Mill Creek Entertainment will open its 2016 DVD and Blu-ray release campaign beginning on Jan. 5 with four new priced-to-collect DVD releases, which are quickly followed the following week, Jan. 12, with five more DVD collections and the Blu-ray release of director Brian Levant’s 2005 comedy hit, Are We There Yet?, starring Ice Cube.
142 episodes, six seasons and 24 DVD discs, that’s what Mill Creek Entertainment has planned for its post-New Year’s celebration on Jan. 5. This would be the release of the Emmy-nominated (and Golden Globe-winning) dramatic series, Party of Five, starring Matthew Fox, Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell and Lacey Chabert as the members of the Salinger clan, who have to overcome the loss of their parents to a tragic accident and somehow keep things together.
AMary Higgins Clark: The Queen of Suspense. With an SRP of just $14.98, mystery fans can enjoy Where are the Children? (1986, directed by Bruce Malmuth, starring Jill Clayburgh), The Cradle Will Fall (2004, teaming Angie Everhart with John Ralston), Lucky Day (2002, starring Amanda Donohoe), Loves Music, Loves to Dance (2001, Patsy Kensit is on the case) and All Around the Town (2002, with Nastassja Kinski).lso streeting on Jan. 5 is the double-disc, five-film collection titled,
Rounding out the Jan. 5 new-to-DVD selections are the four-disc collection, March to Freedom, a 14-part, 400-year look at the progress from slavery to freedom for American men and women of color and the Hayley Mills-hosted Grimm’s Fairy Tales (six classic tales retold by Eric Carle — “The Fisherman and His Wife,” “Tom Thumb,” “Seven With One Blow,” “The Youth Who Wanted to Shiver,” “Three Gold Hairs” and “Hans in Luck”).
Shifting to Jan. 12, we find five new film collections that are all priced to own at just $9.98 each. Leading the way is Alien Files, which showcases four sci-fi films — included are Night Skies (2007, directed by Roy Knyrim — a dramatic presentation of the famed “Phoenix Lights” UFO event), Alien Hunter (James Spader stars as a cryptologist who deciphers a warning from aliens … but it may be too late), John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (2001, starring Ice Cube, Natasha Henstridge, Pam Grier and Jason Statham) and The Day the World Ended (also from 2001 and starring Nastassja Kinski and Randy Quaid).
Others in the mix are: Locked and Loaded (this action-themed collection includes Attack Force, The Point Men, Hunt for Eagle One and Walking Tall: Lone Justice), Queens of Scream (four horror treats — Vacancy, I Know What You Did Last Summer, When a Stranger Calls and The Cave), Divas (a three-film delight featuring Swept Away, Maid in Manhattan and Glitter) and lastly, Chop Kick Panda (four KidVids — Chop Kick Panda, What's Up: Balloon to the Rescue, Puss in Boots: A Furry Tail and Tappy Toes).