Mystery Science Theater 3000: Vol. XIX [Limited Edition]
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Episode 107- ROBOT MONSTER (with shorts: COMMANDO CODY Parts 4 and 5)
This 1953 black and white film is extremely low budget, so much so that the eponymous "robot monster" costume consists of a cheap gorilla suit topped off with an even cheaper deep-sea diving style helmet. It is one of those movies that is so incompetent it is fun all on its own and it's perfect fodder for MST3K. A family survives the destruction of most of humanity by the evil Ro-Man, who hunts them mercilessly yet has trouble finding them though he is living nearly next door! The family has managed to elude Ro-Man through the scientific genius of the older parents and their attractive adult daughter, Alice, and here fiance. Even their young, pre-adolescent children are mental giant compared to the incompetent Ro-Man. As if he didn't have enough difficulties, Ro-Man has a "thing" for Alice, which causes him problems with completing his murderous mission. The movie at times is incomprehensible in its editing, with inexplicable shots of lizards impersonating dinosaurs and other weirdness inserted to pad out the film. There's also lots of shots of George Barrows as Ro-Man stalking about Bronson Canyon. This is a strong Season One MST3K episode and the inclusion of the Commando Cody Radar Men From The Moon shorts just adds to the low budget fun. This one has been a favorite of mine for years and I'm quite pleased to see it in commercial release.
Episode 423- BRIDE OF THE MONSTER (with short: HIRED!Read more ›
First there's "Robot Monster", the seventh episode of season one (the roughest of them, but you won't notice here). Joel and the bots are subjected to a horrifically cheesy sci-fi movie in which civilization is destroyed and all of humanity is killed by... a gorilla with a deep-sea helmet, aka Ro-man. Ro-man is trying to hunt the one remaining nuclear family and exterminate them, despite the fact that he literally lives next to their house. Insert random lizard attacks.
Then there's Ed Wood's "Bride of the Monster," in which Joel and the bots are subjected to Wood's B-movie horror: Bela Lugosi is a mad scientist, living in a swamp filled with inappropriate reptiles and a giant octopus that inexplicably eats people. People wander in and get eaten, and eventually a pretty girl becomes the newest victim of Lugosi's attempts to make a master race.... yeah, okay.
After that, we jump forward to the Era Of Mike with "Devil Doll." Mike and the bots decide to have a crazy "Friiiiidaaaaaay" dorm party which is hampered by a lack of beer and music, even as Pearl hobnobs with the gods. Then it's off to the movies, about a sinister ventriloquist and his surprisingly sentient dummy... it's actually rather good by MST3K standards, but still rather dull.
And finally, Mike's wallet woes get sidelined while Pearl, Bobo and Brain Guy pretend to be a cruise ship.Read more ›
which is # 19 much to the delight of many MST3K fans.
First off as you can see by the photo it will contain a Gypsy Figurine which is slightly bigger than Crow and Tom Servo
Now for the episodes in this set
# 107 ROBOT MONSTER - This movie is about a group of survivors being stalked by Ro-Man - a man in an ape costume and fish tank helmet.
One of the all time most well known iconic B movies - ultra cheap, lousy acting and pointless. See stock footage of dinosaurs ( lizards with glued on fins) from One Million BC. See Roman chase George Nader around. See Roman chase women, children all over the place. See Roman attack kids, see him try to satisfy his urges with the ladies..see it in utter disbelief.
This is one of what most Season 1 fans would call a better Season 1 episode. It is well done. This is another title owned by Wade Williams which Shout has licensed which is why we've seen Beast of Yucca Flats, Lost Continent and others.
This has a riff at the end that I really like " Is this the End of the Film Joel" watch for it. And listen to Tom Servo sneeze during the Commando Cody serial..You get 2 chapters of Radar Men from the Moon in this because Robot Monster is a short film
J. Elvis Weinstein gets to do the intro to Robot Monster & was pretty insightful and fun to hear what he had to say ..
# 423 BRIDE OF THE MONSTER - An Ed Wood classic. Bela once again plays a mad doctor trying to create a race of atomic supermen to take over the world. Along with his assistant Lobo - Tor Johnson - who was Lobo in the Unearthly as well as the Beast of Yucca of Flats
Another incompetent mess with super poor effects / editing and a very low budget.Read more ›
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I made a mistake buying this; liked it 20 years ago but not now...Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Have all 33 available sets so far. Loved it when it was on.Published 6 months ago by Kimberly P. Hall
once again the crew of MST3K comes through in flying colors! Great episodes and the little Gypsy figurine is so adorable!Published 9 months ago by dm
Devil Fish and Devil Doll are two of MST3K's best. I recommend to anyone not just fans. Gypsy is my least favorite of the bots but the figure was a nice plus.Published 12 months ago by j jacobs
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