Mill Creek Entertainment has added two new Blu-ray selections to its Sept. 12 release calendar. Already in place on that date is the 13-disc Blu-ray collection of Friday Night Lights: The Complete Series.
Getting a Blu-ray push is director Peter Yates’ 1987 courtroom thriller, Suspect, starring Cher, Dennis Quaid, John Mahoney and Liam Neeson.
A whodunit prologue features a Supreme Court Justice (Thomas Barbour) committing suicide and the discovery of the dead body of a clerk from the Justice Department floating in Potomac River. Her name was Elizabeth Quinn (Katie O'Hare) and a traumatized and homeless Vietnam vet by the name of Wayne Anderson (Liam Neeson) is arrested for her murder. There is no overt connection between the two events.
It falls to D.C. public defender Kathleen O’Riley (Cher) to go through the motions of defending Anderson as he is a deaf-mute and of little help. It will be a quick trial and that will be that.
There is just one more element to get the juices flowing and the mystery of it all set in motion. That comes in the form of a lobbyist/hustler by the name of Eddie Sanger (played by Dennis Quaid), who gets roped into jury duty — for this trial — despite protesting that he has no time for such things.
As the trial proceeds, he begins to suspect that Anderson is innocent and starts passing notes to O’Riley. That’s a big no-no, but she is desperate to mount a defense and goes along with it … they become sort of a Holmes and Watson detective team.
Suspect is a terrific mystery that has a wonderful twist for an ending … on Blu-ray, with an SRP of just $14.98 how can you say no!
Also getting a Blu-ray on Sept. 12 is director Paul Weiland’s 1987 comedy, Leonard Part 6, starring Bill Cosby as a former CIA agent who is brought out of retirement to stop Medusa Johnson (Gloria Foster), the leader of a vegetarian cult and their evil plans of using pets and other assorted animals to kill their masters and take over the world.