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MSTies unite!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by newsmanfan, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Uh, I'll bite... what's in August?
  2. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    The biggest news in all of Mystery Science Theater 3000 DVD release history! :excited:

    Shout! Factory has pulled off the truly impossible! The next MST3K DVD set will be all five Gamera movies together! Set for release August 2nd!

    By the by, there's no reason to bite.
  3. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    WooHOO! Does it come with a toy, like the last set with Gypsy? :)

    "Gameraaaaaaa...Gameraaaaaa...Gamera is really neat, Gamera is full of meat, we all love you Gam-er-aaaaaaaaa!"

    Joel's discussion of pet turtles and salmonella in one of the Gamera eps had me laughing hysterically; as a small child I too had a tiny, sad turtle in a tiny, sad "beach" bowl...poor thing. (Hey, I'd never do that now. I accuse my parents!) :eek:
  4. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    Sadly, no. It's just the standard posters (Unless you pre-order directly from Shout! (Which gets you a limited edition postcard set and MST3K stress ball)).
  5. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Still pretty cool. :)

    On the recommendation of several of you, tonight I'll be commissioning a copy of "Soultaker" along with "Catalina Caper" from my friend. (I needs me some Creepy Girl.) Happily he only charges me for materials, which are cheap. Not all the copies are from the "official" releases, of course, but my friend has decent digital copies of every ep, so picking and choosing is a luxury indeed.

    Serious offer: if anyone wants specific ones, and doesn't have another way to get 'em, contact me...
  6. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    So...spent my Memorial Day in MSTie heaven...sorta...

    First, watched "Catalina Caper," and realized I really should've asked Marty for a copy of "Jungle Goddess" to put with it for an If Republicans Ruled the World Double Feature. Best lines:
    "I think they sent the wrong people to 'Nam, Joel..."
    "Okay people, everybody wear eye protection, there's a lotta loose ends flyin' together here..."
    ...and the many, many, MANY White People jokes. Classic! Also, Frank's "Blue Velvet" impression during the invention exchange was a beaut!

    Then I moved onto the main event: the "Samson vs the Vampire Women" and "Soultaker" double-header! I hadn't seen "Samson" since it originally aired, and had forgotten just how amazingly abysmal the film was...and what a great job they did on it! Best lines:
    "Let the Cher jokes begin!"
    "I dedicate this song to Thorazine..."
    "In short: Yes, we have second bananas!" (Torgo to Frank)
    "Meanwhile, back at the world's most joyless party..."
    and of course, Dr F's tender love ballad, "Who Will I Kill?"

    "Soultaker" was well worth it; thanks to all here who recommended it! The version Marty gave me was put out by Shout Factory and included a hysterical short interview with Joe Estevez, in which he says he found the film to be "really scary" and "feels honored" that MST riffed it. Funny as H-- and worth a lookup for those of you who haven't seen it. Best lines for "Soultaker":
    "It's just not death with dignity if there's an Estevez in the room!"
    "I hope we were thrown violently out of the movie."
    "Edward Hopper's 'Quickie-Mart.'"
    "Yeah, jump up my tube, white boy!" (Gypsy)
    (on a flatline) "The movie's story arc."
    and the astoundingly funny ending re-write that Crow and Servo do over the end credits!

    And I have a K epsiode, "The Green Slime", to watch tonight! Hooray!
  7. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Good. Next I ould say you get yourself Hamlet and Hobgoblins, both from Season 10.
  8. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I'm watching The Beast of Yucca Flats right now. I also loved the two shorts that went along with it, especially Progress Island USA (about Puerto Rico).
  9. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    Which reminds me, does anybody else have a glitch on their Beast disc? Halfway through the Money Talks short, the audio on mine hiccups for about a second.

    I went and exchanged it for a new one, but the same thing happened. I was just wondering if it was on all of them, or if I am just fantastically unlucky.
  10. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    If you're watching Beast, make it a double-header with Red Zone Cuba by the same (and I use this term loosely) director.

    No, my next additions will be two I really need: Manos and Mitchell!

    The Green Slime Marty gave me was a convention bootleg, and more Joel and Frank and Trace and Josh giving commentary on how MST began than much else; some clips from that first-ever episode. So I turned to the last KTMA one, which I hadn't watched previously: Legend of the Dinosaurs, a Sandy Frank confection of chaos which makes Mighty Jack look COHERENT. It may be (I'm checking) the very first instance of the "Theme from MASH" being hummed by the guys while helicopter footage flies by. It also demonstrates the need the guys discovered for actually scripting their shows. There's a moment more than halfway in when Joel delivers a line that is so WRONG, so pricelessly shameful, that he not only cracked Trace and Josh up but he himself was laughing out of character for at least a minute! (The line is "Finish the job, man!" but I'm not saying what the onscreen action was. Let's just say it was easy to misinterpret...)

    Other best lines from Legend of the Dinosaurs:
    "Too bad she survived the fall. Now she has to be in the film."
    "They use EVERYTHING in a movie, don't they? Nothing goes to waste!"
    "When there was no fowl, we ate crawdad. When there was no crawdad, we ate sand..."
    "Mount Fuji...again." (about 100 times throughout the film)
    "The next 10 pages of dialogue are grunting."

    I will ask about Hamlet and Hobgoblins, Count. Thanks!
  11. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    That didn't really answer my question. :oops:
  12. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Sorry, Zeppo. Honestly I don't know...I never get originals, just copies. I'll ask my friend Marty if he had probs with his "Beast" disc for you.

  13. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    Pirate. Pirate, pirate. Pirate. (Killer.) Pirate.
  14. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    *whistling casually, looking at sky*

    Shall I remind anyone of the original exhortation of the MST guys, in the credits of all the first few seasons' shows, to "keep circulating the tapes"?
  15. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Just a note... I put "Movin' Right Along" on my iTunes "soundtrack" which I have background-playing endlessly while I'm writing "Death & the Matron," and if I'm not so focused that I actually register the music, EVERY time Fozzie sings "We'll hitchhike, bus, or Yellow Cab-it!" I immediately start with the "Cabot? Cabot!" jokes...
  16. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    Annoucement from the fine folks at Shout! Factory. Volume XXII will contain episodes:
    • 306 - Time of the Apes
    • 314 - Mighty Jack
    • 610 - The Violent Years
    • 702 - The Brute Man
    I'm excited! How about you guys?
  17. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Mighty Jack! The taste dogs crave!!!!

  18. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Just an FYI...Marty bought the Gamera-super-nifty-neato-pack, and he raves about the film quality! Says all the eps are wonderful, and there's a special feature just with some of the guys discussing the early years riffing Gamera back in Year 0. So, anybody considering purchasing it...the expert I know says well worth it.
  19. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    A moment I thought you guys might grin at:

    I was introduced to a new client today, a former architect with a huge house-on-a-hill which he built himself. The area is very wild and I was warned that some rattlers have been sighted in the front drive area. Now, snakes don't bother me, and I didn't see any today...but as I was leaving the home, the current caregiver called out after me,

    "Watch out for snakes!" :)

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  20. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Well-Known Member

    Last night I watched "Monster A Go-Go" - so painful!

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