Beginning next week, Mill Creek Entertainment will be releasing 12 double feature Blu-rays. The films range in variety from Father Hood to Mafia. The first wave of double feature Blu-rays hit shelves October 9th.
Some titles are already available as stand alone releases by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. So it appears that Sony has licensed these titles to Mill Creek; not unusual considering Mill Creek has had similar releases in the past using Disney licensed films. It is, however, unclear as to whether or not the special features and technical specs will carry over to these titles from their previous releases.
(*) = Already availible from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Okay, why double feature the movies that has been on blu-ray. I don't know about these double features as far as the transfer and special features goes. Smells a little like Echo Bridge as far as the quality goes. But we'll see....
I hate these double feature Blus. On top of being ugly to look at, it drives me crazy that the films have nothing to do with each other and are just being thrown together in one box. Also, where am I supposed to put them on my alphabetized Blu-ray shelf? I will be passing on all of these until Mill Creek releases them separately.
'Mafia' and 'Billy Bathgate' are on my waiting for Blu-Ray wish list. These cheap Mill Creek & Echo Bridge transfers are sub-standard and only ensure that the wait for a high quality BD will be much longer. These are two labels I wish would just go away. Thanks but no-thanks Mill Creek. Oh NO! Add 'A Simple Twist of Fate' to the list and I'm triply depressed.
Mill Creek has a much better track record than Echo Bridge, so I'm willing to at least check a few of these out. I really wish the double features weren't so randomly put together though. Some of those pairings are just ????
Some of you are so picky! Mill Creek are a budget label and while they can be hit or miss, they've done well with Blu-ray and have released some solid transfers. Some have even been great, like the Gamera films or the recent and excellent Daimajin set. Keoma looks great, too.