Trademarks and copyrights are a funny thing. So funny, in fact, that I don’t fully understand them which, admittedly, also describes a great many other things in this world. “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ is a pretty distinctive name and you would most certainly be sued if you tried to copy it. The same could be said of “Rifftrax” and “Cinematic Titanic.” “The Film Crew,” however? Probably not so much.
This forum post mentions a rather questionable-looking upcoming DVD listed on Amazon. As best as I can tell, it appears to be a film called Wet Heat released under a “Film Crew” heading. Either that, or a film called Film Crew: Wet Heat, which makes even less sense. As you can see above, the DVD cover does not inspire one’s confidence in the quality of the product. The DVD extras include what is referred to as “FILM CREW bloopers.” Oh, do sign me up.
Anyway, my reason for posting this is to make sure that you don’t get suckered into buying this. I have no way of knowing if the makers of this classy DVD were trying to prey on MSTies’ innocence and naiveté. It certainly looks like a title that deserves mocking, either way. This is not — I repeat, NOT — our Film Crew. Be aware that, if you purchase this, those dreams of tasty Film Crew bloopers will be crushed harshly, cruelly. There will be no Kevin Murphys in dresses for you, nor any Bill Corbetts dropping f-bombs. Just sleazy, unbridled c-movie filth.