FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shout! Factory continues to release new multi-disc collections of beloved and in-demand episodes. Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXIII, a 4-Disc collection of 4 previously unreleased episodes and loads of extras, will be in stores March 27th.
Much like the country that spawned it, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a melting pot. In every imaginable genre, Joel, Mike and their robot pals Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot have seen the promise of cinema mutilated by mediocrity. Nowhere is this highfalutin concept more hilariously exemplified than in this 23rd collection of episodes from the beloved cult comedy television series. You want a Western? It's here. Space adventure? Look no further. They'll even throw in a failed TV pilot and a barely coherent science fiction-horror-thriller. All genres are treated with equal disrespect by the luckless crew of the Satellite of Love. They pledge allegiance only to funny, with justice (SoL style) for all.
The Castle Of Fu Manchu
Code Name: Diamond Head
Last Of The Wild Horses
Actors: Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson
Directors: Kevin Murphy
Format: Box set, Color, Dolby, DVD, Full Screen, NTSC
Region: Region 1
Number of discs: 4
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: March 27, 2012
Run Time: 360 minutes
SHOUT! FACTORY AND BEST BRAINS, INC., PRESENT....
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Wild World Of Bat Woman
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girl In Gold Boots
AVAILABLE DIRECTLY FROM SHOUT! FACTORY ON MARCH 20, 2012
On March 20th The Satellite of Love lifts off once again when Shout! Factory and Best Brains, Inc. release Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girl In Gold Boots and Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Wild World Of Bat Woman on DVD, available exclusively from the Shout! Factory store at http://www.shoutfactorystore.com/prod.aspx?pfid=5257670 and http://www.shoutfactorystore.com/prod.aspx?pfid=5257669.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girl In Gold Boots and MST3K: The Wild World Of Batwoman are the newest titles in a special line from Shout! Factory of single episode/single disc releases of fan favorites.
In Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girl In Gold Boots, a timeless tale of exploitation, competition, drugs and raw talent-flavored substitute, a young woman's quest to make it as a professional go-go dancer reveals a devastatingly mediocre portrait of Hollywood's low-budget underbelly. Thankfully, those schlock 'n' roll stars aboard the Satellite of Love are here to avenge our boredom and riff our pain away. Comedy snipers Mike Nelson and his robot sidekicks Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot put Girl In Gold Boots in their crosshairs and take it down. May a statue be dedicated one day to their heroism!
In 1966 an understandable attempt to capitalize on the popularity of Batman went horribly, horribly, horribly wrong. The movie that emerged, The Wild World Of Bat Woman, would have stood a better chance had it been written by Bob Kane's dog. There is a plot, of sorts, involving a masked babe, her team of dancing girls, a mad scientist, an atomic-powered hearing aid and an archvillain named Rat Fink. Don't try to connect those dots. You'll lose. Just enjoy the ample opportunities taken by Mike and his robot pals Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot to redeem the movie with barbs, cracks, digs, jabs and other assorted comic punishment. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Wild World Of Bat Woman includes the short film Cheating, a morality tale about a high school boy whose position in student government is jeopardized by a cheating scandal.
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 series was created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Jim Mallon. After a year on KTMA TV in Minneapolis, its national broadcast life began in 1989 on the Comedy Channel (later to become Comedy Central), where it ran for seven seasons. The show's final three seasons aired on the Sci-Fi Channel. The premise of the series features a hapless man who is trapped by mad scientists on a satellite in space and forced to watch old B-movies of questionable worth. To keep sane, he's built two robot sidekicks, and together they do a running commentary on the films, affectionately mocking their flaws with inspired wisecracks and acting as a demented movie theater peanut gallery. Series creator Hodgson originally played the stranded man, Joel Robinson. When he left in 1993, series head writer Mike Nelson replaced him as the new B-movie victim Mike Nelson, and continued in the role for the rest of the show's run. The format proved to be popular and remarkably durable. During its 11-year run and 198 episodes (including one feature film), MST3K attained a loyal fan base and critical acclaim. The series won a Peabody Award in 1993, and was nominated for writing Emmys(R) in 1994 and 1995.
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company's audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY(R)-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable "best of" compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. With its fingers on the pulse of pop culture, Shout! Factory continues to impact the entertainment media landscape through acquisition of top quality programming for home entertainment releases. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit www.shoutfactory.com
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News Editor February 6, 2012, 8:48 am