“Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Singles Collection” presents some of the first MST3K shows ever to be released to DVD. While they’ve appeared in various forms on home video, consider this to be a Greatest Hits compilation. For those that came to MST3K later than most, this might be your only way to get some of the Out of Print episodes. So, be thankful to Shout Factory for this double dip. Other outlets would let you fight it out with scalpers on the various auction sites.

Hopefully, the powers that be will choose to follow up this release. I could see doing this bit of fan service as being a start of a positive trend. That being said, I naturally assume that some potential viewers would rather want to see something upgraded to HD. As time goes on, the appeal of standard definition presentations will plummet even further. Oh well, aesthetic and all of that.


  • New Episode Introductions By Series Creator Joel Hodgson
  • Man On Poverty Row: The Films Of Sam Newfield Featurette
  • Don’t Knock The Strock Featurette (Portrait Of The Director Of The Crawling Hand)
  • MST Hour Wraps


  • 1.33:1 standard definition transfer
  • Dolby Digital 2.0


  • 88%
    Video - 88%
  • 89%
    Audio - 89%
  • 93%
    Special Features - 93%
  • 93%
    Show Score - 93%

The Plot Thus Far

The episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 included here were among the first to be released on DVD, but they were only released individually (or, in one case, paired) and not in the numbered and beloved volumes that would house episodes for nearly two decades. Behold, then, MST3K: The Singles Collection. Included here are the out-of-print loners, the misfits, less standoffish than reclusive, but no less deserving of love than any of the other episodes with a volume to call home. Don’t look for a theme or pattern behind this collection. We’re simply putting them back in print and under one roof for your enjoyment and to bring sweet relief to collectors of this glorious Cowtown puppet show.

Films Include:

The Crawling Hand

The Hellcats

Santa Claus Conquers The Martians


I Accuse My Parents

Shorts Volume 3

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