I liked Pumaman’s digital upgrade. If they’re going to do this as a thing then what eps would you all want to see next?
- Hercules vs. The Moon Men - a great ep with very grainy/fuzzy film.
- The Day the Earth Froze - top 5 movie needing a lot of spit and poilsh.
- Mitchell - Would love to see Hi-Def beer and slouching.
- Cave Dwellers - classic ep that would benefit from a refresh.
I’d like to see the black-and-white movies that were given a blue hue changed to their original black-and-white status and enhanced if possible.
Other movies that could use some spit and polish, off the top of my head, are Hercules, Gunslinger and The Painted Hills. ( I didn’t check to see if those are available for streaming, so apologies if they’re not.)
Oh god not Mitchell. Please. I do not want to see Joe Don Baker rolling on Linda Evans in HD.
But picking up a six pack of beer with a foot in HD!!
Yes, especially Lost Continent where they actually gave the movie a green hue when they got to the top of the mountain.
But I’d love to see any of the Russian and/or Russo-Finish movies they did because they’re gorgeous movies. RT did a reriff of Jack Frost which was only okay, but the print they got was absolutely amazing. I can only imagine that the others would be equally gorgeous.
Manos: The Hands of Fate has been digitally restored since 2015, so I guess that can be used… right?
Just because it’s playing on the Twitch channel as I type this… Secret Agent Super Dragon.
So far they’re doing enhancements on the existing MST3K video material, not using a new print.
The Mads (Frank and Trace) riffed the HD version and honestly it was a HUGE improvement.
I second The Painted Hills. It’s an episode I like, and the color seems okay, but it blurry/fuzzy/grainy and I think it would be great to see it more clearly.
If that’s how we’re going, I’d LOVE to see them give Daddy-O that treatment.
The Unearthly would be something to see, too, wouldn’t it?
The movie looked a lot better, but as they said during the riff, the improvements somehow made the movie less riffable.
Just think how much more mellow Riding With Death would be with higher def.
I’d also love to see crisper copies of The Magic Sword, Village of the Giants or even Santa Claus.
As soon as Musk’s AI becomes sentient, all movies will be fixed up in one second.
I’d be interested in an enhanced edition of where it all began nationally: The Crawling Eye
(In general: I’d like some sort of event dedicated this one, for the historical angle at the least)
I know this is probably not a popular choice as it doesn’t seem to be a popular episode but the print of Hamlet they have is really dark. So dark you can barely make out their costumes. I get that it sorta fits the story to be so gloomy but it really is a shame we can’t see more of it. I’d especially like to see more of Gertrude’s costume.
See, that’s just the thing, though, isn’t it?
A new treatment of the source material could very well give that episode new life. It would give some additional motivation for settling in with that installment.
Hamlet is not a personal favorite, but I’d be willing to check that out.
The RiffTrax Magic Sword uses a better print and it’s marvelous. I wish there were a way for them to use the old Shadowrama over new/HD prints the way that YouTuber did (before it was all taken down), but it’s just not meant to be.