Mystery Science Theater 3000: Soultaker UNRATED

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After four youths are involved in a serious car accident, a mysterious man in black is sent to claim their souls -- but these feisty teens aren't yet ready to pass into the afterlife. Now they must return to their hospital bound bodies before their parents decide to pull the plug or, worse yet, the Soultaker catches them.

Starring:
Bill Corbett, Patrick Brantseg
Runtime:
1 hour 33 minutes

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Soultaker

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Comedy
Director Kevin Murphy
Starring Bill Corbett, Patrick Brantseg
Supporting actors Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Mary Jo Pehl, Joel Hodgson, Frank Conniff
Studio Shout Factory
MPAA rating Unrated
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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This one is my families favorite.
Sharon Herlin
I wish they would do the present movies now because i know it would be a good laugh.
I. Vela
This is my #2 favorite MST3K episode.
C. G. Porcaro

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By K. Stuckey VINE VOICE on January 29, 2011
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It helps when the movie is realllllly bad and this is another movie with Joe Estevez so draw your own conclusion there. It's actually a combination of some pretty typical 80s teen film plot lines...complete with a friend that parties too hearty, an evil villain and a "she's high class, he's not" romance. The one-liners fly fast and furious from Mike and the bots while watching the movie, and they battle some malfunctions on the Satellite of Love. This one really stands out too because it features the reappearances of Joel and TV's Frank.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 14, 2012
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"Mystery Science Theater 3000" has a few of those awesome, special episodes that not only hit all the right notes, but actually go even further. One such episode is "Soultaker," a clumsy supernatural thriller that seems like an 80s teenage version of "Carnival of the Damned," only with teenagers and hair metal. And guess who make cameos!

The Satellite of Love" is malfunctioning badly, complete with Gypsy getting mean and transmissions of Martin van Buren (I never understood that one). Pearl is uninterested in saving Mike and the bots, so she simply sends them the movie "Soultaker." But a mysterious ship is flying alongside the Satellite, keeping them in a tractor beam. Who or what is saving Mike and the bots?

As for the movie, it's about a bunch of teenagers driving home from a concert... festival... thing, and they get in a nasty car wreck after they see a man in black standing in the road. And as the man in black pursues them, two of the remaining teens discover that they are actually BRAIN-DEAD -- and their comatose bodies will be taken off life support at midnight.

"Soultaker" is not the worst movie that MST3K has done -- it's not even the worst amateur attempt at one by someone who has a "great story" to tell. It's theologically muddled, inconsistent and has a lot of plot holes (how do DEAD PEOPLE operate the elevator?), but it has some decent moments. It's awkward and clumsy, and that's what makes it bad.

That is something you can't say about the Mike, Tom and Crow segments, which are perfect. These guys had snarking down to an art form, whether it's joking about the clumsy script ("But shes upper middle class and we're slightly lower middle!") or the funny-looking actors ("It's a catcher's mitt with eyes!").
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By cumberbatch on July 21, 2011
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"Soultaker" is a great MST3K episode for those fans who prefer the film being riffed to have at least a somewhat coherent plot. And I do use the word "coherent" loosely since the soul (no pun intended) of MST3K is a truly awful movie. This one is about as coherent as a movie about a group of teenagers on the run from an angel of death would ever get. Which maybe isn't saying much, but you don't have to expend a lot of effort trying to figure out what the heck is going on. Instead, you can focus on the commentary, which is really hilarious throughout, but definitely improves as the movie progresses -- so stick with it! This one is worth it.

This episode is also worth watching for the surprise visitor Mike and the bots get during of the host segments. No episode I have seen will top the host segments from "Time Chasers," but these are ones you do not want to miss.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ruben G. Remus on June 17, 2011
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It's a MST movie, so expect the basic "La Bad" Cinema you've come to expect from our guys. But that's what you're here for, right? You've got the nice girl and the boy from across the tracks, the gang of "toughs" (or at least they are trying to be), and our stars: the SOUL REAPERS. There are plenty of one-liners that you'll see coming long before they are delivered and honestly, death seemed to improve some of the guys' personalities. Anyway, have fun with this one--it's a keeper!
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"Hi folks, you may be wondering if I'm Martin Sheen.. well I'm not. Turns out i'm his vastly more talented yet less appreciated brother, thank you." The Satellite of Love is malfunctioning while Mike & the bots unwittingly celebrate the 10th anniversary of MST3K. Joel & TV's Frank show up to help as they watch another Joe Estevez film... The Tonya Harding-ish Vivian Schilling writes & stars this 80's train-wreck about wearing your sunglasses (and acid washed jeans) at night while running from Soultakers.
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By Sharon Herlin on November 19, 2013
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It's hilarious!! This one is my families favorite. Definitely rent or buy this one and all the other Mystery Science Theater 3000 shows.
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By I. Vela on May 12, 2013
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This movie is hilarious. And if you don't think it was a hilarious try drinking some alcohol and watching it then you'll probably laugh. I love these guys they make fun of poorly done movies. I wish they would do the present movies now because i know it would be a good laugh. I have seen the other mystery science movies but this one i think is the best. if you want a comparison of something i guess you have to be into comedy like the show the big bang theory or the show office space.
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