Mill Creek Entertainment, known for its “instant libraries,” collectible full-season TV series, and KidVid packages will have genre-fan’s hearts aflutter on Sept. 30 with the news this week that director Peter Yates’ 1983 sci-fi thriller, Krull, will be available as a Blu-ray product offering for the eye-popping SRP of just $9.98!!!
The “Beast” of the Black Fortress and its minions of “Slayers” fall upon the planet Krull at a crucial time — during the wedding-of-alliance between Princess Lyssa (Lysette Anthony — Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Look Who's Talking Now) and Prince Colwyn (Ken Marshall — Feds, The Gods Must Be Crazy II) — in order to defeat the prophecy that their offspring will rule the universe.
With Lyssa a prisoner and Colwyn left for dead it looks as though the Black Fortress can roam (teleport) about the universe unfettered. But then we wouldn’t have much of an aventure … would we?
Instead, Prince Colwyn is rescued and nursed back to health by Ynyr (Freddie Jones), who gives him instructions on how to defeat the “Beast” … a band of misfits is formed and Colwyn sets out to rescue his true love and fulfill the prophecy.
Long before Lord of the Rings — and in the wake of Star Wars — come Krull and for genre fans it comes none too soon in hi-def!
Also heading to the Blu-ray format on Sept. 30 are director Jim Gillespie’s stylish 1997 slasher mystery, I Know What You Did Last Summer and filmmaker Jake Kasdan’s 2007 tongue-in-cheek comedy, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Both are also priced at just $9.98 each.
On the DVD release front, Tour of Duty: Season One (a four-disc set), TV Guide Spotlight: TV's Spookiest Halloween Episodes (featuring 13 animated tales) and Witch's Night Out (making its debut here and as a bonus there are ten Halloween cartoons) have all been added to the Sept. 16 release calendar by Mill Creek Entertainment.
On Sept. 23 the DVD debut of director John Avildsen’s 1981 comedy, Neighbors, re-teaming “Blues Brothers” John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, will be available for fans to enjoy for just $9.98 (and that’s before discounts at retail).
The following week DVD editions of Maid in Manhattan (starring Jennifer Lopez, with Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Stanley Tucci and Bob Hoskins) and Panic Room (Jodie Foster as a single mom under siege) will also be available at retail for just $9.98 each.
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