Mystery Science Theater 3000, Vol. XIV (Mad Monster / Manhunt in Space / Soultaker / Final Justice)
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* Brand new interview with Soultaker star and mst3k favorite Joe Estevez
* Brand new interiew with Final Justice star Greydon Clark
* Mike, Tom and Crow on the espn show Cheap Seats Without Ron Parker
* Original Mad Monster trailer
* 4 limited-edition mini-posters
Top Customer Reviews
103- Mad Monster (with short: Commando Cody And Radar Men From The Moon - Part 2)
This season one gem features George Zucco and Glenn Strange in a 1942 film about a mad scientist that turns humans into monsters by injecting them with the blood of wolves. Even in 1942 this was silly, rehashed horror fodder from better movies. George Zucco's usual decent acting helps make this at least amusing. Glenn Strange often played monsters in films of the time. The short is perhaps the funniest part of this episode. Joel and the 'bots always struck comedy gold when making fun of Radar Men From The Moon in several season one episodes. This episode also features the hilarious sketch where Tom Servo (Josh Weinstein) makes a pass at a blender!
413- Manhunt in Space (with short: "General Hospital" - Segment 1)
This 1954 TV space adventure will have you in stitches. The effects are less than state-of-the-art even for the day, although they were so expensive they contributed to the show being canceled! Rocky Jones is a square-jawed fisticuffs wielding spaceship pilot with REALLY goofy sidekicks, including Winky, a young man who acts like a kid, and Bobby, a little kid that acts all grown-up. Then there's short-skirted Vena, his bright female crewmate that gets treated like, well, like women were mostly treated in the US in 1950's TV. Finally, there's elderly and brilliant Professor Newton, who in spite of being a genius, makes just enough miscalculations to get them into real trouble. Joel and the 'bots offer endless riffs about anything and everything during this one, it's terrific fun.Read more ›
103 - Mad Monster
413 - Manhunt in Space
1001 - Soultaker
1008 - Final Justice
Interview with "Soultaker" star Joe Estevez.
Mike, Tom and Crow's appearance on ESPN Classic's "Cheap Seats Without Ron Parker."
Interview with "Final Justice" writer and director Greydon Clark.
*Next Volume Mystery Science Theater 3000 - XV
(Released Date: July 7, 2009)
102 - The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy
509 - The Girl in Lover's Lane
604 - Zombie Nightmare
616 - Racket Girls
This set contains 2 Joel and 2 Mike episodes. They are as follows
MAD MONSTER - Episode # 103 This is a campy (of course) B movie with George Zucco making an ape like monster out of Glenn Strange (Frankenstein's monster in House of Frankenstein and Dracula) - This is a Season 1 show, you can see the earliest work by Joel,Trace,and Josh - this is show # 103 in the series - so it is very early - the earliest episode on DVD. It has different shades of silhouettes too. It shifts from gray to black depending on the movie. The quality of this DVD there is a little bit of minor blips here and there, and the transfer for Mad Monster isn't that good, but the movie is a public domain title that Alpha DVD has released, but the host segment scenes' quality is fine. This one has the segment where Tom is romancing a blender and Joel drinks from it. Tom says "youre drinking from my girl" A great Josh line as the first Tom Servo. This is a fun early episode, great from a historical standpoint, and a chance to see a Season 1. Best Brains said these werent their best shows, and maybe they weren't but these are still interesting and fun to watch at the very least. I feel the MST3K Crew have nothing to be embarrassed about. Season 1 is part of the evolution of MST & I urge Shout Factory to release more from the first Season.Read more ›
Vivian Schilling was 22 when she wrote the screenplay for and starred in Soultaker. She's a better actress than Sandra Bullock and I'd rather watch an entertaining 'bad" movie like Soultaker than watch a supposedly "good' movie like James Cameron's Avatar. Vivian Schilling is now a novelist and has gone on to do some interesting film projects.
The bonus interview with Joe Estevez reveals him to be an unpretentious, likable guy with a sense of humor about his career in b-movies. He is the only person from his famous family I'd actually enjoy meeting.
Manhunt in Space is lots of fun. The spaceship sets are like something from a high school play. The Mads and their beanbag pants are hilarious. The old black and white General Hospital short before the movie is interesting to watch from a historical perspective.
Mad Monster is an early MST3k experiment. Josh Weinstein was the obvious weak link in the early episodes, possibly because he was still a teenager at the time. His Dr. Larry "Curly Howard impersonation" makes me cringe and his Tom Servo is lifeless and dull. Watching these early episodes really highlights how much comedy firepower Kevin Murphy and Frank Conniff brought to the show when they replaced Weinstein. The Mad Monster disc also has some annoying extras from other shows Shout Factory was trying to promote. I'm glad they stopped doing that on the later sets.
Now if only Vivian Schilling and Joe Don Baker would make a film together...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an excellent MST3K set from Shout Factory, but one that won't be around for long. Since the company has lost the rights to the film "Soul Taker", this set is now... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ryan
MST3K Volume 14 is going OOP due to recently losing the legal rights to Soultaker. This was just announced on MST3K's official Facebook page. Read morePublished 4 months ago by dej905
Have all 33 available sets so far. Loved it when it was on.Published 8 months ago by Kimberly P. Hall
What better way to pass the time then viewing some really terrible movies with appropriate comments added by some sarcastic robots.Published on June 29, 2014 by Jeff Bates