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(1960) Brett Halsey, Joyce Meadows, Jack Elam. More J.D. schlock from Roger Corman's Filmgroup company. A drifter falls for a girl in a town he's passing through. She ends up deader than a doornail and the town is out for Brett's blood. Elam has a great part as the local psycho. From 35mm.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.33:1
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 3.5 Ounces
- Item model number : B002MZZU1U
- Director : Sinister Cinema
- Media Format : NTSC
- Run time : 1 hour and 18 minutes
- Release date : August 27, 2009
- Studio : Sinister Cinema
- ASIN : B002MZZU1U
- Number of discs : 1
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I should also say that, since I was born in 1987, I didn't catch a lot of early MST, so while I'm very familiar with most of the Mike years, some of the earlier stuff passed me by. I bought this volume out of interest in Zombie Nightmare, but I hadn't ACTUALLY SEEN any of these episodes before. So all 4 episodes were completely new to me.
With that in mind, here's my opinions of each episode:
THE ROBOT VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY
You'd think with a title like that, they woulda brought the Robot in BEFORE 80 mins of the film pass you by. But you'd be wrong. All in all, its your standard incompetent 1950's horror schlock. But I enjoyed the movie's cheesiness and was pleasantly surprised by how good the riffing was. Being a 1st season episode (the 2nd episode of the 1st season, no less), I expected it to be pretty slow. The Crawling Eye had been my only previous experience with season 1 and I thought this would be much the same. But the riffs came faster and were actually pretty funny. Not the best episode ever, but very solid and I could easily see myself watching this one again. The robot alone is a riot, it very obviously has a PERSON inside it (they don't even try to hide his face!). Also comes with a Commander Cody short, which I've heard some people complain about but personally I found it very funny.
THE GIRL IN LOVERS LANE
In a word... AWESOME! This bumped POD PEOPLE out of my top 10 list and replaced EEGAH as my favorite Joel episode. Its the story of two drifters that come into a town and one falls in love with a waitress. Its actually not a terrible movie, the plot is cliched and its fairly low budget, but the acting is solid enough for you to care about the characters, which brings me to the problem some people have with this movie... the ending. Some MST fans are really bothered with the ending. And it raised an interesting question for the writers: What happens if your movie has a dark, toxic ending that's just downright depressing? Do you still riff? Joel and the Gang kept on going (how could they stop?), and the results make for one of the edgiest and most uncomfortable 4th acts in MST3k history. Because the movie's ending deals with a horrible tragedy, the riffing really borders on being tasteless, and it IS hilarious, just in a very uncomfortable way. I can totally understand why it bothered some people but I loved it. Overall a stellar episode, as long as you can stomach the ending. The best on the set by far.
Total 80's schlock in the vein of Hobgobblins. The movie is ridiculous enough on its own, but the riffing adds quite a bit (I love when the girl and her boyfriend are talking and Servo is just muttering "Shut up. Shut up." between every slight pause in their conversation). Its got Adam West and Tia Carrera in it, so you know it has plenty of potential! A good episode, but I found my particular DVD copy to be incredibly dark. I dunno if the movie itself was just very poorly lit, or if the master copy of the episode suffered some damage or something before the digital transfer, but most of the time I felt like I was watching a radio broadcast the movie was so dark. Anybody know whats going on with the darkness thing? Is it just me? Either way, very entertaining. A great Mike episode.
Did Ed Wood make this movie? It really really feels like an Ed Wood movie. You'd think with the endless scenes of female wrestling matches this movie would get boring, but Mike and the Bots keep it going. Very very funny, the movie also has one of the most hilariously inept endings of any MST3k film, just awesomely terrible. Also has a short about getting married which is really good. Another stellar episode.
All in all, a great set. Not the best beginning point for people new to the show (I'd start with volume 1, even with Catalina Caper the other three eps are great intros) but I can't see any fans being disappointed in the episodes on hand here. I mean, I never saw any of them before and I loved ALL FOUR!!!
The Girl in Lover's Lane - you wonder why thsi was made, but love Big Stupid.
Robot v Mummy - truly odd, but wonderful. Really hard to believe this was supposed to be horror.
The female wrestling/racketeering movie - lot of old school slow wrestling - also teh best parts....
The KTMA bits were really odd. Never would have watched that show, so glad it evolved.
102- THE ROBOT VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY (with short: COMMANDO CODY AND THE RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON Pt. 1)
La Momia azteca contra el robot humano was made in Mexico and was released in the US in 1959. From the grade Z costumes, acting and special effects to the mediocre dubbing, this film is perfect fodder for MST3K. If you've always wanted to see a poorly costumed mummy battle a cardboard box style robot, this is your film. This episode also features the beginning of Radar Men From The Moon, which was one of the best things about Season One MST3K. Hilarious!
509- THE GIRL IN LOVER'S LANE
This 1959 black-and-white film features Joyce Meadows and a very young Jack Elam. The film is a hackneyed story about troubled teens from broken and problem homes, but the acting is not actually that bad and it's engaging enough to really irk you when you get to the incredibly depressing outcome of this film. Even the final sketch of the show focuses on the noxious ending of the film. Still, if you focus on the jokes from the MST3K crew then you can get through it and the mostly one-dimensional and unimaginative writing make for some amusing jokes through most of the film.
604- ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE
This terribly cheap and amateurish "horror" movie from 1986 stars Adam West. The scariest thing in this movie is the scene where the kid in his white underwear leaves a hot tub. Hilariously bad teen horror that works extremely well for MST3K. Zombie Nightmare is the only color film in this DVD set. This is a strong episode from the post-Joel era of the show.
616- RACKET GIRLS (with short: ARE YOU READY FOR MARRIAGE?)
This 1951 film is about a guy who runs a women's wrestling league as a front for all manner of illegal rackets. The film has a very "Ed Wood" quality to it. The movie and especially the short, Are You Ready For Marriage?, both work extremely well for the show.
Extras features include:
* Glimpses of KTMA (when the show was on a local channel in Minneapolis before it appeared on The Comedy Channel)
* The Design And Speculative Technology Of MST3K: Joel Hodgson And Trace Beaulieu Visit M.I.T.
* New Interviews with "Zombie Nightmare" stars Frank Dietz, Jon Mikl Thor and John Fasano.
* Kevin Murphy And Trace Beaulieu in a Sneak Peek of the upcoming independent feature film Hamlet A.D.D.
* 4 limited edition mini-posters
"Looks like an atomic nose hair clipper."
The first is Show #102, The Robot Vs. The Aztec Mummy, the second movie EVER shown on MST3K, with a Commando Cody Short, the first short! History! Robot! Aztec mummy! Golf! Bat? Demon Dogs! Check out the early gags that were tired, and died, in the early years. WONDERFUL!
"Uh...camera 3, get off the track. Camera 3...AHHHH!"
Show #509 is The Girl In Lovers Lane. Lots of trains, hobos and MURDER. And a fog horn that sounds like a train. Or a train that sounds like a fog horn. Full of references, from Land of the Lost, to Frodo and Star Trek. Not the best, but funny in some parts. Still, a depressing ending.
Show #604 was famous before it was misted. A zombie. Adam West. Bad movie. What more could you want? Well, besides Tom Servo dressed up as Batman! Oh, and Tia Carrere. References to Canada and Kids In The Hall. Welcome to Zombie Nightmare! Hear Taz sing for FIST! Who is FIST? Dunno...
"Back to the dolls."
Show #616 is Racket Girls. Lots of girls wrestling. Oh, and a short about Are You Ready For Marriage? Well, are you? The Robots also try to get married after seeing the short, another famous and very funny point in MST3K history.
Lots of great skits, bad movies and great jokes.