Touch of Satan (episode 908) isn't terrible, but it isn't all that remarkable either. The episode is a yin-and-yang scenario: as the riffing gags trail off a little, the host segments get better. The episode opens with the weakest of the segments, which has Servo and Crow demanding wassail, but dives right into the movie's cheesy '70s easy listening vibe with some some good singing gags ("What do you get when you fall from grace / You only get cast in-to perdition!"), and really gains traction with the dopey, gormless romance between Jodie (Michael Berry) and Melissa (Emby Mellay) ("Exciting?" "Exciting!"). Choice recurring gag: "This is where the fish lives."
Unfortunately, the movie's lack of quality really starts to take a toll on the riffers: the entire last third of the movie and the resulting riffs can almost completely be summed up by the movie's need to move faster. Touch of Satan slowly drops to a snail-like, watching-paint-dry kind of pace, and not even the gags are entirely effective in passing the time (although I do appreciate Robert Easton from Giant Spider Invasion popping up in the film, as GSI is one of my all-time favorite MST3K eps). The host segments become an oasis of goofy fun: Crow convinced he's a witch, and accidentally selling his to Stan Johnson instead of Satan. All things considered, it's just one of those episodes where the movie doesn't land in that sweet spot between providing plenty to joke about and not being so bad that its deficiencies are still apparent.
The Video and Audio
Conclusion If this is one of your favorite episodes of "MST3K," and you don't happen to own the "Volume 5" set with a couple of additional extras, maybe this is the release for you (worth pointing out that last time I reviewed some Shout! Selects, they were $20, and Shout! has since dropped them $5, and as I write this, they're on sale for $11.99 each -- a much more affordable price). Everyone else can probably give this a pass, or rent it at best.