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Shout Re-Releases Vol. 2

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Fan-Favorite Collection is Back in Print May 24th, 2016
from Shout! Factory

It’s “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” America’s only television show that makes fun of really bad B-movies from the comfort of a spaceship floating above Earth. On May 24th, 2016, Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume Two is back in print and better than ever! In addition to the episodes Cave Dwellers, Pod People, Angels Revenge and the Shorts Collection Volume 1, Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume Two also includes the MST Hour wraps for Cave Dwellers and Pod People. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume Two brings us Cave Dwellers, in which an evil overlord seeking knowledge of a powerful weapon imprisons a wise man, and Ator the barbarian and his pals come to the rescue; Pod People, the tale of a little boy, his pet alien Trumpy, and the alien mother who will stop at nothing to reclaim her son; Angels Revenge, the story of seven beauties who form a paramilitary vigilante squad to shut down a gang that is selling drugs to teens; and Shorts Collection Volume 1, featuring The Home Economics Story, Junior Rodeo Daredevils, Body Care & Grooming, Cheating, A Date With Your Family, Why Study Industrial Arts? and Chicken of Tomorrow.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume II Bonus Feature
· MST Hour Wraps for Cave Dwellers and Pod People

22 Replies to “Shout Re-Releases Vol. 2”

  1. The Bolem says:

    But will it also have the extra jigsaw puzzle bit that someone here remembered being in the MST-hour version but not previous VHS/Disk releases? If so, a definite re-buy! If not…kinda’ depends on the lowest sale price this dips to.

    Regardless, that’s one volume that needs to stay in print!

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  2. The Bolem says:

    The jigsaw puzzle from Pod People that is. Sorry…did the 5 minute edit window go away?

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  3. Danzilla "Cornjob" McLargeHuge, Student of Kaijuology says:

    “Pod People, the tale of a little boy, his pet alien Trumpy, and the alien mother who will stop at nothing to reclaim her son…”

    Huh… THAT’S what was happening in that movie?! :-? Went right over my head if that’s really the plot…

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  4. Jason says:

    I’m a bit bummed that there are no Ballyhoo documentaries on either Cave Dwellers or Pod People. I’ve always been curious about the history of those films.

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  5. Kali says:

    Jason:
    I’m a bit bummed that there are no Ballyhoo documentaries on either Cave Dwellers or Pod People. I’ve always been curious about the history of those films.

    Actually, a history of Film Ventures International, which distributed both those films, might be interesting. The art of chopping up [better?] movies for television. What say you, Ballyhoo?

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  6. unsung zero says:

    Kali: Actually, a history of Film Ventures International, which distributed both those films, might be interesting.The art of chopping up [better?] movies for television.What say you, Ballyhoo?

    There’s still hope. City Limits, on the upcoming Volume XXXVI, is a Film Ventures International title; maybe such a documentary is yet in the works at Ballyhoo.

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  7. Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy says:

    It is a great time to be an MST3K fan – in contrast to the great pain and suffering experienced by B7 fans wishing for professional boxed edition US format DVDs of Blake’s 7.

    Thanks, Shout.

    And as always, thanks to Steve Finley, Chris Cornell, and Brian Henry

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  8. Doug says:

    Jason:
    I’m a bit bummed that there are no Ballyhoo documentaries on either Cave Dwellers or Pod People. I’ve always been curious about the history of those films.

    I’m unsurprised that the reissues lack documentaries and other big new features beyound MST Hour wraps. This set in particular has episodes that are enough of a draw that they can save the extras for other sets that may have some weaker episodes.

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  9. Colossus Prime says:

    I have yet to crack open my Vol I, so to those of you who have: Did Shout remaster/fix any audio on these?

    I can’t recall what the original Rhino releases were like for this set, but I know there are a lot of them (Catalina Caper comes to mind) where the audio levels are all over the place. Both between the riffing and movie, as well as just overall.

    Because if they did adjust that, I will definitely grab this set.

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  10. Sorry, Shout!…I think I will pass on this one. I purchased the re-issue of Vol.1 because of the Crown International Pictures mini-doc. However, no behind the scenes stuff on Vol.1; and since I am not an Hour-Wraps completest, I will just hang on to the original Rhino Vol.1.

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  11. Correction – I meant Vol.2 in the last part of my previous post.

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  12. Kenneth Morgan says:

    Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy:
    It is a great time to be an MST3K fan – in contrast to the great pain and suffering experienced by B7 fans wishing for professional boxed edition US format DVDs of Blake’s 7.

    Thanks, Shout.

    And as always, thanks to Steve Finley, Chris Cornell, and Brian Henry

    Given the success of all the “Doctor Who” releases in the U.S., I’d have thought the BBC would’ve made arrangements for “Blake’s 7” by now. Any idea on what the hold up is?

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  13. Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy says:

    Kenneth Morgan: Given the success of all the “Doctor Who” releases in the U.S., I’d have thought the BBC would’ve made arrangements for “Blake’s 7” by now.Any idea on what the hold up is?

    I haven’t come across a good explanation.

    It would be nice if my local PBS station at least aired B7. I think it would be perfect for their Saturday night schedule.

    It’s something like 52 episodes – providing a solid year of dedicated slot programming.

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  14. Prime Minister Jm J. Bullock says:

    Colossus Prime:
    I have yet to crack open my Vol I, so to those of you who have:Did Shout remaster/fix any audio on these?

    I can’t recall what the original Rhino releases were like for this set, but I know there are a lot of them (Catalina Caper comes to mind) where the audio levels are all over the place.Both between the riffing and movie, as well as just overall.

    Because if they did adjust that, I will definitely grab this set.

    Yes, audio was corrected in the vol 1 re-release

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  15. aron. aka jello. says:

    Why oh why don’t they issue these with matching covers? I would actually be willing to repurchase pretty much all the old Rhino discs (and pass them on to new loving homes) if it would mean getting the whole series all looking nice and matching on the shelf with those fun Vance covers.. but alas.

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  16. thequietman says:

    I’m sort of willing to overlook the lack of Vance covers since it’s an achievement in itself for Shout to be reissuing these at all. This is just speculation, of course, but I’m thinking these will soon be serving as a stopgap to keep the product pipeline going as Shout runs into more roadblocks getting new-to-DVD episodes cleared for release. At this point I’m thinking more about what they’re going to do if they plan to continue reissuing the old Rhino sets since they’ve already issued some episodes from them (Hamlet, Atomic Brain, etc.) as single discs.

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  17. Jason says:

    thequietman: This is just speculation, of course, but I’m thinking these will soon be serving as a stopgap to keep the product pipeline going as Shout runs into more roadblocks getting new-to-DVD episodes cleared for release.

    There’s probably something to this but it’s still a welcome development for me because I find the Shout! transfers slightly superior to Rhino’s and they furthermore tend to fix whatever defects plagued previous releases (missing stinger, brightness issue with Merlin, missing MST Hour wraps).

    From a rights perspective, a Volume 3 re-release seems like a lock. And with Space Mutiny, Hamlet and Girl and Gold Boots on Amazon VOD and Overdrawn at the Memory Bank now on Shout! TV, I suspect Volume 4 is equally likely.

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  18. Basil says:

    thequietman: At this point I’m thinking more about what they’re going to do if they plan to continue reissuing the old Rhino sets since they’ve already issued some episodes from them (Hamlet, Atomic Brain, etc.) as single discs.

    Excellent question. I suspect that if Shout Factory has the rights to all the Volume 3 content that they’ll release the set, even though many of the individual episodes are available still. If they included some really special extras, that would be awesome. If they don’t, then it’s really only going to attract completionists. Like me. Who already bought Volume 2 re-release back in February.

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  19. Into The Void says:

    Jason: There’s probably something to this but it’s still a welcome development for me because I find the Shout! transfers slightly superior to Rhino’s…

    The only discrepancies with that I’ve found are, 1) Girl In Gold Boots, the Rhino version is the originally aired version that has the main gal smoking a joint at the after hrs party the slimy club owner makes her attend–the Shout! version is the one that Sc-Fi subsequently aired with repeated bongo player footage filling up the joint smoking sequence.

    And 2) The Touch of Satan …I’m not a tech-head, so am unsure why the reason, but my old Rhino copy has a much sharper film picture than does the Shout! version.

    Also, even though I have the Rhino second set, I’m still planning to re-up for this one …Pod People, Cave Dwellers, Angel’s Revenge…all worthy of having back-up copies!!! ha

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  20. ready4sumfootball says:

    I know there are a lot of fans who have collected every DVD and so they are not too excited about this re-release, but I’m someone who has only been trying to pick up every set I can for about three or four years now. Currently I have Vols. 1 (re-release), 7, 8, 10.2, 11-35, the Essentials, the movie, all ten Shout Singles and the six Rhino singles that have not been re-released as Shout Singles. This gives me what I feel is a pretty sizable collection with most of the absolute classics, but I’ve been feeling a little bit empty not being able to say that I have both Pod People and Cave Dwellers in there. So yeah, I’m looking forward to this one.

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  21. KillerKane says:

    There’s a solution to the Blake’s 7 DVD problem. Do what I did: get a multi-region Blu Ray player, then get the British DVDs. I have all four seasons and love them as much as I do my MST3Ks. Yes, honestly.

    RIP to Blake Himself, Gareth Thomas.

    Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy:
    It is a great time to be an MST3K fan – in contrast to the great pain and suffering experienced by B7 fans wishing for professional boxed edition US format DVDs of Blake’s 7.

    Thanks, Shout.

    And as always, thanks to Steve Finley, Chris Cornell, and Brian Henry

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