Monday, August 31, 2015

Mill Creek Entertainment Announces Its October DVD And Blu-ray Release Slate

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Mill Creek Entertainment announced a double-wave of new DVD and Blu-ray product offerings that will be ready at retail beginning on Oct. 6, with the second group streeting on Oct. 20.   

Stand back, make room, you are going to need some extra shelf space on Oct. 6 for the massive 22-disc DVD collection featuring the two Darrins — Dick York and Dick Sargent — and the magical Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery).  

Of course this would be Bewitched: The Complete Series and Mill Creek Entertainment has all 254 episodes for this multi-Emmy Award winner in their original broadcast form in this priced-to-own sitcom classic (SRP is $69.98 and that’s before discounts at retail).

Another “magical” show on the Oct. 6 on the Mill Creek Entertainment’s release calendar is the 12-disc set of Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman’s nose-twitching sitcom, I Dream of Jennie: The Complete Series.   All 139 episodes — also presented in their original broadcast versions — are on view here.
DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

There are four kidvid selections on the Oct. 6 release calendar as well.   Included here are the double-disc release of Care Bears: The Complete Series (all 22 adventures), Maxie's World: The Complete Series (also two discs showcasing 32 stories from Surfside USA), the four-disc/40-episode adventures of Izzy the Owl, Benita the Beaver and Sammy the Skunk in Wild Animal Baby Explorers: The Complete Series and have 52 episodes worth of fun with Shelldon, Herman and Connie in the four-disc collection of Shelldon: Under the Sea Adventures!

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Also making a DVD debut on Oct. 6 is the writing/directing team of Luke Dye and Curt Willis’ Dove Family-Approved release of The Little Ponderosa Zoo.

Charlie (Kena Holmes — Bandit and the Saints of Dogwood) and her parents Jack (Damon Boggess) and Judy (Leigh Ann Jernigan) operate a “rescue” zoo in Tennessee (filmed on location in Clinton, Tennessee).  It’s a razor’s edge operation, with an annual charity festival, that the locals support, the only thing that keeps them going — and keep the animals in a safe environment (which include everything from a tiger to llamas, wallabies, an emu and a camel).

But when the local banker, Bob Defain (James D. Owens), discovers that the zoo is perched on an old gold mine he teams with the town’s mayor (Mike Stanley) and his idiot nephew to undermine the annual festival and drive Charlie and her parents into foreclosure.  

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyIt looks grim, but Charlie gets wind of their plan and teams with her pup Duggar and the rest of the zoo animals to concoct a plan that will thwart their money-grubbing scheme!!!   
Rounding out the Oct. 6 DVD release selections is the double disc/seven-part documentary series, Monsters Among Us, which focuses on the “real-world” experiences that have fueled the legends of vampires, werewolves and zombies.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Shifting to Oct. 20 is the Blu-ray debut of the Western event mini-series Lonesome Dove (also available as a double-disc DVD edition).   

 It will be joined by DVD releases of these television mini-series as well: Gulliver's Travels (Ted Danson is the Jonathan Swift's Gulliver), Moby Dick (Patrick Stewart stars as Captain Ahab) and The Odyssey (with Armand Assante as Odysseus and Greta Scacchi as Penelope).

And lastly, on Nov. 3, Mill Creek Entertainment has — drum roll please — the 18-disc Blu-ray collection of That ‘70s Show as its prime release for the month.  Your eyes did not deceive you — 18 Blu-ray discs!!!   

All 200 episodes in HD!!!

Plus, there are six-hours worth of bonus nuggets — an interactive trivia game, bloopers, behind-the-scenes webisodes, “Cast Flashbacks” and selected episode commentaries from director David Trainer … and more!!!

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