Mill Creek Entertainment announced its first wave of priced-to-own DVD product selections for the month of August this past week. The first six DVD releases will be retail-ready on Aug. 4.
Leading the parade are the Dove “Family-Approved” four-legged duo of Coco and Stella, who seem like ordinary little dogs, but they have the special ability to talk to each other. This kid-friendly story featuring talking — and very talented little dogs — is the concept behind director Matt Holwick’s Designer Pups.
Stacy (Teagan Sirset, making her film debut here) is a novice fashion designer who is belittled and quickly dismissed by world-famous designer Michel (Torrey Halverson) during her interview for an intern position. Smacked down, she by chance manages to quickly steal away his most prized client when her little furry friends come up with their own unique doggie-inspired designs that set the fashion world all a’buzz.
In a world where the devil wears Prada, nothing is beneath the phony Michel to put the upstart Stacy in her place … and that includes dognapping Coco and Stella! Not to worry, these little pups are not only fashion hot shots, but a whole lot smarter than Michel and his stooges!
Also on the movie front on Aug. 4 is the DVD release of the James Spader Three Movie Collection. Priced at just $9.98 (and that’s before discounts at retail) is this three-film set that features director Mark Frost’s 1992 mystery, Storyville, filmmaker Sean S. Cunningham’s 1985 coming-of-age thriller, The New Kids (Spader is a drug-addicted gang leader who goes up-in-smoke at the end, literally) and director Ron Krauss’ 2003 sci-fi film, Alien Hunter, with Spader as a code-breaker who solves a decades old mystery only after his companions unleash an unstoppable virus.
The Aug. 4 selection of DVD releases is rounded-out by four new additions to the company’s popular double-disc “TV Guide Spotlight” series. Included here are TV Guide Spotlight: TV's Greatest Game Shows, which showcasing 26 classic episodes from 15 different shows, including “You Bet Your Life” (seven episodes starring Groucho Marx), “Play Your Hunch,” “The Price is Right” and two episodes of “What’s My Line?” and TV Guide Spotlight: TV's Greatest Crime Stoppers (20 thrill-packed episodes from 20 different show, including “Decoy,” “Code 3” and “Mr. & Mrs. North”).
The other two SKUs are TV Guide Spotlight: TV's Greatest Animal Stars (20 episodes from such shows as “Rin Tin Tin,” “Mister Ed” and “Pete the Pup”) and TV Guide Spotlight: TV's Greatest Westerns (also featuring 20 episodes from such TV Westerns as “The Lone Ranger,” “The Cisco Kid” and “The Deputy”).
All four “TV Guide Spotlight” DVD collections are priced at just $9.98 each.