Mill Creek Entertainment announced this past week that three, count’em, that’s right three new Mega-Set Instant Libraries will be heading to retail as part of the company’s Oct. 20 slate of new product offerings.
Each set contain 24 discs. You read that right 24! Each collection contains 50 feature films, with all three packed with bonus selections … so let’s get right to it.
Danger, Death and Dames has an amazing selection of film noir, mysteries, detective and action/drama films, 50 in all. Included are D.O.A. (1950, directed by Rudolph Maté and starring Edmond O’Brien, Pamela Britton and Beverly Garland), Ten Minutes to Live (1932, thought to be lost for years … written and directed by Oscar Micheaux), Limping Man (1953, directed by Cy Endfield and starring Lloyd Bridges and Moira Lister) and Woman on the Run (1950, written and directed by Norman Foster and teaming Ann Sheridan with Dennis O’Keefe).
For a complete listing of all 50 films included in Danger, Death and Dames see page 08 in this week’s edition of the DVD & Blu-ray Release Report or visit Mill Creek Entertainment’s website (www.millcreekent.com).
But we are not done yet!!! Danger, Death and Dames contains 150 crime-themed television episodes. For example, there are 25 Dragnet episodes, eight Racket Squad cases and 16 episodes from the husband and wife detective team series, Mr. and Mrs. North, with Richard Denning and Barbara Britton.
The next Mega-Set is titled Family Fun House and it features 46 feature films, four silent classics and, are you ready for this, 600 cartoons. WOW!!!
Among the film selections are The Admiral was a Lady (1950, directed by Albert S. Rogell and teams Edmond O'Brien with Wanda Hendrix), The Groom Wore Spurs (1951, Richard Whorf was the director and star power came in the form of Ginger Rogers, Jack Carson and Joan Davis) and Heading for Heaven (1947, written and directed by Lewis D. Collins and starring Stuart Erwin and Glenda Farrell) (see page 08 for a complete listing). Counted among the cartoon selections are 42 Betty Boop classics and 37 Popeye adventures.
And the third selection in this Mega-Set bonanza is titled Robots, Rayguns and Rockets. There are 50 classic sci-fi and horror feature films, three complete serial adventures and 114 television episodes (including 23 classic Rocky Jones, Space Ranger adventures).
Genre fans can enjoy the likes of The Amazing Transparent Man, Menace from Outer Space, The Incredible Petrified World and They Came From Beyond Space. For a complete listing of all 50 film in the Robots, Rayguns and Rockets collection see page 08 or check these new listings (and more) at Mill Creek Entertainment’s web site (www.millcreekent.com).