MST3K: The Movie - Universal release coming 5/8/08!

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  1. Brandon Conway

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    Finally! I was beginning to think that this would never be reissued.

    And it is ironic that this is getting a anamorphic release, while This Island Earth only rated a fullscreen one.
     
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    OH GOD, I JUST PAID $200 FOR IT ON EBAY!!!!!!!!!!!



















    Just kidding. [​IMG] I'll be replacing my old Image disc that I must have bought 9 or 10 years ago.

    EDIT: I know the link says May 8 but that's a Thursday so it's most likely the wrong date.
     
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    Universal's 2-disc German release included 'This Island Earth' as an extra; can't recall for sure if it was anamorphic or not, but I seem to think that (like the current R2 UK transfer) it was.
     
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    Nice that it's finally getting a reissue. I guess we won't be seeing any extras like the deleted scenes though.

    Wasn't it DTS sound in theatrical release though?
     
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    You're right. The Digital Bits says 5/6/08, so that's surely the actual date. Can a Mod change the thread title? Thanks in advance!
     
  7. RobertM.Fleming

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    This is very excellent news. this mean I can finally retire my "screener" VHS copy I permanently borrowed from the video store I worked at in high school.


    "quick, lets escape under cover of afternoon in the biggest car in the county!"
     
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    Darn. And I've always felt badass since I paid $13 for it years ago just before it left the store shelves.
     
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    Yep, no more pride of ownership of another rarity. Snif.


    [​IMG] Good for MST3K fans though.
     
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    Well I'm not giving up yet, darnit! I'm going to milk the bragging rights for all they're worth thru May 5th!! [​IMG][​IMG]

    Yep, good for fans. This will also drum up more interest in the show for Rhino to mull over some more.
     
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    Considering I have had no desire to watch it again in the last... three years? - too many unwatched episodes in the Rhino sets as it is, let alone the dozens of VHS tapes stashed in my closet from the original airings - I'm really glad I sold this one a while back. I think I got $200 for it or something.

    Bummer about the deleted scenes though.
     
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    This was one of the first 3 DVDs I bought (the other 2 were Artisan's The 10th Kingdom and Kenneth Branagh's Henry V). Wish there were some deleted scenes, though; that might be enought to make me pick up the new version.
     
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    I'm psyched that its finally getting reissued and they're giving it a new transfer with 5.1 but they really should include those deleted scenes. The entire shelter sequence is a blast. There's a large and ever growing following for MST3K. Someone at Universal must have finally realized this. If everyone buys this version maybe they'll be motivated to revisit it in a couple of years with extras.
     
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    OMG!!! YEEESSSS!!!! [​IMG]

    Finally. Been a long wait. Both my father and I have been wanting to get this forever. We both feel so bad for not picking it up for $25 10 years ago (didnt know it would go OOP so soon). Got pretty darn close to buying it for $200 on Amazon or Ebay. Ughh...so much. This is good news, indeed.
     
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    Did the MST3K rights just come up for renewal? I only ask because Shoutfactory just got the rights to the show.
     
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    DTS Stereo, which is different apparently.
     

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