The 27th DVD box set of the long-running series, Mystery Science Theater 3000, has officially been released. Some of the earliest episodes from the series will finally make their DVD debut on this four-disc set, Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Volume: XXVII. Episodes include “The Slime People,” “Rocket Attack U.S.A.,” “Village of the Giants,” and “The Deadly Mantis.” The riffing throughout the film is sure to appease longtime fans of MST3K. However, if you’re not already a fan of the show, it may take some episode-watching to get used to this unique style of humor.
This DVD set comes with special added features! There is an interview with The Slime People Star, Judith (Morton) Fraser. There is also a mini documentary (Chasing Rosebud: The Cinematic Life of William Alland) that showcases William Alland’s (Deadly Mantis’ producer) trajectory from his membership in Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater to overseeing numerous ‘50s sci-fi films for Universal Pictures. The extra “Life After MST3K: Trace Beaulieu” focuses on the voice actor/co-writer’s experiences as a children’s book author, a comic book creator, and a TV writer (for America’s Funniest Home Videos, might we add!) post MST3K. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a special introduction by Mary Jo Pehl, as well as the original trailers and four mini posters! Get your copy today!
In case you’re still not convinced, here is a clip to show you some quality moments from previous MST3K episodes: