Monday, March 18, 2019

Check Out These February Releases from Mill Creek Entertainment (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent screeners from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

My husband and I are all caught up with shows on streaming channels, so we have been looking for movies and other series to watch, in the evenings, once the girls go to bed.  I asked friends and family for suggestions, but most of the things they recommended we have already seen, or tried to get into, but couldn't.  So, that left me looking at older releases and movies that we may have seen years ago, but would make for a great movie night now.  So, when a shipment of February releases arrived from Mill Creek Entertainment a couple of weeks ago, it couldn't have come at a better time.  As I looked through the DVDs sent, I couldn't help but smile, as this is the type of movies and shows that my husband and I were looking to watch.  I don't know about you, but after a long day with the kids, especially when you homeschool and are with them all day, all you want to do it veg out on the couch or lay in bed and put a DVD on to watch.  There is nothing more relaxing than to find yourself getting into a movie or television series, as you let your brain stop working and racing a mile a minute, at the end of a long day.

Check out the DVDs I was recently send from Mill Creek Entertainment, and that my family has been enjoying watching.  Enjoy something for everyone! Listed below are complete TV series, exciting anime, retro classics, epic love stories, pulse-pounding name it, Mill Creek Entertainment has got you covered....  

"Herman Melville's classic tale comes to life like never before in this suspenseful and thrilling adaptation from Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather) and Robert Halmi Sr. Welcome aboard the Pequod, a Nantucket whaling ship under the dubious command of Captain Ahab (Patrick Stewart, TV's Star Trek: The Next Generation), a man obsessed with vengeance against a menacing beast that not only stole the lives of his former crew but continues to haunt him from the sea. Co-starring Academy Award winner Gregory Peck, Henry Thomas (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), Ted Levine (TV's Monk), Dominic Purcell (TV's Prison Break), Moby Dick takes you on an epic journey into the deepest waters of the ocean - and the furthest reaches of sanity - in pursuit of the legendary white whale. Check out this clip."

"The Titanic sets sail on a collision course with destiny in this spellbinding epic adventure, featuring outstanding performances by Peter Gallagher, George C. Scott, Eva Marie Saint, Tim Curry and Marilu Henner. Titanic melds together the heart-wrenching stories of people whose lives, loves, and fortunes irrevocably changed the night of April 14, 1912.
The cream of high society are gathering there, including society matron Hazel Foley, financier John Jacob Astor, self-made millionaire Wynn Park, and the infamous Molly Brown.
Titanic weaves a captivating mosaic of lives that will touch your heart forever. Their tragic experience will grip your imagination. Their courage will capture your heart. Check out this clip."
My Thoughts:  
Out of all the DVDs I was sent last month, I have to say that these two Masterpieces mini-series collections were my favorites.  Even though I watched these mini-series years ago, I loved being able to relive these Masterpieces tales yet again.  Both of these series included a star-studded cast and offered a captivating story line that will grip your imagination and capture your heart.  I highly recommend these two mini series releases, and am so happy to have them in my DVD collection, so that I can watch time and again.

"You can check in, but you can’t check out.
Hostel Part II
Terror at Red Wolf Inn
It Happened at Nightmare Inn
The Devil’s Nightmare
Legacy of Blood
My Thoughts:
Looking for a thriller to watch with your sweetheart during an at-home date night?  If so, then you will want to pick up the new "No Tell Motel," which contains 8 horror movies, that will have you wanting to sleep with the lights on, and flinching with every noise you hear.  My heart was racing during the viewing of these scary movies, when I sat to watch them with my husband recently.  Usually I am not a big scary movie fan, but he wanted to watch a couple after I made him sit for a few chick flicks recently.  My heart was pounding so hard, and I found myself wanting to look away at parts.  But, when the movies were over, I found myself happy to have sat for them, as they were really good.  This is definitely a great collection or horror movies, perfect for your next scary movie night.

"When it comes to comedy, Betty White is queen...a legend, an icon and forever regarded as a pioneer among women throughout the pages of television history. This talented and versatile actress first achieved success in the groundbreaking situation comedy, Life With Elizabeth of which White starred, co-produced and won her first Best Actress Emmy®-award. Another prominent series in her early career was the prime-time series Date With the Angels, which launched Betty into the public eye as one of America’s sweetest and most beloved comedians. This incredible collection features 40 rare and acclaimed episodes from Betty White’s early days in television. Also included in this 4-DVD set is a unique documentary chronicling the fascinating journey of the incomparable Betty White. Check out this clip."
My Thoughts:
Can you believe that Betty White just celebrated her 97th birthday this past January.  She looks amazing, and continues to turn out great comedic performances in television shows she appears on, as well as in movies.  I grew up watching her on Golden Girls with my Nana, and then as I got older, found myself seeking out her previous television guest appearances, as I fell in love with her as a comedic actress.  So, when I saw this DVD arrive at my door, I was all smiles, as I couldn't wait to watch the whole Betty White Collection -- all 40 episodes, plus bonus content.  
This 4-DVD set, includes a new, never before seen documentary chronicling the life of Betty White, and is a must see fans of this oh so talented and versatile actress.  I am halfway through the collection, and continue to be brought to tears, as I am laughing so much.  I can't wait to watch more of this brilliant comedian, who is one of the pioneers for women in television and movies, and will remain a beloved icon and legend for many years to come.

"Benji is back with a tremendous trio of films that transformed this lovable mutt into a Hollywood superstar!
BENJI – The Original Classic - The movie that catapulted Benji into international stardom. A unique motion picture all told from the heart and soul of a dog.
FOR THE LOVE OF BENJI – The canine star with the most expressive face in dogdom returns in his second record-breaking movie adventure!
BENJI: OFF THE LEASH – Benji is back in this charming story that's told from the pooch's point of view, tracking his early days as a pup to his current life in showbiz! Check out this clip."
My Thoughts:
If you follow my blog, then you have probably read my reviews of the three Benji movies that make up this new Benji Collection.  What sets this release apart from previous Mill Creek Entertainment Benji releases is that it is now available as a 3-movie collection on Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital.  So, no matter your viewing preference, you can bring Benji home and watch it with your whole family.  I grew up watching these Benji movies, and love that my two girls have fallen in love with Benji, too.  We ended up watching these movies again for a recent movie night, and the girls were so happy.  You can't help but fall in love with Benji, and having all three of these family-friendly movies in one collection, makes it even better.  This recent release would make for a great Easter basket filler for young Benji fans.

"Posing as jewel broker Donnie Brasco, FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone is granted entrance into the violent mob family of aging hitman Lefty Ruggiero . When his personal and professional lives collide, Pistone jeopardizes his marriage, his job, his life and, ultimately, the gangster mentor he has come to respect and admire. Check out this clip."
My Thoughts:
If you like mob movies, then you are probably a fan of Donnie Brasco.  I remember seeing this movie years ago in the theater, and wanting to own it when it came out on DVD.  It was that good.  This is one of those movies you stumble across flipping through the channels, and are happy to see it's playing.  Then, you settle in to watch it.  No matter where you start from, you know you are in for a treat, as this movie really is well done, and features two iconic actors.  If you have been living under a rock all these years and haven't seen this movie...shame on you....just kidding.  If you haven't seen it, now is the perfect time to pick up this Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, and see what you have been missing, and why this movie is so popular and loved by mob movie fans, or fans of Pacino and Depp.

"Beck (The Rock) is a bounty hunter sent into the treacherous jungles of the Amazon to bring the rebellious Travis (Seann William Scott) back to the States. When Beck and Travis reluctantly join forces to hunt down a priceless treasure, this unlikely team embarks on a pulse-pounding, non-stop thrill ride. Check out this clip."
My Thoughts:
Are you a fan of the Rock?  I sure am! :-)  I will sit for any movie that he is in, including this one.  And, it also features Christopher Walken, another favorite actor of mine.  Don't worry, I am not going to go into a whole long review of this movie, as it is well-known, and you have probably already seen a time or two before. I just wanted to make you aware that now you can own it as a Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack.  So, what are you waiting for?  Go pick up a copy now, and get your "The Rock" fix tonight! :-)


"Based on the classic comic created by revered manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy), written by anime legend Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) and directed by Rintaro (Galaxy Express 999), Metropolis is a spectacular film featuring stunning imagery and unforgettable characters.

Memories consists of three dazzling stories, each delivered with its own astonishing style. Magnetic Rose, directed by Koji Morimoto (Animatrix) based on a manga short by Otomo, concerns two space travelers following a distress signal drawn into a magnificent world created by one woman's memories. Otamo's own Cannon Fodder depicts a day in the life of a city whose entire purpose is the firing of cannons at an unknown enemy. Check out this clip."
My Thoughts:
My husband loves anime and when comic books are brought to life with movies and television series. So, when he saw this DVD in the stack I was recently sent, he couldn't wait to watch it.  He loved the Metropolis comic book, and never knew a movie was made.  This was the first DVD he watched, and he couldn't stop raving about it.  I am not a big comic book fan, but had to sit and see what he was so happy about.  And, I have to say, the animation in these two movies were stellar, and really made you want to sit and watch them from start to finish.  

"Blast off with ASTRO BOY, a state-of-the-art update of Osamu’s Tezuka classic series that started the anime explosion. Filled with exciting action, humor and drama, ASTRO BOY tells the story of a young robot boy modeled after the son of a research scientist. This atomic-powered robot becomes a reluctant superhero who fights for justice and peace - for humans and robots alike! Check out this clip."
My Thoughts:
My husband is a huge anime fan, and was excited to get this DVD release, which includes the complete series spread out over 4 DVDs.  You get all 50 episodes of this anime series!  My husband used to watch this show, but would miss episodes here and there.  So, he was excited to learn that they would be releasing the complete series, so that he could watch and see some of his favorite episodes, as well as one he missed.  If you were a fan of ASTRO Boy, or love anime, then you will want to pick up this complete series, now available on DVD from Mill Creek Entertainment.
I have been a fan of Mill Creek Entertainment for years, and love sharing about their DVD releases.  They offer a wonderful selection of releases, perfect for all ages.  And, the prices of their movie collections and complete series are so affordable, making them a must have for fans to pick up and add to their DVD collections.
These are just a sampling of new releases from Mill Creek Entertainment worth checking out.  Like I said, my family has been enjoying the DVDs shared above.  My husband and I especially have gotten into the two Masterpieces mini-series, and look forward to watching them once the girls are asleep, as a way to unwind after a crazy day.  If you are caught up on all your favorite shows and series and are looking for something else to watch, why not pick up some of these DVDs to watch today?  You will not be disappointed!

Disclosure:  I was sent screeners from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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