Feb 222018
 

The 9 Lives Movie Collection is the usual cheap release put out by Mill Creek mostly recycling Sony movies they have the rights for and probably were part of a collection in the past. Considering the movies here, you’re really not getting high quality work but some entertaining flicks mixed in with some bad ones

 

 

9 Lives Movie Collection
(1975-2005)

Genre(s): Action, Thriller
Mill Creek Entertainment | NR – 950 min. – $29.98 | March 6, 2018

Date Published: 02/22/2018 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Various
Writer(s): Various
Cast (Alphabetical): F. Murray Abraham, Jessica Biel, Charles, Dance, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Rutger Hauer, Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Lucas, Joe Morton, Chuck Norris, Chris O’Donnell, Bill Paxton, Michelle Rodriguez, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steven Seagal, Sam Shepard, Robin Tunney, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Jai White
DISC INFO:
Features: None
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 3
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1) – Last Action Hero, Into the Sun, S.W.A.T., Stealth
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0) – Universal Soldier: The Return, Vertical Limit, Blind Fury, Silent Rage, White Line Fever
Video: 1080p/Widescreen
Subtitles: English SDH
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

 

THE MOVIES


Last Action Hero (1993)
Following the death of his father, young Danny Madigan (AUSTIN O’BRIEN) takes comfort in watching action movies featuring the indestructible Los Angeles cop Jack Slater (ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER). After being given a magic ticket by theater manager Nick (ROBERT PROSKY), Danny is sucked into the screen and bonds with Slater. When evil fictional villain Benedict (CHARLES DANCE) gets his hands on the ticket and enters the real world, Danny and Jack must follow and stop him.

Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)
After being brought back from the dead as a genetically enhanced warrior, Luc Deveraux (JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME) is now fully human and working with scientist Dylan Cotner (XANDER BERKELEY) to create a new, safer breed of fighters. When Cotner’s project loses its funding, his supercomputer, the sentient SETH (MICHAEL JAI WHITE), is scheduled to be turned off. Alarmed, SETH takes over a human body to defend itself. To prevent the machine from destroying mankind, Luc must fight back.

Into the Sun (1992)
The governor of Tokyo has been assassinated, his sister-in-law has been kidnapped and the Yakuza are in the middle of a gang war. Unstoppable ex-CIA agent Travis Hunter (STEVE SEAGAL) is called in to remedy the situation. With rookie FBI agent Sean Mack (MATTHEW DAVIS) at his side, Hunter embarks on a mission to find the assassins and rescue the woman they’re holding. But then Hunter uncovers a deadly plot involving a nuclear bomb, and the stakes turn out to be much higher than he thought.

S.W.A.T. (2003)
Hondo Harrelson (SAMUEL L. JACKSON) recruits Jim Street (COLIN FARRELL) to join an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. Together they seek out more members, including tough Deke Kay (LL COOL J) and single mom Chris Sanchez (MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ). The team’s first big assignment is to escort crime boss Alex Montel (OLIVIER MARTINEZ) to prison. It seems routine, but when Montel offers a huge reward to anyone who can break him free, criminals of various stripes step up for the prize.

Stealth (2005)
Navy fighter pilots Ben Gannon (JOSH LUCAS), Henry Purcell (JAMIE FOXX) and Kara Wade (JESSICA BIEL) are tasked with training an unmanned plane to hit important overseas targets. Ben doesn’t trust the artificial-intelligence technology, especially after the plane is hit by lightning and rewired. However, the Navy is determined to put the plane in the air – even after it goes off on a mission of its own. Ben knows he has to stop the technology before it sparks a new world war.

Vertical Limit (2000)
Feeling responsible for his father’s death, which occurred during a climbing expedition, Peter Garrett (CHRIS O’DONNELL) has quit the pursuit in favor of photography, while his sister, Annie (ROBIN TUNNEY), has become a top climber. After Annie is hired by wealthy businessman Elliot Vaughn (BILL PAXTON) to lead a trek, inclement weather causes the crew to become trapped. Facing his fears, Peter assembles a rescue team, including experienced climber Montgomery Wick (SCOTT GLENN), to save them.

Blind Fury (1989)
He may be blind, but Nick Parker (RUTGER HAUER) has a way with a sword. The Vietnam vet pays a visit to an old war buddy, Frank Deveraux (TERRANCE O’QUINN), only to discover that his friend is in deep trouble. Gangsters have killed Frank’s wife (MEG FOSTER) and are holding him hostage in Reno, Nev. Making a narrow escape with Frank’s young son (BRANDON CALL), Nick heads across the country to even the score. Needless to say, his opponents underestimate him — and his sword skills.

Silent Rage (1982)
A Texas sheriff (CHUCK NORRIS) tries kung fu on an ax killer who, revived by doctors, cannot be killed.

White Line Fever (1975)
An independent trucker (JAN-MICHAEL VINCENT) with a pregnant wife (KAY LENZ) fights cargo crooks and the big shot they work for.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


Sadly, but not surprisingly, no features were included. The movies themselves are spread out across 3 discs and are housed in a standard Blu-ray case with two of the discs stacked.

 

VIDEO – 3.75/5, AUDIO – 3.75/5


Each film are presented with 16×9 enhanced widescreen and although quality does vary depending on the film’s age, for the most part these do look fine with sharp detail and bright colors. The audio ranges from Dolby Digital Stereo to 5.1 tracks, some stronger than others (Stealth especially impressed, shame the movie was crap).

OVERALL – 2.5/5


The 9 Lives Movie Collection is the usual cheap release put out by Mill Creek mostly recycling Sony movies they have the rights for and probably were part of a collection in the past (heck, S.W.A.T. got a “Special Edition” release not long ago). Considering the movies here, you’re really not getting high quality work but some entertaining flicks mixed in with some bad ones (Stealth stands out the most).

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