Shorts 2: A second collection of MST3K film shorts. Catalina Caper: The Mads kick off the invention exchange with "tank tops", actually tank turrets worn around the mid-section while Joel introduces the Tickle Bazooka. Then Joel and the ‘bots are forced to watch a swingin’ 60s caper comedy called "Catalina Caper", all about a group of beach party teens who foil a plot by a group of international crooks looking to steal a valuable scroll. Skydivers: Tom Servo puts on a planetarium show, but Crow ruins it with jokes about Uranus. Continuing the theme of adolescent behavior, Dr. Forrester and TV’s Frank challenge Mike and the ‘bots to a swing choir contest. Guess which side cheats? Next, the villains of Deep 13 force Mike and company to watch the educational short film Why Study Industrial Arts? (1956) which uses wooden young actors to answer the title question in the most tedious and unpersuasive manner possible. The feature film is The Skydivers (1963), a Coleman Francis opus with a barely detectable plot about adultery, sabotage and long-delayed coffee drinking at a skydiving establishment. The trio suffers through bad continuity, incompetent editing, endless shots of falling skydivers, unappetizing louts in close ups, and the leading lady’s helmet-like hairdo. Meanwhile, Crow discovers what a double jock-lock is, cuts himself in half and finds his car at the mercy of Tom Servo’s fighter plane.
In the darkest days of World War II, Jewish fugitives attempt to escape occupied Holland — only to face a Nazi ambush. Rachel Stein (Carice van Houten) alone survives the attack and joins the Dutch Resistance to avenge her family. She soon confronts the ultimate test: she must infiltrate German headquarters by tempting Captain Ludwig Mÿntze (Sebastian Hoch). In the heat of passion, he uncovers her duplicity…but keeps her secret. Then Rachel’s espionage reveals that a murderous traitor lurks within Resistance ranks. Unable to fully trust anyone, Rachel navigates a minefield of deception and becomes an enemy to both sides. Epic, passionate, breathtaking, Black Book relates an untold story of World War II where the distinctions between good and evil become blurred by the complexities of human nature.
The Weeping Women is an adaptation of the traditional Hispanic legend of "La Llorona". The film revolves around the story of three generations of women, within a Mexican family, who are eternally cursed. The legend tells that all male sons within the family are destined to die at a young age, leaving the women forever grieving. The members of this family try to cheat destiny and escape their curse, but a twist in fate will surprise them and bring the unexpected! Extraordinaria adaptación de la leyenda hispana "La Llorona." Tres generaciones de una misma familia mexicana, fueron maldecidas. Cuenta la leyenda que por esa maldición, todos los descendientes hombres de la familia están destinados a morir jóvenes y de forma trágica, dejando a las mujeres en pena por siempre. Los miembros de la familia que protagonizan la historia tratan de engañar al destino y librarse de su curso, pero un giro sorpresivo en sus vidas traerá consigo lo inesperado!
Having recently returned to her native Italy after living in Switzerland for 10 years, quiet but curious 13-year-old Marta is left to her own devices while her loving but worn-out mother toils away at an industrial bakery. Marta’s only source of socialization is the local church, where she is told to attend preparatory classes for her confirmation. But the doctrines of Roman Catholicism offer little in terms of life lessons or consolation, and she quickly sees through the hypocrisy of the priest, who cares more about status than about his constituents. Eventually, Marta forges her very own way of the cross, which turns out to have much less to do with God than with her own climb towards adulthood. Bonus features include a complementary short film, Director’s Statement, and Bio, amongst other features.