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
Genre(s): Action, Science Fiction, Comedy
Mill Creek Entertainment | NR – $9.98/$14.98 | May 2017
Date Published: 05/13/2017 | Author: The Movieman
Directed by: Various
Cast: Ernest Borgnine, F. Murray Abraham, Ben Cross, Johnny Depp, Mia Farrow, Mark Hamill, Ben Kingsley, Dolph Lundgren, Bill Paxton, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, Tom Sizemore, Dick Van Dyke, Jesse Ventura
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 1-3
|Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen, Full Frame
Mill Creek Entertainment is known for their bargain releases and in May released several multi-picture collections, most I’m sure appeared on other releases. There’s really no gem in any of these and some are downright, albeit laughably, awful.
To keep this review more manageable, I will list the movies available in each set (as they appear by disc).
Global Invasion: 4-Sci-Fi Thrillers
Life’s a Beach: 10 Movie Collection
Murder 101 Collection – Double Feature
Soviet Spies: 4 Film Collection
SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5
|These sets all come in standard DVD cases but no features were included even though some individual releases came with bonus material. The “Life’s a Beach” set has 3-discs stacked.|
VIDEO – 2.5/5, AUDIO – 2.5/5
|The quality varies across these sets. The “Life’s a Beach” and “Murder 101” movies don’t look half bad while others, especially in the “Sci-Fi Cinema” set look downright terrible, no doubt sourced from VHS copies and look it. Each movie comes with a Dolby Digital 2.0 track and, like the video, some sound fine, others… not so much.|
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.