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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
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 29 days 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 7 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 8 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 23 months ago 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
I'll keep this very brief...
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
There are a lot of complaints about both the length and lack of depth of this movie. At less than 80 minutes this movie is shorter than the normal episode of MST3K. Read morePublished on April 30 2003 by Martin Andrade