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The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection, Vol. 7 (The Killer Shrews / Hercules Against the Moon Men / Hercules Unchained / Prince of Space) (2005)

James Best , Ingrid Goude , Eijirô Wakabayashi , Giacomo Gentilomo  |  Unrated |  DVD
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  • Actors: James Best, Ingrid Goude, Ken Curtis, Gordon McLendon, Baruch Lumet
  • Directors: Eijirô Wakabayashi, Giacomo Gentilomo, Pietro Francisci, Ray Kellogg
  • Writers: Aeschylus, Angelo Sangermano, Arpad DeRiso, Ennio De Concini
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Full Screen, NTSC, Color, Black & White
  • Language: Japanese
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Rhino Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: April 19, 2005
  • Run Time: 121 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007Y8ALK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,261 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection, Vol. 7 (The Killer Shrews / Hercules Against the Moon Men / Hercules Unchained / Prince of Space)" on IMDb

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Join Joel, Mike and their "Robot Friends" as they are forced to watch the worst movies ever made. To endure, these crazy characters make hilarious jokes at the expense of those bad movies. Includes the following episodes:

Episode 816- PRINCE OF SPACE

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178 of 182 people found the following review helpful
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MST3K Volume 7 has some truly terrific and hilarious episodes that are among some of my personal favorites. The movies themselves are some of the more entertaining ones used on the show. Each one is described in turn below. The first three are from the Comedy Central years and the last is from the Sci-Fi Channel episodes:


Killer Shrews is a classic B-grade b/w SF film from 1959 with James Best (Dukes of Hazard) and Ken Curtis (Gunsmoke). The melodrama and the endless drinking and standing around punctuated by panic as the main characters are preyed upon by small dogs dressed up as "killer shrews" is hysterically funny all on it's own. Then, the MST3K crew raises the level of humor several notches more. The short, Junior Rodeo Daredevils, is a classic MST3K bit that is referred to in many later episodes of the show (e.g., "old timer Billy Slater" is mentioned for years after this episode was made). Don't miss this!


The 1959 Italian classic sequel to Hercules, also with Steve Reeves, the first and in some ways best muscleman-turned-actor, opened the door for endless "sword and sandal" epics with his two Hercules films. This sequel is slower and inferior to the first Reeves film, but the crew of the SOL makes it a special treat. The host segment where the 'Bots try and get Joel to explain what Hercules and the "nice lady" do all day as if they were kids asking a parent about a sexual situation is drop-dead hilarious, yet as always it is handled so that kids can watch the show, enjoy it, and yet have no idea what they've missed in the way of adult-level jokes.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Your weapons have no effect on ME! July 1, 2005
This is a perfect collection. Joel, Mike, the Bots, with songs about pants and host segments about how to make a Killer Shrew, a drink. The movies, Hercules Unchained and Hercules Against the Moon Men, are both great examples on why MST3K has such a huge following. Truly great bad movies, with hunky Heros, sexy evil Queens, lots of short skirts and lots of napping. And Deep Hurting. You thought rocking climbing was bad - Sand storm! Sand storm!

Prince of Space is a good example of a bad Japanese movie, which even the kids can watch. Giants, spaceships, lasers that don't seem to hurt anybody (but do clean your teeth)and bad guys who seem as threatening as my nephews.

Then there is Killer Skrews, also known as doggies in puppet outfits. This movie has lots of people drinking and talking and fighting each other - which seems weird when you remember that death is waiting outside the house with long pointy teeth.

Along with this last movie is 3 bonus shorts: Assignment Venezuela, Century 21 Calling...,A Case Of Spring Fever. This makes the last disc over 135 minutes of MST3K goodness! This shorts were only available on VHS via the MST3K website.

None of the movies were available before (at least not in this MST3K version) so the collection is a great gift for a friend or for yourself.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
For those of you who purchased the MST3K Vol. 7 DVD set and noticed the slightly edited version of "The Killer Shrews," Rhino is now offering a free replacement DVD.

Email Rhino directly at drrhino (at) and ask for a replacement disc for Volume 7, Disc 4 of the "MST3K Collection." Make sure you give them your full name and mailing address!

Thanks to Rhino for admitting this problem and quickly working to rectify it.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't hold your breath for seasons, enjoy the sets. January 11, 2006
These are all good episodes, and the additions of shorts always pleases (it's a pity they moved away from shorts in the later seasons).

However, those waiting for seasonal sets are most likely bound for dissappointment, and not just because the 90 minute runtimes make it something best-left to the newer DVD format standard capacities, to save weighing in at several dozen disks.

As far as I know, MST3k only managed rights for the films featured in their episodes under very limited terms; in most cases they need to re-negotiate the rights to make DVDs; and in more than a few cases they managed to, well, slightly annoy the creators (and rightsholders) with their antics. In fact, the rights to show some of the films expired while the show was still on the air! The exceptions are the public domain films, many of which have been released. It's also why you'll see shorts without their 'parent movies'... though I certainly wish they'd make a habit of including the 'host segments' that framed each short; many are more hilarious than the shorts themselves.

So don't deny yourself the treat of MST3k on DVD because you're waiting for the 'complete' set, such a thing is unlikely due to the unique nature of the show. I think Rhino's on the right track mixing it up like this, it gives those who never witnessed the show until its Sci-Fi days, or who left after Joel's departure, to sample the delights (and stumbles) of each of the various eras of the show.

Watch out for snakes.
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26 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More MST goodies plus rare short! March 7, 2005
This four-disk DVD set from Rhino contains the following classic MST3K episodes:

#407: The Killer Shrews

#408: Hercules Unchained

#410: Hercules Against the Moon Men

#816: Prince of Space

It will also include the seldom-seen short "Assignment: Venezuela," which was originally to be included on a cancelled CD-ROM from Voyager. Shown during the second MST3K convention in Minneapolis and only before available on a VHS tape from Best Brains themselves, this is a short that a large number of MSTies haven't seen! Other shorts included on this set include "Junior Rodeo Daredevils" (on episode 407) and "Century 21 Calling" and "A Case of Spring Fever."

And hey! TWO Hercules episodes! Thrill as oiled-up Hercules utters the immortal words "I'm so sleepy I can barely keep my eyes open."
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I just love the old Sci-Fi movies!
Published 20 days ago by Karen A. Miller
4.0 out of 5 stars Terrific science fiction from the late 1950's
Terrific science fiction from the late 1950's. James Best is really good in this role. Makes me forget he was the Sheriff on the Dukes of Hazzard.
Published 1 month ago by jerry crowe
4.0 out of 5 stars MST3K Vol. 7
Every bit as funny a I remember this show. The Hercules movies are a hoot and who knew there was so much drinking in Killer Shrews. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jean Mateyka
5.0 out of 5 stars MST Collection
Loved the series when it aired originally. Now sharing with a co-worker and we both love talking over all the bad jokes and great riffs.
Published 3 months ago by Daryl O. Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars So much Fun!
I found out after ordering this that it contains one of my husbands favorites! It makes a great reference to Charles Bukowski. Can't wait to watch them for Family Movie night!
Published 4 months ago by Stephanie P
3.0 out of 5 stars Oh look, Grandma!
So bad it's funny. I watched it many years ago with my Grandma Ruth when living with her during college. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Rebecca D. Xenos
2.0 out of 5 stars Remember the old saying :'Build a better shrew trap and the world will...
The only thing that will be knocking at your door are the shrews and anybody who gave this over 2 stars.
Published 6 months ago by Gene Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Keep them coming!
There is no better series for those of us that vent steam through sarcasm. Get all 198 of them. Watch and repeat.
Published 9 months ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Great memories
I was 9 when my Dad and I first saw this movie on the Sat. night horror movies on TV. I had nightmares for a month! Read more
Published 10 months ago by MsD
2.0 out of 5 stars If you have nothing to do.
I thought it would bring back memories because I like older movies; it turned out to be boring. It might be fun with a group of people, though.
Published 10 months ago by R. Kaine
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