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The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection: Volume 2 (Angels' Revenge / Cave Dwellers / Pod People / Shorts, Vol. 1) (1988)

Mystery Science Theater 3000 , Jack Palance  |  PG |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Mystery Science Theater 3000, Jack Palance, Peter Lawford
  • Format: Box set, Black & White, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Rhino Theatrical
  • DVD Release Date: February 11, 2003
  • Run Time: 379 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000087EYI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,677 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection: Volume 2 (Angels' Revenge / Cave Dwellers / Pod People / Shorts, Vol. 1)" on IMDb

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202 of 202 people found the following review helpful
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This is Rhino's second DVD collection of four episodes of "Mystery Science Theater 3000," and it's excellent. It has three great episodes from various seasons, and a fourth disc of hilarious short subjects. And it comes in a nifty package with moving parts!
In case you're new to the world of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (MST3K for short, that's what us fans -- "Misties" -- call it), this is the famous TV show where a silhouette of a man and two robots in theater seats provide running commentary for some of the worst movies ever made. The ninety-minute episodes are scattered with sketches and songs and amount to some of the smartest, most pop-culture savvy, side-splitting comedy ever made.
This DVD contains three episodes, plus a compilation of short subjects from different episodes. The episodes cover a wide spectrum: two are from early in season three, when Joel Hodgson was the host and the show was just kicking into high gear. The third is from late in the sixth season, when the show had developed a much more slick and sarcastic approach with host Mike Nelson. People new to the show will get a good chance to compare the styles of the show. Personally, I love both, but they are quite different. The Shorts are brief films that the host would sometimes make fun of before the movie. Originally, they watched episodes of old movie serials, but when those quickly became tiresome, they turned to educational, commercial, and industrial filmstrips (you know, those annoying things you had to watch at school assemblies in sixth grade?). They contain some of the funniest riffing in the series, and are favorites of the fans.
Here's what's on this collection:
ANGEL'S REVENGE. Episode #622.
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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars There's Still A Clown In The Sky February 17, 2003
This four-disc set of MST3k episodes lacks a few of the extras available on the previous release, but that in no way makes this a lesser product. While I did miss having the trailers and the uncut versions of the film available on the disc, this is still a worthwhile product, combining three great episodes and one short-film collection. I love watching MST3k on these DVDs, as I can watch and rewatch, and catch gags and references on the second viewing that I missed the first time around.
Here are some quick comments on each of the discs:
ANGELS REVENGE: From the moment the disco music powers out of your speakers on the opening DVD menu, you should know exactly what to expect. This is the story of a cheap Charlie's Angels rip-off that increases the number of angels, but decreases the number of coherent plot points. Yeah, ponder that for a moment. Anyway, this is a delightfully awful movie with a surprisingly high number of celebrity cameos, including Jack Palance (as a drug kingpin's right-hand man), Alan "The Skipper" Hale (as a disco singer's vaguely sleazy manager), and Jim "The Millionaire" Backus (as the head of a right-wing militia). One wonders what hideous bet was lost on the set of Gillian's Island that forced two of its stars to appear. One wonders what on Earth the 70's did to Jack Palance to make him decide to star in this. A multi-ethnic plethora of busty babes rounds out the cast. Despite the title of the film, none of the Angels get anywhere near top billing. A middle-aged, male Hollywood executive's idea of what a feminist movie would look like.
CAVE DWELLERS: This is the sequel to some other lousy film, and the lengthy flashback to that picture in the beginning of this turkey makes it out to be just as painful and bizarre.
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent assortment of MST fun! March 24, 2003
Just as with the first MST DVD Collection, someone did a fine job choosing the four discs to include in this collection. "Pod People" and "Cave Dwellers" are both excellent episodes from Joel Hodgson's tenure on the program and perennial fan favorites. And while "Angels' Revenge" (I can't get used to leaving out the apostrophe) is not as remarkable a product of the Mike years, it's still a pretty good show, memorable mainly for the cheesy "Charlie's Angels" knock-off it featured. The short-subject films that frequently graced MST episodes were the venue for some of the show's best comedy, and the "Shorts" disc brings together examples from seasons three through seven for some seriously good entertainment.
As other reviewers have noted, these DVDs don't include the uncut versions of the movies that were included in the first collection. But that hardly seems to matter. The real MST fan has always been more interested in the host's and the bots' reactions to the films than in the films themselves. And while that may encapsulate some film fans' objections to MST in the first place, it doesn't take away from the greatness of the show or the value of this collection. If you don't already have these episodes on video from Rhino or on your own carefully-hoarded tapes made so long ago -- or, heck, even if you do! -- this is a great set to add to your MST shelf.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Volume 2 is the best so far! January 11, 2004
In my opinion, Volume 2 is the best of the four sets released thus far. "Pod People" and "Cave Dwellers" are among MST3K's classic episodes, and what fan would miss out on the Shorts?
Angels Revenge: T&A are the main assets in this Charlie's Angels ripoff, wherein buxom vigilantes fight drug dealers. Notable stars include Alan "Skipper" Hale, Jim "Thurston" Backus, Pat "Mr. Haney" Buttram, and Jack Palance -- all obviously in more desperate times.
Pod People: A magical ALF wannabe from outer space visits a northern town -- wackiness ensues. "Pod People" uses the cinematic convention that aliens will attack adults and befriend children. As Dr. Forester says, "It has nothing to do with pods, nothing to do with people, and everything to do with HURTING".
Cave Dwellers: A knockoff of Conan the Barbarian, "Cave Dwellers" features a medieval world vaguely under attack. The heroine's pie pan chestplate and an inexplicable hang-gliding scene make this one a breeze for Joel and the Bots. Not as good at the Steve Reeves Hercules episodes, but still good fun.
Shorts: Arguably the best part of MST3K, the Shorts Volume 1 collects half of the bits from the Shorts VHS collection for your viewing pleasure. The shorts are a nice change of pace from the two-hour films, which can become tedious after a while if you're not in the mood for them. They also cover topics *so* obscure (from chicken farming to industrial arts to "A Date With Your Family") that you can be sure this is the only time they'll ever be on DVD.
As stated, this is my favorite MST3K volume. It may not be the best collection to pull in new fans, but for veterans of the series, it's definitely the best Rhino's released yet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Gee Trumpy - you really are magical!"
This set has one of our favorite MST titles - "Pod People" (aka "E.T. 2" in South America). Read more
Published 1 month ago by Slasher Afficiando
5.0 out of 5 stars MST3K fans will love it
MST3K fans likely already have this in their collections.

I purchased this DVD as a gift. The recipient loved it.
Published 23 months ago by TMY
5.0 out of 5 stars Another amazing collection of episodes
Rhino continues off from part 1 where they bring selected episodes from the beloved cult TV show and possibly my fave show of all time knwon as MST3K which is Mystery Science... Read more
Published on August 18, 2011 by John Lindsey
4.0 out of 5 stars MST3K: Vol.2
This out of print DVD set from Rhino for Mystery Science Theater 3000 had some keepers.

Angels' Revenge(1979): This low budget, action-packed, exploitation film from... Read more
Published on June 2, 2011 by Jorge A. Zarco
1.0 out of 5 stars Not as funny as I remember them
I remember watching this TV show some twenty-odd years ago and I thought it was pretty funny - sometimes. Read more
Published on December 10, 2010 by Les C. Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Shine Your Love Good collection of episodes
I am a MSTIE.
This is the first of the collection packages I have purchased.
Reason for that is the collections have NOT had all great episodes with them. Read more
Published on July 24, 2010 by mskrisclark
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Collection with Some Absolute Genius Comedy
If you're reading this, then you're probably already familiar with MST3K (the abbreviation of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" for its fans, the "Misties"); however, if this is... Read more
Published on April 4, 2010 by CB
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 Classic Episodes and Some Shorts
The two Joel-era episodes chosen for this volume include "Pod People" - a fan favorite and also one of my faves. Read more
Published on March 26, 2010 by clake
4.0 out of 5 stars The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection Volume 2
This is the nineth MST3K DVD box set that I have gotten. It contains three episodes. All of them are from the Comedy Central-era of the show. Read more
Published on August 11, 2009 by Rodney H. Fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great collection
I love MST3K. I used to record the Turkey Day marathon back in the day. I'm more partial towards Joel than Mike, but overall great. Read more
Published on April 13, 2009 by David R. Crosman
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