MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: VOLUME XXIX (DVD)

The latest set in this long-running series from Shout! Factory features four episodes from the classic TV series, divided equally between the Joel and Mike years, with one from the first season with J. Elvis Weinstein. The bonus features offer a nice selection of historical pieces and interviews, including a Q&A with Walter G. Alton, Jr., the very serious star of “The Pumaman” who does not seem pleased that Mike and the bots dared to soil his fine work…

Posted on March 27, 2014 in Reviews by

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION (DVD)

This new 25th Anniversary Edition “MST3K” set is a must-have for fans, with a new retrospective documentary, other bonus materials, and a special fifth disc featuring Joel’s last episode, “Mitchell,” and Mike’s first one, “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die”…

Posted on November 26, 2013 in Reviews by

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 THE MOVIE (BLU-RAY)

The movie has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, and the bigger budget allowed the characters to explore more of the Satellite of Love, but as Kevin Murphy also says during the same bonus feature, it’s basically an above-average episode of the TV series…

Posted on September 3, 2013 in Reviews by

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: VOLUME XXVII (DVD)

While the extra stuff isn’t as copious as some of the other entries in this series, the set is still worthwhile for fans of the TV show…

Posted on July 23, 2013 in Reviews by

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: VOLUME XXVI (DVD)

My favorite “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ sets are the ones whose bonus features put some context around the riffed-on movies or around the series itself (or, hopefully, both). Volume 26 in Shout! Factory’s long-running series serves up a whopping portion of the former, proving once again that bad movies don’t just pop into existence, even if it seems that way…

Posted on March 26, 2013 in Reviews by

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: VOLUME XXV (DVD)

“MST3K” Volume 25 serves up four more episodes in this classic series, including “Revenge of the Creature,” the first one that aired after the switch to Sci-Fi Channel (it also featured Pearl Forrester’s introduction as the new mad scientist). The bonus features are on the lean side, but, as always, the episodes are still worth the price of admission…

Posted on December 4, 2012 in Reviews by

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: VOLUME XXIV (DVD)

“Mystery Science Theater 3000″ Volume 24 offers up another solid collection of four episodes, along with a smattering of bonus features that shed some light on producer Sandy Frank, bane of the “MST3K” crew, as well as what Frank Coniff was up to after he left the show, among other things…

Posted on August 16, 2012 in Reviews by

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: VOLUME XXIII (DVD)

Volume 23 in Shout! Factory’s excellent series of “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ collections (they picked up the numbering where Rhino left off) may not be a home run, but it’s a solid double that should satisfy the fans with its four solid episodes and smattering of bonus features that give us a little more insight into the series’ place in the Hollywood ecosystem…

Posted on April 19, 2012 in Reviews by

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE WILD WORLD OF BATWOMAN AND GIRL IN GOLD BOOTS (DVD)

Shout! Factory’s latest pair of standalone “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ releases offer two different looks at the series’ development: “The Wild World of Batwoman,” from season five, is Mike Nelson’s third as host, while “Girl in Gold Boots” is a season ten episode that showcases “MST3K” at its peak…

Posted on April 19, 2012 in Reviews by

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: VOLUME XXII (DVD)

Whether a movie is good or bad, it’s always fun to learn the context of its place in history, and “Volume XXII” in Shout Factory’s “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ series does a great job of that with the four films in this set…

Posted on December 10, 2011 in Reviews by

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE ATOMIC BRAIN AND THE TOUCH OF SATAN (DVD)

“The Touch of Satan,” released in 1971, is kind of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” meets the TV movie of the week…

Posted on November 4, 2011 in Reviews by

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: “MANOS” THE HANDS OF FATE SPECIAL EDITION (DVD)

It’s finally here: the infamous “‘Manos’: The Hands of Fate” episode of “MST3K.” While this isn’t its first time on DVD, this release is a two-disc Special Edition…

Posted on September 13, 2011 in Reviews by

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE UNEARTHLY AND RED ZONE CUBA (DVD)

“Red Zone Cuba” and “The Unearthly” are Shout Factory’s latest standalone “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ DVDs. They’re solid episodes, but it’s a shame these are bare bones releases like the other standalone DVDs…

Posted on August 18, 2011 in Reviews by

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: HAMLET (DVD)

This episode of “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ tends to be dismissed by many fans, but it’s not a bad one. It’s just that “Hamlet” seems to come from out of left field in a series full of Godzilla films, Roger Corman productions, ill-conceived low-budget sci-fi and horror films…

Posted on June 21, 2011 in Reviews by

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: GUNSLINGER (DVD)

“Gunslinger” is a classic “MST3K” episode that skewers a 1956 Roger Corman western. The writing staff probably felt like they were shooting fish in a barrel with this one. Unfortunately, this standalone DVD from Shout! Factory is devoid of extras…

Posted on June 21, 2011 in Reviews by