Episode 511: Gunslinger
First aired: Comedy Central on 9 October 1993
Availability: iTunes, Amazon (Solo DVD), Amazon (Volume 6), Rhino (Volume 6/out of print), Shout (Solo DVD), Best Brains
|It's "Gunslinger," not "The Gunslinger."|
Yeah, I know. He's supposed to be some great filmmaker, but I don't buy it.
Sure, he makes movies under budget, but he doesn't make good movies under budget. He had seven films that he either directed or produced that were selected by the MST3K crew. So, yeah, he makes movies. Bad movies.
Maybe not Ed Wood bad, but certainly not Orson Welles good.
|Death at a funeral.|
As a result of the re-issue, I had to get this one multiple times in order to have a full library. I have both the Volume 6 multi-pack and the Solo DVD, plus the iTunes. Oh, and both VHS releases: the solo, plus the 3-pack that contained it. Oh! but what it takes to have a collection!
|Joel blows up Tom Servo's head.||Dr. Forrester blows up Frank's head.|
Back to the movie. The bad movie. The wicked bad naughty movie.
|Dance hall girls.|
Couple of sub-plots.
- The wormy bartender loves 50-Foot Woman, but she's all hot for John Ireland, who won't turn town an offer from a skirt.
- John Ireland was in the War with the town mayor and blames him for the loss at the Battle of Lookout Mountain, partly because he got the details all wrong. It was important battle in that it did help turn the tide of the war by opening up supply lines for Federal troops.
- Beverly Garland keeps throwing the same town drunk in jail, sort of like what Andy did to Otis. I think that's the comedy relief, but it's hard to tell.
|It wouldn't be a Roger Corman film without a catfight...||... or two. Beverly Garland's town marshal isn't afraid of a scrap.|
The host segments are good, too. Joel played "Kaboom" with Tom Servo serving as the balloon. His head, anyway. The Bots play Pony Express, then discuss what it's like to be dead. Oh, and Joel discusses the 1970s.