Where's MST3K?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Kevin Porter, Jun 23, 2002.

  1. Kevin Porter

    Kevin Porter Supporting Actor

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    Why haven't these shows been released on DVD by now. I'm aware of the standalone ones that are currently availible but what about season by season sets?

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  2. Adam Tyner

    Adam Tyner Screenwriter

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    Due to rights issues, there will never, ever be season sets.
     
  3. Jeffrey Gray

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    Season-by-season sets are impossible. For one, the owners of some movies don't want the episodes with their movies rerun, either for financial reasons, or because they think their films are being slandered. Second, they might not be able to acquire the rights to some of the films they showed.
     
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    This is one show that can't and shouldn't be in season sets.

    What WOULD be a good idea is if there were compilations of shorts and host segments on DVD. Many episodes are duds, but the ones that work are excellent. Each episode is 90 minutes long, so you're talking about 12 discs for season 3,4,5, and 6; 6 discs for 1, 2, 9, and 10, and 3 for 7.

    KTMA will never happen due to the episodes being really awful (A host segment compilation would be good, however) and illegally made. They never got permission to use the movies.

    The Best thing for Rhino to do is to release host segment compilations, all the already-on-VHS episodes, shorts compilations (all are public domain), and all the WB-owned movies which were riffed (The Black Scorpion, The Painted Hills, and Catalina Caper to name a few)

    Considering those options and what is out already, we could perhaps have around half of what was produced. It also depends if Universal would be cooperative with some of their Season 8 films.
     
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    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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