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MST3K: The Movie To Be Rereleased?

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?

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One Response

  1. I forget where I got mine, but I remember I only paid $10 for it on sale at some store that probably doesn’t exist anymore, like Camelot Music. Yes, I view it often. :) I had a VHS copy of the LD for a while, and then somehow, somewhere that I honestly don’t remember I purchased my DVD on some sort of ludicrous sale (it’s the digipack style cardboard box packaging). Indeed, it is completely bare bones.

    I actually saw the movie on a screen back in 1999 at the very first Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival in Birmingham, Alabama. They showed it at their only outside venue for films, and it was a little hard to watch due to sound being so reverberating, but it was still a dreamy experience sitting outside under the stars on a mild September evening in Alabama watching the guys riff on This Island Earth. It was well after the movie had been in theaters, too, and wasn’t coming close to Birmingham at all and then BAM! That, among many other reasons, locked Sidewalk in my heart as a great festival and I have attended many of them since then as well.

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