The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection, Vol. 1 (Bloodlust / Catalina Caper / The Creeping Terror / Skydivers)
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The Collection is decidedly Mike-centric, with The Creeping Terror, Bloodlust, and The Skydivers all culled from his reign during the sixth season. Series creator Joel Hodgson's participation is relegated to season 2's Catalina Caper, a fan favorite that at one time was pulled from circulation over rights issues. As with most of Rhino's MST3K DVDs, each disc is dual-sided, with one side devoted to the original, uncut version of each film, and the other given over to the "MSTied" version. Theatrical trailers for each movie round out the remainder of the supplemental features. Given the size of this presentation, it might have been interesting to include some interviews with the show's writers and performers (Comedy Central once ran a passable special about the series), but fans will still appreciate having these four episodes together, each providing a wealth of laugh-out-loud moments. --Paul Gaita
From the Back Cover
Included in Volume 1: Bloodlust--Pirates, cannibals, and "Mr. Brady"... oh my! Starring Robert Reed, Wilton Graff, and Lylyan Chauvin; Show #607. Catalina Caper--Bikini-clad nymphs swing their hips while Little Richard flaps his lips. Starring Tommy Kirk, Del Moore, Peter Duryea, and Robert Donner; Show #204. The Creeping Terror--An alien is eating couples in mid-bliss. Starring Vic Savage, Shannon O'Neil, and William Thourlby; show #606. The Skydivers--a skydiving film without the skydivers. Starring Kevin Casey, Eric Tomlin, Tony Cardoza, and Marcia Knight; show #109.
- Includes Bloodlust, Catalina Caper, The Creeping Terror, and Skydivers
- Also includes the uncut version of each film
Top Customer Reviews
This is the first of the four-episode collections of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" offered from Rhino (previously they had only offered them in single DVD editions). It contains an interesting mix of movies: a science-fiction horror flick, a drama about skydivers, a 60s beach comedy, and a thriller on a tropical island. Three of the episodes come from the excellent sixth season, when Mike Nelson was the human host and the wisecracks and comments had become razor sharp and fast and furious. One episode comes from the second season, when the show had a more laid-back, friendly humor when Joel Hodgson was the host. Although this collection skews toward the later seasons, it is still a good general introduction to the show for newcomers, since most of the episodes are terrific. Fans who favor Joel Hodgson's style won't enjoy this as much as the second and third box set, but for most fans the inclusion of "The Skydivers" and "The Creeping Terror" make it a must-own.
Here's what you get:
BLOODLUST! Episode #607. A rip-off of "The Most Dangerous Game," only with young college kids (one of whom is Robert Reed, future Brady Bunch dad!). The four dummies land on a jungle island to go exploring and become trapped by the rich but extremely wishy-washy maniac millionaire who owns the island.Read more ›
Catalina Caper: 1960's era beach movie with a plot that goes something like this: stolen scroll, lil' Richard singing, dancing, dancing, volleyball, dancing, scuba diving, & dancing. Also appearing in this stink-burger was Lyle Waggoner, from the Carol Burnett show, as a scuba diving hood. Servo's song to Creepy Girl is a classic.
The Creeping Terror: Wow! Can that monster creep! Probably one of the most hilarious movie monsters ever. An old woman with a motorized cart could easily get a way from this creature, and yet dozens of fit young folk get gobbled up by this overgrown shag carpet. Apparently nobody ever figured out the concept of running away during the 50's.
Bloodlust: Robert Reed (Mike Brady from the Brady Bunch) stars as a studly young man vacationing on a yacht with his friends. He wears a T-shirt so tight you'd swear it was painted on. The plot is basically a ripoff of the Most Dangerous Game.
The Sky Divers: Another piece of flotsam from Coleman Francis. With acting preformances so tepid that you wonder if the actors have a pulse. Watch for the truly bizzare dance party with a woman of Amazonian proportions. Also look for Petey the plane.
The Episodes I hope they release soon are "Pod People, "Angels Revenge", "The Puma Man", "Werewolf", and "Santa Claus Conquers The Martians"
Here are some short comments on each of the four episodes.
BLOODLUST: Starring Robert "The Brady Dad" Reed in the tightest tee-shirt you're ever likely to see, this film has a bunch of young people running around an island inhabited by an enigmatic homicidal maniac. In case you hadn't figured it out, it's the homicidal maniac who has the bloodlust. Also on this disc is the short film: UNCLE JIM'S DAIRY FARM, "the farm of secrets and lies", where two city folks drop off their two annoying kids on their country relatives. Poor kids. Poor audience.
CATALINA CAPER: It has Little Richard! And precious little else. A film that isn't sure whether it wants to be serious or funny. I'd settle on "funny", except that none of the jokes are. It's sort of like what you'd expect Gilligan's Island to be like if you crossed it with a bad episode of Dragnet and threw in some random musical numbers (and God help me, but I actually like some of the songs; I think I need help). "Join me in my Bath of Death!"
THE CREEPING TERROR: You won't believe how bad this movie is. If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes I wouldn't have imagined that something like this could have been made.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
"The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection" volume one is a great set featuring three classic episodes and "Bloodlust". Read morePublished 10 months ago by Robert I. Hedges
Im glad i bought volume 1 and 2 years ago but i have to wonder why is it up to $182 ?? Thats just wrong. Read morePublished 15 months ago by thebat
"The Creeping Terror," a terrible micro-budget 1964 movie produced, directed, and edited by its lead actor, Vic Savage, reaches depths of incoherence, cheapness, and cinematic... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Roochak
Bought this for my wife. Some awesome movies on this. Catalina Caper is out of this world.Published 19 months ago by C Aguirre
We just started watching MST3K with our 7 yr old daughter and she loves it so we thought why not! My husband has been watching since inception and loves the episodes with Joel as... Read morePublished on March 26, 2014 by Stephanie Piering
Bought it for my step son. He loves it and the movie has become part of his massive DVD collection.Published on November 25, 2013 by J. E. Howse
This brought back memories. I watched the first movie with several friends, and we actually had to pause it a few times because we were laughing so hard.Published on October 6, 2013 by afe
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