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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for Completists, May 26, 2013
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This review is from: Elvira's Movie Macabre: Mega Movie Marathon (DVD)
Elvira is flexing her.... um.... muscles again to show us she is still Mistress of the dark.

Not quit as good as her Giant Monsters set, this set has alot of movies in it that some of us have owned before in other forms... mine being Mystery Science Theater 3000. Elvira throws her spin on these movies and it is a hit and miss situation. I found myself at times wishing she'd pop-up and do a joke more in these as i have been through some of these movies a few too many times and it can become hard to maintain interest. It is hard to rave about it since MST3K seemed to make them "more" watchable due to steady Riffing and purchasing some of her older Shout Factory titles alongside this made comparing hard to ignore.

It is a nice set, and having them all in one regular sized dvd case is nice for space. I applaud her for still doing a great job even with fewer writers than MST3K used i am sure. As far as rewatching...well, these at this point rely heavily on Elvira's set pieces which are good, but i can just as easily pick up the MST3K version and watch it instead. I would give it a lower rating especially due to these being movies i own 4 or 5 times on other dvd sets, but i feel that wouldn't be fair comparing it to Mystery Science Theater.

This is a difficult set to judge and as i said i am also buying it alongside older shows of hers. Most of them being more interesting due to the fact i have not seen the movie a million times in multiple boxsets i also cannot shake the feeling that i'd rather have her old stuff put on dvd again since it looked like Shout Factory just gave up due to sales.

So final verdict, decent set but i was more impressed with her work on Giant Monsters Set.
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