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November 8, 2012

DVD Review - 4 Movie Collection: Attack Force/ Into the Sun/ The Russian Specialist/ Conspiracy

4 Movie Collection: Attack Force/ Into the Sun/ The Russian Specialist/ Conspiracy
Directors: Michael Keusch, mink, Dolph Lundgren, Adam Marcus
Starring: Steven Seagal, Lisa Lovbrand, David Kennedy, Danny Webb, Dolph Lundgren, Val Kimer
Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
ASIN: B008XAT0SW
Release Date: October 9th, 2012
Running Time: 375 minutes
Rated R

Review:

I grew up watching the over the top action movies from the 1980s and early 1990s, so I was more than eager to review the 4 Movie Collection featuring Attack Force, Into the Sun, The Russian Specialist, and Conspiracy, courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment and Tower PR in exchange for an honest review. 

Steven Seagal plays Marshall Lawson, a commander of an elite military unit, in the 2008 direct-to-DVD Attack Force. While in Paris, three of his soldiers are brutally murdered in their hotel room. He starts his own investigation into their deaths with the help of his much younger girlfriend, Tia, and his military friend Dwayne. He learns that the soldiers deaths are linked to a military drug called CTX, in which Tia was one of the original scientist that helped create it. Whoever takes the CTX becomes an unstoppable killing machine.

I'm not the biggest Seagal fan and it has been awhile since I have seen one of his movies, but Attack Force has to be the worst. The plot is unrealistic and confusing. The fights scenes are ridiculous, the acting is laughable, and half of Seagal's lines are dubbed due to the script being changed after the movie was filmed. Attack Force is one of the worst movies ever made.

November 4, 2012

DVD Review - 4 Movie Collection: Universal Solider: The Return/ Knock Off/ The Hard Corps/ Second Command

4 Movie Collection: Universal Solider: The Return/ Knock Off/ The Hard Corps/ Second Command
Directors: Mic Rodgers,
Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
ASIN: B008XAT1HM
Release Date: October 9, 2012
Running Time: 367 minutes
Rated: R

I grew up watching countless action flicks during my childhood, some off of basic cable and others my parents rented. Since the first Expendables came out, I have been buying a few of the action movies that I watched as a kid, such as Cyborg, Cobra, Commando, Raw Deal, Kickboxer, etc. So naturally I was excited to review this four movie Jean-Claude Van Damme collection, courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment and Tower PR in exchange for an honest review.

Universal Soldier: The Return is set several years after the events that occurred in the first film. Luc Devereaux (played by Jean-Claude Van Damme) is no longer a Universal Soldier, but he does run the new advanced program for the government. The new soldiers are stronger and faster. They are controlled by an advanced computer program called S.E.T.H. When the government wants to shutdown the program, S.E.T.H. takes control of building and the soldiers. Luc Devereaux is the only one that can shut down the program, but S.E.T.H. is one step ahead of Luc, as the UniSol Romeo (played by Bill Goldberg) kidnaps Luc's 13-year-old daughter Hillary.

The Universal Solider franchise is hard to follow as The Return ignores the two previous made-for-TV sequels and The Return is ignored by the two newest sequels, Regeneration and Day of Reckoning. The Return's plot is really thin. I'm not for sure why the producers wanted to change the tone and ignore a few facts from the first movie. The acting and dialogue is B-movie quality, but the movie does have some great action scenes, starting with the boat chase in the opening and ending with Van Dame fighting Goldberg. In the end, the movie isn't great, but the action is fun to watch.

November 1, 2012

Mill Creek Entertainment Honoring Veteran's Day



IN HONOR OF VETERAN’S DAY, THE
AMERICA’S WARS STREAMING CHANNEL OFFERS
MEDAL OF HONOR: EXTRAORDINARY VALOR DOCUMENTARY SERIES ON-DEMAND FROM MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT
The Documentary Joins Hundreds of Hours of War Documentaries, Films and Newsreels Chronicling Every American War

Minneapolis, MN (November 1, 2012) In honor of Veteran’s Day, the popular streaming subscription channel, America’s Wars, featuring war content spanning from the Great Indian Wars to the war in Iraq, will add the critically acclaimed documentary series Medal of Honor: Extraordinary Valor to the ever-growing list of content.  The new content will be available to subscribers of America’s Wars from Mill Creek Entertainment along with sample content available for free viewing for non-subscribers updated periodically. For a low monthly rate starting at $4.99, users can enjoy hundreds of hours of exclusive programming, with new content added regularly. 

The America’s Wars channel offers history buffs and military history fans hundreds of hours of content viewable from Roku devices, mobile phones, computers and tablets.  From multi-part documentary series to government-produced propaganda films, this uniquely focused selection of war-related content is not available on Hulu, Netflix or Amazon. 

October 29, 2012

13 Days of Halloween: DVD Review - 4 Movie Collection: Hollow Man/ Hollow Man 2/ Fortress 2/ The Harvest




4 Movie Collection: Hollow Man/ Hollow Man 2/ Fortress 2/ The Harvest
Directors: Paul Verhoeven; Claudio Fäh; Geoff Murphy; David Marconi
Starring: Elisabeth Shue, Kevin Bacon, Josh Brolin, Peter Facinelli, Laura Regan
Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment 
ASIN: B008XAT0OG
Release Date: October 9, 2012
Running Time: 394 minutes
Rated R

Review:

I've always been a fan of The Invisible Man film series that blended horror and science fiction together. Tower PR and Mill Creek Entertainment kindly sent me a complementary copy of the two discs movie collection, containing Hollow Man, Hollow Man 2, Fortress 2, and The Harvest, for me to review.

Hollow Man is an updated version of The Invisible Man that was released back in 2000. Kevin Bacon plays Sebastian Caine, a scientist, who has created a serum that can turn a gorilla invisible, but now he wants to experiment on himself despite the objections of his ex-girlfriend Dr. Linda McKay (played by Elizabeth Shue)and her boyfriend Dr. Matt Kensington (played by Josh Brolin). Within days, Sebastian starts to go mad with his new power of invisibility. At first he is just pranking his fellow colleagues, but then he starts killing them one by one.

I saw Hollow Man when if first came out and now again on DVD. It's not as bad as other reviewers have claimed it to be. Yes, the characters are not well developed, but horror movies never have much character depth. Even twelve years later, the special effects are pretty amazing.
October 1, 2012

TV Toons To Go Coming Out to DVD on October 16th!



ANIMATED FUN ON THE RUN!
TV TOONS TO GO TO BE RELEASED ON OCTOBER 16
FROM MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT

Forty Hours of Fun Across 110 Episodes From Popular Television Cartoons Spanning 10 DVDs Packaged in An Awesome Tin Travel Case

Minneapolis, MN (October 1, 2012) This fall, kids of all ages will enjoy laughing, learning, solving mysteries and going on adventures with all of their favorite cartoon characters including the wild and witty Johnny Test, the fun and feisty Heathcliff, Archie and the gang of Riverdale High, the girls of Horseland, the ever-busy Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm, the travelling Buster plus many, many more in this incredible collection of favorite animated TV shows from Cookie Jar Entertainment.  From tracking down the whereabouts of the elusive Carmen Sandiego to solving mysteries with Richard Scarry’s Busytown Mysteries gang, it’s non-stop amusement for the whole family to enjoy!  This collection features 40 hours of programming from 110 episodes of popular animated television shows on 10 DVDS. This amazing assortment comes packed inside a deluxe, zippered tin travel case that can also hold 10 additional discs!  Whether you travel by car, rocket ship, horse, or an apple shaped helicopter, “TV Toons To Go” offers the perfect companion for entertainment on the go!  Mill Creek Entertainment, a recognized leader in value entertainment will release this incredible assortment of DVDs on October 16.  Mill Creek continues to deliver value-priced products that appeal to entertainment lovers with prices for this amazing collection priced at only $29.98 SRP.
September 19, 2012

30th Anniversary Commemorative Collection of He-Man® and the Masters of the Universe® DVD Set is Coming Out Just in Time for Christmas!


If you were born in the 1980s like me, then you'll probably remember watching the animated series called He-Man and the Masters of the Universe that was based on the line of action figures created by Mattel. I owned several of the toys and I remember watching the television series.

Mill Creek Entertainment is celebrating the 30th anniversary by releasing a limited,  ultimate He-Man DVD collection for its fans this December, which is just in time for Christmas at the price tag of $99.98 SPR. The set will include three of the television series on 22 discs!

Included in the The 30th Anniversary Commemorative Collection will be:


August 25, 2012

DVD Review - 100 Greatest Family Classics

100 Greatest Family Classics
Directors: Various
Starring: Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Gary Cooper, James Cagney, Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Laurel & Hardy, Cyd Charisse, The Andrews Sisters & Many More!
Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
ASIN: B0088JG98M

Pub Date: July 10, 2012
Running Time: 129 Hours
Rating: Unrated


A good family-friendly movie is a rare thing now of days. Mill Creek Entertainment has complied together two of their previous releases, Timeless Family Classics and Classic Musicals, into one unique bundle titled 100 Greatest Family Classics.

I’ve only seen a few musicals, so I was a little skeptical about reviewing Classic Musicals, but the majority of the films have other things going on for them with an occasional song and dance routine thrown into the mix. The fifty movies (on twelve double-sided discs) are from the years 1920s through to 1962; some of the films have aged a lot over the years, while others still look and sound great.

August 20, 2012

Mill Creek Entertianment Releasing Horror/Halloween Titles

HOSTEL/HOSTEL II DOUBLE FEATURE ON BLU-RAY ALONG WITH MORE SPINE-CHILLING HORROR COLLECTIONS ON DVD FROM MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT



Hostel
Presented by Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill, Vol. 1 & 2) and directed by Eli Roth (Cabin Fever), Hostel is a shocking and relentless film in the tradition of Saw about two American backpackers (Jay Hernandez, Friday Night Lights and Derek Richardson, Dumb and Dumberer) in Europe who find themselves lured in as victims of a murder-for-profit business.

Hostel II
Presented by Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill, Vols. 1 & 2) and written and directed by Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever), Hostel Part II is the shocking and gruesome sequel about the underground torture ring where rich businessmen pay to torture and murder their victims.
  • Available 10/9/2012
  • $9.98 SRP

100 Greatest Horror Classics
A frighteningly fun film collection that’ll keep you screaming for more.  From cinematic greats to genuine obscurities, this mammoth movie set offers entertainment for ghouls with an appetite for classic horror flicks.
  • Phantom of the Opera, Night of the Living Dead, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Nosferatu, Little Shop of Horrors, The Brain that Wouldn’t Die, King of the Zombies and dozens more.
  • Starring Hollywood film legends including Alfred Hitchcock, Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Jack Nicholson, Lon Chaney and more.
  • $44.98 SRP

Mill Creek Entertainment Releasing New Seasons of Carsey Werner TV Series to DVD

“Grounded For Life-The Complete Series,” “That ‘70s Show” Seasons 5 & 6, and “Roseanne” Season 5 and 6 will be Available September 18, 2012
GROUNDED FOR LIFE – THE COMPLETE SERIES

Watch all five seasons of three generations of family dysfunction survive everyday life and still stay cool.

Raising kids is tough, especially when you're “Grounded for Life”! Sean and Claudia Finnerty, a fun-loving Staten Island couple got pregnant and married by age 18. Now in their 30s, they aren't bad parents, but they're still just kids themselves.

Starring: Donal Logue (“Blade”), Megyn Price (“Rules of Engagement”), Kevin Corrigan (“The Departed”), Lynsey Bartilson, Jake Burbage, Griffin Frazen, Richard Riehle 

      All 5 Seasons Now Available for the 1st Time on Home Video
      $44.98 SRP
      Sept. 18, 2012 Release Date

August 17, 2012

DVD Review - 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Classics



100 Greatest Sci-Fi Classics
Directors: Various
Starring: Vincent Price, Jesse Ventura, Bill Paxton, James Earl Jones, Ben Kingsley, Dorothy Stratten, Mark Hamill, and Many More!
Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
ASIN: B0088JH7C4
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Approx. Runtime 132 Hours 34 Minutes
Rating: NR, G, PG, PG-13, R

Mill Creek Entertainment has recently released the 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Classics to DVD which consists of two previously released sets, Sci-Fi Classics Anniversary Edition and Sci-Fi Invasion at the retail price of $44.98. 

Even though I grew up watching Sci-Fi movies, I have never of heard of most of the titles on either sets. 

The Movies on Sci-Fi Invasion are the following:

Disc 1 -Brain Twisters, The Head, The Day Time Ended, Eyes Beyond the Stars
Disc 2 - Hands of Steel, War of the Robots, 984: Prisoner of the Future, Top Line
July 13, 2012

New Pop Culture Documentary DVDs from Mills Creek Entertainment

GO ON A NOSTALGIC TRIP BACK IN TIME WITH “THE DECADE YOU WERE BORN” AN ALL-NEW POP CULTURE DOCUMENTARY DVD SERIES DEBUTING ON AUGUST 7 

THE DECADE YOU WERE BORN - THE 40S
If you were born in the 40s, your decade began with the election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to an unprecedented third term … the country was isolationist … American workers got the forty hour work week … Walt Disney Studios released Fantasia and Pinocchio … Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time … and Glen Miller wrote the decade’s signature song, In the Mood.
    • Complete Feature Film “Till The Clouds Roll By” starring Judy Garland
    • Complete TV Episode “The Long Ranger” starring Clayton Moore
May 15, 2012

DVD Review - Gadget Boy's Adventure in History: Stopping Evil Across Time


Gadget Boy's Adventure in History came in a DVD giveaway package I won a few months ago. I remember watching the original Inspector Gadget back in the 80s and I loved the silly concept. In this spinoff that aired for two seasons from 1995-1998, Gadget Boy is a child with the personality like Inspector Gadget, and also has many gadgets and an extendable arms and legs. Gadget Boy is aided by Agent Heather, similar to Penny on the original series. There is no Brain here, but instead there is robotic dog named G-9. And there is no Dr. Claw, but instead the villain is Spydra, who wears a pink mask and has six arms. Along with Spydra are her minion twin brothers Mulch and Hummus, and her pet vulture Boris.

May 9, 2012

DVD Review - The Best of Where On Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?

    I received The Best of Where On Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? in a DVD giveaway package I won from a blog several weeks ago. The show aired in 1994 and ended in 1998. I vaguely recall the series ever airing as I was a thirteen-year-old and I was more into horror movies at the time. The series is based on the popular pc/video game and the PBS kid’s game show; both titled Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?. Thanks to Cookie Jar (Mill Creek Entertainment) this cartoon and others are now available on DVD.

    The show takes place in a virtual reality where a 'live' kid known as “The Player” is playing the game as two sibling characters Zack and Ivy, who are both ACME detectives. Carmen Sandiego is the main thief along with her V.I.L.E gang, who in each episode steals an artifact and travels the world to through off the authorities. This is where Zack and Ivy come in as they must find the clues Carmen leaves behind and figure out her next move. Of course at the end of every episode, the kids recover the artifact and Carmen gets away.
April 28, 2012

DVD Review - Heathcliff: King of the Beasts


 Last month I entered a DVD giveaway on a blog just for a chance to win the Heathcliff: King of the Beasts. Luckily, I won the contest and I have been spending my free time watching new and old cartoons. Even though I was only a three-year-old when Heathcliff originally aired back in 1984, I vaguely remember the show, but for some odd reason I do remember the catch theme song.

Heathcliff is based on the comic strip by the late George Gately. Prior to the 1984, Heathcliff appeared in the 1980 series Heathcliff and the Dingbats, which last two years and 25 episodes. When Heathcliff returned to TV in 1984, it followed a similar format with each episode having two 11 segments, followed by a short ending segment with Heathcliff giving good pet advise to kids. The old Dingbats segment was replaced with The Catillac Cats, which was created by Jean Chalopin, Bruno Bianchi.

April 19, 2012

DVD Review - Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors Volume 1

Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors Volume 1 is another DVD that I won in a recent giveaway. I didn't recognize the name or the cover art. It wasn't until I played the first episode that I finally, more like vaguely, remembered the show, as I was a four-year-old when it aired on television. Actually, I don't recall much about the show, but I do the toys, which were released by Mattel before the show was created. Mattel needed a way to explain the strange looking silver vehicles and the even stranger looking organic/machine vehicles, thus Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors was created. Talented writes such as Larry DiTillio, Barbara Hambly and J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5, wrote most the episodes.

Here is the series main plot: Audric, a botanist, was experimenting with biotechnology, and developed a crop that could grow in any environment.  A burst of radiation from a solar flare mutated one of his crops, transforming it an evil creature called Saw Boss. The other plants transformed as well and were called the Monster Minds. Audric created a magic root to destroy Saw Boss, but time was not on his side as his laboratory is being attacked. He splits the magical root in half and gives the other half of it to his faithful servant, Oon. He commands Oon to take the root to his son, Jayce, and serve under his command.

Oon (a magically animated suit of armor servant) finds Jacye along with Gillian (a wizard/scientist), and Flora, who was created from a flower by Audric. With the help of a Han Solo ripoff character, Herc Stormsailor - a pilot and  mercenary, they become known as the Lightning League. They use their ground vehicles to battle the Monster Minds vehicles, that are grown from vines. The Lightning League travels to planet to planet by the Pride of the Skies II, Herc's space barge, as Jayce searches for his missing father.

April 18, 2012

DVD Review - Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century ...on the Case

I recently won a bundle of DVDs from a blog giveaway. One of those DVDs was Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century ...on the Case, featuring the first 10 episodes from the short lived 1999-2001 series. Honestly, I have never heard of the cartoon series before. The nifty cover art caught my attention, so I decided to give the series a try. I suppose this series was released to tie in with the recent Sherlock Holmes film franchise.

The episodes in this release are:

  1. The Fall and Rise of  Sherlock Holmes
  2. The Crime Machine
  3. The Hounds of Baskervilles
  4. The Resident Patient
  5. The Scales of Justice
  6. The Five Orange Pips
  7. The Adventures of the Beryl Board
  8. The Adventures of the Empty House
  9. The Secret Safe
  10. The Adventure of the Mazarin Chip 
April 12, 2012

DVD Review - The Best of Archie's Weird Mysteries



I recently won a giveaway that including several cartoon DVDS and as soon as I ripped open the box I saw the cool cover of The Best of Archie's Weird Mysteries, which is a homage to the 50's and 60's B-movie posters. I recall watching the Archie Show when I was kid, but I was unaware of this incarnation. After doing an online search, I learned that the series lasted only one season, 1999-2000, with 40 episodes.

In this release from Cookie Jar Entertainment consists of ten episodes: 

  1. Attack of the Killer Spuds
  2. Me! Me! Me!
  3. Driven to Distraction
  4. Attack of the 50-foot Veronica
  5. Invisible Archie
  6. The Haunting of Riverdale
  7. Cure of the Mummy
  8. Fleas Release Me
  9. Mega-Mall of Horrors
  10. The Jughead Incident

April 7, 2012

DVD Review - The Littles: The Complete Collection

 I have very fond memories of The Littles television show based on John Peterson’s beloved children books, and I was excited to watch the complete collection from Mill Creek Entertainment. All 29 episodes are on three DVDs. Honestly, I thought the series had more episodes. The show first aired in 1983 and lasted for three short seasons. In 1985, the Littles hit the big screen (but only showed in matinees) in the prequel Here Come the Littles. In 1986, they returned for the final outing in the made-for-television movie Liberty & the Littles.


    The Littles are only a few inches tall and have a mouse like ears and a tails. The main Littles were Tom and Lucy (brother and sister), their cousin Dinky, and Grandpa Little. Occasionally their parents appeared in a few episodes. They all live in the Bigg house, where a young boy, Henry Bigg, is the only one that knows of the existence.

    Of course, every cartoon needs a villain, and in the Littles, it is a crazy doctor who wants to prove that the Littles are real. With the help of Henry, the Littles always managed to out wit the mad doctor.
March 30, 2012

MDNA, Jump Street, Books, and Follow Friday

I've been fighting a terrible cold this week, so I haven't gotten a lot thing done. I did finish reading the Hunger Games, which I hope to post a review of it over the weekend. I picked up Madonna's new deluxe CD, MDNA, that contains mostly hip hop and dance songs. For being in her 50s, she looks great and she can still sing.

With all the 21 Jump Street remake advertisements, I dragged out the original series in which I have in a complete series that Mill Creek Entertainment brought out in 2010. It cost under $40.00 at the time, but I believe it can be purchased for less now, which is a great price for 103 episodes. The bad news is that there is one episode missing, which happens to be the last episode with Officer Tom Hanson (Johnny Depp). I heard there was a music rights issue with the episode. Despite one being missing, I enjoyed watching the rest.

There were several books in the mail this week starting with Brush of Angel's Wings by Ruth Reid courtesy of Book Sneeze. I received Lady Anne's Quest by Susan Page Davis as part of Truly Your book club that I'm in. A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink arrived a few days ago, and I can't wait to start reading it. Other books in the mail were By The Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer; Echoes of Titanic by Mindy Starns Clark and John Campbell Clark; and Missing by Shelley Shepard Gray.

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