Monday, February 18, 2013


“The Definitive Civil War”- 10 DVD Mega Collection, “WWII America Joins The Fight”-7 DVD Set, “3RD Rock From The Sun” – Season 5 & The Final Season, Season 6, “Fury-The Lost Episodes,” “Guns: The Evolution Of Firearms,” “Hollywood: Streets of Gold,” And Many More Available as of January, 2013

"Mill Creek Entertainment kicked off the new year with home entertainment offerings for fans of all genres.  The Definitive Civil War - 10 DVD Mega Collection is loaded with captivating content, and will give history buffs hours of thought provoking entertainment. Additionally, there will be five huge collections available: WWII America Joins the Fight (over 39 Hours), Native America – Tales of a Proud People (Over 18 hours), Go West!-America’s Frontier (Over 25 hours), National Parks – Explore the Nation (Over 14 hours) and eight star-studded dramas in one package!  

TV show enthusiasts will enjoy, for the first time on home video, 18 episodes of Fury that they have not been available for purchase before, as well as the final two seasons of the outrageous comedy 3rd Rock from the Sun, Hearts Afire-The Complete Series with funny man John Ritter and four epic mini-series events Dinotopia, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Tidal Wave: No Escape and Killer Wave. Three additional documentaries include The Secret (available at a new low price, only $9.98 MSRP), Guns-The Evolution of Firearms covering over 400 years of Firearm history on DVD and Blu-ray and Hollywood Streets of Gold, a look at the history of Tinsel Town in four documentaries produced by the Wolper Organization including “Hollywood: The Golden Years”, “Hollywood: The Great Stars”, “Hollywood: The Selznick Years” and “Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter.” Mill Creek Entertainment, a recognized leader in value entertainment, recently released this collection of titles for unbelievably low prices starting at $9.98 during the month of January 2013."

Mega DVD Collections

In the spring of 1861, decades of simmering tensions between the northern and southern United States exploded into the American Civil War. The war raged from 1861 to 1865 over issues including states’ rights versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery. Witness over 28 hours of first-hand accounts through memoirs, diaries, letters and extraordinary live re-enactments in this 10 DVD Definitive Civil War Collection. 

Includes these top selling documentaries:
-The Ultimate Civil War Series – 150th Anniversary Edition
-Civil War: America Divided
-The Civil War: Commemorative Documentary Collection
-Lincoln: Trial By Fire
-Up From Slavery
•          $29.98 SRP
•          January 8, 2013, Release Date


The definitive overview of World War II.

The Dawn of War – The Early Battles of WWII
This compelling series chronicles the first half of this global military conflict produced by internationally acclaimed documentarian, Pacific Media. Entire hours are devoted to the rise of the Axis powers, the horrific battle over Stalingrad, the diplomatic pleas and military ambushes that would unite the Allies and much more

Fight for freedom – The Major Battles of WWII
This comprehensive series chronicles the second half of this global military conflict featuring rare and never-before-seen footage from the most poignant battles throughout the rest of WWII including the Invasion of Sicily, Battles in the South Pacific, Invasion of Normandy, The Battle of the Bulge, Battle of Iwo Jima and many more!

Victory At Sea – Plus Bonus America’s Wars DVD
An Emmy® and Peabody award-winning TV series chronicling naval warfare during WWII. Originally aired on NBC and developed with full cooperation from the US Navy, this 26 episode program includes wartime footage and features the major battles such as the Battle of the North Atlantic, the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway.

•          Amazing Value – Over 39 Hours on 7 DVDs for only $24.98
•          Bonus 5-Hour-DVD
•          January 15, 2013, Release Date


A hard hitting look at American history!

The Great Indian Wars
Brought to you by the award-winning production company Centre Communications, this series is sure to satisfy history buffs and documentary enthusiasts. This DVD set also includes biographies, timelines, rare photographs and maps.

Trail of Tears - A Native American Documentary Collection
This harrowing and compelling compilation of 4 award-winning documentary programs chronicles the struggles of the Native American culture from the forced relocation known as the Trail of Tears to the current issues faced by America's aboriginal people.

Native America-Voices from the Land
An intriguing collection that examines Native North-American culture, past and present, and its attempts to halt assimilation and retain native cultural traditions.

·         Over 18 hours on 5 DVDs, for only $24.98 MSRP!
·         January 15, 2013, Release Date


Saddle up for a real look into the Wild West!

American History of the Wild West
In this fascinating 12 documentary collection, you'll find history, lore and biographies of the lives and times of those who populated the Wild West.

Outlaws and Gunslingers
Produced by award-winning production company Centre Communications, this is the story of the West as it has never been told before...Myth and legend stripped away and the truth revealed by 17 of the nation's top Western authorities. Learn the truth about Billy The Kid, Jesse James, The Sundance Kid, The James and Youngers, the Daltons and many more!

Railroads: Tracks Across America
This comprehensive documentary collection is composed of 36 fascinating features chronicling the development of the railroad industry from the first transcontinental line, freight and Pullman cars, to modern diesel engines. See the people and machines that built the Tracks Across America!
·         January 15, 2013, Release Date
·         $24.98 SRP


The exquisite National Parks Exploration Series takes viewers on a guided tour across the most visited and significant parks in the United States. Discover the wonder and mystery of these parks and enjoy over 14 hours of breathtaking beauty and exciting exploration of our country’s most fascinating destinations!

The National Parks featured in this fantastic collection include:
The Grand Canyon: A Wonder of the Natural World
Yellowstone: The World's First National Park
Yosemite: The High Sierras
Everglades: A Subtropical Paradise
Great Smoky Mountains: Crown Jewel of the Appalachians
Grand Canyon: A Wonder of the Natural World

Also includes the top selling series America’s National Treasures
·         $24.98 SRP
·         January 15, 2013, Release Date


All the Pretty Horses
A Love Song for Bobby Long
The Squid and the Whale
Off The Map 
Lords of Dogtown (Extended Cut)
Excess Baggage 
Running with Scissors

·         Amazing Star Power: Christopher Walken, Alicia Silverstone, Benicio Del Toro, Drew Barrymore, Annette Bening, Joseph Fiennes, Matt Damon, Penelope Cruz, John Travolta, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Jeff Daniels, Heath Ledger, Alec Baldwin and many more .
·         Incredible Value - 8 Films for $24.98 SRP
·         January 15, 2013 Release Date



The Solomon’s mission to investigate human behavior continues in the hysterical 5th season of 3rd Rock from the Sun. Award-Winning actor John Lithgow stars as Dick Solomon, The High Commander of a group of aliens who turn everyday events into out of this world hilarity! Experience the unusual happenings of Dick and the gang as they share the joys of childbirth, attend an interactive murder mystery and recover from a car crash all while trying to learn about Earth’s customs and population. Kathy Bates, Laurie Metcalf and William Shatner are amongst some of the guest stars.

·         Includes All 22 Episodes
·         Bonus Features include Season 5 Bloopers, Previews For Every Episode
·         $9.98 SRP
·         January 8, 2013, Release Date


The final season of 3rd Rock from the Sun includes Tommy’s journey to college, Sally’s new profession as a weather girl, Harry hangs with the Amish and The Big Giant Head issues a shocking final order you don’t want to miss!
·         Includes All 20 Episodes
·         $9.98 SRP
·         Out-of-this-world Bonus Features  Include Two Alternate Show Endings with Introductions by French Stewart
·         January 8, 2013, Release Date


Fury tells the heartfelt story of Joey, a young boy who is adopted by Jim Newton, a recent widower and ranch hand. The two soon become close when Jim captures a wild horse named Fury that Joey befriends. Relive the excitement of Fury and his pals Pee Wee and Packy through 23 thrilling episodes! 

•          Includes 18 episodes never-before on home video
•          Aired for five seasons and in syndication throughout the mid-1960s and 1970s under the name “Brave Stallion.”
•          January 8, 2013, Release Date
•          $9.98 SRP


America’s funnyman John Ritter and Night Court’s Markie Post ignite the screen with blazing humor and steamy chemistry.  Frustrations and sparks fly in Washington D.C. when Ritter (Hartman), a strict conservative, hires Post (Georgie Anne), a free spirited journalist, as his father’s press secretary. Their mismatched political views lead to arguments… and attraction!
·         $9.98 SRP
·         Bonus Features: Bloopers, Outtakes, and an Unaired Final Episode
·         January 8, 2013, Release Date


Based on the best-selling books of Author and Illustrator James Gurney, Dinotopia tells the epic story of a lost continent where dinosaurs and humans live together in an almost utopian world. Roar through thrilling live action and breathtaking ingenuity as Karl (Tyron Leitso) and David (Wentworth Miller) embark on a daring mission to save the ancient Eden they now call home! 

The adventure continues with Treat Williams, Jeremy London and Bryan Brown in Journey to the Center of the Earth!  Alice Hastings hires Jonas Lytton to assist her in an expedition to find her missing husband Casper. Little did they know the venture would place them onto a mysterious underground beach that turns out to be the center of the earth!
·         $9.98 SRP
·         January 8, 2013, Release Date


Raging tidal waves are threatening coastlines around the world, striking without warning and swallowing everything in their path. Scientist John Wahl (Corbin Bernsen) and Jessie Weaver (Julianna Phillips) rule out the forces of nature and dive into the mystery of the treacherous tides in "Tidal Wave: No Escape”! 

The mystery of deadly tidal waves comes crashing down in "Killer Wave", an explosive action adventure ready to strike any moment! Renegade Scientist John McAdams (Angus Macfadyen) and Sophie Markeay’s (Karine Vanasse) suspicions about the crushing waters are right, when they find man-made cataclysms triggered to wipe out half the world!
·         $9.98 SRP
·         January 8, 2013, Release Date



The Secret has been passed down through the ages... coveted, hidden, lost, stolen, bought for vast sums of money, and known by some of the most exceptional people who ever lived: Plato, Galileo, Da Vinci, Beethoven, Edison, and Einstein, to name a few.   The Secret reveals how you can change every aspect of your life. Turning weakness or suffering into strength, power, unlimited abundance, health and joy.
·         $9.98 SRP
·         January 8, 2013, Release Date


Witness The Golden Age of Cinema from its beginnings to the advent of sound in “Hollywood: The Golden Years”. Henry Fonda narrates and looks into the lives, performances, mystique of the iconic personalities that made Hollywood the glamour capital of the world in “Hollywood: The Great Stars”.   One of the most talked about and least understood of these personalities is the “Legend of Marilyn Monroe”. Debuting just two years after her death, this documentary traces the life and tragic death of one of the most popular movie icons of all time.

Learn more about “Hollywood: The Selznick Years” as Henry Fonda interviews the legendary Ingrid Bergman, Katharine Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, Rock Hudson plus many more Hollywood insiders!   No need to hold back your laughter as Carol Burnett, Richard Pryor, Burt Reynolds, and Jack Lemmon host “Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter”! This documentary reflects 60 years of great moments in film comedy, from the 1920s to present.
·         $9.98 SRP
·         January 8, 2013, Release Date


The greatest gift of mankind over beasts is his ability to craft and use tools. From the simple stone axe to modern warfare technology the relationship between man and survival has been an ongoing battle from the beginning of time. Blast through authentic archived photos, comprehensive video footage and in-depth re-enactments as you discover the achievements and tribulations that played major roles in the shots heard round the world. From the conquering of game, power and land this 7 Part Documentary shoots through 400 years of the events and developments that shaped the evolution of firearms.
•          $9.98 SRP - DVD
•          $14.98 SRP – Blu-Ray
•          January 15, 2013, Release Date


My Thoughts:

The SecretStar-Studded Dramas - 8 Engaging Films

The kind folks at Mill Creek Entertainment sent me "The Secret" and the recent "8 Movie Collection: Star Studded Dramas" DVDs to review.  Like I shared earlier, with the recent snow storm that hit the East Coast a couple of weeks ago, as well as the nasty head cold and flu we keep passing back and forth to one another, we have found ourselves groundedThis has given the girls time to catch up on movies for themselves, while giving my husband and I time after they go to bed to enjoy new releases sent my way for review.  

And, this past weekend my husband and I enjoyed watching the two recent Mill Creek Entertainment releases, "The Secret" and "8 Movie Collection: Star Studded Dramas."  Prior to watching "The Secret," both my husband and I had read this popular book by the same title.  So, we knew what the movie would be about, and were both looking forward to seeing it.  In this movie, as in the book, "The Secret" reveals how you can change every aspect of your life -- "Turning weakness or suffering into strength, power, unlimited abundance, health and joy. Everything is possible, nothing is impossible. There are no limits. Whatever you can dream of can be yours, when you use "The Secret."  Even if you haven't read this popular book, you will enjoy this DVD, which really does make you re-evaluate your life and what you want out of it.

As for the "8 Movie Collection: Star Studded Dramas" DVD set I was sent, I had already seen these fabulous movies over the years over a handful of times.  I love when classics like these are put onto a collection DVD like this, so that I can have them all on one DVD and be able to watch them whenever I want, without having to search and low for the individual DVDs.  My husband and I watched Excess Baggage over the weekend, and plan to watch the other seven dramas over the course of the next few months.  I can't wait for movie night. :-)

About Mill Creek Entertainment
Mill Creek Entertainment is a source of value home video entertainment. Helmed by a management team with over eighty years of experience in the consumer home entertainment marketplace, the company produces entertainment products that typically sell in quantity, at impulse price-points, while adhering to high standards of quality unsurpassed in the industry. The Mill Creek product line encompasses many genres, speaks to broad consumer tastes and has found favor with both North American and emerging Latin markets. The company’s DVD product line consists of classic movies, television episodes, historical documentaries and feature films.

Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. The views above are mine and mine alone.

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