- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Uncut Version of the Film
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 11, 2002
- Originally Released: 1989
- Label: Rhino Theatrical
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Single disc double feature, includes both MST3K version and original uncut version without commentary.
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer (For Uncut Version)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
It's "Mystery Science Theater 3000," America's only show that makes fun of really bad B movies from the comfort of a spaceship floating above Earth. Joel Hodgson, along with his mechanical companions, wisecracking Crow and well read chick magnet Tom Servo, make suffering through Hollywood's worst films a breeze. Adding their own dialogue, barrage of witty remarks, and an occasional colorful skit, the next hour and a half will fly by like it were only 90 minutes. There are no ushers with flashlights, crying babies, or women with big hair to spoil the fun.
This is such an early "Mystery Science Theater 3000," that Larry, not Frank, is Dr. Forrester's bumbling assistant. It's sorta like Curly replacing Shemp. Anyway, in The Crawling Hand, an astronaut becomes unglued and blows his ship to smithereens. Some of the wreckage makes its way to Earth, and among the charred remains is the poor clod's hand. While frolicking on the beach, a wild eyed med student, Paul, finds and becomes possessed by the lacerated limb and takes it home - Tom: "Thank goodness he brought a handbag." For a while the two are happy, but eventually things get out of hand (hah, hah). They start to fight, and as Crow says, "It's hand to hand combat." Alan Hale Jr. costars as an overweight sheriff whose brawn surpasses his brain capacity. Gee, now that's a stretch for him.
Joel Hodgson, Tom Servo, and Crow crack jokes as they watch yet another B-movie in space. THE CRAWLING HAND is about an autonomous human hand, severed from its owners body, and possessing a medical student. Imagine the comedic possibilities!