Gamera is really neat. Gamera is filled with meat. We’ll all be eating Gamera this August when Shout! Factory releases the latest “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ box set comprised entirely of the five old school Gamera movies featured on the show back in its prime.
The announcement that the “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ Gamera episodes will finally be getting their long-anticipated DVD release is news many hardcore “MST3K” fans had begun to think they’d never hear. There was a long running rumor that syndicator Sandy Frank wouldn’t allow them to renew the distribution rights for any episodes featuring his movies because he was angry over some good-natured ribbing he received from the series, but “MST3K” writer Kevin Murphy confirmed it was always just a dispute over money. With Shout! Factory releasing special editions of all of the old Gamera movies, it should come as no surprise they could put this DVD set together.
MST3K Vs. Gamera: Vol. XXI comprised of the classic episodes roasting the original Gamera, Gamera vs. Barugon, Gamera vs. Gaos, Gamera vs. Guiron, and Gamera vs. Zigra will be released August 2nd. The five-disc set will come in a limited edition tin with 5 mini-posters and retail for $49.99. If you pre-order direct from Shout! Factory they’ll even throw in as a special gift a free MST stress ball!
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