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The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection: Volume 6 (Attack of the Giant Leeches / Gunslinger / Teenagers from Outer Space / Mr. B's Lost Shorts) (1988)

Joel Hodgson , Michael J. Nelson , Bernard L. Kowalski , Roger Corman  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Actors: Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy, Ken Clark
  • Directors: Bernard L. Kowalski, Roger Corman, Tom Graeff
  • Writers: Joel Hodgson, Charles B. Griffith, Leo Gordon, Mark Hanna, Mike Gandolfi
  • Format: Box set, 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: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Rhino Theatrical
  • DVD Release Date: October 26, 2004
  • Run Time: 360 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002VET2M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,775 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection: Volume 6 (Attack of the Giant Leeches / Gunslinger / Teenagers from Outer Space / Mr. B's Lost Shorts)" on IMDb

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It's business as usual for Mystery Science Theater 3000 in this sixth volume of episodes taken from the archives of the long-running television show, which is nothing but good news for MST3K's many adherents--and with four discs and six hours of content, neither longtime fans nor newcomers to the series will be shortchanged. The formula is the same as ever: having been sentenced by mad scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester to watch unspeakably bad movies (all part of the doc's wacky plan for world domination), janitor Joel Robinson (portrayed by series creator Joel Hodgson, who would later write for Jimmy Kimmel's variety show) and his robot buddies Crow and Tom Servo sit aboard their spaceship, the Satellite of Love, and do exactly that. Their own skits and interstitial shtick are mildly diverting, but as always it's the wisecracks our heroes direct at the screen that dominate the proceedings far more than the movies themselves. By turns genuinely witty and groan-inducing, their nonstop riffing, laden with puns, sarcasm, and cultural references (from poet Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" to atrocious pop songs like Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods' "Billy Don't Be a Hero," all in the space of a couple of breaths), usually drowns out the dialogue in the films. That's not a bad thing, of course, when the movies are turkeys on the order of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection, Vol. 6 lineup, which comes from episodes first aired between 1990 and 1994. They include Attack of the Giant Leeches (boasting perhaps the least convincing movie monsters ever created), Gunslinger (a Western that drags on interminably), and the self-explanatory Teenagers from Outer Space. Disc 3 contains six shorter films, and may be the best of the lot for that reason alone.

With Mystery Science Theater 3000 having departed the airwaves in 1999 (it began in '88), the show lives on primarily by way of these DVD releases. And while some would argue that a little of this stuff goes a fairly long way, Rhino's typically fine packaging and presentation (even without any bonus features) make this and the other MST3K sets a collector's treat. --Sam Graham

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Join Joel, Mike, and their "robot friends" as they endure the worst movies ever made, all for the pleasure of an evil scientist. To survive and maintain their sanity, these crazy captives make stinging quips and hilarious jokes at the expense of these torturous cinematic stinkers.

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142 of 143 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A selection of great MST3K from Comedy Central years September 1, 2004
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This release from Rhino Video goes back to the "classic" Comedy Central years and some of the best MST3K. Episodes include:

Teenagers From Outer Space: One of the funniest episodes ever, it's a 1959 low-budget b/w science fiction movie about an alien invasion from a planet with a totalitarian regime and the struggle of one sensitive alien teenager to escape and live free as an individual here on Earth. An evil and sadistic alien teenager charged with bringing him back to their spaceship dead or alive hunts him through the picture, while the teenage hero finds love and friendship in small town America. Filled with ray guns, flying saucers, alien monsters that look suspiciously like lobsters, jump suit "space suits" and more low-budget fun, Joel and the `Bots have an easy time milking this one for continuous laughs throughout.

Attack of the Giant Leeches: Another b/w low-budget 1959 picture, this one is "sci-fi/horror" about some really over-sized leeches capturing rural townsfolk and keeping them around as food stock in their underwater cave. The subplot leading into all the leech-infested fun involves a devoted if unexciting husband (Bruno Ve Sota) trying in vain to keep his young wife (Yvette Vickers) happy. Seems she is steamier than the swamp and looking for someone to cheat and run away with about every 10 seconds. Anyway, there is lots of drama and cheesy horror for the MST3K crew to hurl jokes at, making this one a lot of fun.

Gunslinger: This Roger Corman "classic" stars John Ireland and Beverly Garland. Garland is the strong-willed widow of the last sheriff and she is determined to clean up the town, while Ireland is the hired gun sent to kill her who ends up falling for her charms.
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84 of 88 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy This, Won't You? September 27, 2004
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...with yet another welcome release of a "Mystery Science Theater 3000" Collection. This time the episodes are from Season 4 - these haven't been broadcast in almost a decade, and most fans will want these. Some comments about the episodes:

"Teenagers From Outer Space" - There's nothing like watching a movie about sullen, snotty teenagers. This movie's got 'em, and they're dressed in ridiculous spacesuit-type outfits, too. Our hero Teenage Alien, "Derek", is a fugitive from his peers who wield deadly ray guns that turn people into cheap plastic skeletons after an awkward jump cut. (At least I think that's what the director wanted us to think...)

"Attack of the Giant Leeches" - Lots of things to recommend about this one. It starts with a classic 'Undersea Kingdom' serial as the short. Hilarious by itself, Joel and the 'Bots savage this very bad example of late 1930s pulp cinema. As far as the feature goes...thing of it as a hate letter to the South. It involves a giant leech infestation of a Southern swamp, and some sort of love triangle. It doesn't make a lot of sense, actually....but then again we're not here for the feature.

"Gunslinger". Roger Corman. Beverly Garland. Actually, it's not that bad a movie, but something about the pairing of Corman and Garland make for an excellent MST3K flick. Someone once wrote that this dreary western was 'turgid, uninspired, cliched, confusing, and artistically bereft of merit'.....but those are the GOOD points of this classic Corman flick. This disc justifies the entire price of the collection, and it's great to see this on DVD.

"Mr. B's Lost Shorts" Fortunately, this shorts collection pretty much is the last of the shorts shown during the last half of the MST3K broadcast run. The gem here is "Mr.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ok, so a gender-confused woman in leotards... December 11, 2004
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...shows up in your bedroom and tries to coerce you into joining the school band, all the while claiming that musical instruments are her family and that she knew Adam and Eve and your father. What do you do?

Well, you can be happy that this is happening to gawky middle schooler Buzz instead of you as you watch Mr. B Natural, a vomit-inducing school film turned into comedy gold by our heroes at MST3K.

The 6th DVD box set breaks away from the Sci-Fi channel era and back to Comedy Central for three movies and a fourth collection of shorts. The shorts include X Marks the Spot, in which a slain motorist is brought before the God of New Jersey who probably won't let him into New Jersey heaven because of his many sinful moving violations, and the mythical Hired Pt. 1 which is just what Manos fans have needed to learn why Jimmy the Salesman doesn't think that sales are an important part of his job.

It also features Teenagers from Outer Space, your usual 50's produced, teenagers-in-their-30's centered hokum about giant lobsters, a "tohcha" loving commander and a malicious alien empire "We are the supreme race. We have the supreme weapons. We have the supreme pizzas". Gunslinger (which was already released on VHS) is classic Corman about an old west feud betweeen two rough and tumble women with anachronistic access to eyebrow pencils. Finally, Attack of the Giant Leeches (or are they guys in black rain ponchos, no wait, they're definitely leeches) which features playful murderous bantering between a slovenly hillbilly and his nymphette wife, a main character who pretty much does nothing, and some semi-intelligent human livestock-raising leeches (as Joel hypothesizes: "They're smart enough to enjoy eating at Chili's, but not smart enough to realize it's a chain).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great episodes - light on the special features
Maybe we're spoiled by the Shout Factory releases, but I find myself wishing there were some of the sort of special features on these discs that we've been seeing from the newer... Read more
Published 13 months ago by clake
4.0 out of 5 stars Attack of the Giant Leeches
I always liked this film. The leech costumes are awful but that adds to the charm of a so bad it's good 50s horror film. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Celia DLF
2.0 out of 5 stars Not my favorite
I have most of the MST3K DVD Box Sets and this is not one of my favorites.

The three movies are completely forgettable and I haven't watched any of them twice. Read more
Published 14 months ago by E. E. Easter
5.0 out of 5 stars THE CAMPIER THE BETTER!
I can't help it. I love the campy old horror movies. The laughable sets, special effects and dialogue are wonderful. I grew up watching friday night chiller with my mother. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Joel is the best!
Teenagers is one of our favorites but all 4 of the disc are very good! MST3K at their best time.
Published 22 months ago by Juliet Walters
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE YOU LIZ BABY
When I saw Roger Corman as the executive producer, I had to see this. The movie had his fingerprints all over it. Read more
Published on November 30, 2011 by The Movie Guy
4.0 out of 5 stars More from the funniest show ever.
Episode 406: Attack of the Giant Leeches with short Undersea Kingdom Part 1
Some guy catches his wife in the act and forces the wife and her lover into a swamp, then some... Read more
Published on July 24, 2011 by Jonnathan Ritland
3.0 out of 5 stars Better to be had
I've got quite a collection of MST3k discs now and I must say this collection as a whole isn't one of my favs. Read more
Published on June 12, 2011 by MATT SVEDVA
5.0 out of 5 stars Has one of the best MST3K Episodes
Product is great... it has Gunslinger which is one of the best MST3K's ever! Teenagers from Outer Space is great also and the other two don't disappoint as usual.
Published on May 9, 2011 by J. Kaufman
5.0 out of 5 stars Ahh!
wow! I never thought I would see this one again.

Great product, cheesy movie, but it is still classic

thanks for the fast shipping! Read more
Published on April 23, 2010 by J. Smith
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