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Shout Re-Issuing Vol. 2

product_images_modal_MST3kV2Cover72dpi__7B8fecafca-15c0-4bbc-bd7b-8954369e14a0_7DJust posted on Shout Factory’s website: They’re re-issueing “The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection, Vol. 2,” which features episode 301- Cave Dwellers, episode 303- Pod People, episode 622- Angels’ Revenge and Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Shorts, Vol. 1.

Extras include MST Hour wraps for Pod People and Cave Dwellers. Release Date: May 24.

Thanks to Paul for the heads up.

45 Replies to “Shout Re-Issuing Vol. 2”

  1. Basil says:

    Request permission to “SQUEEEEE!”

       3 likes

  2. Droppo says:

    Huzzah!!!! Praying for digital release of Angels Revenge!

       2 likes

  3. jason says:

    This is great news. my copies are getting old. I still waiting if they ever going to re-release the crawling hand, hellcats, eegah, and i accuse my parents.

       4 likes

  4. thebutcher says:

    Does the disc artwork on these old volume re-issues look identical to the new Shout ones? I’m tempted to buy them only to have matching discs.

       1 likes

  5. dsman71 says:

    This would have been a great time release Volume 2 with a new title and not shorts oh well :-)

       3 likes

  6. Jason says:

    I knew Shout! wouldn’t leave us hangin’ on the MST Hour wraps.

       3 likes

  7. Charlton Heston for Contel says:

    Shout! knows where it’s at.

       4 likes

  8. majorjoe23 says:

    dsman71:
    This would have been a great time release Volume 2 with a new title and not shorts oh well

    That would really suck for those of us who already own Vol. 2 and then have to spend $40-$50 for one new episode.

       8 likes

  9. Bill Haverchuck says:

    A Ballyhoo doc about Cave Dwellers or (especially) Pod People would have enticed me to double-dip for sure. Ah well, it’s still awesome that these classics will be available again for those that didn’t pick them up the first time around!

       5 likes

  10. Wes Shad says:

    Would have been nice if we could have gotten one of the Rhino Single titles instead of the shorts, but oh well, at least I’ll finally get a chance to grab these episodes. Can’t wait to see Pod People.
    Vol 3 is going to be really weird though, as two of the episodes have already been re-issued to DVD. That would be $35 for one unavailable episode and a unneeded short collection.

       3 likes

  11. Aggie Baggie says:

    I broke my Angels Revenge and the torrent copy is wretched, so I’m truly grateful for this one.

       4 likes

  12. Captain Cab says:

    If anybody from Shout is reading this, I would gladly pay more for this set if someone could find the time to make a mini docu on Pod People and the many bizarre goings on of Film Ventures International, and I’m not just talking about the blurry unrelated promo openings with their eery, ambient music (someone here said FVI’s owner looted the company and fled to another country many years ago and was never found again). Take that as a suggestion for a future set if needed.

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  13. thequietman says:

    In this instance I don’t mind Shorts Vol. 1 being present because that one had unique wraparound footage with Servo introducing each short. It’s fun material that deserves to not be forgotten.

    That being said, since the other shorts compilations were just the shorts themselves spliced together, I would agree that another episode (perhaps one of the old Rhino single releases) would be most welcome.

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  14. Basil says:

    dsman71:
    This would have been a great time release Volume 2 with a new title and not shorts oh well

    Wes Shad:
    Would have been nice if we could have gotten one of the Rhino Single titles instead of the shorts, but oh well, at least I’ll finally get a chance to grab these episodes. Can’t wait to see Pod People.

    Vol 3 is going to be really weird though, as two of the episodes have already been re-issued to DVD. That would be $35 for one unavailable episode and a unneeded short collection.

    The re-release is a re-release. Same episodes (or Shorts compilations). The other option is to release individual episodes, and then we get the Volume 3 (2 episodes released as solo), Volume 5 (1 episode solo), Volume 6 (1 episode solo), and Volume 9 (1 episode solo). So, what to do? There’s no answer that makes everyone happy.

    Except me. They release them. I buy them. They’re happy. I’m happy.

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  15. David J says:

    This does sound pretty light on bonus features. One interview with Miles O’Keeffe would sell me. Or maybe the host segments associated with each of the shorts. MST Hour Wraps don’t count for much on their own.

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  16. Basil says:

    I’m not complaining one bit about the bonus features on the re-relases.

    The original Rhino Volume 1 did include original versions of the four films, plus trailers for three of them. The Shout Factory re-release dropped the films, but had trailers and a couple of original Ballyhoo productions. If you like features, the Shout Volume 1 is superior.

    The original Rhino Volume 2 didn’t include any extra material. Yes, the wraps are kinda light, but it’s still more than came in the Rhino original Volume 2. If you have the original Volume 2 and are a completionist, you’ll get the new one regardless. If you aren’t a completionist, but already have the original Volume 2, you can sell it for big bucks on eBay to a completionist. Especially if you have the little airship on the front. Use the extra money to buy the new Volume 2. If you don’t already have Volume 2, why not get the re-release?

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  17. Dan in WI says:

    majorjoe23: That would really suck for those of us who already own Vol. 2 and then have to spend $40-$50 for one new episode.

    Agreed. If you are going to re-issue then the re-issue needs to match the original (in terms of titles) so that those that have the original don’t have to re-buy it for the sake of a new episode.

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  18. Robby G says:

    With this reissue I will have replaced all my individual MST3K episodes I had on VHS with the exception of Hellcats — one of my faves !! When are they going to issue Hellcats in a Box Set ?!

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  19. skierpete says:

    I think it’s great that they are re-doing it for newer fans – and certainly the Volume 1 re-issue must have had enough buyers that they found this worthy of continuing, so that’s a good thing.

    The one thing that’s too bad is that they aren’t adding anything extra (other than the MST3K hour wraps), as someone that ended up picking up most of the RHino releases on the re-sale market, I want to say the only way to tempt me to buy this again is if they were to load the disks up with extras.

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  20. ctc says:

    Hmmmm…. I’m SO hoping they get to volume 3; my copy of “Sidehackers” has a flaw, and skips almost 10 minutes of film.

    Don C.

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  21. Prime Minister Jm J. Bullock says:

    I for one am quite happy about this re-release. Bring on Vol. 3-12 and all the singles, please! Keep up the good work, Shout! Factory

       5 likes

  22. Dan in WI says:

    The only thing I’d like to see someday is a release of all the special features that get added to the re-releases. That way for those like me who don’t want to re-buy them I could someday down the road buy a bare bones single disc will all the new special features.

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  23. Mr. Sulu says:

    Oh, myyyyyyyyyyyyy.

       2 likes

  24. Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy says:

    I watched Pod People late this last Saturday night on KERA my local PBS station.

    It was absolutely fantastic to receive it over the air via rabbit ears antennae.

    Shout! re-releasing sets brightens my little corner of the universe.

    Shout! sets are like oxygen
    you get too much, you get too hight
    not enough and you’re gonna die
    Shout! makes me high

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  25. Wes Shad says:

    If Shout re-issues Vol. 3 next, I hope they include the extras that actually were on the Rhino disc, which was some sorts of alternative takes on host segments.

    I didn’t know Shorts Vol. 1 had Tom Servo segments, reminds me of the All-time-Favorite-Host-Segments DVD.

    I was actaully thinking something more like a Vol. 2.2 with a different episode instead of the Shorts collection. I don’t really mind though, I’m sure Shout will eventually get the rest of the Rhino singles released to DVD again, I’m just glad to see something else finally reissued. I just need Vol 3-6 and 8-9 now.

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  26. EricJ says:

    Captain Cab:
    If anybody from Shout is reading this, I would gladly pay more for this set if someone could find the time to make a mini docu on Pod People and the many bizarre goings on of Film Ventures International, and I’m not just talking about the blurry unrelated promo openings with their eery, ambient music (someone here said FVI’s owner looted the company and fled to another country many years ago and was never found again). Take that as a suggestion for a future set if needed.

    That would clinch any argument for me to consider upgrading my ancient Rhino first-release Vol. 2 box, arguably Rhino or Shout’s most ownable box of all thirty-five.
    The stories of FVI and the wild and woolly goings-on in the crazy gray-market Public-Domain Vulture industry, and how their product ended up on TV stations, let alone the Brains’, just has classic behind-the-fan-geek-refs Ballyhoo documentary written all over it. This must be made. :-)

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  27. dsman71 says:

    majorjoe23: That would really suck for those of us who already own Vol. 2 and then have to spend $40-$50 for one new episode.

    Well that might be true but I consider Shout releases an upgrade from Rhino and dont need a disc with shorts. I watch the shorts during the show. Plus these new releases save space. Im getting it ! :)

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  28. underwoc says:

    Oh, good. My copy of Cave Dwellers has been one sneeze away from breaking in half for years now.

       1 likes

  29. Picklepants says:

    Totally picking this one up. Mostly because my OCD needs all of my discs to have the same look.

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  30. Franklyn Hart says:

    Great! There are a couple of very annoying edits in Cave Dwellers and Pop People on the original DVD releases, and my old VHS recordings are pretty lousy and did not splice those back in well.

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  31. ck says:

    Yes! My copy of Cave Dwellers broke apart some time ago (while other inferior dvds live on like zombies). :(

    Now Ator will once again majestically hang glide over Bavaria and Mad King Ludwig’s castle.

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  32. mstgator says:

    Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy:

    Shout! sets are like oxygen
    you get too much, you get too hight
    not enough and you’re gonna die
    Shout! makes me high

    Sweet of you to say, Bones.

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  33. MikeK says:

    Buying it. I have the old Rhino set but I don’t care.

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  34. TempleFugate says:

    thebutcher:
    Does the disc artwork on these old volume re-issues look identical to the new Shout ones? I’m tempted to buy them only to have matching discs.

    I haven’t seen anyone reply to your question yet, so here goes… The Vol 1 reissue discs have nearly-identical art. Same starfield background, same “MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 PRESENTS” on the top. The major differences are that the movie titles are in a generic sans-serif font (as opposed to the unique title designs Shout! gives each movie in their other box sets) and each disc in the volume is numbered on the bottom half of the disc. (Which, oddly, doesn’t say “Volume one, Disc one,” it just says “Disc one.” Not sure why they bothered numbering them at all.)

    So the look is different, yes, but not too different. The fact that the same starfield and layout are used for these discs helps to synergize them when put next to their brethren in a DVD binder.

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  35. It’s cool that Shout Factory is doing this with the re-releases, but looks like I’ll be skipping this one. It’s too light on the extra features, and as I already own the original Vol.2, I don’t see a need to be double dipping (I did however double dip on Vol.1, simply for the extras).

    For anyone who doesn’t have Vol.2, this is a no brainer, you MUST BUY this set, as it is among the best Volumes in the entire run of MST DVD releases. All three episodes are really funny (Pod People is a freaking classic!) and the collection of shorts is absolutely stellar, a collection of their best! Seriously, this is a great set.

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  36. Turquoise Plastic Pith Helmet says:

    Franklyn Hart: There are a couple of very annoying edits in Cave Dwellers and Pop People on the original DVD releases

    What edits are there?

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  37. thequietman says:

    I’m guessing they’re from Rhino’s practice of usually cutting out some of the commercial break bumpers with the Gizmonic diorama.

    That’s why I would consider purchasing this to be an upgrade versus a double dip. Shout! presents the episodes just that much better than Rhino did, and while there isn’t an amount of features on par with the new-to-dvd volumes, we are at least getting things that could (and probably should) have been on the Rhino release.

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  38. swh1939 says:

    Kudos once again to Shout for the re-releases. Technically I don’t need this but I’ll probably get it anyway to upgrade away from the bumper-less prints and flipper discs.

    BUT … I was really holding out for this nugget: that with the wraps for Pod People they would include the extra 30 seconds of movie with riffs that aired on the Hour version but NOT on the 2-hour full movie episode of MST3k (before a commercial break, Tommy shows Trumpy a jigsaw puzzle and in the deleted footage after the commercial break, Trumpy assembles the puzzle by “magic”, for lack of a better word).

    Still, I definitely encourage double dips in this case as the quality of the transfers (that is to say, episode clarity and sharpness) tend to be better than the Rhino transfers were.

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  39. schippers says:

    Captain Cab (#12) – agree. I’d love to watch that hypothetical documentary. I’d also love it if the docu people could track down some of Juan P. Simon’s regular actors–well, those who are still with us (Ian Sera, the “It stinks!” guy, for one)–and talk to them about their experiences.

    Regarding Edward L. Montoro, the FVI head who made off with the company’s loot and fled to Mexico – I like to think of him hanging out with Ambrose Bierce and Judge Crater (not that I think Judge Crater fled to Mexico – I’m pretty sure he donned a pair of cement boots and went for a long swim).

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  40. TD says:

    I figured once they closed in on having releases for everything, they would start doing season box sets. I am a long time fan and have barely ever watched 2 episodes in order back to back. I have thought about going in order of what I have, but sorting through my multiple sets in multiple places would be required. =)
    If they get close they could make some holder to adapt what you already have into seasonal sets, but then I would have various boxes I wouldn’t want to throw away. The cost of a whole season would be a lot since they price each episode as a feature length movie instead of a TV episode.

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  41. Tormented says:

    Captain Cab:
    If anybody from Shout is reading this, I would gladly pay more for this set if someone could find the time to make a mini docu on Pod People and the many bizarre goings on of Film Ventures International, and I’m not just talking about the blurry unrelated promo openings with their eery, ambient music (someone here said FVI’s owner looted the company and fled to another country many years ago and was never found again). Take that as a suggestion for a future set if needed.

    I’d love to see a feature on FVI too. Their releases made for some great episodes.

    If Shout makes it to Volume 12 I hope they do a feature on The Starfighters. I have a totally weird fascination with that movie.

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  42. Captain Cab says:

    schippers: “Regarding Edward L. Montoro, the FVI head who made off with the company’s loot and fled to Mexico…”

    Ah, thanks, couldn’t remember his name.

    Glad to see I’m definitely not the only one who wants to see a documentary on FVI. :)

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  43. Dan in WI says:

    TD:
    I figured once they closed in on having releases for everything, they would start doing season box sets. I am a long time fan and have barely ever watched 2 episodes in order back to back. I have thought about going in order of what I have, but sorting through my multiple sets in multiple places would be required. =)
    If they get close they could make some holder to adapt what you already have into seasonal sets, but then I would have various boxes I wouldn’t want to throw away. The cost of a whole season would be a lot since they price each episode as a feature length movie instead of a TV episode.

    Many of us have long ago put the slip cases in storage and just put the episodes in order our on shelves with just the slim cases. That just means scaring up some extra cases for the Rhino releases.

    As for full season releases I just don’t see it happening as there will always be something with expired rights in any given season and I just don’t see people shelling out big bucks for a nearly complete season. Also there was that recent Mistie Cast with Jordan Fields and he made no mention of something like that being on the radar.

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  44. Lex says:

    My official VHS of Pod People is pretty worn out, along with the copy of Angel’s Revenge I actually taped off the television back then. You get the commercials they were doing on Comedy Central the time Something about some big trial that was going on at the time. Who can remember? You have to love an episode with a Greatest American Hero joke. “I’m going to put the suit on the alien’s gave me!” I always wished Joel had a chance to do a 1970s movie like Angel’s Revenge. The era is so unique with it’s horrible fashion and cool cars. You have to love the Vans.

    Then you have Cave Dwellers and it’s Film Ventures International weird credit sequence, which Pod People also has. You have to love the weirdness of a company editing in those strange sequences from other movies in blurry fashion. I can’t think a reason, but it’s one of the wonderfully strange things about this show.

    I love all three episodes on this thing!

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  45. Bat Masterson says:

    I do own the Rhino release but I am going to buy the new release anyways because, with the exception of Angels’ Revenge, I love the titles. Cave Dwellers and Pod People are among my favorite Joel episodes and I like the concept of having Servo introduce the titles in Shorts Volume 1.

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