Friday, April 20, 10:00 PM
MST3K: Mitchell + Incognito Cinema Warriors XP
From Chuck Francisco, Cult Cinema and First Friday Fright Night co-programmer at the Colonial Theatre:
Joe Don Baker is unappealing, doughy and alcoholic cop Mitchell who gets caught up in political intrigue and the local mafia drug trade after he’s called in to investigate the murder of a prowler by a local embezzler (played by John Saxton). This is the first of two Joe Don Baker films that the Satellite of love crew lambaste- the other being “Final Justice” (Mitchell in Italy), which we featured at the Colonial for our Cult Cinema show back in May ’11.
Not only is this episode one of the absolute best that the gang has to offer, it’s also historically important in the MST3K realm as it is the parting episode of much loved series creator and host, Joel Hodgson. Mike Nelson would take over hosting duties in the following episode.
Come out and count how many times Joel and the Bots can say “Mitchell” in an hour and a half with us. We dare you!
We are very pleased to announce a special addition to this MST3K screening! After Mitchell‘s unappealingness concludes we’ll be screening episode 201 of Incognito Cinema Warriors XP (www.icwxp.com). It’s a heavy metal, zombie apocalypse flavor of the cow town puppet show we all know and love. One of the show’s writers, John Dell’Osa, will be on hand with merch and also to high five you, if you so desire, and audience reactions will be recorded for the next ICWXP DVD release.
Author: Eric Bresler
Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.