Mystery Science Theater 3000: Manos, the Hand of Fate [2 Discs] [DVD]

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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (16 out of 16)

Special Features


  • Disc One
  • Group Therapy: Wherein Joel, Trace, Frank and Mary Jo relive the horror
  • MST Hour Wraps
  • Excluvie Mini-Poster by Artist Steve Vance
  • Disc 2
  • Hotel Torgo: A Documentary on the Making Of "Manos" The Hands of Fate
  • Jam Handy To The Rescue!: A Ballyhoo Production
  • Hired!: Part 1 & 2 Together Again . . . Just Because We Could

Synopsis


Hired, Part 2, a short film, enlightens Joel and the robots on the joys of car sales, frightens them with primitive clock-motion wipes, and prepares them for the dark, demonic drama Manos, the Hands of Fate (which is later referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie). Using the opening footage as a backdrop, the guys pretend to go for a drive. As Manos progresses to reveal evil creatures, the scientists continue their attempts at manipulation, with Frank breaking into Capra dialogue. Mike Nelson makes a cameo when Joel, Tom Servo, and Crow discuss the scariest possible features of monsters, as inspired by the giant kneecaps of Manos character Torgo. ~ Sarah Sloboda


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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought on a whim for which I do not regret

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    RockHound
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    So unless you are already a fan of MST3k than you may not know that the show is a couple of ad hoc robots made out of garage sale garbage who hang out with a marooned corporate pleb who pass the time critiquing the absolute worst movies they can find. While there are a few others on this DVD obviously the focus is on "Manos" which is a real movie that was shot in El Paso Texas of all places. In most fans opinion, and mine as well, it's really the best episode of the series. If you are a fan of watching movies that are sometimes so poorly done that they actually have their own hidden kitsch value than you will probably dig this stuff. If you have no sense of humor than you should probably look for something else. Will I watch this more than once? Oh yeah!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Master Would Approve

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    SpringHeelJack
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    The episode is certainly one of the best MST3Ks of all time (possibly the best), and Shout has given it a pretty decent DVD re-release. The added bonus features are nice, but that being said, if you're looking for a better version of the original movie sans-MST3K there's a far better DVD / Blu-ray version and the Hotel Torgo documentary doesn't appeared to have been very well researched and is at times incorrect. If you already have a previous DVD of the MST3K episode, this is probably only for completists because of the exclusive bonus features. If you don't already own it, this is a pretty easy recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Manos a welcome MST3k Release

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    elgreco50
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    The opportunity to see one of the worst films of all time, Manos Hands of Fate, both with and without Mystery Science Theater commentary is terrific. Who knew that a low budget turkey filmed by a former manure salesman would go on to such great fame in the pantheon of terrible films? And at a mere $5 in the bargain bin, who could pass this up?

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fans of MST3K will love this

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    ednigma
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    I already have this episode on another MST3K compilation, but this standalone DVD has extra bonus features that my other copy lacks making this well worth double dipping. Shout Factory also seems to do a noticeably better job with the transfer, the picture is sharper and the colors a more accurate and saturated. Plus, its freaking hilarious!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Worst Movie EVER!!!

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    Gambit624
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    I first watched this episode of MST3K when it first aired on TV. This was one of the funniest episodes I ever saw, and watched it every chance I got. I had it on VHS years ago, but saw this in a bin at my Best Buy, and had to get it. They are finally making a sequel to Manos, which should come out next year. I'm excited for that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Master WOULD Approve

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    CapnHowdy
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    For MST3k fans, this is THE comprehensive "Manos" set - the episode itself, a bonus disc with "Manos" on its own, documentaries about "Manos", the experience of riffing on it, and one about Jam Handy. Oh yeah - for good measure, you get both parts of Hired! (a Jam Handy production) on disc two.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    MST3K MUST SEE

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    pumpkinpatch

    MANOS is hands down the best MST3K I have ever seen, but this is because MANOS is unforgettably awful. The editing for the final cut of the film is hysterical and the acting and storyline would make you wish you hadn't seen it were there not so many great zingers from the crew of the Satellite of Love. Trust me, if you enjoy MST3K then you MUST see this one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sarcasm always helps!

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    Berserker086
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    Manos: The Hands Of Fate has to be the worst movie ever made. The only version worth watching is the version that was lampooned by MST3K. They destroy the movie with their patented sarcasm. It's definitely worth the price for some great laughs!

    I would recommend this to a friend


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