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Saturday, October 14, 2006

MST3K Trouble!

One of my favorite shows is the cult comedy series: Mystery Science Theater 3000. This show has been off the air for two years because financing the rights to the b-movies is a big hassel, especially for Rhino Home Video who has been distributing the show on VHS and DVD since 1997.
But, now we've encountered a problem. In 1999, Rhino lost the rights to season 3's "Amazing Colossal Man", and it has never been released to DVD nor was used in any of the MST3K boxsets. In 2005, Rhino lost The Begining of the End (although that movie was released to DVD, but never added to any boxsets). This year, the good MSTie gods of Satellite News (www.mst3k.com) have informed us this:
GRAB VOLUMES 1 AND 3 WHILE YOU CAN!
Our source at Rhino Home Video informs us that it has lost the rights to all four films featured on The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection: Volume 1 (Catalina Caper, The Creeping Terror, Bloodlust and The Sky Divers), and will, in March, lose the rights to The Sidehackers, featured in The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection: Volume 3.So, if you haven't bought 'em yet, scoop 'em up now.Our source also says they are working on what to do about the two other movies on Volume 3, The Unearthly and The Atomic Brain (the fourth disc in that set is a shorts collection). Stay tuned.
(crap)
But, you know WE the MSTies can do something about this. We need to make sure we tell RHINO that we don't want to lose any MST3K episodes. We want RHINO to re-purchase the rights to these movies (and why is it that the owners don't want to budge? Do they think they can make money else where with these turdbombs? MST3K is the only thing these flicks have going for them! I wish these penny-suckers would realize that).
So, here's what we can do. Contact Rhino Home Video through this site: http://rhino.com/about/about_drrhino.lasso (the email address is in there) and tell them we want these movies' rights repurchased. We don't want to have to lose TWO whole boxsets! Let your voice be heard. Rhino has been known to answer email. ARE YOU BLOKES WITH ME?! And let us thank Satellite News for the heads up.

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