Mill Creek Entertainment has tabbed Sept. 26 as the retail-ready date for a special SteelBook Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack edition of director Joel Schumacher’s summer of 1990 sci-fi thriller, Flatliners, starring Kevin Bacon Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt.
The special packaging features vignettes of each character’s haunted past … and the timing of this collectible release puts it in the market on the eve of director Niels Arden Oplev’s theatrical launch of the remake (Sept. 29), featuring Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton and Kiersey Clemons, with Kiefer Sutherland reprising his role of Nelson.
Shifting to the first week of October (the 3rd), we find nine new priced-to-collect releases heading to the home entertainment marketplace from Mill Creek Entertainment — two Blu-ray and nine DVD selections.
On the Blu-ray front, look for director Stephen Frears’ 1996 film adaptation of Valerie Martin’s novel, Mary Reilly, starring Julia Roberts as the title character, a servant in the household of one Doctor Henry Jekyll. John Malkovich is Doctor Jekyll and the evil Mister Hyde, while Glenn Close is Farraday, the madam of a house frequented by Hyde (she makes the mistake of trying to blackmail Hyde), with George Cole as Mr. Poole, the head of the servants.
Also on the same date is director Brian Gilbert’s 1988 comedy switch-a-roo, Vice Versa, teaming Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage as father and son who end up each other’s bodies.
On the priced-to-collect DVD release front, Mill Creek Entertainment presents a whopping 10-disc collection, featuring the comedy antics of the Three Stooges, which is planned for delivery on Oct. 3.
Titled Three Stooges: Big Box of Nyuks, it begins with six Three Stooges features films … these are: Time Out for Rhythm, Rockin' in the Rockies, Have Rocket, Will Travel, Three Stooges Go Around The World In A Daze, The Three Stooges Meet Hercules and The Outlaws is Coming.
Next in this stunning collection we have The Three Stooges: The Complete Animated Series, The Three Stooges: Rare Treasures from the Vault (which includes 28 short films and three cartoons) and the made-for-TV film titled: The Three Stooges.
There’s more, much more, including the documentary The Three Stooges: Hey Moe, Hey Dad! … in all over 42 hours of Three Stooges merriment!
Oct. 3 will also see two 10-film collections priced at just $9.98 each — you read that right, $9.98 for ten films on DVD. These double disc sets are: 10 Action Movies: Death Grip — which includes Death Grip, The Advocate, Night Drive, The New Republic, Nobody Can Cool, Mall, Legacy, Lost Dream, The Silent Thief and Who is Deslin? — and 10 Horror Films: The Purgation (included are: The Purgation, All Alone, Ashes, Bloodline, All God's Creatures, Billy's Cult, Phobia, Summer School, Vanished and Stevie).
For two seasons (1958/59 and 1959/60), Charles Bronson starred as Mike Kovac in the television crime series, Man With a Camera. On Oct. 3, Mill Creek Entertainment will be delivering a double-disc set, with Digital Copy, featuring the complete series of 29 episodes. The SRP is just $14.98 for this collection.
Rounding out the Oct. 3 DVD price-to-own DVD releases are: Harts of the West: The Complete Series (a double-disc set, with Digital Copy), starring Jeff and Beau Bridges (all 15 episodes); The Vincent Price Collection (a five-film set that includes The Bat, The Last Man on Earth, The Jackals, Shock and House on Haunted Hill all for just $9.98 … and the collection includes Digital Copy) and lastly, director Lloyd Kramer made-for-TV film adaptation of Mitch Albom’s book, The Five People You Meet in Heaven (starring Jon Voight as Eddie).