Mill Creek Entertainment has wasted little time in expanding its August release slate of priced-to-collect DVD product offerings.
The first wave, set for delivery on Aug. 4, was announced last week and featured director Matt Holwick’s Designer Pups as well as the James Spader Three Movie Collection, which includes Storyville, The New Kids and Alien Hunter.
The four new entries in Mill Creek Entertainment’s popular “TV Guide Spotlight” series — TV Guide Spotlight: TV's Greatest Game Shows, TV Guide Spotlight: TV's Greatest Crime Stoppers, TV Guide Spotlight: TV's Greatest Animal Stars and TV Guide Spotlight: TV's Greatest Westerns — have been shifted to Aug. 18.
All four “TV Guide Spotlight” DVD collections are priced at just $9.98 each.
Replacing them on Mill Creek’s Aug. 4 release calendar are four kidvid treasures and leading the way is Madeline: The Complete Collection (6 disc set), which features all 59 episodes (from 1993 through 2001), plus all six of the Madeline television specials — Madeline, Madeline's Christmas, Madeline and the Bad Hat, Madeline and the Gypsies, Madeline's Rescue and Madeline in London.
30 hours of the adventures of little Madeline — who lived “In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines“ — for just $19.98 (that is a sweet deal).
Also added to the Aug. 4 release calendar are: A Bunch of Munsch: The Complete Series, The Busy World of Richard Scarry: The Complete Series (a six-disc collection featuring all 65 animated episodes) and a double-disc helping of Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures (26 fun-filled stories).
For sports fans, Aug. 4 also brings two triple-feature releases (the SRP is just $9.98 each) — Baseball Triple Play includes Kill the Umpire (1950, starring William Bendix and Una Merkel), The Jackie Robinson Story (also 1950, with Jackie Robinson and Ruby Dee) and Safe at Home! (1962, starring Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle).
TKO Boxing Triple Feature includes Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962, with Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney and Julie Harris), Golden Boy (1939, William Holden and Barbara Stanwyck star, along with Adolphe Menjou and Lee J. Cobb) and The Joe Louis Story (1953, Coley Wallace as Joe Louis).
New arrivals on Aug. 18 include two double-disc collections — Hammer Films Collection, Volume One contains five classic horror films: The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll, Scream of Fear, The Gorgon, Stop Me Before I Kill and The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb, while The William Castle Horror Collection features five of his best: 13 Ghosts, Mr. Sardonicus, Homicidal, The Old Dark House and 13 Frightened Girls.
The SRP for both of these five-film, double-disc collections on DVD is just $14.98 each (and that’s before discounts at retail).
Lastly, Aug. 18 also brings to fans the four-disc DVD package of The Jeff Foxworthy Show: The Complete Series. All 41 episodes from the series two full seasons are showcased here … the SRP for the collection is just $14.98.
For additional details on all of these new DVD releases in August (or other collectibles from Mill Creek Entertainment) please visit their website at http://www.millcreekent.com.