For a movie that's taken this long to make its
bow on DVD
way back onto DVD after being out of print for years, 1996's Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
is a disappointingly barebones disk without so much as a trailer for an extra. MST3K
without extras, however, is still MST3K
, and for this B-movie junkie that's something pretty special. The film was, of course, based on the then current TV show running on Comedy Central which eventually jumped over to the Sci Fi Channel where it ended its 10 season run (11 if you count "Season 0" which ran in Minneapolis only) in 1999. Basically, you take a guy, strand him in space and stick him in a movie theater with two robots to make fun of cheezy old movies. More often than not, hilarity would ensue.