This four-disc set, bundled together in an appropriately cheesy but charming package that sports pop-up-book-styled artwork, compiles four episodes of the Peabody Award-winning comedy series. The "experiments" in question (Bloodlust, Catalina Caper, The Creeping Terror, and The Skydivers) aren't necessarily MST3K's finest hoursthey don't hold a candle to the show's takes on The Magic Sword, The Atomic Brain, and The Brain That Wouldn't Die. But the barrage of verbal zingers and pop-culture references slung by hosts Joel Hodgson and Mike Nelson and their puppet pals Crow and Tom Servo are still quite funny, and should please both longtime fans and science fiction aficionados who don't take too much umbrage at having their beloved movies heckled.
The Collection is decidedly Mike-centric, with The Creeping Terror, Bloodlust, and The Skydivers all culled from his reign during the sixth season. Series creator Joel Hodgson's participation is relegated to season 2's Catalina Caper, a fan favorite that at one time was pulled from circulation over rights issues. As with most of Rhino's MST3K DVDs, each disc is dual-sided, with one side devoted to the original, uncut version of each film, and the other given over to the "MSTied" version. Theatrical trailers for each movie round out the remainder of the supplemental features. Given the size of this presentation, it might have been interesting to include some interviews with the show's writers and performers (Comedy Central once ran a passable special about the series), but fans will still appreciate having these four episodes together, each providing a wealth of laugh-out-loud moments. Paul Gaita
"The Creeping Terror," a terrible micro-budget 1964 movie produced, directed, and edited by its lead actor, Vic Savage, reaches depths of incoherence, cheapness, and cinematic... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Roochak
This was the box set that got me hooked on Mystery Science Theater 3000. I had watched a few episodes when I was in my early teen years, but I was not to bright to understand the... Read morePublished on April 15 2004 by Jeffrey E Constien
In case you're new to the world of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (MST3K for short, that what us fans - "Misties" - call it), this is the famous TV show where a silhouette of a man... Read morePublished on March 1 2004 by Claude Avary
I won't keep you in suspense any longer that one episode is the skydivers, which to be brief is s skydiving movie about Harry Frankie and suzy. Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2004 by Justin R. Cicconi
First of all, this is a fine and long overdue entry from Rhino. The price for these is steep, but if you're a MST fan, this is the best way to get them (aside from circulating the... Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2004 by Justin Pierce
Ok, I'm a big Mistie from way back, so I was all set to start buying all of these like a Star Wars fan who hears a new movie's coming out. Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2004 by James Belcher
This is a great DVD set, It's a riot! It's funny the way the make fun of B-Movies from the 50's and 60's. Read morePublished on Dec 27 2003 by "the_w"