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Vol. 17 Out of Print

It appears that Volume XVII (17) has gone out-of-print. Shout Factory has listed it as such on their website product page and our source says there are movie rights issues.

Released: March 16, 2010, it contains episodes 101- The Crawling Eye, 415- The Beatniks (with “General Hospital, segment 2), 910- The Final Sacrifice and 1005- Blood Waters of Dr. Z.

28 Replies to “Vol. 17 Out of Print”

  1. Wack'd says:

    Good money’s on the rights deadweight being Final Sacrifice.

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  2. The elusive Robert Denby says:

    I have a copy, and it can be yours for… one miiiilllion dollars.

       11 likes

  3. Gobi says:

    Wasn’t the guy who made Blood Waters unhappy with the MST3K treatment?

       4 likes

  4. Murdock Hauser says:

    Somewhere Mooney is getting hysterical.

       7 likes

  5. *checks DVD collection*

    I have this set already. Phew!

       7 likes

  6. Sammny says:

    Final Sacrifice dropped off of vudu and itunes.

       5 likes

  7. Norman says:

    You can still get it for under $20 at Amazon.

       3 likes

  8. mando3b says:

    Noooooooo . . . That’s one I don’t have. Maybe my Rowsdower will save me!

       2 likes

  9. Gobi says:

    I wonder if Volume 17 is on the sun?

       15 likes

  10. Captain Howdy says:

    The thrill of victory – Cinematic Titanic box set announcement…

    And the agony of defeat – Volume XVII breaking every bone in its boxed body on the ski slope of legality.

    (weeping)

    I can’t look. I can’t.

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  11. Projected Paul says:

    It’s likely Shout Factory lost the rights to The Final Sacrifice. Shout removed the annotated edition of Final Sacrifice from the official MST3K YouTube channel. In addition, RiffTrax removed for sale the MST3K episode’s product page entry. Shame about that, given RiffTrax “fixed” the major audio glitches that were present on the DVD release and all other digital copies from Vimeo, Vudu, and iTunes.

    Keep in mind, Shout Factory producer Jordan Fields stated in a Satellite News interview article that they licensed the film rights to these episodes ranging from a 5 – 10 year period. It’s been exactly 7 years since Volume 17 was first released. Similarly, the rights to the Soultaker episode expired in 2017, 7 years after release.

    It’s possible that the rights holders of Soultaker & Final Sacrifice wanted too much money to renew. If so, From Shout’s perspective it’s a cost vs. benifit analysis. Those DVD volumes had been out for some time. Most fans who’d buy them already do. Doesn’t make much sense to renew the rights from their end fir extra money.

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  12. EricJ says:

    Gobi:
    Wasn’t the guy who made Blood Waters unhappy with the MST3K treatment?

    I do seem to recall that–I remember back when we thought it was forever lost when he tried to stick it back to the Brains by claiming he was going out to re-market the original, now that it was ripe to be “rediscovered by its cult-classic audience”.
    We thought we’d finally gotten RID of him.

    But, as @11 says, it’s more likely the Soultaker/Sacrifice owners.
    That’s the problem with cheap 90’s direct-video, they’re still around to complain.

    Projected Paul: It’s possible that the rights holders of Soultaker & Final Sacrifice wanted too much money to renew. If so, From Shout’s perspective it’s a cost vs. benifit analysis. Those DVD volumes had been out for some time. Most fans who’d buy them already do. Doesn’t make much sense to renew the rights from their end fir extra money.

    Here endeth the lesson: Gather ye physical-disk acorns while ye may. Anything can happen.

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  13. Geoff says:

    What a coincidence, I bought this very dvd on eBay a few days ago and I just came in today.

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  14. cityofvoltz says:

    It’s 18.60 new on Amazon as this posting, and that’s new ??

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  15. Jeremy says:

    I think it might be “Beatnicks.” The other three were on Pluto TV fairly recently.

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  16. Mike "ex-genius" Kelley says:

    Yeah, I bought this already but it’s under $20 new at Amazon so any folks here who do NOT have it should order it post haste (one thing I love about Amazon Prime is I would get this for under $20 even including two-day shipping).

    As others have said, gather ye acorns…

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  17. Bad Wolf says:

    Tbh, if it’s been 7 years, I can’t say we didn’t have time to get it.

    (Speaking of iTunes the big sale on MST last month has ended, that also caught me off guard.)

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  18. jetjaguar15 says:

    MST3k VHX store still has it digitally available.

       1 likes

  19. EricJ says:

    A lot of the past sets seem to be on discount on Amazon at the moment (the XXX’s in the $25-28 range), so I decided to be on the safe side and fill in a missing one or two for my collection–
    Just like you always hug your children closer after seeing a disaster on the news, another Shout title going out of print makes you want to make sure you’ve got those physical disks bought. :(

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  20. Mr. Sack says:

    Guess Roy Thinnes finally discovered their riffing of his General Hospital work and he brought down the ban hammer! Imagine what will happen when he discovers their riffing on Code Name: Diamond Head!

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  21. Isn’t this the third Shout! set to go out of print? Rifftrax has also pulled 5 titles from their catalog in the past few years. Word to the wise – get everything as soon as possible…you never know how long the rights will last.

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  22. Anthony says:

    It sucks that this one went out of print, and not just for The Final Sacrifice, as The Crawling Eye has obvious historical value and both The Beatniks and Blood Waters of Dr. Z are really good episodes. Hopefully everyone that doesn’t have it can snatch it up quick before the 3rd party seller vultures jack up the price on them.

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  23. bartcow says:

    And we’re still waiting for an announcement about the next box set…
    I wonder if it’s rights or a timing issue (what with the new season out and all). I know there’s only about 10 non-KTMA eps left, and many of those are on the “unlikely” list, but they’ve pulled miracles before…

       4 likes

  24. tibber says:

    This doesn’t really have anything to do with the DVDs but I’m not sure where else to ask: Does anyone know if they’ll be uploading any more classic episodes to Netflix?

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  25. JustinL says:

    I learned my lesson back in the VHS days. I always buy the sets IMMEDIATELY.

       1 likes

  26. Joe Boltonn says:

    I ordered mine…I swear Amazon said it was a two-day delivery, now it’s estimated for 5/31/17! It’s intolerable having to wait so long to watch crappy movies that I already saw 4-5 times…This must be what North Korea is like…

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  27. Joe Boltonn says:

    tibber:
    This doesn’t really have anything to do with the DVDs but I’m not sure where else to ask: Does anyone know if they’ll be uploading any more classic episodes to Netflix?

    We hope…also…Does anyone know where we can watch the “Turkey Day 2016” Host Segments? I missed it last November, and just assumed it would be on YOU TUBE, which i believe it was, briefly, then taken down…

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  28. Alex says:

    It’s a shame it’s out of print, but everything goes eventually.

    Let’s get popcorn ready for the prices to go up.

       1 likes

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