Monday, March 20, 2017

Mill Creek Entertainment Expands Its May 2017 Release Calendar

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Last week Mill Creek Entertainment announced its first wave of May priced-to-collect DVD and Blu-ray product offerings — a dozen in all set for a retail rampage on May 2 — and this week they were back with three new additions with a street date of May 16.

On the Blu-ray front, May 16 sees the triple-feature release of Payback Time Triple Feature, which is priced at just $14.98.   Included in this all-action mix are director Michael Miller’s 1982 action/horror/sci-fi flick, Silent Rage, starring Chuck Norris as a small town sheriff pitted against an unstoppable killer (the result of medical experimentation) and director Phillip Noyce’s 1989 mixed-genre (martial arts, samurai swords and drug dealers) thriller, Blind Fury, starring Rutger Hauer as blind Vietnam vet, who has learned to “see” with his other senses and uses his skill with a samurai sword to dispense justice!

Rounding out the trio of action-themed films is writer/director Jonathan Kaplan’s 1975 trucking-corruption film, White Line Fever, starring Jan-Michael Vincent and Kay Lenz who take on organized crime when they come up against the mob when they try to start their own trucking business.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
On the DVD release front, Mill Creek Entertainment will be having some fun with the double-disc, seven-film collection that they’ve titled Kung Fu Zombies.  Priced at just $14.98, this collection includes the 1982 theatrical release of Kung Fu Zombie (from Transmedia, dubbed in English and starring Billy Chong), Kung Fu From Beyond the Grave (another Billy Chong delight), Shaolin vs. Evil Dead (2004, starring Gordon Liu), Shaolin vs. Evil Dead: Ultimate Power (2007), Spirited Killer 2 (1997, starring Thai film sensation Panna Rittikrai as the jungle-dwelling Spirited Killer), Spirited Killer 3 (1998, Panna Rittikrai is back) and We are Going to Eat You, with Eddy Ko and Norman Chu on the case … investigating an island village full of cannibals.

Rounding out the May 16 new additions is the double feature presentation titled Dick Van Dyke Murder 101 Collection.   This contains two of Dick Van Dyke’s Dr. Jonathan Maxwell cases — Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses and Murder 101: The Locked Room Mystery.

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