MST3K: Manos, The Hands Of Fate
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1993
Directors: Joel Hodgson, Harold P. Warren
Rating: NR(Television)
UPC [Locale]: 603497-227426
Running time: 1:32 (92 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: November 20, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#1761)
Status: Available
Purchase date: June 01, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
It's Mystery Science Theater 3000, America's only show that makes fun of really bad B-movies from the comfort of a spaceship floating above Earth. Joel Hodgson, along with his mechanical companions, wisecracking Crow and well-read chick magnet Tom Servo, make suffering through Hollywood's worst films a breeze. Adding their own dialogue, barrage of witty remarks, and an occasional colorful skit, the next hour and a half will fly by like it were only 90 minutes. There are no ushers with flashlights, crying babies, or women with big hair to spoil the fun.

How do you make fun of a bloody car wreck? That's the question facing Joel and his "bot buddies" as they watch Manos: Hands of Fate, a laborious piece of flotsam starring Torgo, a demented caretaker who, as Joel puts it, "looks like a chainsaw sculpture." To make sure we know Torgo's evil, the filmmakers gave him a horrible knee disfigurement – ooh, scary – that looks, as Crow remarks, "Like he's been hittin' the Thighmaster too much." The only saving grace, and probable reason this bore was produced, is the scene of a group of nubile nymphs wrestling around in their nighties (ruff, ruff). Even Frank and Doctor Forrester feel guilty about this one.

(Show #424)
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English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
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# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Outtakes/Bloopers
Crew
 Mystery Science Theater 3000
Direction
Joel Hodgson....Director
Writing
Joel Hodgson....Created By
Michael J. Nelson....Writer
Trace Beaulieu....Writer
Kevin Murphy....Writer
Frank Conniff....Writer
Joel Hodgson....Writer
Paul Chaplin....Writer
Bridget Jones....Writer
Mary Jo Pehl....Writer
Colleen Henjum....Writer
Jim Mallon....Writer
Production
Jim Mallon....Producer
Jim Mallon....Executive Producer
Joel Hodgson....Executive Producer
Film Editing
Timothy Scott....Film Editor
Music
Charlie Erickson....Theme By
Joel Hodgson....Theme By
Josh Weinstein....Theme By
Art
Trace Beaulieu....Art Director
Joel Hodgson....Art Director
Jef Maynard....Art Director
Clayton James....Make-up Artist
 Manos: Hands of Fate
Direction
Harold P. Warren....Director
Writing
Harold P. Warren....Screenwriter
Production
Harold P. Warren....Producer
Cinematography
Robert Guidry....Director of Photography
Film Editing
James Sullivan....Film Editor
Ernie Smith....Film Editor
Music
Robert Smith, Jr.....Composer
Russ Huddleston....Composer
Sound
Bruce Shearin....Sound
Cast
 Mystery Science Theater 3000
Trace Beaulieu....Crow
Joel Hodgson....Joel Robinson
Jim Mallon....Gypsy
Kevin Murphy....Servo
Trace Beaulieu....Dr. Clayton Forrester
Frank Conniff....TV's Frank
Michael J. Nelson....Torgo
 Manos: Hands of Fate
Tom Neyman....The Master
John Reynolds....Torgo
Diane Mahree....Margaret
Hal Warren....Michael
Stephanie Nielson....Master's Wife
Sherry Proctor....Master's Wife
Robin Redd....Master's Wife
Jackey Neyman....Debbie
Bernie Rosenblum....Teenager in Car
Joyce Molleur....Teenager in Car
William Bryan Jennings....Cop
Jay Hall....Master's Wife
Bettie Burns....Master's Wife
Lelanie Hansard
Pat Coburn
Pat Sullivan
George Cavender....Cop