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#1 Post by dx23 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:56 pm

Universal is finally re-releasing the movie on May 8th. More info here.

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#2 Post by El Manchego » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:11 pm

Great news; this means that I'll finally be able to upgrade from my worn-out VHS version.

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#3 Post by sidehacker » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:49 pm

Good news but this doesn't exactly seem like a film you need to see in the highest possible quality. I'm fine with the previous disc.

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#4 Post by davebert » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:14 pm

First the stock market crash and now the OOP DVD futures market takes a hit! How much worse can today get?

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#5 Post by dx23 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:52 pm

davebert wrote:First the stock market crash and now the OOP DVD futures market takes a hit! How much worse can today get?
Heath Ledger dies. Today we have hit rock bottom.

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#6 Post by Buttery Jeb » Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:13 pm

According to TVShowsonDVD, the MST3K crew have let their license with Rhino end, and have signed on with Shout! Factory instead.

Just wanted to get that out there.

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#7 Post by Nihonophile » Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:39 pm

“We are thrilled to be at Shout! Factory. It is a really a great fit for Mystery Science Theater 3000,” said Jim Mallon, President of Best Brains, Inc. and a producer/director/writer of MST3K. “Shout! Factory totally gets the world of MST3K and has shown great respect for Joel, Mike, the Mads and the quirky little bots. They have already issued us lockers. We look forward to great new releases ahead.”
Jim Mallon is running the whole show for this. That's why he takes such a long credit roll in the press release. He owns the show, now calls it the legacy series because he has a flash cartoon series online with Servo, Crow, and Gypsy. When Mallon isn't contemplating how to make money off this series, he seems to be in conference with his lawyers on who to sue next for infringing on his rights to "prerecorded movie riffing."

If you didn't know Joel has a new straight to dvd series called cinematic titanic, while Mike has the movie crew.

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#8 Post by Kinsayder » Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:49 pm

Nihonophile wrote:If you didn't know Joel has a new straight to dvd series called cinematic titanic, while Mike has the movie crew.
There's also Rifftrax, of course, though the few I've listened to have been quite hit and miss. Nowhere near the standard of peak MST3K.

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#9 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:18 pm

Cover art for the first Shout! Factory MST3K set:

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#10 Post by Matt » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:20 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:Cover art for the first Shout! Factory MST3K set
gasp! splutter! wheeze! My God, man, you can't just post that without any context! What's in that gigantic box that will be mine?

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#11 Post by Murdoch » Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:00 pm

I've been laying off buying any of the other sets since I've been busy buying other stuff like Criterion. This is only $48.99, while other sets of just one volume are only a few dollars less than that so what exactly is in this set?

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#12 Post by Matt » Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:09 pm

From what I can gather, it is still only 4 discs (like the previous Rhino releases), but it is "lavishly packaged." A couple of titles were leaked ("Werewolf" and "Laserblast"), but those were later denied by Shout Factory.

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#13 Post by Kinsayder » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:36 pm

According to the nerdlings at mst3kinfo, the exact contents will be announced at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 25th.

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#14 Post by mfunk9786 » Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:23 am

Matt wrote:From what I can gather, it is still only 4 discs (like the previous Rhino releases), but it is "lavishly packaged." A couple of titles were leaked ("Werewolf" and "Laserblast"), but those were later denied by Shout Factory.
And they weren't necessarily denied, they just mentioned that they might be in either this or the early 2009 set, and they might not be in either - they don't want to get anyone's hopes up. So one or the other might be in here. I'm thinking that Laserblast is a shoo-in.

Sorry for posting it without any context! There really isn't any so far.

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#15 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:43 pm

Matt wrote:
mfunk9786 wrote:Cover art for the first Shout! Factory MST3K set
gasp! splutter! wheeze! My God, man, you can't just post that without any context! What's in that gigantic box that will be mine?
Details on the bonus features are starting to leak out. And depending on the length of that History of MST3K doc, they're potentially very exciting.

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#16 Post by Kinsayder » Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:13 am

Reporting from Comic-Con, mst3kinfo.com reports that the episodes for the 20th Anniversary MST3K Collection are…

211- First Spaceship on Venus
706- Laserblast
904- Werewolf
1004- Future War

It will include a Crow figurine and collector's cards as part of the set.

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#17 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:45 pm

What a coup for Shout! Factory. The Joel ep is the only one I haven't seen, but Laserblast, Werewolf, and Future War are classics. I've got a Mike Nelson bias, but I'm glad to see two of the funniest SciFi era episodes on this set, because it shows that they're not going to shy away from releasing those.

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#18 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:31 am

This artwork is a little amateurish, although it is nice to have individual artwork for the films:

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#19 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:47 pm

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Re: TV on DVD

#20 Post by domino harvey » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:33 pm

MST3K Vol 14 coming Feb '09

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#21 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:37 pm

"Soultaker" is one of the funniest episodes ever. Still waiting for "The Final Sacrifice" though.

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#22 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:33 pm

Volume XVI Details
At Comic-Con, Shout Factory has released information about “MST3K XVI,” to be released on Dec 1. It will include the following episodes:

105- THE CORPSE VANISHES with short: COMMANDO CODY PT 3
501- WARRIOR OF THE LOST WORLD
521- SANTA CLAUS
701- NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST with short: ONCE UPON A HONEYMOON

Extras:
* A new interview with “Warrior of the Lost World” director David Worth
* Santa Claus Conquers the Devil: A 50-Year Retrospective
* Santa Claus original radio spot
* Santa Claus still gallery
* Teaser for “Wonder World of K. Gordon Murray in Colorscope”
* Night of the Blood Beast Turkey Day host segments
* Turkey Day ‘95 bumpers
* Original theatrical trailers
* 4 exclusive MST3K lobby cards by artist Steve Vance
* And, in a limited-edition version, a Tom Servo figurine

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#23 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:36 pm

Wonderful news from mst3kinfo.com...
Volume XVII Titles!
Happy Thanksgiving! Our sources at Shout! Factory have clued us in on the titles for the next box set, Volume XVII, due in March. They are:
• 101- THE CRAWLING EYE
• 415- THE BEATNIKS (with short: GENERAL HOSPITAL PT 2)
• 910- THE FINAL SACRIFICE and
• 1005- BLOOD WATERS OF DR. Z

The Final Sacrifice? But, but… “Yes, we realize that we said it would never be released,” says our source. “Why the change, you ask? Well, to be frank… We offered them more money.” Always a good plan.
Rowsdower!

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Re: TV on DVD

#24 Post by HypnoHelioStaticStasis » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:20 pm

"I wonder if there's beer on the sun..."

Fantastic looking set, as are all the Shout Factory boxes. I wouldn't even mind if they double-dipped on the Rhino episodes, they do such an exemplary job.

Now if they'll only get Radar Secret Service...

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#25 Post by brendanjc » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:09 pm

This is the best news I've seen all day, The Final Sacrifice is neck and neck with Space Mutiny as my favorite episode.

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