone know who Indoamericana Ltd is? They're looking to get the rights to The Puma Man.

http://www.mst3kinfo.com/satnews/visit/jordan.html
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That sucks about Final Sacrifice.
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However, you do feel sorry for Adam West being reduced to appearing in such dreck.
Browsing his IMDB filmography, it seems like dreck was all he appeared in.
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