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Some Big News About "Eegah!"

A Message From Joel

I wanted to tell you all about a "big" development for our live shows that you'll want to watch out for: with the help of our friends at the Cinema Preservation Alliance and The Film Detective, we have successfully located the original camera negative of the film that gave our "Watch Out for Snakes" tour its name, the infamous 1962 caveman epic, Eegah, which came from the late Mike Vraney of Something Weird Video.

If you love cheesy old movies as much as I do, this news will electrify you just as much as the improved, pristine image of Arch Hall Jr. does in the comparison below:

I'm told an original camera negative is the "holy grail" of classic film finds, so we are really just so grateful to have a fresh high definition scan from the best possible source. Simply put, our Eegah show will be the finest-looking and clearest-sounding Eegah experience available in almost 50 years!

As you can see from the shots above, this Eegah looks nothing like the version you probably remember from the original Mystery Science Theater 3000. The image is crisper, the color pops like a classic restored film and naturally, we’re hoping the vintage cheese is just that much more aromatic.

And, if you're also getting tickets for our other show, don't worry: our “Super Secret Surprise” movie is a bright and colorful film that has also been digitally scanned from a gorgeous 35mm print. So, both movies will be a polychromatic sight to behold.

Still don't have tickets to the MST3K LIVE: Watch Out For Snakes Tour yet? What are ya waiting for, ya mugs? Get them here!