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The following is a series of lists detailing all commercial Blu-ray releases of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and related spin-off productions.

MST3K[]

The first Blu-ray releases of MST3K were from Shout! Factory in the form of extra features on films used by the show. The first (and, for quite a while, only) straightforward MST3K Blu-ray released was Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie.

With the revival of the show, Shout! has begun releasing the new episodes in complete season sets.

Beginning in 2019, MST3K episodes began appearing as bonus features on DVDs and Blu-rays from other companies, starting with The Film Detective's release of Eegah. Addition films from The Film Detective and Film Masters have followed.

Shout! Factory[]

Shout! Factory full season releases[]

Volume Contents Release date
Season 11 - Collector's Edition Season 11 November, 2017
Season 11 Season 11 April 17, 2018
Season 12 - Pledge Drive Edition Season 12 May, 2019
Season 12 Season 12 November 26th, 2019
Season 13 - Collector's Edition Season 13 September, 2023

Shout! Factory extras[]

Episode Number Featured Film Release date
513 The Brain That Wouldn't Die December 22, 2015
912 The Screaming Skull April 25, 2017
1010 It Lives by Night (as The Bat People) July 18, 2017
803 The Mole People February 26, 2019
804 The Deadly Mantis March 19, 2019
808 The She-Creature June 28, 2022
1203 Lords of the Deep July 25, 2023

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie[]

  • Shout! Factory - September 3, 2013 in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack "Collector's Edition". Special features include:
    • The Making of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
    • Deleted scenes including the removed sequences from the riffed motion picture and the alternate ending.
    • Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie - The Motion Picture Odyssey (including new interviews with cast and crew and never-before-seen behind the scenes footage)
    • This Island Earth: 2 1/2 Years in the Making
    • Original trailer

Other Releases[]

Distributor Episode Number Featured Film Release date
The Film Detective 506 Eegah November 26, 2019
The Film Detective 412 Hercules and the Captive Women April 13, 2021
Film Masters 414 Tormented April 23, 2024

Mike Nelson commentaries[]

In 2004, Michael J. Nelson began working with Legend Films, releasing various public domain films newly colorized and featuring a "MST3K-like" commentary by Mike. Two Blu-ray versions of these were released in 2012.

  • Plan 9 from Outer Space - March 6, 2012
  • The Little Shop of Horrors - March 6, 2012

RiffTrax[]

In 2005, Mike Nelson and Legend launched RiffTrax, an online service where Mike (and, eventually guests) would riff various films, releasing only an .mp3 of the riff, thereby circumventing the need to license the films or limit themselves to public domain features. Blu-ray releases of certain live theatrical broadcasts were launched in 2011.

RiffTrax Live![]

Other releases[]

  • The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant, November 24, 2015 - Kino Lorber w/optional RiffTrax
  • The Astro-Zombies, October 11, 2016 - Kino Lorber w/optional RiffTrax
  • Miami Connection, June, 2022 - Umbrella Home Entertainment (Australia) w/optional RiffTrax
  • Suburban Sasquatch, August 23, 2022 - Visual Vengeance w/optional RiffTrax
  • The Girl from Rio, September 26, 2023 - Blue Underground w/ bonus Rifftrax VOD (4K UHD & Blu-ray)
  • Lycan Colony, October 24, 2023 - Visual Vengeance w/bonus RiffTrax VOD

Other releases[]

The Heat[]

The Blu-ray/DVD/Digital copy release of the 2013 comedy film The Heat features a commentary/riff by Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu and Josh Weinstein. It was released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment on October 15, 2013. The commentary is only on the Blu-ray included with this set. It is not on the DVD in the set, nor the standard Blu-ray-only release.

Maximum Overdrive[]

The Blu-ray release of the Stephen King-written-and-directed 1986 film Maximum Overdrive (based on his own short story "Trucks") features a commentary by "Actor and Comedian Jonah Ray and Blumhouse Film Executive Ryan Turek". It was released on Oct 23, 2018 by Lionsgate under their Vestron Video label.

Sampo[]

The 2022 Blu-ray of the film Sampo (which was re-edited into The Day the Earth Froze) features an hour-long interview with Michael J. Nelson in which he talks about his career and the use of The Day the Earth Froze and The Sword and the Dragon (edited from Ilya Muromets) on Mystery Science Theater 3000.

See also[]

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