Mystery science Theater 3000: The Movie------is this DVD out of print?

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  1. Ryan_Beau

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    Im wondering, is this DVD out of print? I see Rhino continues to release TV episodes, but I notice Universal has obviously stopped making the movie DVD because I cant find it anywhere on store shelves. I was hoping they would re-release it with more on the DVD then the first release. Not to mention to get rid of that awful cardboard snap DVD case.

    Any info?
     
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    Yup. The movie was licensed to Image, who released the initial disc. When their contract ended, the DVD went out of print. Universal may release the movie themselves or farm it out to another company, but as far as I know, there are no definitive plans to do so.
     
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    MST3K: The Movie was part of a package deal from Universal for Image Entertainment to release several DVDs. After a while Image dropped the MSRP on several titles and Universal claims that move was not part of the initial agreement. There were lawsuits bandied about and the end result was people having to pay WAY to much for mediocre (in terms of quality of the release not the film itself) DVDs on EBAY.
     
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    If Universal did a special edition, it would be a very popular DVD.

    There are deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage, trailers/tv ads, and also the uncut This Island Earth. A commentary would be a very dumb idea and new interviews would be out of the question... the Brains actually disliked making the film no thanks to Grammercy's idiot management at the time.
     
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    There is actually a much better alternate ending, which still floats around Kazaa, I believe. Also the original disc was not anamorphic. So it would be very nice to see this disc released again.

    "Normal View, Normal VIEW, NORMAL VIEW!!"
     
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    Still kicking myself for not picking up the marked down DVD when I had the chance ("oh, I'll pick it up next time") [​IMG]

    Unwilling to pay inflated prices on ebay, I picked up the LD instead for about eight bucks. That will do me fine unless there ever is a special edition DVD (which I really can't see happening for a film that I believe was one of the lowest grossing films from a -indirectly- major studio in its year of release. Hey, I tried to support it and saw it in theatres. [​IMG] ).
     
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    Oh yeah...

    I forgot to mention that the film was mixed for DTS, so... given the short running time of the film and minimal supplements, it's possible to include the DTS track.
     
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    I actually found an action figure of the Metaluna Mu-tant the other day at a comic book store, it's sits happily on my desk.

    However, I giggle every time I look at him. "Give Uncle Scrotor a hug!"

    Ah, the memories. Somebody better re-releases this on DVD soon, I don't think my LaserDisc will hold much longer.
     
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    DTS Stereo is a totally different codec, and the home version of DTS is locked into 5.1 channels and above

    Frankly I think a MUCH better use of the same bandwidth, especially considering how short the movie is is to just have a PCM track
     
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    Wow, look at that. "Breach hull, all die." Even had it underlined.
     
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    If you are not happy with this film, please return unused portion for a refund.
     
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    I am sooo glad I went and saw this film in theaters:
    I hadn't even seen an episode of the show at that point.

    Now, I am addicted: I have all of the Rhino releases,
    the DVD of "the movie,"
    and now a few of the "tape traders," have hooked me
    up with some good episodes.

    I've even developed some kind of sick facination with
    Pearl. [​IMG]

    I keep hoping, beyond hope, that the Brains will do one
    last feature, and have it be some real gem like Joan
    Crawford's Trog or any Ed Wood film,
    thought Plan 9 From Outter Space seems to
    have been made for MST3k treatment.

    Ah, well. I can dream.
     
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    At the MST3K convention in 96 they screened the film and we got to see the deleted scenes as well. Also the celebrity guests were Russell Johnson and Rex Reason and Kim Cattrall. Russell Johnson was the coolest. He brought stacks of his own 8X10s as the Professor and he signed it "Love, Russell Johnson"!!
     
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    MST3K: The Movie and This Island Earth were two of the earliest DVDs I purchased, at less than $10 each. I read in a different thread that MST3K can fetch over $60 on eBay, which still isn't enough to make me part with my copy. [​IMG]
     
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    I keep wishing they'd throw another MSTie bash
     

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