A Closer Look at the Russian Films of MST3K

Over at Midnight Only I’m reviewing the original, unedited, un-dubbed Russian films which were featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000 (the occasion: celebrating the return of the show to Netflix in 2017). In addition to seeing what the films have to offer when divorced of silhouettes mocking from the bottom of the screen, I’m comparing the films to the original Russian and Finnish legends, epic poems, and fairy tales from which they’re derived.

So far I’ve reviewed Sampo (aka The Day the Earth Froze) and Sadko (aka The Magic Voyage of Sinbad), both directed by the Russian Walt Disney, Aleksandr Ptushko. Up next: Ilya Muromets (aka The Sword and the Dragon) and Father Frost (aka Jack Frost).