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


Home video rights for MST3K originally were held by Rhino Entertainment and they began releasing episodes on VHS in 1996. In 2000, they began releasing DVDs of individual episodes. That same year, they released the final MST3K VHS tapes.

Rhino also released several compilation tapes, particularly the Poopie! and Shorts collections. Selections of episode and compilation tapes were also assembled into several box sets.


Episode Number Featured Film Release date
309 The Amazing Colossal Man 1996
513 The Brain That Wouldn't Die 1996
301 Cave Dwellers 1996
512 Mitchell 1996
303 Pod People 1996
507 I Accuse My Parents 1997
518 The Atomic Brain 1997
506 Eegah 1997
619 Red Zone Cuba 1997
320 The Unearthly 1997
622 Angels Revenge 1998
511 Gunslinger 1998
424 Manos, the Hands of Fate 1998
517 Beginning of the End 1999
204 Catalina Caper 1999
106 The Crawling Hand 1999
609 The Skydivers 1999
515 The Wild Wild World of Batwoman 1999
607 Bloodlust! 2000
606 The Creeping Terror 2000
209 The Hellcats 2000
202 The Side Hackers 2000


Title Release date
Poopie! 1998
Shorts 1998
Shorts, Volume 2 1999
Shorts, Volume 3 2000

Box sets[]

Set Catalog Episodes Release date
Mondo-Hip MST3K Three Video Pack R3 2372 I Accuse My Parents, The Atomic Brain, Red Zone Cuba 21 October 1997
Poopie 3 Pack R3 2500 Manos: The Hands of Fate, The Gunslinger, Poopie! 17 February 1998
Shorts Twin-Pack R3 2547 Shorts, Angels Revenge (w/ bonus Boxer Shorts) 21 July 1998
Mystery Science Theater 3000 3-Pack R3 2612 The Crawling Hand, The Wild Wild World of Batwoman, Beginning of the End 16 March 1999
Walking Tall 3-Pack R3 2692 The Skydivers, Catalina Caper, Shorts, Volume 2 5 October 1999
MST3K VHS 3-Pack R3 2799 The Creeping Terror, Bloodlust!, The Side Hackers 21 March 2000

MST3K: The Movie releases[]

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie was released on VHS by MCA Home Video.

  • MCA - 1996 (Retail screener)
  • MCA - October 1, 1996

Best Brains releases[]

Best Brains, Inc. released several in-house video compilations on VHS, as well as several Sci-Fi Channel-era episodes.


Episode Number Featured Film Release date
908 The Touch of Satan November, 2001
1002 Girl in Gold Boots November, 2001
1006 Boggy Creek II: and the Legend Continues… November, 2001
1009 Hamlet November, 2001

Play MSTie for Me[]



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Shorts collections[]

Shout! Factory[]

As part of the Bring Back MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 campaign, one of the rewards was a VHS release of the first episode of Season 11, the first official VHS release in 16 years.

Episode Number Featured Film Release date
1101 Reptilicus November, 2017

Related VHS releases[]

The TV Wheel[]

After leaving MST3K, Joel Hodgson created a pilot for HBO, The TV Wheel, which ultimately aired in 1995 on Comedy Central. At that time, Joel sold a VHS tape, X-Box R & D, which features both an earlier version of the pilot, The X-Box Is Turning and behind-the-scenes footage of that original shoot.

See also[]