MST3K Vol. XVI Launches in December

A few weeks ago we gave some details about the upcoming MST3K: Vol. XVI release. Now we got the complete press release.

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SHOUT! FACTORY TO RELEASE
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: VOLUME XVI
AS A LIMITED-EDITION 4-DVD BOX SET
JAM-PACKED WITH TOM SERVO FIGURINE, MINI-POSTERS,
AND A TREASURE TROVE OF BONUS CONTENT
Featuring Never-Before-Released MST3K Episodes The Corpse Vanishes, Warrior Of The Lost World, Santa Claus and Night Of The Blood Beast

IN STORES NATIONWIDE DECEMBER 1, 2009

With the holidays upon us and the spirit of goodwill toward men in the air, the only presents under the tree on the Satellite of Love are four movies anyone else would return the next day. But thanks to the steady stream of wisecracks from Joel, Mike and their robot pals Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot, there are enough ho-ho-ho’s to make this the best holiday ever! So come all ye faithful and let us adore the comedy madness that is Mystery Science Theater 3000!

Continuing the celebration of Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s cinematic chuckle-fest, Shout! Factory, in association with Best Brains, Inc. proudly presents Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XVI limited-edition 4-DVD box set featuring the collectible Tom Servo figurine on December 1, 2009.

The side-splitting collection of the infamous MST3K features the show’s never-before-released film episodes The Corpse Vanishes, Warrior Of The Lost World, Santa Claus and Night Of The Blood Beast, along with a new interview with Warrior Of The Lost World director David Worth, Santa Claus Conquers The Devil: A 50-Year Retrospective, Night Of The Blood Beast (Turkey Day Version), Turkey Day ’95 intros, original theatrical trailers, and 4 exclusive MST3K mini-posters by artist Steve Vance. This Limited-Edition 4-DVD box set includes a figurine of Tom Servo, the perfect companion to the Crow T. Robot figurine included in last year’s now out-of-print Mystery Science Theater 3000: 20th Anniversary 4-DVD box set.

So join Joel, Mike, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot as they supply their own playful brand of commentaries on some of cinema’s most misunderstood “masterpieces” in Shout! Factory’s Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XVI. This Limited-Edition 4-DVD box set will be available for a suggested retail price of $64.99.

MST3K: THE CORPSE VANISHES
Bela Lugosi stars as a sinister scientist who kills virgin brides in order to extract glandular fluids that will keep his aging wife young and beautiful. Aided by an evil shrew and her miscreant sons, they set about on a reign of terror. Horror ensues!

MST3K: WARRIOR OF THE LOST WORLD
Take Knight Rider, then plop him on a motorcycle in a post-apocalyptic world, and you’ve got The Rider, aka Warrior of the Lost World. In this brazenly derivative tale, our valiant hero must rally the forces of the Elders, the Outsiders and the Marginals to vanquish the oppressive forces of Prosser and the evil Omega state!

MST3K: SANTA CLAUS
Silent night, devilish night! Santa Claus wants to deliver presents to the children of Mexico City, but the demon Pitch wants to nothing more than stop him in his quest! How many other holiday movies have a Satan dance number and Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters?

MST3K: NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST
It’s always bad news in a sci-fi movie when an astronaut returns dead from outer space, then the base he lands at is overrun by a sinister alien. In this Roger Corman cheapie, the resurrected astronaut and alien embryos spell disaster for humanity!

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 series was created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Jim Mallon. After a year on KTMA TV in Minneapolis, its national broadcast life began in 1989 on the Comedy Channel (later to become Comedy Central), where it ran for seven seasons. The show’s final three seasons aired on the Sci-Fi Channel. The premise of the series features a hapless man who is trapped by mad scientists on a satellite in space and forced to watch old B-movies of questionable worth. To keep sane, he’s built two robot sidekicks, and together they do a running commentary on the films, affectionately mocking their flaws with inspired wisecracks and acting as a demented movie theater peanut gallery. Series creator Hodgson originally played the stranded man, Joel Robinson. When he left in 1993, series head writer Mike Nelson replaced him as the new B-movie victim Mike Nelson, and continued in the role for the rest of the show’s run. The format proved to be popular. During its eleven years and 198 episodes (including one feature film), MST3K attained a loyal fan base and critical acclaim. The series won a Peabody Award in 1993, and was nominated for writing Emmys® in 1994 and 1995.

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