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Topic: MST3K

The 7th Dawn

Rather dull, but it has a monkey


Drama

Rod Lott
For a film that bills itself as a great adventure, "The 7th Dawn" is rather dull. This may be — must be — because it's made in 1964, before America realized it couldn't win every war (read: Vietnam).
 
Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXII

It’s ‘Time’ for another eight hours of deep-hurting hilarity.


Television series

Rod Lott
Another quarter, another “Mystery Science Theater 3000” release from Shout! Factory. While hell on the wallet, fervent fans of the series know each set is worth every penny and then some.
 
Friday, December 9, 2011

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXIII

'XXIII' marks the spot for laughs.


Television series

Rod Lott
Fans won't need much convincing (if at all) to plunk down their choice of currency for a purchase of Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXIII (that's "23," dummies), because by now, Shout! Factory's rep for packing these boxes with genuine care and irresistible extras is rock-solid.
 
Friday, March 30, 2012

12 Creature Features

Need a dozen ways to kill a weekend? Just add cheese!


Horror

Rod Lott
I don't know that Mill Creek Entertainment's three-disc set of 12 Creature Features is quite the "dream come true" for "B-movie lovers" as the box proclaims, but that's only because so much of the contents likely already exist in their collections of public-domain DVDs.
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXIV

You could try to kill it with a forklift, but why?


Television series

Rod Lott
XXIV, VXI, XXX, IV, X — hell, it's all Greek Roman to me. All I know for sure is that each and every box set that has been or will be released of Mystery Science Theater 3000 is worth owning. Since the new Volume XXIV falls into that category, it, too, qualifies.
 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
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‘Skate’ or die

It's a tough call.

Not that you’d notice, but here’s what’s been eating up my free time of late: As founder of The Movie Clubbed, I’ll be part of Saturday’s live skewering of Skatetown, U.S.A., an abomination of pop celluloid that was 1979’s both best and worst “rock and roller disco movie of the year!”

The details, from today’s Gazette:

"Turns out there’s a reason 1979’s Skatetown, U.S.A. has never hit VHS or DVD: It really sucks. The alleged comedy starring Scott Baio and Patrick Swayze will get a live, Mystery Science Theater 3000-style beating from The Movie Clubbed, whose members include a few Oklahoma Gazetteers, at 8 p.m. Saturday at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch. Also to be skewered: a 1972 short by the OKC Urban Renewal Authority. Tickets are $5-$8. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com."

This marks The Movie Clubbed’s second time at bat. The first was back in March, when we (me, Richard York, Brian Winkeler, Greg Elwell and Spencer Hicks) zapped Zardoz, the 1974 science-fiction slice of nonsense starring Sean Connery. We didn’t think we find a more painful follow-up, but we were wrong.

What’s “special” about this Skatetown screening is that the Oklahoma City Museum of Art has procured a 35mm print. That’s right: They weren’t all burned in anger. With any luck, this one will spontaneously combust as soon as we’re done with it, so buy your tickets now before they skate away. There's even an unofficial after-party at The Paramount on Film Row, for which Brian bought the Skatetown soundtrack LP off eBay. You've been warned, but see you there anyway? —Rod Lott



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Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXVI

The short review: Buy it already.


Television series

Rod Lott
I think the best way to review a box set of Mystery Science Theater 3000 would be to list all the references made by and/or targets of the Satellite of Love crew in those episodes, to demonstrate their true depth and breadth.

But that’d also be the worst, because we’d be here all day.
 
Monday, April 8, 2013

The Incredible Melting Man

A trash classic lands on Blu-ray.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
In the trash classic The Incredible Melting Man, the titular creature — aka astronaut Steve West (Alex Rebar), returned home from a botched mission to Saturn as a walking pile of goo — claims his first victim less than 10 minutes after the MGM lion roars, but only after he's given a nurse such a shock that she jumps through a glass door. What’s not to love?
 
Monday, July 22, 2013
 
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