Shout! for MST3K on DVD!
The cult distributor Shout! Factory has found the perfect addition to their library, securing worldwide home entertainment and digital download rights to Mystery Science Theater 3000. The deal gives Shout! Factory rights to all 11 seasons and 198 episodes of the cult classic show, and many episodes have yet to be released on DVD yet.
"Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a true cult classic series," said Garson Foos, president of Shout! Factory. "Its high-camp rendition of B-movies to the small screen makes it one of the most memorable pop culture shows of our time."
Foos, along with his brother Richard, formerly distributed the series under their Rhino Home Video banner, but they formed Shout! Factory after the brand was sold to Time Warner.
The show, which has garnered two Emmy nominations for writing and also won a Peabody Award in 1994, ran for one season on a local Minneapolis network and then went national on the Comedy Channel (later renamed Comedy Central) for seven seasons and it finished out its run for three seasons on the Sci-Fi Channel.