Shout! Factory Releases Specs For MST3K Volume XXX

Courtesy:  Shout! Factory

Courtesy: Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory will release later this month, the latest installment of episodes from the cult classic TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume XXX will be released in stores and online Tuesday, July 29th. Volume XXX features four more episodes from the series. Featured in this collection are: The Projected Man (1966), The Black Scorpion (1957), Outlaw of Gor (1988), and It Lives By Night (1974). This collection of movies features work of classic movie legends Ray Harryhausen (The Black Scorpion) and Stan Winston (It Lives By Night).

The Black Scorpion centers on two American geologists that work with the Mexican military to stop a horde of giant spiders that emerge from a volcano in Mexico after the volcano explodes. The fight eventually culminates in a fight in one of Mexico City’s bullrings with the biggest and baddest of the giant spiders. It stars Richard Denning, Mara Corday, and Carlos Rivas. Included in this feature are the movie’s original theatrical trailer and a behind the scenes featurette, “Stinger of Death: Making The Black Scorpion.

It Lives By Night features the work of another legendary name in movies in Stan Winston. This movie sees a young newly married couple’s honeymoon turn into a nightmare when the groom, Dr. John Beck (Stewart Moss) is bitten by a rabid vampire bat. He is of course, turned into a man-bat of sorts with quite the taste for blood. And his own bride is not safe after he turns. This feature includes a bonus extended trailer for “The Frank” music video as extra material.

Outlaw of Gor sees Urbano Barberini play Professor Tarl Cabot in the adaptation of author John Norman’s sci-fi fantasy series of novels. It is the second adaptation of Norman’s works to be featured over the course of MST3K’s run, too. The movie, release by Cannon Films, sees Cabot return to the planet of Gor to face off against a vicious queen (Donna Denton) and equally evil priest Xenos (Jack Palance). Xenos has accused Cabot of murder. So Cabot must uncover the truth and clear his name in the process. As an added bonus for audiences, this movie also includes as extra material, “Writer of Gor: The Novels of John Norman,” “Director of Gor: On set With John “Bud” Cardos,” and “Producer of Gor: Adventures With Harry Alan Towers.”

The Projected Man is a warning of sorts that’s just as entertaining as it is serious. The movie presents the story of a scientist that becomes horribly disfigured while working on teleportation science. After a freak accident involving his experiments, the man’s body not only becomes disfigured but also electrically charged. This means that he cannot be touched by anyone, lest those people die. This 1966 sci-fi flick stars Mary Peach, Bryant Haliday, and Norman Wooland. This movie includes the bonus making of featurette “Shock to the System: Creating The Projected Man” and the movie’s original theatrical trailer.

The final touch to the whole set is another collection of mini-posters drawn by artist Steve Vance. More information on this upcoming release and previously released MST3K box sets is available online at http://www.shoutfactory.com and http://www.facebook.com/shoutfactoryofficial. To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/phislpicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at http://phislpicks.wordpress.com.

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