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Monday, March 27, 2017

Mill Creek Announces Some Very Interesting Blu-ray Coming to Us This May


Mill Creek has announced some titles that I think most blu-ray fans will get excited about.

First up we have SpaceHunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone, which streets on May 2nd, 2017.

He's an interstellr adventurer. She's a young rebel. Together they set out on a mission to rescue three stranded women, from a planet no one has warned them about. Because no one has ever returned. 
In the year 2136, Wolff (Peter Strauss), a wily salvage pilot and intergalactic bounty hunter, answers a distress signal on Terra Eleven. Agreeing to pick up three women who've been shipwrecked, he lands on the planet only to discover they've been kidnapped. Following their trail, Wolff soon encounters Niki (Molly Ringwald), a spunky orphan who agrees to guide him across the Forbidden Zone, a vast wasteland populated by plague-infested mutants. After many battles, Wolff and Niki finally reach the lair of Overdog (Michael Ironside), the planet's half-man/half-machine ruler. 
Discovering the women are held captive in Overdog's slave pens, Wolff's rescue mission finally begins. 
Starring: Peter Strauss (xXx: State of the Union), Molly Ringwald (Sixteen Candles), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), Michael Ironside (Top Gun)

While the title of the film makes one think that this could be an erotic space adventure, it looks like it is going to be another film that is set in space and has a whole sci-fi vibe to it. The film takes place in the future and has good guys and bad guys. Plus the film is rated PG so there can't be too much in the way of eroticism.

According to the trailer, this film was released in 3-D and while Mill Creek isn't releasing the film in 3-D, I don't think that it is a total loss. Not many people have 3-D tvs and those who do may not care about this film. Plus, the cost of the blu-ray would have to go up to cover the cost of the 3-D transfer. I am happy with this announcement just the way it.




Next we have a triple feature entitled Payback Time Triple Feature. This one streets on May 16th, 2017.  The titles included are:

Blind Fury (1989) - Color - R
          Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn, Brandon Call, Lisa Blount
He's lucky he can't see what he's up against.
Blinded and left to die in Vietnam, Nick Parker returns to the States and uses his highly-tuned senses to help an old Army buddy in an action-packed cross-country battle.

         Silent Rage (1982) - Color - R
         Chuck Norris, Ron Silver
         Science created him. Now Chuck Norris must destroy him. Sheriff Stevens (Norris)          is faced with stopping a crazed murderer, made virtually indestructible through                genetic engineering.


White Line Fever (1975) - Color - PG
Jan-Michael Vincent, Kay Lenz, Slim Pickens
In the 1970s Arizona, a young married man becomes an independent long-haul driver and he risks his life fighting the corruption in the local long-haul trucking industry.



I am a huge fan of Blind Fury and was about to import the blu-ray from Australia, but now I can get two other films, that I haven't seen for the same price as the one import.

Blind Fury is an American take on the Zatoichi story from Japan. The action is really good and Rutger Hauer is great in it. I remember seeing the trailer on another VHS that I had rented back in the day and the film looked right up my alley. I rented it and had a great time watching it.

I have always wanted to see Silent Rage as it has been described to me as a slasher film starring Chuck Norris, The trailers make the film look pretty decent so I know that is going to get a watch.

I have never heard of White Line Fever and I think that the only reason it is on here is because Mill Creek figured that they wouldn't be able to sell the film on it's own, so put it into a triple feature and everyone wins.
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