Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie [Blu-ray + DVD]
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From the makers of the highly successful cult classic TV series comes Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie - one of the most outrageous, most irreverent, and most hilarious big-screen spoofs ever! A mad scientist, in his quest for world domination, concocts a diabolical scheme to subject the human race to the worst movie ever made: 1955's This Island Earth. It's up to one test subject's quick wit, sharp sense of humor, and utter intolerance for cinematic garbage to foil the plans of the scientist and to save the Earth. Experience the hijinks and low jabs of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie - where the worse the movie is, the better time you'll have!
The cult television show (in which a hapless space explorer and his robot pals are forced to watch and deliver a hilarious running commentary on bad movies) makes a successful transition to the big screen as Mike and the 'bots lay waste to the '50s sci-fi yarn This Island Earth (a painfully stiff would-be epic that's actually a cut above the usual MST3K fare). While ardent fans may be a little miffed that more advantage isn't taken of the expanded theatrical venue (aside from a tad more scatological humor than usual, the content here would fit in comfortably as a regular episode of the series), the nonstop, hyper-literate salvo of comedy riffs that run the gamut from references to Tommy Chong's backyard to Yes album covers more than make up for any conceptual complacency. Be prepared to laugh till it aches. --Andrew Wright --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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As explained by evil Dr. Forrester ("I'm a NAUGHTY BOY!"), he has trapped Mike on the Satellite of Love, and is plying him with terrible movies to see what breaks him. This is apparently part of his evil plan to conquer the world.
Meanwhile on the Satellite of Love, everything is pretty much normal -- Gypsy is running the ship, Mike is running on a giant hamster wheel (complete with water bottle!) and Crow is trying to tunnel back to Earth. After a near-fatal hull breach ("Mommy mommy mommy I LOVE YOU, MAAAAAAAAAAAA..."), the guys are called in to watch their latest movie.
Unfortunately, that movie is "This Island Earth," a pretentious sci-fi flick that was apparently made up as they went along. A bunch of rather dumb scientists are called by a secret organization of suspiciously large-skulled people who are obviously aliens. Immediately the rugged Carl Meecham decides to break out of the place (you volunteered to go, idiot) along with his required love interest -- and soon they find themselves whisked onto a flying saucer and headed for the planet Metaluna. Of course, things go downhill after that.
Despite the "The Movie" tag, this movie is basically just a slightly expanded episode of the series. The guys get to be a little cruder in their language, and we see a couple more rooms on the Satellite of Love when Mike and the robots try to hail Earth using a hokey-looking communicator. Of course, it all goes horribly wrong.Read more ›
The story of This Island Earth is A big, deep voiced scientist flys to some location in some state (Why don't they tell us where he's going? WHY?) and lands in a airfield, only to find his plane haywire. His plane turns green (or as Mike says, "Well, now I have a refreshing mintt flavor."), and his "sidekick," who looks and sounds like Wilt Chamberlain, investigates the plane attack which should've killed him but didn't. Dammit!
Then, they build this what-cha-ma-call it dohickie lokking talking device and talk with a guy white REALLY white hair, and has a big lump for a forehead. He's the alien. (Oh yeah, a big lump the size of a cucumber is going to hide your identity). Things that didn't make sense: Why did they go to that planet without the oh-so precious element they needed? And, why does the lead woman in the film have torpedo-shaped breasts? (My mom found that out)
Great lines:"I'm not an alien," "This Island Earth can be yours if the price is right!", and my favorite "Then I ram my editor down your throat and lay my egs in your chest, but i'm not an alien!"
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One of my favorites for sure! I got it within a couple days and watched every extra minute included. Though that's where the trouble really is. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Still good but ya where is Joel? It would be nice if MST3K tv episodes didn't cost about a million dollars per season.Published 9 months ago by Geoffrey J. B. Edwards
While it's not my favourite MST3K feature and not even close to the laughs they got with seasons 8-10 of the TV show (sorry, I just prefer the chemistry of Bill, Mike and Kevin... Read morePublished 10 months ago by mumbles
It's Blockbuster mayhem with the endlessly hilarious quipping & sniping of one (1) human and two (2) robots at the expense of an almost War of the Worlds, a not quite Forbidden... Read morePublished on Dec 23 2013 by Ross
Watched a VHS version of this vid with mi-laddos a number of years ago and tryly enjoyed it. Decided to add a DVD copy to my library. Read morePublished on Oct. 10 2008 by d'Pappy
Do not hesitate, do not pass go, ignore the fact that this dvd is quite possibly the worst packaging of a movie ever (no extras or chapter selection). You must own this movie. Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2008 by Timothy D. Riel
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It's not too darned often that I'll give a five star review to such a slim product. Read more
Quite simply Mystery Science Theater the Movie is the Funniest movie ever made. Mike, Crow and Tom provide perfect comments in tune with the movie "This Island Earth"... Read morePublished on Nov. 19 2003