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K09 - Phase IV



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Whoa. The original ending (filmed by the director but cut by the distributor, found and restored in 2012) is really trippy. (And kind of icky in parts.) I wonder what J&tB would have made of it.

https://youtu.be/beLpsWaUDNk


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Argh. Come on, guys. Your geek cred has got to be better than that. "A robot must not harm a human being, nor, through inaction, allow a human to come to harm" is the First Law, not the first and second.


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I can't believe they let that giant Paradise City billboard stay up there without a comment about green grass and pretty girls. The song was 1987 and the episode was 1989.


J.Elvis isn't funny.
Alxndr Mysliwicz - 10 months ago
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Ahh yes, a wonderful example. que at 12:50; the screen shows a billboard with the words Country Club. Complete silence... By 12:53 the ever so *NOT* funny J Elvis steps up to plate (a lil Late) with... "Country Club." A'Swing and a miss. A swing and a miss so powerful it was worth striking out 3 times at bat.
This is ONE of my favorite examples of how (IMO) J. Elvis is not funny. Favorite! But all stepping stones to supreme greatness.


Zeitgeist Meister - about 1 year ago
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18:29 -- Looks like the revenuers found the still.


Deven Yeager - over 1 year ago
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Pizza, pasta, pizza, pizza and pasta, pizza and pasta.


Deven Yeager - over 1 year ago
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All the shots trying to show that the ants are intelligent...like...really are we supposed to believe that..


Zap R. - over 5 years ago
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Watching this movie is a lot like watching paint dry!


KEVIN MURPHY SUPERSTAR
Steve-Headed Pig-Benton - almost 2 years ago
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Four comments down Showdax cites the Joel/Comedy Gallery spot w/Servo 2.0 Kevin Murphy doing the voice over.

BUT FOR MY MONEY that comes in a distant second to the " Club Travel Vacations" spot that precedes it, featuring the multitalented Kevin Murphy as the doughy, jealous, Stoli sipping neighbor of the chick with the great travel deal. Looking smooth in what appears to be a garish yellow Ralph Lauren short-sleeve shirt, Kevin displays his mastery of the single finger sunglasses tug down that all really cool people employ when a passing casual conversation takes a serious turn- and nothing says "serious turn" more than vacations up to 65% off!!!


DJburris87 - almost 2 years ago
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Damn it Joel! Now I'm itchy.


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Is this Crow's first misidentified "kitty"?

Also, why is his bowling pin so loud this time?


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This movie doesn't have a villain so much as an antagonist.


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I've seen this one a couple times before it got taken down and while I can say it is a strange film that plods along at a snail's pace, I feel like the concept of hyper-intelligent ants being the monster could have been implemented a little better.


Paramount Pictures SUCKS
James Wohlever - almost 3 years ago
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UPDATE: 11/4/2014

Sorry MSTies
Paramount Pictures decided to be dicks about this and the link I posted had to be pulled.

"After reviewing your dispute, Paramount Pictures has decided that their copyright claim is still valid.
Video title: MST3k - Phase IV - Season 0 - Episode 09
Includes: Audiovisual content
Claimed by: Paramount Pictures
The copyright owner might disagree with your dispute.
The reason you gave for disputing the claim may have been insufficient or invalid.
- The YouTube Team"

Good luck to anyone else getting this episode out there.


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At 46:30, after Joel shoves him in response to a bad pun, Servo calls Joel "Hodgson" rather than "Robinson," saying "You hurt me bad Joel Hodgson."


Jason George - over 2 years ago
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The music around 13:00 sounds like this more recent band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxuuXm1Wdvc


Showdax - over 2 years ago
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The best part o this movie was the commercial approximately an hour in about seeing Joel live, narrated by Servo 2.0! ^_^


Timothy A. Pinecone - over 2 years ago
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Update: 1.31.2015

I found a pretty good copy and it's available through second link.
I just wish we could have higher quality rips of all the episodes someday.


Matthew Eickhoff - over 5 years ago
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So strange seeing the early incarnation of MST3K. Really glad they hung in there and stayed with it.


Joshua Roberts - over 3 years ago
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D Emerson - about 3 years ago
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funniest line ever in an MST3k:
"They should just spray 'Off' on them. You can't beat off in the woods!"
I shot coffee out my nose!


Leslie Doesn't Get You - about 3 years ago
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I never actually watched the full episode before, only the beginning. It's creeping me out. And I have to say, I wish I had already eaten. I'm hungry and I don't want to eat while watching ants consume things and people. Yeccchh.


Drew Raub - over 3 years ago
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Uploaded a new copy of the full episode.


K09 - Phase IV Host Segments
Jason Samuels - over 3 years ago
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The second "best of" link is a collection of all the available KTMA host segments. The host segments for K09 - Phase IV start at 44:27 and end at 53:35. I tried to adjust the link so that it would begin and end at those specific times, but I was unsuccessful. If anyone would like to adjust the link accordingly, please do so.


Curtis Snyder - over 3 years ago
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where has Phase IV gone... I actually liked this movie... which is hard with any of the MST3K movies that aren't Gamera or Godzilla


Jordan Salomen - over 4 years ago
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Chris Lake - over 5 years ago
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Actually not a bad movie. Kind of slow and thoughtful. The ending was kind of abrupt, though.


Mbantuwe Kouasai - about 4 years ago
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Well, it was boring, and the plot twist at the end was one of the laziest, stupidest, cop-out endings I've ever seen, but at least the acting was okay?


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Note at around 1:04 or so, something falls over with a loud bang. Joel looks around and says "What happened over there?" Josh tries to cover, saying Gypsy must have dropped something again.


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DAMMIT! Link's down.


Robert Brown - over 4 years ago
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This flick manages a remarkable feat: it is both fascinating and dull.

I will be reading Malzberg's novelization, for sure. The story is right up his alley, and I think he can do more with the idea.


Bender Rodriguez - over 4 years ago
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Link is gone... Phase IV, I hardly knew you


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I love the commercials!


DeaDGoD (John Rogers) - over 5 years ago
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The first non-Gamera MST that has been "recovered" by fans... The original pilot and episodes k01-03 has some footage available, buy only k04 (the first of five Gamera films watched in a row) and onward have full tapes floating around.


Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 5 years ago
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It's so cute, all the sort of preproduction bots and whatnot.