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Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Extras Revealed in Shout!'s Press Release for Their 'XXVI' DVD Set


4-disc set will be in stores on March 26th

Posted by David Lambert
12/10/2012
 
Mystery Science Theater 3000 - XXVI
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For Immediate Release


Available on DVD March 26th from Shout! Factory!

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000:
XXVI


Four DVD Box Set Features Previously Unreleased Episodes:
The Magic Sword, Alien From L.A.,
Danger!! Death Ray
, and The Mole People



The poet Tennyson wrote that in spring our fancies lightly turn to thoughts of love. This spring, turn your fancies to the intrepid crew of The Satellite of Love with the latest installment in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 DVD line: Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXVI. Available March 26th, 2013 from Shout! Factory, this 4-DVD set is a must-have for fans of cult television shows and B-movies alike. Featuring four episodes previously unreleased on DVD: The Magic Sword, Alien From L.A., Danger!! Death Ray and The Mole People; MST3K: XXVI also includes all new bonus features including a new interview with Alien From L.A. director Albert Pyun, an interview with The Magic Sword director Bert I. Gordon, Life After MST3K: Mike Nelson, four exclusive Mini-Posters by artist Steve Vance and more! MSTies can pre-order their copies now.

For this 26th volume of MST3K, an introduction could well be pared down to "one cult TV series with two guys, two robots, four movies and 10,000 jokes." This new collection of previously unreleased episodes picks up where the last 25 left off - seating you next to the funniest peanut gallery in television history. It's a deep dive into the human instinct for survival, where our warped warriors aboard the Satellite of Love find the funny in the tragic...or at least the cheesy. In fact, it's not too hyperbolic to insist that what Joel, Mike, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot do, as they defend us against the slings and arrows of outrageously unfortunate movies, is nothing less than keep us sane. If you don't agree, you're obviously crazy.

See what we did there?

Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXVI brings us The Magic Sword, a surprisingly coherent adaptation of the medieval legend of "St. George and The Dragon." wherein, a young knight defies his magical foster mother and sets out to rescue a princess from a vengeful wizard; Alien From L.A., a 1980s twist on Journey To The Center Of The Earth that stars Kathy Ireland as an awkward teen who goes in search of her missing archaeologist father, only to stumble into a deeply underground civilization unaware of life on the surface; Danger!! Death Ray, a.k.a. Nest of Spies, a.k.a. Il Raggio Infernale, Danger!! Death Ray tells an archetypal story of hubris, evil and babes. When a death ray, invented for peaceful purposes of course, is stolen by a generic terrorist organization, a generic superspy is called into action; and The Mole People, the tale of two archaeologists who discover a subterranean world of albinos and their mutant "mole people" slaves descended from Sumerian refugees of a Mesopotamian flood. Weakened by light, they thin out their aging population by sacrificing them to the "Eye of Ishtar," which is actually just a tiny hole in their world where the sunlight peeks through.

Bonus Features Include:
  • New Interview With Alien From L.A. director Albert Pyun
  • Interview with The Magic Sword director Bert I. Gordon
  • Life After MST3K: Mike Nelson
  • 4 Exclusive Mini-Posters By Artist Steve Vance


Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's DVD and Blu-Ray offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout's audio division boasts GRAMMY-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable "best of" compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com


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