Family traditions come from odd places. Some are passed down from generation to generations. Others just magically appear. Until the ’90s, Thanksgiving meant eating, watching the Detroit Lions lose and sleeping. All this changed when Mystery Science Theater 3000 would run their marathon on that beloved Thursday in November. Families loaded up on tryptophan could watch bad movies and leave the quips to Joel, Mike and the Bots in the Satellite of Love. For this upcoming Thanksgiving, you can bring the marathon to your DVD player with Mystery Science Theater 3000: Turkey Day Edition. The boxset comes out on November 25, but you can get it at the start of the month if you pre-order straight from Shout! Factory. Here’s the press release with all the holiday details:
Available on DVD November 25th, 2014 from Shout! Factory
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Turkey Day Collection
Four DVD Box Set Features Previously Unreleased Episodes Jungle Goddess, The Painted Hills, The Screaming Skull and Squirm
It’s time to talk turkey! Celebrating Thanksgiving with turkey has been a well-known tradition for generations, but for MST-ies, Turkey Day also means celebrating another tradition: one that involves giving thanks for turkeys of the cinematic variety. This year, our Turkey Day feast will feature four never before on DVD episodes, Jungle Goddess The Painted Hills The Screaming Skull and Squirm.
This 4-DVD collectible tin box set is also stuffed with bonus features, including exclusive new Turkey Day episode introductions by Joel Hodgson, a new interview with Squirm star Don Scardino, new featurettes Undercooked & Overstuffed: Inside the Turkey Day Marathon, Bumper To Bumper: Turkey Day Through The Years, This Film May Kill You: Making ‘The Screaming Skull’ and Gumby & Clokey; as well as four exclusive Mini Posters by artist Steve Vance!
Fans who order this title from ShoutFactory.com will receive a free MST3K Vol. XXXI slipcase, free exclusive MST3K coasters and free standard US shipping, with their copies shipping three weeks before street date. Pre-orders can be placed at ShoutFactory.com
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Turkey Day Edition brings us Jungle Goddess, the tale of two pilots in search of a missing heiress and her father’s reward money. They track her down in the African jungle where she is doing just fine, thank you. Includes The Phantom Creeps Chapter One: “The Menacing Power; The Painted Hills, based on a novel about a kindly prospector who is murdered and his faithful pup takes on the perp. Also includes the short film Body Care & Grooming; The Screaming Skull, wherein a neurotic woman is driven to distraction — if not destruction — by the ghost of her new husband’s previous wife. Also includes the Gumby short Robot Rumpus; and the cult horror film Squirm, the low-budget tale of a southern town beset by electrified, carnivorous worms. Includes the short film A Case of Spring Fever, in which a frustrated man wishes springs (metal, not seasonal) never existed…and lives to regret it.
Bonus Features Include:
· Exclusive Turkey Day Episode Intros by Joel Hodgson
· Undercooked & Overstuffed: Inside the Turkey Day Marathon
· Bumper To Bumper: Turkey Day Through The Years
· Gumby & Clokey
· This Film May Kill You: Making The Screaming Skull
· Interview with Squirm Star Don Scardino
· Four Exclusive Mini-Posters by Artist Steve Vance
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