MST3K Vol 27 XXVII: Slime People, Rocket Attack USA, Village of Giants, Deadly Mantis

Titles include:

  • 108 – The Slime People
  • 205 – Rocket Attack USA
  • 523 – Village of the Giants
  • 804 – The Deadly Mantis
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This summer, throw a mad monster party with motley crew of the Satellite of Love as they celebrate the release of Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXVII! This 4-DVD box set is a schlock-tastic Monster Movie Mash featuring four episodes never before available on DVD:

  • 108 – The Slime People
  • 205 – Rocket Attack USA
  • 523 – Village of the Giants
  • 804 – The Deadly Mantis

There may be no finer – and certainly no funnier – meditation on monsters than this collection of episodes from the cult comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000. As food for thought, we are served subterranean slime people, giant praying mantis’, Soviet spies and – perhaps the most terrifying of all – enormous teenagers from the disturbing menu of America’€™s twisted psyche. Battling these Goliaths for us with their slingshots of sass and silliness are Joel, Mike and their robot henchmen Tom Servo and Crow. The monsters are gruesome and the movies even more so, but the riffs are risible and retaliatory, proving definitively that revenge is actually a dish best served funny.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXVII brings us The Slime People, wherein nuclear testing has driven a race of subterranean creatures up through the sewers of Los Angeles, and after defeating the military, they erect a dome out of fog over the city to preserve an inhabitable atmosphere. A small band of heroes-in-the-making, stranded inside the dome, must fight to survive; Rocket Attack U.S.A ; a propagandistic film about a nuclear attack on New York City being planned by the scariest monster of the atomic age-The Communist; Village Of The Giants, wherein MST3K mainstay Bert I. Gordon brings to life a tale of the inventor (played by Ron Howard) of a goo that causes animals to grow to many times their natural size. When some rebellious teenagers steal and consume his concoction, they take over the town, the generation gap takes a turn for the worse; and The Deadly Mantis, a film that attempts to answer the age-old question “How can insects and movie lovers be the victims of a single hate crime?”€ this 1957 knockoff of the much more agreeable ‘Them!’ proves once again that nuclear testing simply isn’€™t for everyone.

Bonus Features Include:

  • Chasing Rosebud: The Cinematic Life Of William Alland
  • Life After MST3K: Trace Beaulieu
  • Introduction by Mary Jo Pehl
  • Interview with Village of the Giants star Joy Harmon
  • Interview with The Slime People star Judith Fraser (Judee Morton)
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • 4 exclusive Mini-Posters by artist Steve Vance

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