Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie [2 Discs] [DVD/Blu-ray] [Blu-ray/DVD] [1996]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    87% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (19 out of 22)

    Special Features


    • The Making of Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Movie
    • Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Movie: The Motion Picture Odyssey
    • This Island Earth: 21/2 years in the making
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
    The cult television series Mystery Science Theatre 3000 transfers its brand of science-fiction wisecracking to the big screen with relatively few changes. The concept is the same in series and film: an innocent man (Michael J. Nelson, playing Mike Nelson) is stranded in outer space by a mad scientist, who subjects the poor slob to "experiments" that involve watching the worst movies ever made. In order to survive this cinematic torture, Mike and his two companions, sarcastic robots Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot, mercilessly heckle the film in self-defense. In this case, the target is This Island Earth, a 1950s sci-fi opus that, despite its silly makeup effects and stilted dialogue, actually stands slightly above the usual Mystery Science Theatre fare. Otherwise, despite the larger budget, the film plays as a shorter version of the television show, with the robots and sets purposefully maintaining their ingenious, homemade look. Despite its loyalty to the original concept, many long-time fans found the film less sharp than the series, and the cinematic version failed to attract many viewers beyond the original audience. Nevertheless, it serves as a good introduction for the uninitiated, demonstrating the show's combination of pop culture deconstruction and intelligent, playful humor. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Michael J. Nelson
      Michael J. Nelson - Mike Nelson



    Customer rating

    4.6
    87%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent! Now Bring on the Shows on Blu-ray.

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      KevinV
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      Nice Shout Factory release of an overlooked comedy gem. This series has always been a favorite and I loved the fact that they actually got a movie done before going off the air. Shout Factory, as always, does a bang up job with the extras and the transfer. Recommended to any MST3K fan. Hope maybe they'll release all the old episodes on blu-ray (and a reasonable price). Wonder if Shout Factory would be interested in dipping their toes in tv series releases (It probably wouldn't be cheap, but the quality would be nice).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Pretty good

      Posted
      Elonrid
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      The movie itself has some very funny parts. The additional features are... questionable. There is one documentary, which contains all of the deleted scenes you get to see, that apologizes for MST3K not being funnier, and blames the studio for everything ever. The second documentary paints the original movie, This Island Earth, as the greatest movie ever made. And there are no subtitles included on any feature.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best all-time

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      Duns
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      For some context, I used to sit at home on Friday nights just to watch this series when it was on TV. I'm a huge fan, and this series can hardly do wrong in my eyes. That being said, this movie will stand the test of time as one of the funniest movies ever made. The perfect old-movie mockery flick.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Easily the funniest shows

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      Rick
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      It's a no-brainer. MST3000 is one of the funniest shows around. I like that it comes on Blu-Ray and DVD which is a bonus because I still have family that do not have a Blu-Ray player which is alright and I'm able to visit and watch the movies on their DVD instead.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The Show is Better

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      Ruddigore
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      A nice introduction to the series, but the actual series is a lot better. Good riffing throughout and lots of great special features makes this the definitive version of MST3K: The Movie. "Oh good, the script has arrived!"

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A classic. Got me hooked on MST3K

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      far2bowen
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      This is easily the best version of the MST3K movie that's ever been offered. There is an interesting documentary about the conception and production of the movie. It's amazing to see how disappointed everyone is with the final product. I think it's hilarious!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Nice to have on blu ray

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      punisher1964
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      Saw this on a flash sale and could not resist. Nice to have the movie on blu ray with behind the scenes and deleted scenes features that i had never seen. Plus a DVD for your non HD collection

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Cheezy & hilarious show on big screen..to your TV

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      Whitepinkman
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      Watching these guys make fun of the cheezy movie is epic. And blu ray comes with some fun extras. If you're fan you probably already own. But if never seen MST3K, do give it a try.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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