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There’s a reason these multi-pack movie collections have a small SRP as they’re geared toward more casual movie fans and I suspect some of these were previously available in some fashion in other collections. If you’re not a videophile and want a wide selection to watch on a Saturday night, these might be worth the price.

 

 

Mill Creek Entertainment
March Rundown

 

Genre(s): Action, Horror
Mill Creek | NR – Various min. – $14.98/$24.98 | March 7, 2017

Date Published: 07/12/2016 | Author: The Movieman

MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Rob Cohen, Eli Roth, Paul Verhoven, etc.
Cast: F. Murray Abraham, Kevin Bacon, Camilla Belle, Xander Berkeley, Jessica Biel, Josh Brolin, Charles Bronson, Morris Chestnut, Sean Connery, Ben Cross, Ice Cube, Elizabeth Cuthbert, Martin Donovan, Charles Durning, Peter Facinelli, Dakota Fanning, Colin Farrell, Sean Patrick Flanery, Robert Forster, Jamie Foxx, Lauren German, Rutger Hauer, Cole Hauser, Lena Headey, Natasha Henstridge, Jay Hernandez, Samuel L. Jackson, Carol Kane, Daniel Dae Kim, Christopher Lambert, Josh Lucas, Jennifer Lopez, Dolph Lundgren, Rhona Mitra, Connie Nielsen, Tom Noonan, Chuck Norris, Piper Perabo, Bijou Phillips, Lou Diamond Phillips, Franka Potente, Jeremy Renner, Burt Reynolds, Giovanni Ribisi, Michelle Rodriguez, Meg Ryan, Johnathon Schaech, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steven Seagal, Sam Shepard, Elisabeth Shue, Christian Slater, Kerr Smith, Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, Charlize Theron, Stuart Townsend, John Travolta, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jon Voight, Christopher Walken, David Warner, Owen Wilson

DISC INFO:
Features:
None
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 3, 5, 6
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen, Full Frame
Subtitles: None
Region(s): 1

 

THE MOVIES


Mill Creek Entertainment is known for their bargain releases and the three recent sets combine for a rather massive 50 movies of mostly equal quality, i.e. these aren’t very good films with few exceptions. Topping it off, there are a few that are available on Blu-ray in 1080p high-definition. The action movies, with the exception of the likes of Last Action Hero, S.W.A.T. and Basic can be a chore to sit through while the horror options might be awful but there’s some enjoyment and appreciation in just how bad they are. Should also be noted, the last few films in the action pack are more suspense-thrillers than action…

To keep this review more manageable, I will list the movies available in each set (as they appear by disc).

ACTION 20 MOVIE COLLECTION:

  • Last Action Hero (1993)
  • Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)
  • The Russian Specialist (2005)
  • Into the Sun (2005)
  • The Stone Killer (1973)
  • Silent Rage (1982)
  • Shamus (1972)
  • The Anderson Tapes (1971)
  • Attack Force (2006)
  • The Point Men (2001)
  • The Hunt for Eagle One (2006)
  • Walking Tall: Lone Justice (2007)
  • W.A.T. (2003)
  • Basic (2001)
  • Maximum Risk (1996)
  • Stealth (2005)
  • In the Cut (Unrated Director’s Cut) (2003)
  • Trapped (2002)
  • The Pact of Silence (2003)
  • The Quiet (2005)

HORROR 20 MOVIE COLLECTION:

  • Hollow Man (2000)
  • Hollow Man 2 (2006)
  • The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005)
  • The Tattooist (2007)
  • Hostel (2006)
  • Hostel Part II (2007)
  • Anatomy (2000)
  • Anatomy 2 (2003)
  • Anaconda (1997)
  • Red Water (2003)
  • Blackwater (2006)
  • She Creature (2001)
  • The Breed (2001)
  • The Forsaken (2001)
  • The Cave (2005)
  • Vampires: The Turning (2004)
  • Bats: Human Harvest (2007)
  • Kaw (2007)
  • Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America (2006)
  • Nightwing (1979)

FACES OF HORROR:

  • When a Stranger Calls (1979)
  • Happy Birthday to Me (1980)
  • Double Exposure (1989)
  • Click: The Calendar Girl Killer (1990)
  • Don’t Answer the Phone (1980)
  • Scream Bloody Murder (1975)
  • Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974)
  • Savage Weekend (1976)
  • The Demon (1979)
  • The Manipulator (1971)

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


The 3 sets all come in standard DVD cases but no features were included even though some individual releases came with bonus material.

 

VIDEO – 3.0/5, AUDIO – 3.0/5


In most cases, there are four movies on a disc (with others like SWAT/Basic and Maximum Risk/Stealth being paired up) so you’re going to get compression issues but even so, these at least don’t look terrible. Similarly, these films are given rather basic Dolby Digital 2.0 tracks which are serviceable but hardly noteworthy.

OVERALL – 2.5/5


Overall, there’s a reason these multi-pack movie collections have a small SRP as they’re geared toward more casual movie fans and I suspect some of these were previously available in some fashion in other collections. I can’t wholly recommend any of these collections but if you like owning some semi-obscure titles and don’t care about video or audio quality (or in some cases, features), it might be worth the price.

 

 

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