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"MANOS" The Hands of Fate

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Many years ago the people of El Paso, Texas gave their money to a local fertilizer salesman and said, “Go make us the best horror movie you can make.” The result, "Manos" The Hand of Fate, is an object lesson in why you should never give your money to an El Paso fertilizer salesman.

Manos has it all: teens making out, luggage fetching scenes, The Master, Torgo... Did The African Queen have a Torgo? We think not! Did Casablanca have teens making out? It did not! Did The Master have a The Master in it? Okay, perhaps you’ve got us there. Manos is still one of the strangest examples of what one person with no particular talent can accomplish when given a camera, what technically counts as a cast, and a soundtrack that will drive you mad and/or serve as a pretty sweet ringtone.

Originally regarded as one of the defining episodes of Mystery Science Theater before becoming one of the most popular RiffTrax Live events of all time, this studio VOD version of "Manos" The Hands of Fate is perfect for anyone who lives in terror of jib shots, live audiences, or Norman.

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High (TV) (1.31 GB)
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Legacy devices (281.12 MB)
Low (459.78 MB)
Medium (837.12 MB)
High (TV) (1.31 GB)
HD Low (852.31 MB)
HD Medium (1.32 GB)
HD High (7.47 GB)
SD Download to Burn (3.99 GB)

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Average: 9.5 (171 votes)

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Movie Decade

Release date

September 10, 2015


70 minutes
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