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Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Movie - Extended Cut (Released)

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Intro

FAN EDIT COMPLETED AND AVAILABLE NOW!

In 1996, the creative team behind MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 brought their small puppet show to the big screen!

But after test screenings garnered mixed reviews, Universal Pictures imposed trims, cuts and re-shoots. The result was a theatrical feature that was actually shorter than a standard episode of the TV series. Notably, a complete host segment was cut and the ending was re-shot drastically.

In 2013, Shout! Factory released a Blu-ray with deleted scenes available as a bonus feature. Sadly, the footage was in bad shape, but I knew there was a way around it….

OVERVIEW

Although little could be done to improve the host segments, the deleted scenes where Mike, Tom and Crow riff THIS ISLAND EARTH could be enhanced by keeping their jokes but replacing the picture with the original un-riffed film.

I then added the silhouettes back, taken from when Mike and the bots riff their own closing credits.

To help make the transitions with my reconstructed scenes seamless, I color-corrected the footage of THIS ISLAND EARTH to make it match its surroundings better. A friend of mine also rotoscoped the theater door for scenes where M&TB enter or leave the theater.

Since the deleted scenes included alternate versions of riffs, I included 2 audio tracks:

  • AUDIO 1 original riffs from the deleted scenes
  • AUDIO 2 re-dubbed riffs from the theatrical release

Finally, I re-ordered some scenes to accommodate the 3rd added host segment, based on their original placement.

TECH SPECS

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SCREENCAPS

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CHANGES

  • 00:00 – Replaced the modern Universal Pictures ident with the accurate 96 version
  • 17:00 – “Fries are up!” / “Sorry Joe…Been working long on that?”
  • 17:50 to 20:00 – RESTORED SCENE
  • 40:37 – “Can we still go out sometime?” / “Can I still use my courtesy fridge?”
  • 40:47 to 47:46 RESTORED SCENES & MOVED “SERVO’S ROOM” SEGMENT
  • 47:49 – “Oh hairball!” / “Hey get off my mousie! You’re on my mousie!”
  • 48:49 – “Uh, pudding?” / “Uh, jelly?”
  • 49:20 to 49:52 – RESTORED SCENE
  • 50:29 – “Now it’s time for the Brak Show!” / “Now it’s time for the Brak Show!”
  • 50:51 – “Eat my photons, small heads!” / “Eat my forehead!”
  • 50:58 to 51:30 – RESTORED SCENE
  • 52:00 – “Ooooh! Ahhh!” / “And his coffin will be made entirely out of coconuts!”
  • 52:06 – “I got tubes in my ear!” / “Saw a big old perch down there!”
  • 52:11 to 52:31 – RESTORED SCENE
  • 1:03:10 to 1:07:52 - RESTORED SCENES & RESTORED “STORM SHELTER” SEGMENT
  • 1:08:18 to 1:09:08 – RESTORED SCENE
  • 1:20:44 to 1:23:35 – RESTORED “MUT-ANT” ENDING

CONCLUSION

My goal was to make this the definitive version of MST3K THE MOVIE for fans of the series who wish to see the complete cut in the best quality possible. I hope you enjoy it!

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Is it possible to get a copy of this edit? I can’t find it anywhere and would like to see it.

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Glitchtm said:

Is it possible to get a copy of this edit? I can’t find it anywhere and would like to see it.

PM me for info!

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Hi, is this still available and can you ship to the UK?

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MST3K UK said:

Hi, is this still available and can you ship to the UK?

It’s still available online. PM me for a link.

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Hi, thebutcher! Would you have any interest in taking on combining the best elements out there for the remaining 11 unreleased episodes? I have four I recorded back on S-VHS back in the day, plus an undamaged Lost Continent.
Now that Shout Factory put out a disc with all the host segments from those episodes, it seems like some sort of preservation project is possible now.

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Is it still possible to get a link to this cut?

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SilverWook said:

Hi, thebutcher! Would you have any interest in taking on combining the best elements out there for the remaining 11 unreleased episodes? I have four I recorded back on S-VHS back in the day, plus an undamaged Lost Continent.
Now that Shout Factory put out a disc with all the host segments from those episodes, it seems like some sort of preservation project is possible now.

So presumably the audio would come from your S-VHS tapes, but what about for the other 7 episodes of the 11?

beyondoasis said:

Could really use this.

HudsonHawk said:

Is this still available?

Thjeffro said:

Is it still possible to get a link to this cut?

I have this edit, and I can put it online if the OP doesn’t respond. It’s also on the 'Spleen.

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I made English subtitles for this cut, somewhat a cross between a transcript and basic SDH captions. DM me if interested.

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I would love a link to this, as well. I’m working my way through the series again and would love to see some new integrated scenes for the film!

Thanks!

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None of you have myspleen, I take it?

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Unfortunately, no. It also seems like invites are hard to track down for that.

Can you think of another way to share the file? It’s turning out to be very hard to track down!

Thanks for your help in advance!

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ScottZill said:

Question: Will there be a Version 2.0 of this since the Shout release uses a new remaster?

https://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?go=1&a=0&d1=10215&d2=13265&s1=99467&s2=132602&i=1&l=1

It’s very likely that I will make a new version of this edit. I used the only HD version available of THIS ISLAND EARTH at the time, which was the foreign release.

I would also like to try to better upscale the host segments and correct some Shadowrama glitches that are bugging me.

In the meantime, I try to reply to anyone who sends me a private message with the links 😃

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Thanks again, thebutcher! I’m looking forward to giving this a watch this evening.

I appreciate your help and your work!

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thebutcher said:

ScottZill said:

Question: Will there be a Version 2.0 of this since the Shout release uses a new remaster?

https://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?go=1&a=0&d1=10215&d2=13265&s1=99467&s2=132602&i=1&l=1

It’s very likely that I will make a new version of this edit. I used the only HD version available of THIS ISLAND EARTH at the time, which was the foreign release.

I would also like to try to better upscale the host segments and correct some Shadowrama glitches that are bugging me.

In the meantime, I try to reply to anyone who sends me a private message with the links 😃

Hey if you need any help for non spleeners, I have it up on mediafire in 5 parts as well.

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Hi! As a long time fan of the show, missing out on the original cut of the movie has always been a bummer, so finding out someone went through the hard work of trying to restore it brings me total joy. Is it at all possible to get a copy, if you’re still offering? Thanks in advance and for all the hard work! Keep circulating the tapes!