Mill Creek Entertainment has tabbed Aug. 2 as the street date for DVD and Blu-ray editions of director Robert Lieberman’s 1996 epic mini-series, Titanic, starring George C. Scott as the captain of the doomed ship, Captain Edward J. Smith.
Others in this all-star cast include, Peter Gallagher, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Eva Marie Saint, Tim Curry, Kevin McNulty and Marilu Henner as the iconic Molly Brown.
As with director James Cameron’s theatrical smash of the same year, Lieberman (Fire in the Sky, Table for Five, etc.) blended fictional characters — in this case three separate stories — with both the actual events (his mini-series was the first film to show the ship actually breaking in two) and the crew and celebrities who sailed on the ill-fated voyage.
The Blu-ray and DVD releases of Titanic from Mill Creek Entertainment on Aug. 2 are just the “tip of the ice berg” as ten additional DVD releases are also slated to ship to retail on same date.
Included in the mix are two additional mini-series, priced at just $14.98 each: World War II: When Lions Roared - The Emmy-Winning Mini-Series, starring John Lithgow as president Roosevelt, Bob Hoskins as Winston Churchill and Michael Caine as Stalin, and The Devil's Mistress (aka: The Devil's Whore), a four-part historical drama starring Andrea Riseborough (The Silent Storm, Oblivion, Birdman, etc.) as the fictional Angelica Fanshawe opposite Dominic West (as Noah in The Affair TV series, plus such films as Money Monster, Centurion, etc.) as Oliver Cromwell.
Also drawn from the TV arena are Charlie's Angels: The Complete Series, a massive 20 disc set featuring all 110 episodes of this action series starring Kate Jackson, Cheryl Ladd, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts as the various “Angels” who work for the disembodied Charlie (voiced by John Forsythe) and the short-lived Cashmere Mafia: The Complete Series (a double-disc set), starring Lucy Liu, Frances O'Connor, Miranda Otto and Bonnie Somerville.
Also on Aug. 2 is the DVD release of Milton Berle's Low Impact/High Comedy Workout, a fitness program that is combined with heavy doses of “Uncle Miltie’s” humor … bonus goodies include four episodes from The Milton Berle Show featuring Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Carol Channing, Ronald Reagan, Dolores Grey and Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Rounding out the Aug. 2 “title wave” are five KidVid selections: Dennis the Menace: The Complete Series (animated, a nine-disc set), Heathcliff: The Complete Series (also nine discs), Talk to the Animals (10 adventures featuring animals and humans interacting … hosted by Nicky Buckley and featuring veterinarian Dr. Chris Brown) and two new Baby First releases (each with a bonus CD) — Baby First: Out and About! and Baby First: Color Crew - Shades of Fun.
For more information on these Aug. 2 product offerings from Mill Creek Entertainment, or other titles from the company’s extensive library of DVD and Blu-ray releases please visit the company’s website at: millcreekent.com.