Holy expletive, Batman! In the words of Satellite News, it looks like hell has finally frozen over. TVGuide.com has reported that Universal will be rereleasing the long out-of-print (in the US, at least) Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie DVD on May 8th. According to SN, this news comes from a reliable source — David Lambert, of TVGuide.com and TV Shows On DVD — and I’m willing to believe it. At the moment, the release appears to be just as bare-bones as the original, with only the movie trailer as an extra. The film, however, will be a new anamorphic widescreen transfer with some nice 5.1 audio things that I don’t fully understand.
For once, I am thoroughly cynicism-free and unquestionably stoked about this news. I absolutely do not — cough, cough — have a burned copy of the original DVD release and I’m totally happy with, you know, not having that, but I would absolutely, 1000% love a proper, store-bought copy, bare-bones or not. If you recently spent $100 on the original on eBay, you have my condolences. Now, can we has HD-DVD release, please?