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Old 03-22-11, 02:29 AM
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WAVE 0 (March 22nd, 2011)
WAVE 1 (May 10th, 2011)
WAVE 2 (August 23rd, 2011)
  • Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend
    Technical Specifications: 1080p 2.35:1; DTS HD-MA 4.0
  • Ernest Goes to Camp
    Technical Specifications: 1080i 2.35:1; Dolby Digital 2.0 (Note: The film, despite a lack of lossless audio like the double-feature, has a higher video bitrate.)
  • Ernest Goes to Jail
    Technical Specifications: 1080p 1.85:1; Dolby Digital 2.0 (Note: The film, despite a lack of lossless audio like the double-feature, has a higher video bitrate.)
  • Ernest Scared Stupid
    Technical Specifications: 1080p 1.78:1; Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Holy Matrimony
    Technical Specifications: 1080i 1.78:1; DTS-HD MA 2.0
  • Last Dance
    Technical Specifications: 1080p 1.78:1; DTS-HD MA 2.0
  • Miami Rhapsody
    Technical Specifications: 1080p 1.78:1; DTS-HD MA 2.0
  • Play It To The Bone
    Technical Specifications: 1080p 2.35:1; DTS-HD MA 2.0 (Note: The film's original soundtrack is that of 5.1.)
  • Scenes From a Mall
    Technical Specifications: 1080i 1.78:1; DTS-HD MA 2.0
  • The Tie That Binds
    Technical Specifications: 1080i 1.78:1; DTS-HD MA 2.0 (Note: The film's original soundtrack is that of 5.1.)
  • The War at Home
    Technical Specifications: 1080p 2.35:1; DTS-HD MA 2.0 (Note: The film's original soundtrack is that of 5.1.)
WAVE 3 (October 11th, 2011)
WAVE 4 (May 15th, 2012)

Note: Prior to this wave, Mill Creek provided no subtitles on its Buena Vista releases. Now Mill Creek offers English subtitles for all releases in addition to alternate audio tracks for French and Spanish speakers and the films' original theatrical trailers.
  • Before and After
    Technical Specifications: 1080p 1.85:1; DTS-HD MA 5.1
  • Born Yesterday
    Technical Specifications: 1080p 1.85:1; DTS-HD MA 5.1
  • D.O.A.
    Technical Specifications: 1080p 1.85:1; DTS-HD MA 2.0
  • Duets
    Technical Specifications: 1080p 1.85:1; DTS-HD MA 5.1
  • Gone Fishin'
    Technical Specifications: 1080p 1.85:1; DTS-HD MA 5.1
  • Holy Man
    Technical Specifications: 1080p 2.35.1; DTS-HD MA 5.1
  • Mr. Wrong
    Technical Specifications: 1080p 1.85:1; DTS-HD MA 2.0 (Note: The film's original soundtrack is that of 5.1.)
  • New York Stories
    Technical Specifications: 1080p 1.85:1; DTS-HD MA 2.0
  • Terminal Velocity
    Technical Specifications: 1080p 2.40:1; DTS-HD MA 5.1
  • White Squall
    Technical Specifications: 1080p 2.35:1; DTS-HD MA 5.1

WAVE 5 (October 24th, 2012)
  • Billy Bathgate / Blaze
    Technical Specifications: Unconfirmed
  • Color of Night (Director's Cut) / Playing God
    Technical Specifications: Unconfirmed
  • Deep Rising / The Puppet Masters
    Technical Specifications: Unconfirmed
  • The Doctor / Stella
    Technical Specifications: Unconfirmed
  • Father Hood / Life with Mikey
    Technical Specifications: Unconfirmed
  • The Good Mother / Angie
    Technical Specifications: Unconfirmed
  • Mafia! / The Crew
    Technical Specifications: Unconfirmed
  • One Good Cop / A Stranger Among Us
    Technical Specifications: Unconfirmed
  • A Simple Twist of Fate / Unstrung Heroes
    Technical Specifications: Unconfirmed
FUTURE RELEASES
  • Big Trouble (2002)
  • Boys (1996)
  • Crossing the Bridge (1992)
  • Deceived (1991)
  • First Do No Harm (1997)
  • Funny Bones (1995)
  • Green Card (1990)
  • Heartbreak Hotel (1988)
  • Hello Again (1987)
  • Hope Springs (2003)
  • Kazaam (1996)
  • Mr. Destiny (1990)
  • Mumford (1999)
  • Nixon (1995; previously released by Buena Vista on Blu-ray)
  • Oscar (1991)
  • Prefontaine (1997)
  • The Rich Man's Wife (1996)
  • Roommates (1995)
  • Spaced Invaders (1990)
  • Summer of Sam (1999)
  • Swing Vote (2008; previously released by Buena Vista on Blu-ray)
  • Taking Care of Business (1990)
  • Two Much (1996)
  • The Wrong Guy (1997)
RUMORED FUTURE RELEASES (FROM MICHAEL'S MOVIE MAYHEM)
  • The Associate (1996)
  • Bad Company (1995)
  • Blame It On the Bellboy (1992)
  • Cabin Boy (1994)
  • Celtic Pride (1996)
  • Country (1984)
  • Cradle Will Rock (1999)
  • Feast of July (1995)
  • Fire Birds (1990)
  • Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002)
  • Gun Shy (2000)
  • High Heels and Low Lifes (2001)
  • The Inkwell (1994)
  • Jefferson in Paris (1995)
  • Just Visiting (2001)
  • Kundun (1997)
  • Mad Love (1995)
  • Moonlight Mile (2002)
  • My Boyfriend's Back (1993)
  • My Science Project (1985)
  • New Port South (2001)
  • Paradise (1991)
  • Pyromaniac's Love Story (1995)
  • The Scarlet Letter (1995)
  • The Sixth Man (1997)
  • South Pacific (2001)
  • A Thousand Acres (1997)
  • Veronica Guerin (2003)
  • Washington Square (1997)
  • Where the Heart Is (1990)

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Re: The Mill Creek Buena Vista Blu-ray Bargain Bonanza Appreciation Thread

Damn, so it looks like only Another Stakeout is going on Blu-ray... Hopefully Buena Vista still owns it and plans on releasing it on BD in the future.
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Damn, so it looks like only Another Stakeout is going on Blu-ray... Hopefully Buena Vista still owns it and plans on releasing it on BD in the future.
I'm assuming you're also referring to Stakeout in that post.

It doesn't surprise me that they're going the bargain Blu-ray route with these titles as they did the same thing with these titles on DVD. Almost all of them when they finally saw a DVD release had an SRP of $9.99, were hard to come by, and varied in quality. Some were rehashes of old LD transfers, others were brand new anamorphic transfers. Who knows what the quality will be like here, but I'm sure knowing Mill Creek that this is just the beginning.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
I'm assuming you're also referring to Stakeout in that post.
Yeah, sorry I was referring to the original.
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http://www.amazon.com/Straight-Talk-...0777500&sr=1-1

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I'll be in for a couple of those. If they do end up at $5 during sales, I'll probably be in for many more after future batches.

A number of Hollywood Pictures and Touchstone Pictures titles seemed to live in heavy rotation on TBS, TNT and various other channels (some still do). 'Taking Care of Business' was on during one of the free movie preview weekends recently and looked pretty good (Loryn Locklin also).

DVDAf seems to have a fairly comprehensive listing of these studios if one wants to browse them.

Hollywood Pictures

Touchstone Pictures
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Re: The Mill Creek Buena Vista Blu-ray Bargain Bonanza Appreciation Thread

Mill Creek? I thought it was Echo Bridge?
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V.I. Warshawski?

Haha. Never thought I'd see that getting a BD release. There's nothing listed I'm interested in.
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Criterion should follow this method of pricing.
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Mill Creek? I thought it was Echo Bridge?
According to Amazon it's Mill Creek.

Originally Posted by davidlynchfan
Criterion should follow this method of pricing.
By the same token, I'm not sure how high the quality standards – both in terms of transfer and features – are with Mill Creek's releases. It's the old you get what you pay for.
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hollywood and touchstone has some great movies from the 90"s

i hope to see some on blu ray....
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By the same token, I'm not sure how high the quality standards – both in terms of transfer and features – are with Mill Creek's releases. It's the old you get what you pay for.
The new Ernest DVD's looked great, so their BD's should look even better.
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I'll pick up Money For Nothing and My Father The Hero (which is dated for a 4/12 release). The price is right and I'm glad to see some lesser catalog titles getting some love.
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I'll pick up Money For Nothing and My Father The Hero (which is dated for a 4/12 release). The price is right and I'm glad to see some lesser catalog titles getting some love.
Those are the ones I'm getting as well.
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Mill Creek? I thought it was Echo Bridge?
I think Mill Creek has the deal with Disney for Touchstone/Hollywood titles, Echo Bridge has the deal with Miramax (which is no longer owned by Disney).
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I think Mill Creek has the deal with Disney for Touchstone/Hollywood titles, Echo Bridge has the deal with Miramax (which is no longer owned by Disney).
Correct.

Mill Creek = Buena Vista.

Echo Bridge = Miramax and Dimension.
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I'd love to get An Innocent Man.

Best line - "I'm gonna take that piece and fuck you with it, punk."

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would love to see them do a release of Bicentenial Man since its probably not a title disney is in much of a rush to release themselves.
I wonder if they will also be licensing out some of the older live action disney films like they did with Anchor Bay back in the 1990s.
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pre ordered My father the hero, wonder if that dates accurate since all the others are set for may
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I wonder if they will also be licensing out some of the older live action disney films like they did with Anchor Bay back in the 1990s.
'Never Cry Wolf' is one of my most wanted titles.
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I'd be interested in Gross Anatomy and the stakeout movies.
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Correct.

Mill Creek = Buena Vista.

Echo Bridge = Miramax and Dimension.
and Lionsgate got Mirimax and Dimension stuff also?

Holy crap.
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and Lionsgate got Mirimax and Dimension stuff also?

Holy crap.
Yeah, I think Lionsgate probably got to pick what they wanted and then Max/Dimension took the leftovers to the highest bidder. I guess there must have been some preliminary deal with Anchor Bay that fell through, because early announcements were made from them as well. I wonder how much they were outbid? Anchor Bay would have probably done a great job with some of the genre titles. We probably would have seen the different versions to some of the films the Weinstiens hacked up over the years, we probably won't ever see them now.
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Originally Posted by ScissorPuppy View Post
Yeah, I think Lionsgate probably got to pick what they wanted and then Max/Dimension took the leftovers to the highest bidder. I guess there must have been some preliminary deal with Anchor Bay that fell through, because early announcements were made from them as well. I wonder how much they were outbid? Anchor Bay would have probably done a great job with some of the genre titles. We probably would have seen the different versions to some of the films the Weinstiens hacked up over the years, we probably won't ever see them now.
Could be that Anchor Bay's Blu-ray authoring contract went up in smoke. I'm not sure who authored their discs, but their sister company, Ascent Media was bought out by Deluxe late last year.

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I'll take 1 new release @ $25 over any 5 titles @ $5 each listed in this thread, absolutely nothing I would ever want to watch, let alone buy... but here's to future releases that are more to my liking.

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