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dwk
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Re: Mill Creek

#101 Post by dwk » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:25 pm

The entire Ultraman catalog has been licensed by Mill Creek. Blu-rays of the complete season sets of Ultra Q (1966) and Ultraman (1966-1967) are coming in October.

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Re: Mill Creek

#102 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:11 pm

Marie Antoinette is getting a real pressed Blu-ray from Mill Creek, as part of a double feature with the similarly relegated to BD-R Little Women

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Re: Mill Creek

#103 Post by dustybooks » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:06 am

Marie Antoinette is one of my favorite films of the century (no, really) but I've got serious misgivings about this weird package. In audio/video terms, if it shares a disc with another film, is it really likely to be an upgrade even though it's pressed? And I know Mill Creek's reputation isn't the best. But I suppose it won't be very expensive to find out.

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Re: Mill Creek

#104 Post by Luke M » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:10 pm

I'm happy it'll be in an affordable package at least. I don't have the current release because the price + poor review on BR soured me.

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Re: Mill Creek

#105 Post by captveg » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:52 pm

1/14/20 Blu-rays

Air Bud (1997) (Rights have apparently reverted to Buddy Films, with Disney's rights lapsing)
The Color of Magic (2008) / Hogfather (2006) TV Double Feature (via RHI Entertainment)
Dad (1989) / I'm Not Rappaport (1996) Double Feature (via Universal)
Heroes (1977) / Eddie Macon's Run (1983) Double Feature (via Universal)
Maid in Manhattan (2002) (BD/DVD Combo) (via Sony)
The Mindy Project - The Complete Series (2012-2017) (via Universal)
Reservation Road (2007) / Return to Paradise (1998) Double Feature (via Universal)

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Re: Mill Creek

#106 Post by captveg » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:31 pm

2/11/20 Blu-rays

Sony licensed:

Hudson Hawk (1991) (Previous double feature release w/ Hollywood Homicide (2003) is OOP)
No Mercy (1986)
Vibes (1988)
When a Stranger Calls (1979) (Previous double feature release w/ Happy Birthday to Me (1981) is OOP)

Universal licensed:

Rosewood Lane (2011) / White Noise 2: The Light (2007) (Rosewood Lane was previously released by Universal itself; White Noise 2 is one of a handful of HD-DVD releases that had yet to get a Blu-ray release)
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series (2015-2019)
Wild Child (2008) / L!fe Happens (2011) (L!fe Happens was previously released by Universal itself)

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Re: Mill Creek

#107 Post by captveg » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:54 pm

captveg wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:52 pm
1/14/20 Blu-rays

Heroes (1977) / Eddie Macon's Run (1983) Double Feature (via Universal)
This release has gone MIA at retailers and on Mill Creek's website; likely one of the movies ran into a licensing issue.

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Re: Mill Creek

#108 Post by captveg » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:13 pm

Turns out they changed Heroes and Eddie Macon's Run to separate releases coming out 4/7/20.

Also coming out 4/7/20 are:

All the Pretty Horses (2000)
Trapped (2002) (Previously released as a DF and in a 6-film set)

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Re: Mill Creek

#109 Post by dwk » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:02 pm

Was All the Pretty Horses licensed from Sony or Miramax?

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Re: Mill Creek

#110 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:11 pm

Should be Sony. Columbia handed U.S. theatrical distribution over to Miramax (who had a piece of the film due to Thornton's Sling Blade contract), officially because their schedule was too crowded but possibly just because they were tired of fighting with Thornton over the final cut. They held on to the home video rights.

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Re: Mill Creek

#111 Post by captveg » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:05 pm

May 2020 releases, which for the first time have a couple double feature releases that combine films licensed from Universal and Sony:

Hollywood Story (1951) (Universal) / New Orleans Uncensored (1955) (Sony) - New Orleans Uncensored was also released on Kit Parker's Noir Archive Vol. 2
The Man from the Alamo (1953) (Universal) / They Came to Cordura (1959) (Sony)

Some Universal horror:

Inner Sanctum Mysteries: The Complete Film Series (1943-1945) (Inclusive of Calling Dr. Death (1943), Weird Woman (1944), Dead Man's Eyes (1944), Frozen Ghost, The (1945), Strange Confession (1945), and Pillow of Death (1945))

And more Andy Sidaris:

The Dallas Connection (1994)
Enemy Gold (1993)

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Re: Mill Creek

#112 Post by domino harvey » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:27 pm

Cordura was rereleased on DVD in a cropped version when Sony did away with their flippers, so that’s nice at least

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Re: Mill Creek

#113 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:24 pm

I'm sick of waiting, and Newsradio's Mill Creek DVD set is $22 on Amazon, but I've read some pretty rough reviews of this "complete" box set. Does anyone have it who can attest to the warnings, or encourage what seems like the greatest deal of all time?

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Re: Mill Creek

#114 Post by swo17 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:37 pm

My understanding is that the prior set only included a censored version of the "penis" episode whereas this one omits that episode entirely. That alone would be a dealbreaker for me

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Re: Mill Creek

#115 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:52 pm

Yeah, I feel like I could find a copy of that episode online though (or buy the third season separately for like five bucks, which has it tacked on the end) and paying roughly $2/season seems like a no-brainer unless the set itself is prone to defective discs or horrendous image quality.

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Re: Mill Creek

#116 Post by swo17 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:57 pm

Supposedly the image quality is worse than the previous set, though I don't own it to confirm

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Re: Mill Creek

#117 Post by Reverend Drewcifer » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:05 pm

The Sony discs all have that rosé wine/creamsicle haze that was de rigueur in the '90s. Otherwise, they're more affordable on a season-by-season basis than the Mill Creek collection as a whole. Besides, who in their right mind would want Season 5?

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Re: Mill Creek

#118 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:02 pm

swo17 wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:57 pm
Supposedly the image quality is worse than the previous set, though I don't own it to confirm
Thanks for the feedback, I decided to just buy them individually since it wound up costing the same, and yeah not having The Injury is a cause worth protesting

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Re: Mill Creek

#119 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:07 pm

The Mill Creek set crams more episodes per disc, the quality is def going to be worse. And I don’t think they include the commentaries

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Re: Mill Creek

#120 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:24 pm

Yeah it seems like an all around awful set the more I look into it

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Re: Mill Creek

#121 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:30 pm

To be fair, the original Sony complete series was packaged in a spindle! I’d buy only individual seasons released by Sony. All four (seasons one and two are one set) came with slipboxes encasing slimpacks, if you’re visually trying to confirm you’re picking up the right sets

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Re: Mill Creek

#122 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:36 pm

Thanks, I actually just did exactly that from various eBay sellers! Glad to know it’s the right call

Still, if a blu ray set is announced Monday I’ll preorder immediately

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Re: Mill Creek

#123 Post by Monterey Jack » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:52 am

therewillbeblus wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:36 pm
Still, if a blu ray set is announced Monday I’ll preorder immediately
Yeah, of all the 90's networks sitcoms, Newsradio is a definite favorite, so if it ever comes to Blu, I'd buy it in a heartbeat (although I'd keep the DVDs if a potential Blu set omitted the fantastic commentary tracks).

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Re: Mill Creek

#124 Post by dwk » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:33 pm

Mill Creek is releasing a The H-Man / Battle in Outer Space Blu-ray double feature on June 9th. This is a 2-disc set, with both the Japanese and English versions.

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Re: Mill Creek

#125 Post by captveg » Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:06 am

captveg wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:05 pm
Inner Sanctum Mysteries: The Complete Film Series (1943-1945) (Inclusive of Calling Dr. Death (1943), Weird Woman (1944), Dead Man's Eyes (1944), Frozen Ghost, The (1945), Strange Confession (1945), and Pillow of Death (1945))
This release has been delayed to 7/21/20

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