MST3K: The Movie on Blu-Ray

“Every Year Hollywood Makes Hundreds of Movies.  This is one of them!”

“Every Year Hollywood Makes Hundreds of Movies. This is one of them!”

Perhaps the tagline for Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie simply didn’t resonate with most moviegoers. Maybe those unfamiliar with the TV show didn’t know what to expect. And maybe those who did know the TV show didn’t feel it was worthwhile to see something on the big screen similar to what they could get at home. In any event, this movie bombed at theaters. And that’s just too bad. Because, as the Washington Post correctly pointed out, “MST3K: The Movie probably provides more LPM (laughs per minute) than most Hollywood comedies.”

I can attest that although I saw this movie in a nearly empty theater, it still ranks as one of the best movie going experiences I’ve ever had.

So, if you too missed out, now is the time to treat yourself. MST3K: The Movie is has recently been released on Blu-ray. And, it is a double retro treat. You get the nearly 20-year-old film mocking 1955’s This Island Earth. Fortunately, most of the jokes hold up as well as they did in 1995. And, This Island Earth is great to watch – both for its often inadvertently hilarious earnest sci-fi and its truly remarkable special effects.

So, if you buy only one Blu-ray this year featuring robots cracking jokes about aliens with exposed brains or the science of waffle-making, make it this one.

Order your copy of MST3K: The Movie on Blu-Ray.


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Vinvectrex has not only reviewed every game made for the Vectrex, but discovered a long lost game for the IBM Jr. and probably changed the history of Star Wars fandom.

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4 thoughts on “MST3K: The Movie on Blu-Ray

  1. Great post as always, Vinvectrex! I can attest to the low turnout for the film, I was working at the local movie theater in our neck of the woods and we had to fight for the theater to carry the film. We won and they booked it…and it had a total of 15 people for the entire weekend…and that included a special Midnight Showing that no one attended.

    At least we employees saw the awesomeness of it and I’m glad that Shout Factory continues to hand us fans all of these visual treats. :)

  2. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Aw yeah, vinvectrex, the movie practically slid by unnoticed in my area until it dropped in VHS format, where video store dwellers like myself recognized it as must-see living room fare.
    But I really missed out. Well, all comedy fans did.

    Nowadays, my best enthused-crowd experiences are at genre festivals.
    This movie (and series, even) calls for group participation of a sort.
    Yet, I can’t really imagine how the commentary beats could be followed – along with the movie as reference – with a bunch of like-minded fans who couldn’t resist shouting zingers on top of each other.

    Yeah, it seemed like a good day not quite thought out, in a way.
    But still, I wish the guys eternal happiness for all the gushes of laughter they elicited form me, over the years.

    Heard Joel on a podcast not too long ago.
    Felt like family.

    Yeah, vin, I think you and Vic had the best way of enjoying the movie.

    Eh, I dunno.
    I still wish the movie had had its success on the big screen.
    The series lives on, to this day, with Rifftrax.
    That alone, warms my popcorny heart.

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