Monday, June 20, 2011

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gunslinger (2011, Shout! Factory)

 
Coming June 21st from Shout! Factory is another wonderful episode of the funny and fact filled series Mystery Science Theater 3000.  This time around, the subject is Roger Corman's western Gunslinger.  I previously reviewed the MST3K Vol. XX set and after enjoying it very much, I couldn't in my right mind resist an MST3K episode featuring a Corman film.  It would be heresy. 
 
Gunslinger is the story of a typical western town whose sheriff is gunned down.  His wife (Beverly Garland) takes over as sheriff and goes to get revenge against the man who hired his killers (whom she has already killed).  In the meantime a stranger appears whose motives are questionable and takes an interest in the new sheriff.  Also in the equation is a trampy bar owner who immediately clashes with sheriff and who has a few tricks up her sleeve. 
 
Joel Hodgson, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot rip this admittedly crappy film to shreds and deservedly so.  Gunslinger is a sub par western made with a miniscule budget and the guys provide a hilarious commentary to the stupidness they are forced to watch by the evil scientists.  Frequent cracks about a "wormy" character, some exotic dancers and the other laughable characters are well delivered and guaranteed to make you laugh until it hurts. 
 
RATING:  8/10 
 
MST3K: Gunslinger is a Shout Select title, only available through Shout! Factory's website.  You can pre-order it HERE or it is also available in a bundle with Hamlet (review coming soon) with free shipping and a free MST3K stress ball HERE and a 4 DVD Select Bundle with Hamlet, Beginning of the End and The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies HERE with $10 off, free shipping and a free MST3K stress ball.
 
 

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