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Friday, November 8, 2013

Recent DVD and Blu-Ray Releases from Mill Creek Entertainment Worth Checking Out -- Great Stocking Stuffer Ideas

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



41 NEW DVD AND BLU-RAY RELEASES AVAILABLE THIS FALL
FROM MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT

Wings: Seasons 1 & 2, Silk Stalkings: Seasons 6-8, Wanted Dead Or Alive-The Complete Series Special Edition, Care Bears, Madeline, 8-Movie Collections and more!

"As summer turned into fall, an incredible assortment of DVD collections were released from Mill Creek Entertainment.  From the Special Edition of “Wanted: Dead or Alive – The Complete Series” starring the “King of Cool” Steve McQueen to Care Bears and Madeline, acclaimed children’s programs, to Wings: Season 1 & 2 to Highway to Heaven to Silk Stalkings, Mill Creek offers something for all entertainment lovers at amazing prices.  These DVDs and Blu-rays released in September and October are priced as low as $9.98 SRP."

In addition to new TV to DVD offerings, as well as a wonderful selection of family favorites like Heathcliff, Beverly Hills Teens, Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters and Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad, Mill Creek Entertainment is getting families in the Christmas spirit with the Kenny Rogers Christmas Special with special guests Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and Boyz II Men.  Additional gifts await with three different holiday movie collections including 12 Movies For The Season which contains the beloved Benji’s Very Own Christmas Story.
  
I was recently sent a few of their new release DVDs, and have been enjoying watching them with my family.  When I am not Highway to Heaven, Season 2 episodes with my father and reminiscing about when I was younger and staying up for him to arrive home from a police detail to catch an episode of this hit television series, I am loving being able to share one of my childhood favorite cartoons with my girls, Heathcliff.  And, this upcoming weekend, when we celebrate Arabella's 2nd birthday, the Christmas tree will be going up for the girls to enjoy.  When we are done, my family plans to gather around, enjoy freshly popped popcorn and watch either the Kenny Rogers Christmas Special: Keep Christmas With You" or one of the three heartwarming holiday films that are part of a triple feature holiday DVD released last month from Mill Creek Entertainment.  Even though we have already seen all the holiday movies received countless times, it is always nice to watch these movies with family, as we start getting into the holiday spirit, especially now that the girls are starting to understand and enjoy all that comes with celebrating  the different holidays.

So, if you love watching movies with your family, or are looking for movies to add to your wish list for Santa, why not check out the following new releases from Mill Creek Entertainment?  These DVDs and Blu-Ray titles would make for great stocking stuffers, or that hard to shop for person on your holiday shopping list --


SEPTEMBER RELEASES-AVAILABLE NOW

WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE – THE COMPLETE SERIES –SPECIAL EDITION
It’s hard to believe it’s been 55 years since Steve McQueen “the king of cool,” made his television debut as Josh Randall, the cowboy cavalier and bounty hunter from the American Wild West! A man of few words, Randolph let his "mare's leg", an 1892 Winchester, sawed-off shotgun, do most of his talking as he took on criminals, protected people in need and battled rival bounty hunters in each exciting, pulse-pounding episode!  Star-Studded Guest Stars Include: Michael Landon, Warren Oates, James Coburn, Ralph Meeker, Steve Brodie, DeForest Kelly, Kenneth Tobey, Clu Gulager, Lee Van Cleef, Martin Landau, Lon Chaney Jr., Dylan Cannon, Brad Dexter, James Coburn, Mary Tyler Moore, Richard Donner and many more!
·         All 94 Original Episodes
·         Five Featurettes - The Art of the Replica, The Mare’s Leg, Reckless, The Women of Wanted: Dead or Alive, Winchester: A Weapon of Legend
·         Select Colorized Episodes - The Martin Poster, The Favor, Six-Up to Bannach, Reunion for Revenge
·         Photo Gallery of the Original Wanted: Dead or Alive Comic Book
·         Feature Length Film - The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery starring Steve McQueen, Crahan Denton and David Clarke
·         $29.98 SRP

Care Bears - Beary Special Buddies

CARE BEARS - BEARY SPECIAL BUDDIES
Join Cheer, Wish, Funshine and all their Beary Special Buddies on six colorful journeys through Care-A-Lot!

Featuring Six Enchanting Adventures:
The Birthday
Camp
Braces
Split Decision
The Lucky Charm
Soap Box Derby

·         $9.98 SRP

CARE BEARS - WONDERLAND WISHES
This collection, from the Original Care Bears Series, is sure to release a rainbow of heartwarming fun to viewers of all ages.

Featuring Six Adorable Adventures:
The Last Laugh
The Show Must Go On
The Forest of Misfortune
The Magic Mirror
Daydreams
Runaway

·         $9.98 SRP

CARE BEARS - CUDDLES IN CARE-A-LOT
This collection of colorful tales from the clouds of Care-A-Lot is sure to delight fans of all ages.

Featuring Six Warm and Fuzzy Tales:
Mayor For A Day
The Night The Stars Went Out
The Magic Shop
Concrete Rain
Dry Spell
Drab City

·         $9.98 SRP

Madeline - Bonjour Madeline - The Original Specials

MADELINE – BONJOUR MADELINE – THE ORIGINAL SPECIALS
For over seventy years Madeline has captured the hearts and imaginations of children worldwide. Using only her wit and courage, Madeline and her faithful dog Genevieve spring into discovery and adventure in every adorable episode.

Episodes include:
Madeline (Pilot)
Madeline's Christmas
Madeline's Rescue
Madeline and the Bad Hat
Madeline and the Gypsies
Madeline in London

·         $9.98 SRP
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF MADELINE - ADVENTURES IN PARIS
Pack your bag and tag along as Madeline leads you on an animated adventure through Paris! This instant family classic based off Ludwig Bemelman’s classic children’s book series, has captured the hearts and imaginations of young and old for over seventy years.

Episodes Include:
Madeline and the Marionettes
Madeline and the Ice Skates
Madeline and the Can Can Cliques
Madeline and the Fashion Show
Madeline at the Eiffel Tower
Madeline and the Perfume Factory

·         $9.98 SRP
MADELINE'S MERRY MUSICAL MELODIES
Swing into song and dance with everyone’s favorite precocious French schoolgirl Madeline! This delightful collection features some of the very best musical interludes from the Madeline animated series.

Includes:
Madeline: Sing Along Around the World
Madeline: Sing Along with Madeline and Her Friends

·         $9.98 SRP

Under Fire - 12 Movie Collection

UNDER FIRE – 12 MOVIE COLLECTION
Turn up the heat with this 3 DVD collection of gripping and gritty combat classics. Loaded with suspense and excitement, this 12 movie set is an unbeatable dose of electrifying action!

12 Movies Include:
Straight Into Darkness
Under Heavy Fire
Special Ops
Seal Team VI-Journey Into Darkness
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
Casablanca Express
Commandos
Desert Commandos
Saigon: Year of the Cat
Tuareg: The Desert Warrior
Cold War Killers
Time to Die
·         $9.98 SRP


TOP OF THE CLASS - 12 MOVIE COLLECTION
An A+ collection of outrageous and bold teen dream comedies and dramas! Get schooled and ace the pop quiz of cult comedy with over 18 hours of hard-to-find clique hits!
12 Movies Include:
Winter Break
Whirly Girl
The Good Student
Freshman Orientation
The Foursome
Rock My World
The Young Graduates
Liar’s Moon
The Virgin Queen of St. Francis High
Choices
Cheerleaders Beach Party
Guess What We Learned in School Today?

·         $9.98 SRP
NATIONAL PARKS EXPLORATION SERIES - ACADIA
Awed for its diverse landscapes, amidst the salty ocean shores and granite mountain tops of the Atlantic Coast, Acadia National Park can best be described as an American scenic treasure.
Declared the first National Park East of the Mississippi, Acadia’s towering landscapes are captured through in-depth interviews and Blu-ray hi-definition. Found off the rugged coastlines of Maine’s Atlantic seaboard and comprised of over 47,000 acres of islands, granite mountains, woodlands, lakes, ponds and ocean shorelines, the park is a haven to a diverse population of plant and animal life. Home to the highest point of the U.S. Atlantic coast, the Cadillac Mountain, with steep slopes and elegant features, is a majestic adventure through these remarkable landscapes. Discover the epic history and tranquil environment that is Arcadia National Park…where the sea and mountains meet!
·         Blu-Ray
·         $9.98 SRP

National Parks Exploration Series - Death Valley

NATIONAL PARKS EXPLORATION SERIES - DEATH VALLEY
Rich in natural resources and pioneer history, Death Valley has become an icon of American integrity and strength. World renowned for its extreme climate and adverse conditions the park is a surprising hot spot for wildlife and natural beauty.
Death Valley National Park is an amazing capture of our exposed, complex and diverse continent. Witness the parks dramatic mountains, valleys, dunes and basins through Blu-ray hi-definition and discover why this vast desert is home to some of the most adaptable creatures in the world. From the magical bloom of desert wildflowers to the haunting stories and legends of outlaws and ghost towns, this captivating series explores the unique and adventurous world of Death Valley National Park.
·         $9.98 SRP
·         Blu-Ray

Dance Fit Extreme - 4 Fat Blasting Workouts

DANCE FIT EXTREME - 4 FAT BLASTING WORKOUTS
A super-charged, energizing and fun series of four dance workouts! Learn the moves, step by step, before putting the entire routine together for an all-out performance. Once you've got it, turn up the volume and shake your hips to Salsa, Hip-Hop and other booty-shaking beats. From the living room to the dance floor and all the places in-between, get your workout groove on with 4 fat burning dance workouts!

Fit Dance Jam
Aerobic dance moves combined with kickboxing will get you sweating and burning fat in no time
Let’s Salsa Dance Workout
Burn fat and calories with this fun, high energy beat of salsa
Hip Hop Unleashed
The revolutionary workout with funky dance moves and urban dance grooves!
Tease Workout
Work up a sweat that will leave you feeling sexy, strong and fit!
·         $14.98 SRP


OCTOBER 1 RELEASES 

Highway to Heaven - The Complete Second Season

HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN: SEASON 2
This top-ranked series stars TV legends Michael Landon (Little House on thePrairie) and Victor French (Gunsmoke). Family friendly and quite humorous, this 5 DVD collection includes all 24 uplifting episodes from the boldly original second season of Highway to Heaven.
·         $14.98 SRP

WINGS – SEASON 1 & 2
Comedy takes off when pilots - and estranged brothers - Joe (Timothy Daly) and Brian Hackett (Steven Weber) reunite to run a commuter airline together. On the small island of Nantucket, the Hacketts run with a first-class crew of neighbors and co-workers, including lunch counter manager and childhood friend Helen Chappel (Crystal Bernard). Their rival Roy Biggins (David Schramm) keeps them on their guard, while sharp-tongued ex stewardess Fay (Rebecca Schull) keeps them on their toes. The eccentric mechanic Lowell (Thomas Haden Church) always keeps life around the terminal interesting.
·         $14.98 SRP
Heathcliff - Season 1, Volume 2 - 33 Episodes

 
HEATHCLIFF- SEASON 1, VOLUME 2 – 33 EPISODES
Attitude, adventure and hairball humor make Heathcliff the coolest cat around! A cartoon king of the 1980s, this fat tabby cat spends most of his days ruling the neighborhood through feisty fun and amusing antics. This 3 DVD collection is a nostalgic blast of laughs, with over 12 hours of fuzzy feline fun.
·         $12.98 SRP

BEVERLY HILLS TEENS – VOLUME 2 – 33 EPISODES
Set against a backdrop of exaggerated wealth and privilege, the glamorous fun-loving world of the Beverly Hills Teens comes to life in 33 awesome episodes. Originally aired in 1987, Volume 2 of this radical animated series is now available for the first time on DVD! From glamour and glitter to fashion and fame, this gang of tubular teens keeps 90210 in a constant state of comic turmoil, making this 3 DVD collection like, so, totally righteous!
·         $12.98 SRP

TATTOOED TEENAGE ALIEN FLIGHTERS – THE COMPLETE SERIES
When four Beverly Hills teenagers are chosen to defend Earth and our galaxy from the evil forces of Emperor Gorganus, they band together to form the Cosmic Knight. Selected by the kind alien Nimbar and given tattoos based on a their constellation, this team of superhero teens have the power to be transformed into Galactic Sentinels in order to fight the evil forces of Melechulah.
·         $12.98 SRP

SUPERHUMAN SAMURAI SYBER SQUAD – VOLUME 2 – 25 EPISODES
Join Team Samurai as they protect our planet from the evil warlord Kilokahn and his army of megavirus monsters! This second dose of Syber Squad adventures stars Matthew Lawrence (Boy Meets World) as Sam Collins, a teenage whiz kid with a talent for video game programming, and his friends Sydney, Tanker, Amp and Lucky as they surge through cyber-space on a mission to “Samurize” digital disasters. With over nine hours of virtual villains and hero’s with epic attitudes, there is no doubt that this collection kicks some major gigabutt!
·         $12.98 SRP

Operation: Payback - 8 Movie Collection

OPERATION PAYBACK – 8 MOVIE COLLECTION
An explosive collection of 8 hard-hitting action films featuring Hollywood heavyweights Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Kiefer Sutherland, Jeff Bridges, Val Kilmer, Christopher Lambert and many more!
8 Movies Include:
The Russian Specialist
Knock Off
Crash Point (Hunt For Eagle One)
Second In Command
Truth or Consequences, NM
Scenes Of the Crime
Conspiracy
The Point Men

·         $9.98 SRP

IN HARMS WAY – 8 MOVIE COLLECTION
Brace yourself for edge-of-your-seat action with this assortment of 8 exciting films fully loaded with death-defying thrills and pulse-pounding entertainment.
8 Movies Include:
The Hard Corps
Universal Soldier: The Return
The Replacement Killers
Vertical Limit
Love Lies Bleeding
Fortress 2
Blood Crime
Face of Terror

       $9.98 SRP
 
RED ALERT ACTION – 8 MOVIE COLLECTION
Prepare for adrenaline-pumping action with 8 blockbuster films starring Steven Seagal, Wesley Snipes, Jamie Foxx, Robert De Niro, Charles Bronson and more!
8 Movies Include:
The Fan
Attack Force
Into The Sun
Stealth
The Contractor
Simon Sez
Breakout
State of the Union XXX

       $9.98 SRP
 
CAPTIVE COMEDIES – 8 MOVIE COLLECTION
This arrestingly funny collection of crime capers features 8 outrageous hit movies starring Harrison Ford, Bruce Willis, Matthew Broderick, Chevy Chase, Alicia Silverstone, Sarah Jessica Parker, Marlon Brando and many more!
8 Movies Include:
Hollywood Homicide
Hudson Hawk
The Freshman
Cops and Robbersons
Lone Star State of Mind
Excess Baggage
A Fine Mess
Life Without Dick

       $9.98 SRP
 
DEADLY SECRETS – 8 MOVIE COLLECTION
This shocking and suspense-filled movie collection contains 8 chilling films featuring the talents of Kristen Stewart, Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds, Antonio Banderas and more!
8 Movies Include:
The Messengers
April Fool’s Day
The Body
The Nines
Mary Reilly
Ring Around The Rosie
The Harvest
Already Dead

       $9.98 SRP

Deadly Desires  - 8 Movie Collection

DEADLY DESIRES – 8 MOVIE COLLECTION
Passion for danger runs deep in this thrilling 8 movie set with captivating performances from Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Sharon Stone, Meg Ryan, Kevin Bacon, Charlize Theron and more!
8 Movies Include:
The Pact Of Silence
In the cut
The Quiet
Trapped
No Mercy
Where Sleeping Dog Lie
Relentless
Physical Evidence

       $9.98 SRP
 
FAILING UPWARD – 8 MOVIE COLLECTION
Expect the unexpected in this wild collection of 8 funny and bizarre screwball comedies loaded with laughs and filled with fun!
8 Movies Include:
·         The Wrong Guy
·         Mr. Wrong
·         The 6th Man
·         Cabin Boy
·         It’s Pat
·         Kazaam
·         Gone Fishin’
·         Celtic Pride

       $.9.98 SRP
 
CRIMES OF PASSION – 8 MOVIE COLLECTION
Mystery and intrigue surrounds this steamy collection of 8 suspense-filled films featuring stellar performances from Bruce Willie, Halle Berry, Goldie Hawn, David Duchovny, Daryl Hannah and many more!
8 Movies Include:
Playing God
Color of Night
The Rich Man’s Wife
Consenting Adults
Bad Company
D.O.A.
Deceived
The Tie That Binds

       $9.98 SRP
 
DARK PASSENGERS – 8 MOVIE COLLECTION
Face your fears with this gruesome gallery of gore featuring 8 frightening films sure to appease thrill seekers and horror hounds.
8 Movies Include:
Hollow Man (Director’s Cut)
Hollow Man 2
The Hunt For The BTK Killer
The Tattooist
Hostel (Director’s Cut)
Hostel Part II (Director’s Cut)
Anatomy
Anatomy 2

       $9.98 SRP
 
CRIMINALLY CLUELESS – 8 MOVIE COLLECTION
Hilarity and high jinks fill this collection of 8 madcap movies about wannabe crooks who can’t get it right starring Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Richard Dreyfuss, Patrick Swayze, Jim Belushi and many more!
8 Movies Include:
Disorganized Crime
Taking Care of Business
Another Stakeout
Mafia!
Father Hood
The Crew
Oscar
Big Trouble

       $9.98 SRP
 

OCTOBER 15 RELEASES
 
Kenny Rogers: Keep Christmas With You

KENNY ROGERS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Join country crooner Kenny Rogers and special guests Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, and Boyz II Men for a heartwarming holiday special that combines live concert footage, filmed at the Grand Palace Theater in Branson, Missouri, with pre-recorded performances.
Holiday Hits Include!
It's You and Me and It's Christmas - Kenny Rogers
Sweet Little Jesus Boy - Trisha Yearwood
Silent Night - Kenny Rogers
Winter Wonderland - Kenny Rogers
The Old Man's Back in Town - Kenny Rogers, GarthBrooks and Trisha Yearwood
The Birth of Christ - Boyz II Men
Christmas in the Air - Kenny Rogers
The First Noël (a cappella) - Boyz II Men with Kenny Rogers
White Christmas - Garth Brooks
Carol of the Bells - Choir
O'Holy Night - Kenny Rogers

·         $5.98 SRP

Silent Night & A Christmas Memory & Angel of Pennsylvania Ave - Holiday Triple Feature
 
SILENT NIGHT, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY & ANGEL OF PENNSYLVANIA AVE. – HOLIDAY TRIPLE FEATURE
Celebrate the holiday season with three unique Christmas tales! Filled with rich history, courageous journeys and lessons of faith and compassion, this DVD collection is sure to delight and entertain viewers of all ages.
·         $9.98 SRP

SNOW QUEEN & HOGFATHER – MINISERIES DOUBLE FEATURE
The Snow Queen
Starring Bridget Fonda, Jeremy Guilbaut
Filled with magic, danger, and sweeping adventure, this Hans Christian Andersen classic follows a young girl into a fantastic and unknown world of legend and superstition where love unfolds as the greatest mystery of all.
Hogfather
Starring Sir David Jason, Michelle Dockery, Joss Ackland
From the imagination of best-selling author Terry Pratchett comes Hogfather, a magical and witty tale unlike anything you've seen before. It's the holiday of Hogswatch in the parallel universe of Discworld, the night when kids anticipate presents from the beloved Hogfather. But someone - or something - wants the Hogfather out of the way. Now it's up to the most unlikely of heroes to get the holiday back on track before humanity loses all hope.
·         $9.98 SRP

SPACE RANGERS – THE COMPLETE SERIES
By the year 2104, explorers have stretched civilization to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. They've discovered new worlds and learned to share them with new races.  But even at the edge of nature’s frontiers, two ancient forces still remain locked in mortal conflict: good and evil.  Remote forts have been established beyond the security curtains. A few elite men and women have volunteered to come to the ends of the known galaxies, not to rule, but to protect peace.  These are the Space Rangers, part Peacekeepers, part Marines, sworn, if necessary, to go - Into the Jaws of Hell for Justice.
·         $9.98 SRP


OCTOBER 22 RELEASE

SILK STALKINGS – THE RYAN AND ST. JOHN CASES – SEASONS 6-8
Sixty six steamy episodes from seasons 6, 7 & 8 of Stephen J. Cannell’s (21 Jump Street) provocative crime series stars homicide detectives Tom Ryan (Chris Potter) and Cassy St. John (Janet Gunn) as they expose the dark secrets of Palm Beach, Florida.
·         $44.98 SRP

IN COLD BLOOD – THE COMPLETE MINI-SERIES
Truman Capote’s haunting best-selling novel based upon the brutal slaying of a 1950s Midwestern family is recreated in this compelling and chilling landmark series. When a prosperous and respected Kansas farmer, his wife and his two teenage children are brutally slaughtered, Detective Alvin Dewey of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation heads up the case. With no clues, no apparent motives and no suspects this memorable series contains a dark work of excitement as it penetrates the inner workings of the criminal minds involved. Discover the dramatic conclusion of one of America’s most haunting stories in this four part mini-series that is drenched in mystery and massacre!
·         $9.98 SRP

100 GREATEST TERROR CLASSICS
For decades horror films have frighten and delighted audiences by capturing their inner most fears and phobias and projecting them onto the silver screen. Honor your love of horror with this eerie array of cinematic scares, from the earliest silent films through the golden age of monster movies and beyond. Discover the darkest nights of fright and have a screaming good time with this collection of gruesome gold! 
       $44.98 SRP

100 GREATEST COWBOY CLASSICS
Locked and loaded with the loudest guns and fastest bullets you've ever seen, this 24 DVD collection is packed with barroom brawls, robberies and holdups, shoot-outs and showdowns. Set against spectacular backdrops and packed with genera defining mavericks, these western classics are considered to be a cinematic love-letter to a bygone era of our nation’s history. Prepare to saddle up and paint the prairie with 100 legendary tales from our historic American West! 
       $44.98 SRP

12 Movies For the Season - Family Christmas Favorites

12 MOVIES FOR THE SEASON – FAMILY CHRISTMAS FAVORITES
Celebrate the holidays with 12 beloved stories that embrace the true spirit of the season.
Includes:
Benji’s Very Own Christmas Story
A Magical Cartoon Christmas
An Angel For Christmas
A Christmas Carol
George and the Christmas Star
Magic Gift of the Snowman
The City That Forgot About Christmas
The Nutcracker
The Snow Queen
The Toy Shop
The Story of Christmas
The 12 Days of Christmas

·         $9.98 SRP


About Mill Creek Entertainment
Mill Creek Entertainment is the leading provider of value home video content to the retail and specialty marketplaces.  With over 50 million DVDs and Blu-ray discs sold annually the company has established a powerful distribution network that encompasses over 30,000 storefronts and millions of online customers. The company is relentless in its quest to always provide outstanding content and packaging with amazing value propositions to ensure consumer demand and customer satisfaction. Mill Creek offers a tremendous range of content including contemporary and classic feature film and television, kids’ animation, documentary, special interest and fitness.  Compilations range from double-features to 100-movie collections as well as 10 to 600 episode TV collections.   Driven by its immense library of over 12,000 hours of owned and licensed content and licensing partnerships with major studios and production companies world-wide, the company continues to redefine the value marketplace.  For more information: www.millcreekent.com.


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

2 comments :

  1. I love watching movies I grew up watching with my son. I remember when he was little he use to be amazed that I use to watch some of the cartoons he was watching. He still enjoys watching old movies. It is fun reminiscing.

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