Get ready to head back to the Satellite of Love as Shout Factory is releasing Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie on blu-ray in September. The big screen spinoff of the cult comedy television series finds the halpless Mike (Mike Nelson) and his robot friends forced by evil scientist Dr. Forrester (Trace Beaulieu) to watch the 1950s sci-fi flick This Island Earth and they fight back the only way they know how – by mocking the film mercilessly.
The film had been previously released on DVD but Shout Factory, who handle the releases of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 series, is looking like it is loading the disc up with some goodies.
Here’s what has been announced as extras so far –
- The Making of Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Movie (the EPK that fans have probably seen around)
- Two new docs from Ballyhoo: “Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Movie: The Motion Picture Odyssey” (including new interviews with cast and crew and never-before-seen behind the scenes footage) and “This Island Earth: 2 1/2 Years In the Making.”
- Original trailer.
- Deleted scenes including the alternate ending and the removed sequences from the riffed motion picture.
Definitely sounds like a good package for fans, and I am speaking as one. The deleted scenes were screened once at a fan gathering years ago, and although they have shown up in badly grainy bootleg video shot at that event, they have never been officially released.