Monday, July 25, 2016

Mill Creek Entertainment Expands Its Oct. 4 Release Calendar With Four Blu-ray Multi-Feature Collections

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Mill Creek Entertainment started two weeks ago building a post-Labor Day tidal wave of new priced-to-own DVD and Blu-ray product selections.

Last week the company added two ten-title film collections — 10 Horror Films: Pretty Dead and 10 Killer Thrillers: Dangerous Attractions — to their DVD release selections that will be retail-ready on Sept. 6.

This week, the pie just got sweetened with four new multi-title Blu-ray releases and four new additional DVD selections, including Hiroshima: The Complete Mini-Series … all of which will be available to consumers on Oct. 4.

On the Blu-ray front, there are two four-title and two three-title selections, with each SKU priced at just $14.98 each (and that’s before discounts at retail).

The double-disc Blu-ray release titled 4 Horror Film Pack contains director Paul Verhoeven’s 2000 sci-fi thriller, Hollow Man, starring Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue and Josh Brolin — this is the director’s cut, which has an additional seven-minutes worth of footage.  
Teamed with Hollow Man: Director's Cut are the 2006 sequel, Hollow Man 2 and writer/director Eli Roth’s horror duo, Hostel and Hostel, Part II.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyThe other four-title, double-disc Blu-ray selection is titled 4 Movie Comedy Collection and it contains director Jake Kasdan “music legend” comedy, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, with John. C. Reilly as the “iconic” recording legend, plus The Brothers Solomon (starring Will Arnett and Will Forte as brothers on a mission), Fired Up (high school football stars Eric Christian Olsen and Nicholas D'Agosto skip practice to join a cheerleader camp) and Balls Out: Gary The Tennis Coach (Seann William Scott is a washed-up tennis pro who discovers that he as a special knack for teaching tennis to nerds).

On the triple feature Blu-ray front — both are double-disc collections — we find I Know What You Did Last Summer, When a Stranger Calls and Vacancy in one set and You Got Served, Gridiron Gang and Stomp the Yard in the other.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyAlso available on Oct. 4 is Hiroshima: The Complete Mini-Series, starring Kenneth Welsh as president Truman, who must first get up to speed about the Manhattan Project upon the death of president Roosevelt in April of 1945, and then make the decision to end World War II with the deployment of “Fat Man” and “Little Boy.”    Director Roger Spottiswoode handled the American side of the story, while Japanese filmmaker Koreyoshi Kurahara delivered the Japanese POV.

Also on the DVD release front on Oct. 4 are a trio of double-disc, multi-part documentary collections that are priced at just $14.98 each.   These are: Indian Wars: A Change of Worlds (a survey of 350 of North American conflict is explored), NASA: A Journey Through Space (the history — past, present and future of NASA is examined) and Pearl Harbor: 75th Anniversary (an eight-part documentary collection).

For more information on these new announcements, or other priced-to-collection DVD and Blu-ray product offerings from Mill Creek Entertainment, please visit the company’s website at:

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