Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Mill Creek Entertainment Targets Feb. 19 For An Eight-Strong Mini-Series Blitz On DVD

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Mark it down right now.   Feb. 19, an eight-selection mini-series blitz from Mill Creek Entertainment … all priced at just $14.98 each and all eight DVD releases include companion Digital Copy!   It just doesn’t get any better than that for price and viewing content!

Where does one begin?   How about with director John Erman’s Scarlett, the 1994 mini-series event sequel to Gone With the Wind!    Timothy Dalton (as James Bond/007 in 1987 with The Living Daylights and back again in 1989 in License to Kill) stars as Rhett Butler with Joanne Whalley as Scarlett O’Hara.

The double-disc mini-series based on Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Western epic, Lonesome Dove, teaming Robert Duvall with Tommy Lee Jones, plus Danny Glover and Diane Lane, is also to be found among the Feb. 19 mini-series selections.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Looking for an event mini-series based on classic literature?   How about Homer’s tale of Odysseus (Armand Assante) and his amazing adventure in the Emmy-winning presentation of The Odyssey?   Or, perhaps the seductive nature of Egypt’s “Queen of the Nile” and her affairs with Julius Caesar and Marc Antony in director Franc Roddam’s Cleopatra is more to your liking … Leonor Varela is Cleopatra and Timothy Dalton and Billy Zane take up the roles of Caesar and Antony.

Adventures and drama on the high seas … is that what you have in mind?   Mill Creek Entertainment has you covered with director Franc Roddam’s 1998 adaption of Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick, starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Ahab, Henry Thomas as Ishmael and Gregory Peck (as Captain Ahab in the 1956 theatrical version) won the Golden Globe for his performance as Father Mapple.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyAnd then there’s director Robert Lieberman’s 1996 tale of ocean-going tragedy, The Titanic, starring George C. Scott as Captain Smith, with the likes of Catherine Zeta-Jones, Peter Gallagher, Eva Marie Saint, Tim Curry and Marilu Henner (as Molly Brown) among the passengers on the ill-fated ship.

Rounding out the selections of Feb. 19 mini-series events (and remember, all are priced at just $14.98 each and include Digital Copy) are the double-disc presentation of The 10th Kingdom, starring Dianne Wiest as the Evil Queen, with Daniel Lapaine as Prince Wendell, who is trapped in New York City (in a parallel universe) where he meets Virginia (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) and her father Tony (John Larroquette), who help him get back to where he belongs (and he finds true love in the process) and director Lloyd Kramer’s mini-series adaptation of the Mitch Alborn book, Five People You Meet in Heaven, starring Jon Voight as Eddie … Ellen Burstyn and Jeff Daniels co-star.

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